Coming Soon has 7 new clips from the upcoming Blu-Ray release of The Avengers. Now, most of these you’ll remember from the movie, including the now infamous post credits scene featuring a certain villain. Clip number 7 though is from the new short “Item 47,” featuring Jesse Bradford and Lizzie Caplan as regular folk who find a very particular remnant of the alien invasion in The Avengers.
So let’s roll the videotape. Prepare to relive The Avengers experience!
The Avengers will be available on 2D Blu-ray Combo Pack, a 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on September 25th.
I’m a massive fan of Game of Thrones. I came into the series as a fan of the books, and the show far exceeded my expectations. It’s simply one of the most satisfying things I’ve experience on TV for years, and if the season two promos are any indication that’s not going to change anytime soon. I didn’t expect my feelings to change upon revisiting the series (and they didn’t), but I was worried that the DVD set wouldn’t live up to the show itself.
RIP Qwikster 9/18/2011-10/10/11. We hardly new thee, like, at all.
Yes, the controversial splitting of Netflix services into the separate DVD in mail company, Qwikster is no longer. Even before it began. Back in September Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings sent out an email to customers explaining the split and how it would improve both services. Customers were peeved they would need to sign up through one company to receive DVDs by mail and another to access Netflix’s instant offerings. Umm, duh, it’s a really stupid idea!
Today, Hastings sent out another email, this time saying, “Consumers value the simplicity Netflix has always offered and we respect that. There is a difference between moving quickly — which Netflix has done very well for years — and moving too fast, which is what we did in this case.” Which I believe easily translates to, “Sorry we fucked up. Again. Please don’t stop giving us your money.”
You can read the whole email below. I guess @Qwikster, the Fox News labeled, “foul-mouthed stoner” can stop worrying about someone stealing his “super awesome” account name. Eh, I’m sure he’s already forgotten.
DVDs will be staying at netflix.com
It is clear that for many of our members two websites would make things more difficult, so we are going to keep Netflix as one place to go for streaming and DVDs.
This means no change: one website, one account, one password… in other words, no Qwikster.
While the July price change was necessary, we are now done with price changes.
We’re constantly improving our streaming selection. We’ve recently added hundreds of movies from Paramount, Sony, Universal, Fox, Warner Bros., Lionsgate, MGM and Miramax. Plus, in the last couple of weeks alone, we’ve added over 3,500 TV episodes from ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, USA, E!, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, ABC Family, Discovery Channel, TLC, SyFy, A&E, History, and PBS.
We value our members, and we are committed to making Netflix the best place to get movies & TV shows.
For all you Doctor Who fans out there, the BBC just announced that a five-episode miniseries entitled “Night and the Doctor” will be included as a bonus feature with the season 6 DVD/Blu-Ray. It’ll be released on November 21 in the UK.
The miniseries was written by Steven Moffat for the sole purpose of being released as a part of the season 6 set.
Perhaps the intention was to make the long wait between seasons that much easier.
Here is the official press release:
The Doctor, Amy and Rory return to face monsters, mysteries and adventures all across time and space in the action-packed sixth series. Billed as the biggest and best series yet, all 13 thrilling episodes of Series 6 together with host of exclusive extras arrive on DVD and Blu ray from 21st November, priced £51.05 and £61.27. Episodes are also available on download to own.
With Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor, Karen Gillan as Amy Pond, Arthur Darvill as Rory and Alex Kingston as River Song, these exciting new episodes also guest stars a wealth of British acting talent including David Walliams (Come Fly With Me), James Corden (Gavin and Stacey), Daniel Mays (Outcasts), Simon Callow (Rome) and Mark Gatiss (Sherlock), Hugh Bonneville (Twenty Twelve), Suranne Jones (Five Days) and Lily Cole (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus).
Complete with the series opener when together they find themselves in Sixties America, battling the invasion the world forgot, then journey on the high seas of 1696 aboard a pirate ship, to solve the mystery of the Siren. In a bubble universe at the very edge of reality, the Doctor meets an old friend with a new face, and in a monastery on a remote island in the near future, an industrial accident takes on a terrible human shape. They also venture across centuries and galaxies, where they encounter the greatest war criminal in all of history – and Hitler. They’ll also discover there’s no scarier place in the universe than a child’s bedroom and a visit to an alien quarantine facility will reveal to Rory a very different side to his wife. In a hotel where walls move, corridors twist and rooms vanish, death lies waiting. But the Doctor’s time has yet to come. He has one last stop to make on his final journey – an old friend needs his help and an old foe must be defeated. But time catches up with us all and the Doctor can delay no more.
Doctor Who Complete Series 6 Boxset showcases a wealth of added bonus material including 13 Doctor Who Confidential’s for each episode, last year’s Christmas episode, A Christmas Carol, 4 Monster Files and 4 episode commentaries. Also, never been seen before, five specially written and created mini episodes entitled Night and the Doctor – a series of short films written by show frontrunner Steven Moffat exclusively for the DVD release.
Doctor Who Complete Series 6 is also available in a Limited Edition numbered Boxset that features a Silence head in terrifying 3D as well as four lenticular art cards!
Release Date: 21st November Cat. Number: BBCDVD3430/BBCBD0153
Cert.: 12 RRP: £51.05/£61.27
Duration: 585 mins
Extras: 4 monster files, 4 episode commentaries, 13 confidential cut downs, A Christmas Carol, Doctor Who Confidential, The Nights Tale, 5 x Night and the Doctor, 5 prequels.
Welcome once again to DVD Tuesday, where we break down the best buys at your local video store this week, for the nerdy appetite. This week, along with being a very vintage themed must-have list, there is also some very definite “pass-worthy” movies. Oh, and Transformers: Dark of the Moon comes out later this week *yawn*, Sep. 30th.
Welcome once again to DVD Tuesday, where we break down the best bets at your local video store this week (for nerds, you know). It’s not a very busy week, but after Star Wars Blu-Ray week, you really can’t ask for too much. There are a few bright spots, including something so bad it’s good.
Casino Royale (1967) Blu-Ray
Welcome to Casino Royale, 1967’s ultimate psychedelic secret agent satire! Packed with girls, guns and gags galore, this “very funny picture” (The New Yorker) delivers “laughs all the way”(Cue)! Starring Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress, David Niven, Joanna Pettet, Orson Welles, Daliah Lavi, Woody Allen, Deborah Kerr, William Holden and others, and with an original score from Oscar winner Burt Bacharach, this groovy spy movie is “even farther out” (LA Herald-Examiner) than all other spoofs combined!
Yeah, this is definitely not the Daniel Craig version. It is a hysterical send-up of the James Bond franchise at a time when it was most profitable, and it’s got an incredible cast of comedic talent headed by the legendary Peter Sellers. It’s definitely meant to be in your collection.
It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for! (Probably not, but just roll with it, k?)
Drum roll, please!
The Transformers: Dark Of The Moon will be released on Blu-Ray and DVD on September 30, 2011. The Blu-Ray edition will be a Blu-Ray/DVD combo complete with a digital copy, so you’ve got no excuse not to watch Rosie Huntington on screen again.
Apparently there will soon be a Blu-Ray 3D release with lots of bonus features. That better not mean that the other releases won’t have any bonus material; that’d be fuckin’ cheap.
Welcome once again to DVD Tuesday, where we break down the latest in nerd movies and TV at your local video store. It’s not the biggest of ways for geek DVD releases, but what it lacks in quantity it makes up for in quality. Here’s what to check out:
X-Men: First Class
X-Men: First Class is the thrilling, eye-opening chapter you’ve been waiting for…Witness the beginning of the X-Men Universe. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their superhuman powers for the first time, working together in a desperate attempt to stop the Hellfire Club and a global nuclear war.
The most acclaimed superhero film of 2011 is finally available for home viewing this week. After the mediocrity of X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, this flick takes it back to the beginning to restart the franchise with a fresh cast and a fresh take on one of the most successful superhero teams of all time. It’s definitely worth adding to your collection.
From horror master Clive Barker comes this chilling nightmare featuring the first appearance of the hideous zombie Pinhead, who terrifies his brother and his estranged wife now inhabiting his former home. When a drop of blood partially resurrects him, all hell breaks loose as Pinhead forces his sister-in-law, formerly his lover, to kill and kill again so he can become whole. A creepy, thrillingly perverse tale straddling the thin line between heaven and hell, extreme pleasure and unbearable pain, Hellraiser will haunt your dreams.
A classic of modern horror is now available in a high definition format, and if you’re a serious fan of the genre it’s something definitely worth owning. Few horror films of the 1980s were as influential and as striking as Clive Barker’s directorial debut, and despite a number of truly terrible sequels, the original film still lives on as a visually stunning masterpiece. The first of the sequels (not great, but still good), Hellbound: Hellraiser II, also comes to Blu-Ray this week.
Welcome once again to DVD Tuesday, where we break down your best bets at the video store this week. We’re still in a bit of a dry spell, but it’s getting better. Soon (nearer to the holidays) we’ll be rolling in nerdy goodies (also we get the Star Wars box set), but for now the pickings are slightly slim. Still, there are a few cool things worth checking out this week, starting with a new box set from two of the finest filmmakers at work today.
The Coen Brothers Collection: Blood Simple, Fargo, Barton Fink and Miller’s Crossing
The films of Academy Award® Winners Joel Coen and Ethan Coen are breathtakingly bold, stunningly original and marvelously entertaining. This must-own collection from these visionary filmmakers includes four iconic movies, presented in breathtaking Blu-ray high definition.
The Coen Brothers are best known as the minds who delivered flicks like No Country for Old Men and True Grit these days, but their early low budget work is just as vibrant and daring as their major films. This box set collects their first four films, including the neo-noir classic Blood Simple, the gangster epic Miller’s Crossing and the slapstick Fargo. It’s truly a showcase of their versatility and unique perspective.
The Twilight Zone: Season 5 Blu-Ray
All 36 episodes of the fifth and final season of Rod Serling’s classic, groundbreaking series, now presented in pristine high-definition for the first time ever, along with hours of new and exclusive bonus features not available anywhere else!
Picture if you will…owning another volume for your classic TV collection. In high def, no less.
Welcome once again to DVD Tuesday, where we break down the best bets for nerds at your local video store. It’s time to be honest…pickings are a little slim this week. It’s nobody’s fault. It’s just that we’re nearing the end of summer and all the summer movies will start releasing a bit closer to Christmas, so that everyone can buy them and watch them in front of the fire (or the glow of the Bat-Signal, if that’s your thing). But fear not, because there are still a few things worth checking out, all of them rentals, but worth checking out nonetheless. And here they are:
The government says there’s nothing to worry about it’s just a problem with bears making trouble in the mountains and forests of Norway. But local hunters don’t believe it and neither do a trio of college students who want to find out the truth. Armed with a video camera, they trail a mysterious poacher, who wants nothing to do with them. However, their persistence lands them straight in the path of the objects of his pursuits: trolls. They soon find themselves documenting every move of this grizzled, unlikely hero the troll hunter, risking their lives to uncover the secrets of creatures only thought to exist in fairy tales.
An acclaimed Scandinavian horror-comedy about hunting for monsters, with a killer title to boot. How can you resist checking this one out?