Posts by Philip Yu

  • ‘Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters’ Hits Blu-ray/DVD on June 11

    Philip Yu at This Week on DVD1 yr ago

    Witches, beware.

    Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton turn a legendary fairy tale on its head and battle to save the world from witches in "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters," available on Digital Download on May 21st, followed by a Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD and On Demand release on June 11th.

    "Hansel & Gretel" tells the story of a lethal brother and sister team seeking to avenge their parents' deaths. But after a lifetime of tracking and terminating witches in every dark forest, Hansel and Gretel now must face an evil greater than anything they've ever hunted: a terrifying new threat so massive, it could destroy the world as we know it -- and could also hold the secret to their frightening past.

    Earning over $200 million at the worldwide box office, and also starring Famke Janssen, Thomas Mann and Peter Stormare, the action fantasy spectacle already has a sequel in development.

    The Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack will include an unrated, too-intense-for-theaters version of the film, as well as the theatrical cut. Bonus features will include a behind-the-scenes look at the making of "Hansel & Gretel."

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  • 02/05/2013 – ‘Flight,’ ‘Here Comes the Boom,’ ‘Peter Pan,’ ‘Cabaret’ and ‘Celeste and Jesse Forever’

    Philip Yu at This Week on DVD1 yr ago

    Flight

    Academy Award nominee Denzel Washington delivers a powerhouse performance in this riveting drama from director Robert Zemeckis. Whip Whitaker, a seasoned commercial airline pilot, miraculously crash lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving nearly every soul on board. Whip is hailed as a hero, but as more is learned, more questions than answers arise as to who or what was really at fault for the crash. What really happened on that plane? As Whip comes under investigation, he begins a personal descent that sends him hurtling towards the truth.

    [SPOILER!] See Denzel Washington in an exclusive behind-the-scenes bonus feature clip from 'Flight,' available on Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand and Digital Download:

    Blu-ray Special Features:

    More Details:

    To celebrate the home entertainment release of 'Flight,' we're doing a giveaway! Five grand prize winners will each receive 'Flight' on Blu-ray. Here's how to enter: Step 1: Follow @yahoomovies on Twitter

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  • New Super Bowl spots unveiled for ‘Fast & Furious 6,’ ‘Iron Man 3,’ ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ and more

    Philip Yu at Movie Talk1 yr ago

    Super Bowl Sunday. Pro football's biggest day is just as much about the TV commercials as it is about the Vince Lombardi Trophy. As the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens clashed on the field, studios unveiled their newest high-profile spots for upcoming movie releases. Here's a rundown of new trailers that aired during Super Bowl XVLII, including "Star Trek Into Darkness," "Iron Man 3" and "Fast & Furious 6":

    Fast & Furious 6

    Super Bowl viewers were treated to the first look at Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and company in the latest installment of director Justin Lin's blockbuster globe-trotting auto-action franchise. "Fast & Furious 6" races into theaters on May 24th.

    [Related: 'Fast & Furious 6' looks bigger and badder than ever]

    Iron Man 3

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  • Shaken, not stirred: ‘Skyfall’ hits Blu-ray and DVD on February 12

    Philip Yu at This Week on DVD1 yr ago

    Bond. James Bond. On Blu-ray.

    Daniel Craig returns for his latest mission as Agent 007 in the box office smash "Skyfall," the highest-grossing Bond film of all time, available on Digital HD platforms on February 5th, followed by a Blu-ray and DVD release on February 12th.

    In the blockbuster 23rd installment of the James Bond franchise, 007's loyalty to M is tested as her past returns to haunt her. With MI6 now compromised from both inside and out, M is left with one ally she can trust: Bond. 007 takes to the shadows -- aided only by field agent Eve -- following a trail to the mysterious Silva.

    Earning over a billion dollars at the worldwide box office, and nominated for five Academy Awards, including a Best Original Song nod for Adele's titular theme, many call "Skyfall" the best Bond yet.

    Blu-ray special features include an audio commentary with director Sam Mendes and "Shooting Bond," an in-depth behind-the-scenes multi-part documentary on the making of "Skyfall."

    Here's the full press release from MGM:

    EXPLOSIVE 23RD INSTALLMENT OF THE JAMES BOND FRANCHISE

    SKYFALL

    The Highest-Grossing Bond Film of All-Time Comes Home In February

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