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Review: "The Aristocats" Blu-ray - MADE U A STOREE, BUT I EATED IT

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The Aristocats is one of the better products of the post-Walt/pre-90′s-Renaissance Disney Animation Studios, carrying a featherweight story largely through charming performances (vocal and animated) and some bouncy, jazzy, catchy musical numbers. The movie was the recipient of a remastered DVD release in 2008, and is one of a slate of films that has just […]

"The Rescuers/The Rescuers Down Under": Half Good, Half Eh

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This release has been a long time coming. The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under have been sorely in need of a re-release, having been out on DVD as long ago as 2003 and 2000, respectively. And with a new video format, it seemed like there was no better time to bring these back into […]

Review: "Puella Magi Madoka Magica" Vol. 2 LE: Die a Hero or Become a Villain

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Well, we’re now on volume 2 of fan favorite and deconstructionist magical girl anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica. The so-called Evangelion of magical girl series continues to shock and delight with intense revelations and fantastic character development, yet the question still lingers from volume 1: is this worth $100 a volume for it’s limited editions? […]

PR: "Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Vol. 2" on Blu-ray October 16, 2012

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LOONEY TUNES PLATINUM COLLECTION VOLUME 2 FEATURING 50 LEGENDARY CARTOON CLASSICS AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY™ FOR THE FIRST TIME WILL BE RELEASED OCTOBER 16, 2012 FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO Title Includes Hours of Cartoon Content Featuring Digitally Remastered and Restored Shorts   Blu-ray Includes Hours of Bonus Material Blu-ray Includes a Cartoon Guide With Rare Images […]

Review: "Welcome to the Space Show" Blu-ray (UK Edition): Aliens Took Mah Eyeballs!

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In a sleepy Japanese village, five children elect to take a week of summer school away from their families at the local school house. On the first day they find and nurse an injured dog, who reveals himself to be a canine-like alien named Pochi. As thanks for saving him, Pochi takes the kids to […]

SDCC2012: Updates from the FUNimation Panel

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FUNimation kept it light and fun at their San Diego Comic-Con panel while reviewing some of their current and upcoming releases. Here’s an update on the upcoming titles and ways you can see them. FUNimation Channel: Fractale Tales of Vesperia Treasure Hunter Goemon Tajomaru Simulcast: Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero DVD/Blu-ray: Fractale Limited Edition – […]

"Toy Story 3" Coming to DVD and Blu-ray November 2, 2010; Full Specs Revealed

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released box art and technical specs for the Toy Story 3 home video release on DVD and Blu-ray disc, scheduled for release on November 2, 2010. The movie will be available in 1-disc DVD, 2-disc Blu-ray, and 4-disc DVD/Blu-ray Combo Pack formats, with numerous bonus features available including the […]

"Akira" Blu-ray: Still Da Bomb After Two Decades

I’ll never forget the first time I saw the 1988 animated feature film Akira. It was Saturday morning on the Sci-Fi Channel, back in the ’90s when that was their timeslot for Japanese anime. While I had somewhat enjoyed my samplings of anime to that point, Akira really impressed and intrigued me. Here was a […]

PR: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment Announces Exciting New Blu-ray Options

WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES EXCITING NEW BLU-RAY™ OPTIONS OFFERING CONSUMERS GREATER ACCESSIBILITY AND VALUE THAN EVER BEFORE Disney Unveils Unprecedented Combo Packs in 2009, Offering Consumers Worldwide Both Blu-ray and DVD Discs…In A Single Package! BURBANK, Calif.—January 7, 2009 – As more and more families transition to high definition, Walt Disney Studios Home […]

"Freedom" Blu-ray Boxed Set: It's Not Always Nice. But It's Awesome.

I am sure it caused no small amount of anguish at Bandai Visual when Toshiba threw in the towel on HD DVD, since they had placed an early bet on the format with Freedom, a hard-science-fiction story about a futuristic city on the moon that was released in six hybrid DVD/HD DVD volumes (read my […]

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