Posts Tagged ‘Blu-ray’
Jorge Gutierrez

Jorge Gutierrez and the Bulletproof Heart Behind “The Book of Life”

by Ed Liuon January 27, 2015
Born in Mexico City and raised in Tijuana, Jorge Gutierrez grew up on a multi-pop-cultural mix of Japanese anime, American Popeye cartoons, and Mexican Cantinflas movies. Over the objections of his father (who didn’t consider animation a “real art”), he attended the famed California Institute of the Arts, perpetually wondering why the Mexico and Latin-American […]

Danny Trejo Book of Life

How to Be a Tough Guy the Danny Trejo Way

by Ed Liuon January 26, 2015
Danny Trejo spent his youth throughout the 1960’s in and out of all the California state penitentiaries, but had gone clean and sober and straight after getting released in 1969. In 1985, he was working as a drug counselor when a young, recovering addict gave him a call asking for help, saying he was about […]
Batman the Brave and the Bold Menace of the Madniks!

Review: “Batman: The Brave and the Bold” and the Blu-ray – Seasons 1 and 2

by Ed Liuon January 23, 2015
I’ve read a lot of reviews of Batman: The Brave and the Bold by writers (including here) who feel the need to bend over backwards explaining how they can like the show even though it’s not 100% serious in the way that Batman: The Animated Series or Beware the Batman are. I think the fact […]


Making Beautiful Music with “The Book of Life” Composer Gustavo Santaolalla

by Ed Liuon January 23, 2015
Multi-talented Gustavo Santaolalla has made an impact in the world of music as a musician, a songwriter, an album producer, and a film music composer. The Argentinan-born musician began his career as a teenager when he founded the rock band Arco Iris in the late 1960’s, which fused rock and Latin American folk music to […]
Legend of Korra Book 4

“Legend of Korra – Book 4: Balance” Arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on March 10, 2015

by Ed Liuon January 13, 2015
KORRA FACES HER TOUGHEST BATTLE YET IN THE FINAL BOOK OF NICKELODEON’S FAN-FAVORITE ANIMATED SERIES, THE LEGEND OF KORRA–BOOK FOUR: BALANCE Two-disc set includes all 13 episodes of the fourth and final season Available on Blu-ray and DVD March 10, 2015 “One of television’s best shows.“ – “Nickelodeon’s ‘Korra’ is a fighter for the […]

Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Vol. 3 Hillbilly Hare

Review: “Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Vol. 3” – A Swell Swan Song

by Dr. Daedaluson December 17, 2014
It’s hard to review the third Looney Tunes Platinum Collection release without addressing the genuine possibility that this may be the last Looney Tunes Blu-ray release for a long time. Between gradually declining sales with each volume, the market shifting away from Blu-ray to digital, and Warner Bros.’s reluctance to devote much of their budget […]

Ghibli’s “Porco Rosso,” “Pom Poko,” “Tales from Earthsea” Coming to Blu-ray February 3, 2015

by Ed Liuon November 26, 2014
Three Beloved Films Available for the First Time on Blu-ray™! Disney Presents Studio Ghibli Films POM POKO PORCO ROSSO TALES FROM EARTHSEA Own All Three and Elevate Your Experience with all New Digital Masters Featuring HD Picture and Sound on February 3rd. Synopsis: POM POKO Studio Ghibli presents a film about the clash between modern […]


Review: “Kiki’s Delivery Service” Blu-ray – One of Miyazaki’s Best Has Never Looked Better

by Weathermanon November 26, 2014
How does one review a movie like Kiki’s Delivery Service? Classic doesn’t even begin to accurately describe the movie. Think of any superlative adjective and you could probably attach it to Kiki’s Delivery Service. I think “Among the All Time Greats” is a good starting point. Is it Ghibli’s magnum opus? Perhaps not, but that’s […]

Review: “Batman ’66” Blu-ray Limited Edition – The Bright Knight Returns

by Ed Liuon November 25, 2014
Like many of its fans, I seem to have gone through three distinct phases with the 1966 Batman TV series. As a kid, I loved it unironically, since I had no idea what “camp” meant and had precious little basis for live-action superhero comparison. As a teenager, discovering Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns and […]