Blu-ray Review: The Sword of Doom - The Criterion Collection

Tatsuya Nakadai stars as an insane samurai in director Kihachi Okamoto's savagely violent 1966 film. Criterion's new Blu-ray edition features an outstanding film historian commentary track.

Blu-ray Review: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (10th Anniversary Edition)

It has already been ten years since Tim Burton and Johnny Depp took on the Roald Dahl classic, putting their own spin that differed greatly from the Gene Wilder-starring 1971 original.

New Music for Old People: Pops Staples, Diana Krall, Borne, Foy Vance and More

This week's eclectic playlist features a diversity of musical styles and artists guaranteed to raise you out of the wintertime blues.

Two Classic Bad Company Albums to Be Reissued as Deluxe Editions

Signed to Led Zeppelin's label, Swan Song, Bad Company leapt out of the gate with two Top 20 singles, "Can't Get Enough" and "Movin' On." The release of their debut album in 1974 generated sales of more than five million copies.

New Alabama Shakes Album Sound & Color Is Set for April

Here are some of the details about the forthcoming new album from Alabama Shakes.

Blu-ray Review: Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic

A feature-length documentary about the life of the late, great comedian Richard Pryor. At 83 minutes, it's a little slim but it's a good "Pryor 101" for anyone not already well-acquainted with his career.

Blu-ray Review: Life Itself

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Steve James memorialized the life of Roger Ebert with this extraordinarily moving and inspirational film. Definitely keep a box of tissue nearby.

DVD Review: Addicted (2014)

Based on the erotic novel by Zane, this thriller about a female sex addict stars Sharon Leal, Boris Kodjoe, and William Levy.

Blu-ray Review: The Bride Wore Black - Twilight Time Limited Edition

Francois Truffaut's 1968 film The Bride Wore Black is accompanied by a bonus audio CD featuring 79-minutes of interview content with composer Bernard Herrmann, who scored this film.

Blu-ray Review: Lenny - Twilight Time Limited Edition

This 1974 biopic, nominated for six Academy Awards, is one of the sometimes forgotten great films of its era. Dustin Hoffman is mesmerizing as groundbreaking stand-up comedian Lenny Bruce.

New Music for Old People: Celebrating the Musical Life of Singer-Songwriter-Producer Don Covay (1936-2015)

This week's column pays tribute to singer, songwriter and producer Don Covay with a terrific playlist you won't want to miss.

Blu-ray Review: Love and Death - Twilight Time Limited Edition

The 1975 comedy finally looks great on a home video format, thanks to Twilight Time's high definition presentation. Only 3,000 copies are available, exclusively through Screen Archives.

Blu-ray Review: Horrible Bosses 2

The boys are back and this time they're ready to be their own bosses. They've formed Nick Kurt Dale Inc. (don't say the name too fast) to market their "Shower Buddy" gadget, but of course things go wrong.

Blu-ray Review: Laggies

What's a "laggie?" Someone who's lagging behind in life. In this case, it's Keira Knightley - a 20something with cold feet on the eve of her wedding to her longtime boyfriend.

Blu-ray Review: Dumb and Dumber To

It's been two decades since the release of the Farrelly brothers' original. Is the sequel worth the wait? One thing's for sure, it's a whole lot better than the Dumb and Dumberer prequel.

Blu-ray Review: Big Hero 6

The Disney animation department melds with Marvel Comics for this sci-fi adventure, which is nominated for an Oscar (Best Animated Feature). Includes the Oscar-nominated animated short, Feast.

New Music for Old People: D'Angelo, Punch Brothers, Etana, The Lone Bellow and More

Another spectacular playlist this week, with new faces and old, and lots of really great music.

Blu-ray Review: The Purple Rose of Cairo - Twilight Time Limited Edition

Who hasn't fantasized about jumping into their favorite movie to get away from real life? Woody Allen's classic imagines the reverse: a movie character steps off the screen into the real world.

Blu-ray Review: Salvador - Twilight Time Limited Edition

Released the same year as Platoon (1986), this film marks Oliver Stone's arrival as a director even. James Woods is electric in an Oscar-nominated role as journalist Richard Boyle.

Blu-ray Review: Heaven & Earth - Twilight Time Limited Edition

The third part of director Oliver Stone's "Vietnam Trilogy" arrives on Blu-ray. This is the often harrowing journey of Le Ly Hayslip, whose memoirs served as the basis for Stone's screenplay.

The Wonder Years: Season Two - On DVD February 3, 2015
Following last year's release of The Wonder Years: The Complete Series, StarVista/Time Life are issuing individual season DVD sets. On DVD February 10, 2015: Mama's Family: The Complete Sixth Season
The sixth and final season of the beloved sitcom arrives on DVD. A single-disc fourth season sampler, with sixth favorites hand-picked by Vicki Lawrence, is also available. Now on Blu-ray and DVD: Atlas Shrugged Part III: Who is John Galt?
The big screen trilogy of Ayn Rand's popular novel arrives on home video, complemented by a number of special features. David Hayter's Wolves - Now on DVD and Digital HD
Says writer-director David Hayter (whose writing credits include the first two X-Men movies), "We are not calling this a werewolf movie because these are just wolves." Disney Classics Old and New on Blu-ray in February: 101 Dalmatians - Big Hero 6
101 Dalmatians Diamond Edition arrives February 10 and the Oscar-nominated (for Best Animated Feature) Big Hero 6 is available February 24. New on DVD: The Tom and Jerry Show Season 1 Part 2: Funny Side Up
All 13 episodes from the second half the all-new series' first season are available on DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on January 13. New on DVD: Dallas: The Complete Third and Final Season
All 15 episodes of the final season chronicling the Ewing family are available on DVD and Digital HD on January 13. The three-disc set includes deleted scenes. More Dates for So You Think You Can Dance Season 11 Tour
The second leg of the Season 11 SYTYCD tour, featuring the season's top ten finalists recreating their best routines live onstage, begins a 15-show run on January 22. Hendrix Biopic Jimi: All is By My Side - Due on Blu-ray and DVD January 13, 2015
The Jimi Hendrix biopic stars Andre Benjamin and Haley Atwell. XLrator Media will distribute the home video edition of this acclaimed theatrical release. Seattle Star Trek Convention 2014 Day Three: Celebrating The Next Generation
The Official Star Trek Convention ended on a high note with a string of lively appearances by Next Generation cast members, including Jonathan Frakes, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, John de Lancie, and Denise Crosby. Seattle Star Trek Convention 2014: Day Two - Walter Koenig, Jeri Ryan, John Billingsley
Co-headliners Walter Koenig and Jeri Ryan thrilled the audience, while John Billingsley of Enterprise offered nonstop energy and lots of direct fan interaction. Seattle Star Trek Convention 2014: Anthony Montgomery of Enterprise
Best known as Travis Mayweather on Star Trek: Enterprise, the actor is now working on projects related to his new graphic novel Miles Away. He appeared onstage December 12 at the Seattle Trek con. Digital HD Review: The Maze Runner
The worldwide blockbuster hits Blu-ray and DVD on December 16, but it's available now in an extra-packed downloadable Digital HD edition.

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