Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Weekly Blu-ray New Releases: August 18-22 2014

This is a list of new released and announced Blu-ray discs. All these Blu-ray discs come to my attention and would like to get these wonderful movies.
  
1. The Flintstones (1974)
Blu-ray + Digital Copy + UltraVioletUniversal Studios | 1994 | 91 min | Rated PG | Aug 19, 2014 (New Release)


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The Flintstones and the Rubbles are modern stone-age families. Fred and Barney work at Slate and Company, mining rock. Fred gives Barney some money so he and Betty can adopt a baby. When Fred and Barney take a test to determine who should become the new associate vice president, Barney returns the favor by switching his test answers for Fred's, whose answers aren't very good. Fred gets the executive position, but little realizes that he's being manipulated by Cliff Vandercave to be the fall guy for an embezzlement scheme. 
  
2. Leviathan (1989)

Shout Factory | 1989 | 98 min | Rated R | Aug 19, 2014 (New Release)

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Perched on the hull of a wrecked Soviet freighter, a team of deep-sea miners -- led by head oceanographer Steven Beck -- comes face to face with a mutant creature that's the product of a failed genetic experiment. As Beck's crew members begin to disappear one by one, the flesh-eating monster lurks below the surface -- and the divers left alive are scared to death.

3. Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990) (Criterion)

The Criterion Collection / Blu-ray + DVDCriterion | 1990 | 102 min | Rated NC-17 | Aug 19, 2014 (New Release)

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In 1988, after years of making sexually adventurous provocations that didn’t travel very far beyond Spain, Pedro Almodóvar scored a major international hit with his hyperactive farce Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown. It was the perfect time for him to play it safe, capitalizing on his newfound success by heading even further toward the mainstream. Instead, he followed Women On The Verge with Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!, a twisted romantic comedy in which the meet-cute sees the guy deliberately punch the girl in the face hard enough to knock her unconscious. Audiences eager to see more wacky shenanigans, perhaps involving consensual bondage, were treated to a relatively subdued and rather disturbing tale about a woman who slowly falls in love with her abductor, seemingly against her will. What’s more, the MPAA saddled the film with an X rating ... 

4. Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001) (Criterion)
The Criterion Collection / Blu-ray + DVDCriterion | 2001 | 106 min | Rated R | Aug 19, 2014 (New Release)

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The story of Tenoch (Diego Luna) and Julio (Gael García Bernal) makes up only half of Y Tu Mamá También, as that ribald bildungsroman works at an apparent remove from another narrative, one in which Cuarón's pet themes emerge: Although Tenoch and Julio may be willfully ignorant to it, their lives are irrevocably affected by the political and social insecurities of Mexico as the country embraces a dubious idealism. 

5. Once Upon a Time: The Complete Third Season Blu-ray

Disney / Buena Vista | 2013-2014 | Season 3 | 950 min | Rated TV-14 | Aug 19, 2014 (New Release)

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Emma Swan gets the surprise of her life when Henry, the son she gave up 10 years ago, arrives on her doorstep. Returning the boy to his adoptive mother becomes complicated when Henry reveals a stunning theory to Emma. Everyone in Storybrooke, Maine is a fairytale character under a curse, and Emma - as the long lost daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming - is the one who can save them all. The story unfolds; interweaving scenes of the drama in the sleepy New England town and the the inhabitants' past lives in the world of fairy tales. The timeless battle of good vs evil is ready to begin again.

Enjoy these great blu-ray movies! And if you are interested in some great 3D Blu-ray / DVD movies to add your collection, check out my new 3D Blu-ray /DVD move review.