Superman: The Movie 4K Re-Release

The movie that’s the grandfather of our current era, with the domination of superhero films at the box office, has been released on the newest video format, 4K Ultra HD. The 1978 Superman, starring Christopher Reeve, showed that you could do superpowers believably on film. This year is the 40th anniversary of the movie and the 80th anniversary of the character. Unfortunately, there is no new content on this package to mark that milestone. It would have been great to […]

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The Heart of Batman: The Batman: Complete Animated Series Blu-ray Extra

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment was kind enough to send me a review copy of the on-everyone’s-wish-list Batman: The Complete Animated Series Blu-ray set. Due to the incredible demand, as indicated by the huge increase in the print run, I didn’t get any of the extras, so I can’t speak to those, but I was thrilled to be able to check out the new movie-length feature, “The Heart of Batman”. There are 10 Blu-rays in the set (not counting the movies). […]

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Comic Documentaries on Ellis, Morrison to Watch Free

Sequart Organization, a publisher of books and films “devoted to the study of popular culture and the promotion of comic books as a legitimate art form”, has released two of their documentaries about cult comic creators on YouTube for free viewing. Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods was produced in close collaboration with Morrison and features extensive interviews with him, as well as never-before-seen photos and documents spanning his childhood to the present day. Complimenting Morrison’s own words are interviews with […]

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Not Too Late to Preorder the Batman Animated Blu-ray

Out this Tuesday, October 30, is the Batman: Complete Animated Series Blu-ray set. Originally announced as a limited edition of 30,000, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has more than doubled the run of the Deluxe Limited Edition to 70,000 due to “overwhelming demand”. “As many fans and media have noticed, Amazon and other notable retailers were forced to suspend sales of Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition due to unprecedented demand for this beloved series,” explained Jeff Brown, General […]

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Comet TV Airs Silent Horror Classics Halloween Night

This is a great idea — having a cozy home Halloween this year? Check out Comet TV, the free digital broadcast network, which is airing three silent horror classics on October 31 this year. The “Hushaween” Halloween marathon starts at 10 Eastern/9 Central with the vampiric Nosferatu (1922), starring Max Schreck. That’s followed by the 1919 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (midnight E/11 C) and then the 1925 Lon Chaney The Phantom of the Opera (2:30 AM E/1:30 C).

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Another Warner Streaming Service Shut Down – And This One Hurts

Continuing the pattern of Warner streaming services being shut down, the latest announcement is that FilmStruck will end next month. The move appeared to be the latest by WarnerMedia, under AT&T’s ownership, to streamline operations by cutting niche-oriented business ventures. Two sources familiar with the decision said the plan to kill FilmStruck was made prior to AT&T’s closing the Time Warner deal; in any case, the strategy aligns with the new WarnerMedia blueprint to shift resources to mass-market entertainment services. […]

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A Warner Streaming Service Shut Down by New Owner

The glory days of video streaming, where one or two services could get you all you wanted to watch, may be coming to an end as more companies seek to monetize their own content. Now that AT&T owns Time Warner, they are shutting down DramaFever, a service dedicated to Korean drama and other Asian programming that launched in 2009 and was acquired by Warner in 2016. (This comes after the same division shut down Warner Archive Instant earlier this year.) […]

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Constantine: City of Demons: The Movie

The newest original DC universe animated movie is a kind of followup to Justice League Dark, since it stars John Constantine and explores magic and demons, but Constantine: City of Demons: The Movie is probably better seen as a prequel or even an origin story. There are no superheroes here, just a lot of demons and gore. (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free Blu-ray review copy. My opinions are mine. Constantine was created by, according to the […]

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