The Appeal For ‘The Andromeda Strain’ BD Re-Issue Will Spread Like A Virus Among Audiences

Courtesy: Universal Pictures/MVD Entertainment Group By Philip Sayblack Michael Crichton was one of the greatest literary minds of his time during his life.  He was, for all intents and purposes, the second coming of Jules Verne.  That is because his novels, like those of Verne, told stories that were so far ahead of their time.  Jurassic Park, for instance was not so much about a bunch of dinosaurs...

July 7th, 2019

The Native Howl Launches New Tour; Debuts New Video

By Philip Sayblack The Native Howls is back out on the road. The band launched a new series of live dates Monday in Burlington, VT.  The band’s new tour schedule runs through July 13 in Boggstown, IN. The tour schedule is noted below. The Native Howl Tour Dates: 7/4 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club 7/5 – Washington DC – Hill Country DC 7/6 – New York, NY – Hill Country NYC 7/8 – Frostburg,...

July 3rd, 2019

‘Fighting With My Family’ Deserves At Least A Fighting Chance

Courtesy: WWE Studios/Universal Pictures By Philip Sayblack Underdog stories and movies based on actual events are among the most commonplace staples in the movie industry today.  The genres reach all the way back to Hollywood’s golden age.  Back in February, World Wrestling Entertainment and its movie division WWE Studios joined the ranks of studios that have churned out movies under one banner,...

June 30th, 2019

MVD Entertainment Group Re-Issuing ‘The Andromeda Strain’

Courtesy: Universal Pictures/MVD Entertainment Group By Philip Sayblack MVD Entertainment Group is bringing Universal Pictures’ adaptation of the late Michael Crichton’s novel The Andromeda Strain back to home video. The movie is scheduled for re-issue Tuesday on Blu-ray.  Originally having made its theatrical debut on March 12, 1971, the movie’s story follows a group of scientists who are...

June 1st, 2019

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