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MEN GO TO BATTLE – WOMEN WAGE WAR “THE WHITE QUEEN” ON BLU-RAY™ WITH DIGITAL HD ULTRAVIOLET™AND DVD FEBRUARY 4th

Three-Disc Set Contains All 10 Episodes and Bonus Features!

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Beverly Hills, CA – Get ready for a truly royal battle of wills. Anchor Bay Entertainment releases the acclaimed Starz Original mini-series “THE WHITE QUEEN” on a three-disc Blu-ray™ with Digital HD Ultraviolet™ and DVD set February 4, 2014 – allowing consumers to watch it anywhere, on any device, any time! Based on Philippa Gregory’s series of best-selling novels, “THE WHITE QUEEN” is a vivid re-telling of the classic War of the Roses family feud (York vs. Lancaster) from the viewpoint of the women involved. The set contains all 10 gorgeous episodes of the drama, plus a bountiful supply of bonus features. SRP is $59.99 for the Blu-ray™ with Digital HD Ultraviolet™ and $49.98 for the DVD. Pre-book is January 8th.

white queen 2“THE WHITE QUEEN” is a riveting portrayal of one of the most dramatic and turbulent times in English history. A story of love and lust, seduction and deception, betrayal and murder, it is uniquely told through the perspective of three different, yet equally relentless women – Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret Beaufort and Anne Neville. In their quest for power, they will scheme, manipulate and seduce their way onto the English throne.

The year is 1464, before the Tudor dynasty ruled the country, and war has been ravaging throughout England over who is the rightful King. It is a bitter dispute between two sides of the same family, The House of York and The House of Lancaster.

The House of York’s young and handsome Edward IV is crowned King of England with the help of the master manipulator, Lord Warwick “The Kingmaker.” But when Edward falls in love with a beautiful Lancastrian commoner, Elizabeth Woodville, Warwick’s plan to control the throne comes crashing down. A violent, high-stakes struggle ensues between Elizabeth, her most fierce adversary, Lancastrian Margaret Beaufort, and Anne Neville, the pawn in her father’s power game – each woman vying for the crown.

Bonus Features:
The Making Of THE WHITE QUEEN
Series Overview
Book To Series
The History Behind THE WHITE QUEEN
THE WHITE QUEEN: Set Tour
Queen Elizabeth
The King
The Heir Apparent
Woman In A Man’s World
Conjuring Up The Queen/Magic
Dressing The Queen/Wardrobe

“THE WHITE QUEEN” stars Rebecca Ferguson (A One Way to Antibes) as white queen 3Elizabeth Woodville, Max Irons (The Host) as Edward IV, Golden Globe® winner and Academy Award® nominee Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs) as Elizabeth’s mother Jacquetta Woodville, James Frain (“The Tudors”) as The Kingmaker and Amanda Hale (“The Crimson Petal and the White”) as mother to Henry Tudor, Margaret Beaufort. The series also stars Faye Marsay as Anne Neville, David Oakes as George, Duke of Clarence, Eleanor Tomlinson as Isabel Neville, Aneurin Barnard as Richard, Duke of Gloucester, Ben Lamb as Anthony Rivers and Tom McKay as Jasper Tudor.

About Anchor Bay Entertainment
Anchor Bay Entertainment is a leading home entertainment company. Anchor Bay acquires and distributes feature films, original television programming, including STARZ Original series, children’s entertainment, anime (Manga Entertainment), fitness (Anchor Bay Fitness), sports, and other filmed entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray™ formats. The company has long term distribution agreements in place for select programming with AMC Networks, RADiUS, and The Weinstein Company. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment has offices in Troy, MI, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Anchor Bay Entertainment (www.anchorbayentertainment.com) is a Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) business, www.starz.com.

About Starz
Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) is a leading integrated global media and entertainment company with operating units that provide premium subscription video programming on domestic U.S. pay television channels (Starz Networks), global content distribution (Starz Distribution) and animated television and movie production (Starz Animation), www.starz.com.

Starz Networks is a leading provider of premium subscription video programming through the flagship STARZ® and ENCORE® pay TV networks which showcase premium original programming and movies to U.S. multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies. As of June 30, 2013, STARZ and ENCORE serve a combined 56.9 million subscribers, including 21.8 million at STARZ, and 35.1 million at ENCORE, making them the largest pair of premium flagship channels in the U.S. STARZ® and ENCORE®, along with Starz Networks’ third network MOVIEPLEX®, air more than 1,000 movies monthly across 17 linear networks, complemented by On Demand and authenticated online offerings through STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY, and MOVIEPLEX PLAY.

Starz Distribution develops, produces and acquires entertainment content, distributing it to consumers globally on DVD, digital formats and traditional television. Starz Distribution’s home video, digital media and worldwide distribution business units distribute original programming content produced by Starz, as well as entertainment content for itself and third parties. Starz Animation produces animated TV and movie content for studios, networks, distributors and audiences worldwide.

Robot Chicken Season 6: TV Blu-Ray Review

Warner Brothers
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What they say: Robot Chicken is back for its Sixth Season of hilariously insane, wackadoodle, totally off the wall stop-motion animation! This season’s 20 brand spankin’ new episodes will flash images across your retinas and flood your brains with an overabundance of mind-melting pop culture spoofery that will most likely cause your head to explode and leave a stain on the couch that will never come out (sorry Mom)!

robot chicken season 6 1What I say: Robot Chicken has been trucking on for 6 years and as always each episode packs a lot into its short 15 minutes. The show is as savage as it ever was in its parodying of pop culture. And yes that involves all the bllod and gore as well as potentially offensive material you’ve come to know and expect. This 20 episode season really takes it to everybody with a range of subjects like kids programming such as Dora and the Chipmunks and even poor old Mario get the horrifyingly funny eye placed on them. In some respects the show hasn’t changed a bit but as long as there are pop trends to poke fun at there shouldn’t be a problem. These episodes are completely uncensored but really that just means the potty words aren’t bleeped.

Despite the lo-fi claymation animation the Blu-Ray really brings out the love robot chicken season 6 2and attention the crew brings to these shorts. The episodes all look fantastic and it really makes it a joy to watch again. Also of note in this release is the two hours of extras and special features. Every episode features commentaries, not to mention the deletes scenes and a lot more. For the true fan these is a lot to like here. If you’re not a fan, this isn’t the collection to change your mind. But the show remains true to its self and if you are a fan this is another must have collection.

Rating: 8/10
Blu-Ray: 9/10

Peter Capaldi is the 12th Doctor!!!

The BBC has just revealed that Peter Capaldi has been selected to replace Matt Smith as the 12th incarnation of Doctor Who! This is a fine choice and I cannot wait for him to take over!!!

 

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Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 3 and Best of Both Worlds Arrive to Blu-ray April 30

ACCLAIMED SERIES RETURNS WITH DEBUT OF

BRAND NEW HIGH-DEFINITION COLLECTIONS

STAR TREK:

THE NEXT GENERATION

THE THIRD SEASON BLU-RAYTM
And
THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS BLU-RAY

New Special Features Include Seth MacFarlane Moderating
Reunion Of Show Writers, Fan-Favorite Gag Reels, An In-Depth Look At The Borg,
And More!
Both Available April 30, 2013

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (February 19, 2013) – Continuing the series of high-definition collections celebrated by fans, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION® – THE THIRD SEASON and STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION® – THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS will both arrive on Blu-ray Disc April 30 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution in separate must-have sets packed with new special features. Both collections are the result of the painstaking restoration of the renowned series that involved returning to the original film elements.

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STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – THE THIRD SEASON

Boasting an unprecedented reunion of Next Generation writers moderated by comedian and Star Trek® fan Seth MacFarlane, this third season collection features an all-new featurette entitled “Inside The Writer’s Room.” Including fascinating discussion on the creation of the show’s acclaimed third season by some of today’s most visionary science fiction television writers, MacFarlane leads a panel that includes Ronald Moore, Brannon Braga, Naren Shankar and Rene Echevarria. Plus, the collection is highlighted by an entirely new multi-part documentary entitled “Resistance is Futile – Assimilating Star Trek: The Next Generation,” which reveals behind-the-scenes insight on the making of Season Three. Also, the set features a special tribute to Michael Piller, including never-before-seen interviews with cast, crew, family members and industry colleagues who all discuss his lasting influence not only on the series, but also on the Star Trek franchise as a whole. Rounding out the exclusive bonus material includes a new gag reel and newly produced commentary on select episodes.

The STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – THE THIRD SEASON Blu-ray is a 6-disc collection featuring all 26 episodes of the third season. Continuing to follow the remarkable voyages of the Starship Enterprise, the third season includes some of the most celebrated episodes in Star Trek canon.

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STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS Blu-ray features a seamlessly edited, one-part, feature length presentation of the classic two-part cliffhanger. In this fan favorite episode, Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) is captured and assimilated by the Borg. Available in high-definition for the first time ever, a centerpiece to the release is a newly-produced featurette entitled “Regeneration: Engaging the Borg.” Offering fans an in-depth exploration into the creation of The Next Generation’s most iconic villains, along with the making of the episode, the exclusive featurette includes all-new interviews with the show’s production staff, visual effects artists, writers, and cast as they reveal the challenges faced in producing one of the most technically complex episodes of the series. Plus the set includes an exclusive gag reel and all-new commentary with technical consultants Mike and Denise Okuda, actor Elizabeth Dennehy and director Cliff Bole.

The STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – THE THIRD SEASON will be available in 1080p with English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, English Stereo Surround, French Mono, Italian Mono, Castilian Mono, German Mono and Japanese Mono. The discs also include English SDH, French, German, Castilian, Italian, Japanese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish subtitles. The Blu-ray is Not Rated in the U.S. and rated PG in Canada, and it will be available for the suggested retail price of $130.00 U.S. and $150.00 Canada.

The STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS Blu-ray will be available in 1080p with English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, English Stereo Surround, French Mono, Italian Mono, German Stereo, Castilian Mono and Japanese Mono. The discs also include English SDH, French, Italian, German, Castilian, Japanese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish subtitles. The Blu-ray is Not Rated in the U.S. and rated PG in Canada, and it will be available for the suggested retail price of $28.28 U.S. and $32.00 Canada.

Chiller- The Complete Television Series: Horror TV DVD Review

Synapse Films
Stars: Nigel Havers, Phyllis Logan, Kevin McNally
(From imdb.com)
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What they say: The television series Chiller was a five episode horror anthology that aired in the UK in 1995. Presented here for the first time in the U.S., these supernatural shockers feature malevolent spirits, a brutal serial killer and a haunted house set in contemporary England. Starring many of Britain’s leading actors like Nigel Havers (Chariots of Fire, TV’s Coronation Street), Martin Clunes (UK’s Men Behaving Badly), Sophie Ward (Young Sherlock Holmes) and Kevin McNally (Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean series), this compelling collection will leave you chilled to the bone! Episodes include PROPHECY, TOBY, HERE COMES THE MIRROR MAN, THE MAN WHO DIDN’T BELIEVE IN GHOSTS and NUMBER SIX.

What I say: I had always heard of Chiller, a short lived anthology, from British television. Since it seemed so damn hard to find it in the US it seemed to attain legendary status. But now Synapse Films has brought forth this series from the mists and gave us the entire set of all 5 episodes in one convenient set.

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The five episodes vary in spooky subject matter featuring everything from ghosts to clairvoyance. As you would imagine in any anthology the quality of the writing is pretty uneven. Every episode has some effective moments but they almost never stick the landing. Some of these episodes have some of the most baffling endings I have ever seen. Despite that all the episodes offer some spooky atmosphere and are good for a watch.

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The acting is unfortunately pretty uneven as well. Some of the cast does very well and other act like cardboard. One of the big selling points of this show in its original airing was the fact that they were using known actors but some obviously cared more than others. It’s a shame it only lasted five episodes as the potential was there if only it had the time to iron out the kinks.

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The picture quality is pretty muddy as well but I doubt a TV show from the 1990s could look any better. Synapse has once again brought us an interesting lost gem and while it is worth watching, it does not, however, stand up to the legend build up around it.

Series: 7/10
DVD: 7/10