Thursday, October 18, 2018

Bloodlines: The Art and Life of Vincent Castiglia

Award winning Filmmaker / Author John Borowski's (H.H. Holmes: America's First Serial Killer) fifith feature documentary film, Bloodlines: The Art and Life of Vincent Castiglia, will be released in North America on November 13th. The film focuses on artist Castiglia's painful life of abuse, addiction, and recovery while also exploring the reasons why the world renowned artist paints exclusively in human blood.

Vincent Castiglia paints surreal images exclusively in human blood. He began doing so as form of self-healing following a troubled childhood and painful existence. From darkness, however, came light, and Castiglia's story is one of inspiration and hope, providing proof that art can heal and serve to inspire others.
 
Margaret Cho, who commissioned Vincent to paint her portrait in her blood, is interviewed in the film as well as celebrities Gregg Allman, Damien Echols, Kerry King and Gary Holt of the heavy metal band Slayer, record executive Michael Alago, and numerous others including filming in the studio and museum of legendary artist H.R. Giger, who designed the iconic creature for the Alien movies.

After a successful Kickstarter fundraising campaign, production of the film spanned from 2014 to 2018, filming on location in the United States: New York City, Los Angeles, Louisiana, Chicago, Oregon, and internationally: Singapore and Switzerland.

Official Film Website: https://bloodlinesdocumentary.com/

Pre-order at MVDshop.com 
PRESS QUOTES:

"A tremendously entertaining look inside the mind of a remarkable artist." 
- Bloody Disgusting

"An honest and inspirational look into a unique and incredibly talented artist's soul." 
- Film Threat

Sunday, October 14, 2018

The Originals: The Complete Fifth And Final Season DVD Set Review

Spun off from the hit CW prime time series, The Vampire Diaries, at a time when Vampire themed TV shows like True Blood were very popular, Warner Brothers Home Entertainment released The Originals: The Complete Fifth And Final Season DVD Set on October 2, 2018.

The series final season picks up seven years after select members of the Mikaelson family fleed New Orleans to keep their beloved city and Hope safe until events force them to return. The three-disc set contains all thirteen episodes of the final season in matted 16 by 9 enhanced standard definition with English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound and English Subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired encoded as options.

Two PSAs, footage from the SDCC 2017 panel and deleted scenes as well as a gag reel are included within the set too.

The Originals: The Complete Fifth And Final Season DVD Set is available now at retailers on and offline courtesy of Warner Brothers Home Entertainment.

(C) Copyright 2018 By Mark A. Rivera.
All Rights Reserved.


Saturday, October 13, 2018

Supergirl: The Complete Third Season and DC's Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Third Season Combined Blu-ray Disc Set Review

While Marvel has placed the majority of it's television series, which were at one time supposed to be directly connected to the same universe as their feature film counterparts, on streaming networks like Netflix as well as cable and satellite networks, DC never claimed their TV shows were connected to the same universe of the feature films and in fact created a great shared universe organically that began with Arrow and now includes The Flash, Supergirl and DC's Legends of Tomorrow. All of these shows air on The CW Network and can be viewed at no cost for anyone with a digital tuner and antenna in the United States so long as they can receive the broadcast reception. 

With all four television series are now airing new episodes of their respective seasons and all four are now available on home video, I was granted the opportunity to check out Supergirl: The Complete Third Season and DC's Legends of Tomorrow on Blu-ray Disc courtesy of Warner Brothers Home Entertainment.

I believe that no matter what show one may pick up, each series on Blu-ray Disc features the spectacular four part crossover episode entitled "Crisis On Earth-X." This is a generous value added decision on the part of DC and Warner Brothers because you don't have to buy each season of each show to get the entire story. If you are a fan of The Flash, you can just buy The Flash and so on.

So with that out of the way, collectively consumers who purchase Supergirl: The Complete Third Season will get 26 episodes in 1080p full HD in their 16 by 9 broadcast aspect ratios while those who purchase DC's Legends of Tomorrow will get the complete third season in the same fantastic picture quality as well as the four crossover event episodes two.

Both seasons of these respective series include aggressive and clear English DTS-HD MA 5.1 Soundtracks as well as Spanish Language Dolby Digital Soundtracks and English SDH, French, and Spanish Language Subtitles encoded as options. Please note that Supergirl's Spanish Language Soundtrack is 2.0 only and not 5.1 like the Spanish Language Track on DC's Legends of Tomorrow.

Series Specific featurettes that include deleted scenes, a gag reel, the best of the 2017 Comic Con panels and coverage of the making of "Crisis on Earth-X." Episode information is included within each series BD case and each season also features an insert with a limited time only redeemable code for an Ultraviolet Digital Copy of the respective shows the codes are featured with.

Both Supergirl: The Complete Third Season and DC's Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Third Season are available on Blu-ray Disc now, but sold separately at retailers on and offline courtesy of Warner Brothers Home Entertainment.

(C) Copyright 2018 By Mark A. Rivera
All Rights Reserved.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

ZOMBIE 40th Anniversary Limited Edition, New 4K Restoration

Just in time for its 40th Anniversary, Blue Underground is proud to present ZOMBIE in a brand-new 4K Restoration from the original uncut and uncensored camera negative. 

In Italy, it was considered the 'unofficial sequel' to DAWN OF THE DEAD. In England, it was known as ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS and banned as obscene. In America, it was called ZOMBIE and advertised with the depraved tag line "WE ARE GOING TO EAT YOU!" 

Tisa Farrow (THE GRIM REAPER), Ian McCulloch (CONTAMINATION), Al Cliver(CANNIBALS), and Richard Johnson (THE HAUNTING) star in this worldwide splatter sensation directed by 'Maestro Of Gore' Lucio Fulci (CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY) that remains one of the most eye-skewering, skin-ripping, gore-gushingly graphic horror hits of all time.

This is a ZOMBIE release like never seen it before, bursting at the seams with hours of new and archival extras. It includes the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD by Fabio Frizzi (with an exclusive bonus track), a collectible booklet with a new essay by Stephen Thrower, and a ton of other killer bonus features. A complete list is below...
Disc 1 (Blu-ray) Feature Film + Extras:
  • NEW! Audio Commentary #1 with Troy Howarth, Author of Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and His Films
  • Audio Commentary #2 with Star Ian McCulloch and Diabolik Magazine Editor Jason J. Slater
  • NEW! When The Earth Spits Out The Dead - Interview with Stephen Thrower, Author of Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots
  • Poster & Still Gallery
  • Guillermo del Toro Intro
Disc 2 (Blu-ray) Extras:
  • Zombie Wasteland - Interviews with Stars Ian McCullochRichard Johnson & Al Cliver, and Actor/Stuntman Ottaviano Dell'Acqua
  • Flesh Eaters on Film - Interview with Co-Producer Fabrizio De Angelis
  • Deadtime Stories - Interviews with Co-Writers Elisa Briganti and (Uncredited) Dardano Sacchetti
  • World of the Dead - Interviews with Cinematographer Sergio Salvati and Production & Costume Designer Walter Patriarca
  • Zombi Italiano - Interviews with Special Make-Up Effects Artists Gianetto De RossiMaurizio Trani and Special Effects Artist Gino De Rossi
  • Notes on a Headstone - Interview with Composer Fabio Frizzi
  • All in the Family - Interview with Antonella Fulci
  • Zombie Lover - Award-Winning Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro talks about one of his favorite films
ABOUT:

Blue Underground is the entertainment company dedicated to guilty pleasures for adventurous movie lovers. Established in 2001, Blue Underground's goal is to bring cool movies to fans all over the world in beautiful, Criterion-level special editions. They are definitive discs of some remarkable films, all fully restored, remastered and packed with the most mind-blowing extras in the business. Blue Underground is always searching for fun movies, undiscovered films, and films for people that are into movies. We're committed to bringing these movies out of the dark and back into your life where they belong! For more information, please visit www.blue-underground.com.

Monday, October 8, 2018

NATHAN FOR YOU THE COMPLETE SERIES DVD Street Date: 12/11/18

NATHAN FOR YOU

THE COMPLETE SERIES

 

DVD Street Date: 12/11/18

 

Overview:

Hailed as “brilliant, fascinating, and uncomfortable” (Slate), Comedy Central’s hilarious series “Nathan For You” arrives in a complete series set on December 11, 2018.  Comedian Nathan Fielder uses his business degree and life experiences to help real small businesses turn a profit.  But because of his unorthodox approach, Nathan’s genuine efforts to do good often draw real people into an experience far beyond what they signed up for.

 

Enjoy all four seasons and more than 30 episodes in the 9-disc DVD set, which also includes audio commentary on select episodes and loads of uproarious extras such as the full “Dumb Starbucks” press conference, deleted scenes from “Finding Frances,” and much more.

Supernatural: The Complete Thirteenth Season Blu-ray Disc Set Review

Released last month in anticipation of the fourteenth season premiere, Warner Brothers presents Supernatural: The Complete Thirteenth Season on both Blu-ray Disc and DVD, but the format choices are sold separately. The highlight of the season was the Scoobynatural crossover, which is explored among the extra value features chronicling the Winchester Brothers quest to save the universe.

Along with the final season of The Originals on Blu-ray Disc or DVD, Supernatural: The Complete Thirteenth Season is a great way to prepare for the Halloween celebration in a prime time CW Network style.

All 23 episodes are presented in 1080p full HD with English DTS-HD MA 5.1 Surround Sound as well as Portugese Language 5.1 Audio with English Subtitles for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired encoded as options plus French, Spanish, and Portuguese Language Subtitles encoded as options.

In addition to the making of Scoobynatural featurette, there are examinations of the Winchester Legacy and the rise of the Nephilim, Kansas' performance of "Carry On Wayward Son" from SDCC 2017 as well as the Comic-Con Panel, audio commentaries, deleted scenes and a gag reel. The Blu-ray set comes housed in a blue multidisc keep case within a cardboard slip. A limited time redeemable copy of an ultraviolet digital version of the season on an insert within the BD keep case wraps up the highlights of the Blu-ray Disc Set.

Supernatural: The Complete Thirteenth Season is available now at retailers on and offline courtesy of Warner Brothers Home Entertainment.

(C) Copyright 2018 By Mark A. Rivera.
All Rights Reserved.

Hidden Messages?

Since we know subliminals are used every day in programming I felt there were quite a few here. On the wood gate it says "Final Warning" and I think I spotted another word, maybe "Dead" backwards on the gate too. Can anyone confirm this please? https://youtu.be/DmOVRyy4A5E