Classic Creature Feature Gets Great Re-Issue Thanks To Shout! Factory

Courtesy: Shout! Factory/Scream Factory/Universal International By Philip Sayblack Shout! Factory and its horror arm, Scream Factory are taking sci-fi fans back in time again next month with the release of yet another one of Universal Pictures’ timeless creature features. The Deadly Mantis is scheduled for release on March 19 on Blu-ray.  The classic low-budget b-flick was lambasted by critics following...

March 3rd, 2019

Mortensen, Ali Are Saving Graces For ‘Green Book’

Courtesy: Universal Pictures/Universal Pictures Home Entertainment By Philip Sayblack Universal Pictures’ new human drama Green Book has had made headlines nationwide since its theatrical debut late last year.  From the highs of taking home three Golden Globe ® awards to the controversy over how certain elements of the movie’s story were presented, to the controversy surrounding star Viggo Mortensen’s...

February 24th, 2019

Sci-Fi Purists Will “Dig” Shout! Factory’s BD Re-Issue Of ‘The Mole People’

Courtesy: Shout! Factory By Philip Sayblack Forbidden Planet. Invasion of the Body Snatchers.  Earth Vs. The Flying Saucers.  Each of these movies is considered to be a timeless sci-fi cinematic work.  Each movie was also released in 1956 – obviously a good year for the sci-fi industry.  That year also saw the release of Godzilla, King of the Monsters, World Without Endand the equally beloved The...

February 16th, 2019

Universal’s Latest ‘Johnny English’ Entry Is Another Fun Entry To The Series

Courtesy: Universal Pictures By Philip Sayblack Spy flicks are big business for Hollywood.  Ever since the very first introduction of James Bond way back in 1962 in Dr. No, the spy genre has proven to be a cash cow for every one of Hollywood’s major studios.  From the mainstream Bond flicks to their multitude of spoofs (and even the absolutely horrible rip-offs from the small-time studios), it...

February 3rd, 2019

‘Green Book’ Release Dates, Specs Announced

Courtesy: Universal Pictures/Dreamworks By Philip Sayblack Golden Globe-winning movie Green Book is coming home next month. The movie is scheduled for release on digital on Feb. 19, and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on March 5. The movie, which took home Golden Globes on Sunday for “Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy,” Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Screenplay.  Lead actor Viggo...

January 9th, 2019

Shout! Factory’ Adds ‘The Jerk’ To Its Shout! Select Series

Courtesy: Universal Pictures/Shout! Factory By Philip Sayblack Shout! Factory is re-issuing Steve Martin’s classic comedy, The Jerk. The movie is scheduled to be released on Blu-ray Tuesday as part of the company’s ongoing Shout! Select series.  Originally released Dec. 14, 1979 via Universal Pictures, the movie is considered by many to be Martin’s breakout movie. The story stars Martin as...

December 16th, 2018

Shout! Factory’s ‘Dragnet’ Re-Issue Is Another Welcome Addition To Company’s Shout! Select Series

Courtesy: Shout! Factory/Universal Pictures By Philip Sayblack When Jack Webb’s timeless cop action drama series Dragnet first aired Dec. 16, 1951, likely no one at the time thought it would be a timeless franchise that would go on to transcend generations of audiences.  Now 67 years later, it has become one of the most beloved and important properties in the worlds of television and movies. ...

December 16th, 2018

Shout! Factory Announces ‘Dragnet’ Re-Issue Release Date

Courtesy: Shout! Factory/Universal Pictures By Philip Sayblack Shout! Factory is adding another modern classic flick to its Shout! Select series. The company announced this week that it will release Dragnet on Oct. 30 on Blu-ray.  Originally released June 26, 1987 via Universal Pictures, the movie was an adaptation of the classic TV series, which rose to popularity in the 1950s and again in the ’60s....

September 22nd, 2018

Comedy, Heart, Bonus Content, Combine To Make ‘Doctor Detroit’ One Of 2018’s Top New Movie Re-Issues

Courtesy: Shout! Factory.Universal Pictures By Philip Sayblack Truly diversely talented actors are hard to find in the current era of entertainment.  Sure, there are good actors, both male and female, but finding actors who show true diversity and talent within that diversity is difficult to say the very least.  Thinking briefly, some of the names that come to this critic’s mind are the likes of...

April 12th, 2018
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Shout! Factory Announces Release Date, Specs For ‘Doctor Detroit’ Re-Issue

Courtesy: Universal Pictures/Shout! Factory By Philip Sayblack Shout! Factory is-re-issuing another classic comedy next month on Blu-ray as part of its Shout! Select collection. Doctor Detroit is currently scheduled to be re-issued in stores and online on April 24. It will be available exclusively on Blu-ray.  The movie, which debuted in 1983 via Universal Pictures, stars Dan Akroyd (Ghostbusters...

March 20th, 2018
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