Remember that movie that came out last summer that everybody loved? The one with the talking tree and the racoon with the bad attitude? Ah, memories. Yes, well Guardians of the Galaxy will be available on DVD and Blu-ray early next month, conveniently in time for Christmas, which would make it a great stocking stuffer. Marvel Studios‘ latest film created a lot of fans for the spacefaring heroes and their director James Gunn, and looking forward, it is one of the key pieces in the studio’s strategy to push the envelope with new and crazier heroes, and to expand the comic book movie type into new genres not yet explored. It also made space opera cool again, and turned “We are Groot” into a universal expression of friendship. With all that in mind, in case we’ve forgotten any of it, Marvel’s release a trailer for GOTG‘s home video release. (more…)
It’s been a nagging question since Dredd 3-D came out in September and sadly tanked at the box office, can there be any room for a sequel? Well, everything that doesn’t make a profit in cinemas has a second chance at life on home video, and to that end, things seem to be lining up well for the Pete Travis‘ adaptation of Britain’s favorite post-apocalyptic lawman.
Lionsgate is reporting that in its first week of release on DVD and Blu-ray, Dredd has sold 650,000 units, just over half of those on Blu-ray. In addition, Dredd was also the number one digital download for the week. Both good signs for the long-term popularity of the film, and the potential for a sequel.
But will it work? Possibly, Kick-Ass hardly blew up the box office and we’re getting a sequel this summer in prime box office real estate, all thanks to the DVD sale numbers in 2010. And perhaps the most famous example, the production and release of Joss Whedon’s Serenity, which came about purely because of DVD sales of the Firefly series box set.
So if you want a Dredd sequel, do your part, buy a DVD!