Ben-Hur arrives on Digital HD on 11/29 and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack on 12/13

FATE AND ADVENTURE COLLIDE IN AN
ACTION-PACKED JOURNEY FROM REVENGE TO REDEMPTION

Epic Drama Arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD December 13
Get it on Digital HD November 29

 

11HOLLYWOOD, Calif.  – Hailed as “a glorious epic adventure” (Bonnie Laufer, Sirius XM Radio) and “a powerful story of forgiveness” (Michael Foust, Christian Examiner), Paramount Pictures’ and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ breathtaking action-adventure BEN-HUR arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD December 13, 2016 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  The film arrives two weeks early on Digital HD November 29.

BEN-HUR is the epic story of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell), an officer in the Roman army. Stripped of his title, separated from his family and the woman he loves (Nazanin Boniadi), Judah is forced into slavery. After years at sea, Judah returns to his homeland to seek revenge, but finds redemption. Based on Lew Wallace’s timeless novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, the film also stars Rodrigo Santoro, Ayelet Zurer, Pilou Asbaek, Sofia Black D’Elia and Academy Award® winner* Morgan Freeman.

The BEN-HUR Blu-ray Combo Pack with Digital HD features over an hour of bonus content including an in-depth look at the creation of the film’s spectacular chariot race, an exploration of the story’s legacy and enduring relevance, behind-the-scenes interviews with the cast, deleted and extended scenes, music videos from Andra Day, For King and Country and Mary Mary, and more. In addition, for a limited time, the Blu-ray Combo Pack will include a $10 movie card that can be applied to the purchase of a ticket for any movie in theaters.

BEN-HUR Blu-ray Combo Pack

The BEN-HUR Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.  The DVD in the combo pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.  The combo pack includes access to a Digital HD copy of the film as well as the following:

Blu-ray

  • Feature film in high definition
  • Ben-Hur: The Legacy
  • The Epic Cast
  • A Tale for Our Times
  • The Chariot Race
  • Deleted & Extended Scenes
  • Music Videos


DVD

  • Feature film in standard definition

 

The Blu-ray Combo Pack available for purchase includes a Digital HD version of the film that can be accessed through UltraViolet™, a way to collect, access and enjoy movies.  With UltraViolet, consumers can add movies to their digital collection in the cloud, and then stream or download them—reliably and securely—to a variety of devices.

BEN-HUR Single-Disc DVD

The single-disc DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.  The disc includes the feature film in standard definition.
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Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures present a Sean Daniel production, in association with LightWorkers Media, a Timur Bekmambetov film: “Ben-Hur.”  Starring Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Rodrigo Santoro, Nazanin Boniadi, Ayelet Zurer and Morgan Freeman.  Visual effects supervisor Jim Rygiel.  Music by Marco Beltrami.  Costume designer Varya Avdyushko.  Editor Dody Dorn, ACE.  Production designer Naomi Shohan.  Director of photography Oliver Wood.  Executive producers Mark Burnett, Roma Downey, Keith Clarke, John Ridley, and Jason F. Brown.  Produced by Sean Daniel, p.g.a., Joni Levin, p.g.a. and Duncan Henderson, p.g.a.  Screenplay by Keith Clarke and John Ridley.  Directed by Timur Bekmambetov.


Now You See Me 2 | Available on Digital HD 8/23 and on 4k Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-Ray Combo Pack and DVD 9/6 from Lionsgate

unnamed[1]The Four Horsemen are back for a second act to pull off their most impossible heist yet as they try to clear their names in Now You See Me 2, arriving on Digital HD August 23 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) September 6 from Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label. The star-studded follow-up to the multimillion-dollar box-office hit features Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Mark Ruffalo (The Avengers), Woody Harrelson (The Hunger Games franchise), Dave Franco (Nerve), Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter franchise), Lizzy Caplan (Cloverfield), Jay Chou (The Green Hornet), Sanaa Lathan (Repentance) with Michael Caine (The Dark Knight) and Morgan Freeman (The Shawshank Redemption).

The Four Horsemen (Eisenberg, Harrelson, Franco, Caplan) return for a second mind-bending adventure, elevating the limits of stage illusion to new heights and taking them around the globe. One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, the illusionists resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than Walter Mabry (Radcliffe), a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all.

The Now You See Me 2 Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital HD release will include audio commentary by the director and three behind-the- scenes featurettes looking at the creation of the magic in the film, and discussions with the cast and crew about their work in developing and mastering the magic tricks seen in the film. The Blu-ray Disc of Now You See Me 2 will feature a Dolby Atmos ® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. The Now You See Me 2 DVD will include audio commentary with the director and one behind-the- scenes featurette. Now You See Me 2 will be available on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray and DVD for $42.99, $39.99 and $29.95, respectively. Lionsgate will also be launching a Now You See Me hidden object game in partnership with SideKick VR, which will be available on mobile devices including mobile VR headsets from Samsung, Google and others.

BLU-RAY/ DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES*

  • Audio Commentary by Director Jon M. Chu
  • “The Art of the Ensemble” Featurette
  • “You Can’t Look Away” Featurette
  • “Bringing Magic to Life” Featurette

*Subject to change

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*

  •  Audio Commentary by Director Jon Chu
  •      “You Can’t Look Away” Featurette

*Subject to change


Now You See Me 2 | Disponible en Digital HD el 23 de agosto y en 4K Ultra HD TM Combo Pack, Blu-ray TM Combo Pack y DVD el 6 de septiembre de la mano de Lionsgate

 

unnamed[1]Los Cuatro Jinetes regresan con una segunda ronda de acción para protagonizar su atraco más difícil hasta la fecha, y tratar de restaurar su reputación en Now You See Me 2, que desembarca el 23 de agosto en Digital HD, y el 6 de septiembre en 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (más Blu-ray y Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (más DVD y Digital HD) y DVD (más Digital) de la mano de la marca Summit Entertainment, de Lionsgate. La segunda entrega de todo un multimillonario éxito de taquilla con un reparto estelar está protagonizada por Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Mark Ruffalo (The Avengers), Woody Harrelson (de la franquicia The Hunger Games), Dave Franco (Nerve), Daniel Radcliffe (de la franquicia Harry Potter), Lizzy Caplan (Cloverfield), Jay Chou (The Green Hornet), Sanaa Lathan (Repentance) con Michael Caine (The Dark Knight) y Morgan Freeman (The Shawshank Redemption).

Los Cuatro Jinetes (Eisenberg, Harrelson, Franco, Caplan) regresan en una extraordinaria aventura que eleva los límites del ilusionismo escénico a una dimensión superior que los llevará por todo el mundo. Un año después de burlar al FBI y de ganarse la adulación pública con sus espectáculos de magia al más puro estilo Robin Hood, los ilusionistas resurgen con una nueva actuación con la esperanza de exhibir las prácticas engañosas de un magnate de la tecnología. El hombre detrás de sus desapariciones no es otro que Walter Mabry (Radcliffe), un prodigio de la tecnología que amenaza a los Jinetes para que logren ejecutar su atraco más difícil. La única esperanza de los Jinetes será realizar un último truco, nunca antes realizado, con el fin de lavar su imagen y desenmascarar al cerebro de la trama.

El lanzamiento de Now You See Me 2 en Blu-ray Combo Pack y en Digital HD incluirá audiocomentarios del director y tres cortometrajes con imágenes detrás de las cámaras que mostrarán cómo se realizó la magia en la película. Ambos también incluirán las conversaciones entre el reparto y el equipo sobre el desarrollo y el perfeccionamiento de los trucos de magia que se ven en el largometraje. El disco Blu-ray de Now You See Me 2 viene con audio Dolby Atmos ® , que está específicamente mezclado para disfrutar del cine y del entretenimiento en el hogar, con sonidos que pueden ubicarse en cualquier punto de la sala, incluso en el techo. El DVD de Now You See Me 2 incluirá audiocomentarios con el director y un cortometraje con imágenes detrás de las cámaras. Now You See Me 2 estará disponible en 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray y DVD por $42.99, $39.99 y $29.95, respectivamente. Lionsgate también lanzará junto a SideKick VR Now You See Me, un juego de objetos perdidos que estará disponible en dispositivos móviles incluyendo auriculares de realidad virtual para Samsung, Google y otros.

MATERIAL ESPECIAL DEL BLU-RAY/ DIGITAL HD*

  • Audiocomentario del Director Jon M. Chu
  • Cortometraje “The Art of the Ensemble”
  • Cortometraje “You Can’t Look Away”
  • Cortometraje “Bringing Magic to Life”

*Sujeto a cambios

MATERIAL ESPECIAL DEL DVD*

  • Audiocomentario del Director Jon Chu
  • Cortometraje “You Can’t Look Away”

*Sujeto a cambios

 

Enter to Win! ‘LONDON HAS FALLEN’ Screening Passes

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YESSSSSSSS!!! It’s almost here…the release of LONDON HAS FALLEN!

SYNOPSIS: In London for the Prime Minister’s funeral, Mike Banning discovers a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders. 

I can’t wait! I’m a huge fan of the first one. Gerard Butler is a beast! Ok – enough of that! Lets keep it going. I’ve got RESERVED SEATS for this one – Yep…that means…you’re walking past the crowd…and sitting down in the theater before all the MADNESS begins! Sound good? Good.

#LondonHasFallen screenings are taking place here…

March 2, 2016

7:30 PM

Houston – AMC Studio 30

New York – AMC Empire 25

Phoenix – AMC Arizona Center 24

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Please send me your FIRST & LAST NAME and CITY to mikethemovieguy@gmail.com

In the subject line – CITY/London Has Fallen

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THIS PROMOTION WILL END WHEN ALL PASSES ARE GONE. No purchase necessary. No one will be admitted late into the movie. Theatre and promoter are not responsible for overbooking. It is our sole discretion at any time to refuse, revoke or limit admission. Only one contest entry per person. Only U.S. residents over the age of 18 are eligible to participate and win. Movie passes do not guarantee entry. Please read screening ticket for all rules.

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#LondonHasFallen – In theaters March 4

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Movie Review: TED 2

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Directed By: Seth MacFarlane
Produced By: Jason Clark, John Jacobs, Seth MacFarlane and Scott Stuber
Written By: Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane (voice), Amanda Seyfried

Ted 2 picks up at Ted (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) and Tami-Lynn’s (Jessica Barth) wedding, which we quickly learn is taking place just six months after John (Mark Wahlberg) and Lori (Mila Kunis) were divorced.   The thunder buddies seem to be on opposite sides of the emotional spectrum, and then we’re distracted by an extremely dragged out musical sequence during the opening credits. The film then picks up one year later, where we see Ted and Tami-Lynn’s marriage seemingly falling apart. Ted is convinced the only way to rectify their marriage is to have a child. There’s just one small problem…Ted is not anatomically correct. After a failed attempt at collecting Tom Brady’s sperm, John volunteers to be the couple’s sperm donor. John and Ted begin to joke around in the donor room and John ends up covered in rejected sperm, thus ending their plan to have Tami-Lynn artificially inseminated.

This issue seems minimal when, after attempting to adopt a child, Ted discovers the state of Massachusetts believes he’s property rather than an actual person. The couple is unable to have their own child, unable to adopt, Ted is stripped of his job at the food store and their marriage is annulled. Facing defeat, John convinces him to fight back. They seek out a civil rights attorney and are introduced to a pot smoking Sam (Amanda Seyfried). The trio engages in research, re-enacting dances from The Breakfast Cluband smoking pot in the local library. Unwilling to lose, Sam turns to one of the top civil rights attorneys, Patrick Meighan (Morgan Freeman), who agrees to meet with them in his office in New York.

In New York, they meet with the Meighan, and he turns down their case. Clearly upset, Ted runs away from John and Sam and heads right for the New York Comic Con. He’s captured by Donny (Giovanni Ribisi), the creepy janitor, who has been co-conspiring with the head of Hasbro to mass produce Ted dolls. Wanting a Ted of his own, Donny duct tapes Ted to a table and is about to cut him open to see what makes him tick when John and Sam arrive and save him. Donny chases John, Sam and Ted through the awesomely nerdy Comic Con!

As with the first Ted film, there are the literal laughing out loud moments and there are the somber, almost corny moments. In typical Ted fashion, expect borderline inappropriate racist jokes and an abundant amount of F-bombs throughout. Despite some dragged out scenes, I’d say it was a decent sequel. Amanda Seyfriend was a nice addition, and the cameos by Tom Brady, Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman were great! Mark Wahlberg is hilarious and it was also nice to see Johnny Drama as a security guard at Comic Con. If you enjoy crude humor and repeat offenses, Ted 2 might just be for you.

Ted 2 was released in theaters on June 26, 2015. Check it out for yourself, and let me know what you think!

Kristin (@kristin0409)

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