New Blu-ray release of ARMAGEDDON recalls a time when a Michael Bay film was not cause for dread.
True to its title, FANTASTIC MR. FOX is an absolute astonishment of a picture, seamlessly merging the literary sensibilities of author Roald Dahl with the droll, urbanite wit of Wes Anderson. Ironically, it was the participation of Anderson that initially worried us; the director’s recent films have been polarizing, to say the least, and we [...]
Disney’s new Blu-Ray discs operate at a reference standard that no serious videophile should be without, but the completist will want to take note that not all previously released bonus features made the jump to Blu-Ray.
One of Disney’s most engaging animated features in recent memory.
The 1990s were a pretty damn good time for Disney animated films; even though the film that really kicked off their 2nd golden age, THE LITTLE MERMAID, arrived in 1989, nearly all their animated films released subsequently (a list that includes THE LION KING, BEAUTY AND [...]
A gentle fable that beautifully demonstrates the artistry of classic hand-drawn animation.
The 1973 film is a near-perfect showcase for Romero’s strengths and weaknesses as a filmmaker.
For more than four decades, George A Romero has been one of the unassailable giants of the modern horror film, particularly the independent variety. In 1968, his NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD quite literally changed the game; besides kicking open the [...]
If the notion of an $80 million B-picture sounds like a contradiction in terms, Jonathan Mostow’s SURROGATES will be a real eye-opener. An adaptation of a limited run comic series, the film takes place in a Boston roughly 20 years in a future, when the vast majority of mankind interacts with the world only through [...]
Laserblast is trying to get itself onto a more regular schedule, in order to keep you abreast of what is happening in regards to horror, fantasy, and science fiction films on DVD and Blu-ray. Here is a roundup of noteworthy titles released in January.
8 ½ (BD) – For many, Italian film begins and ends with [...]
The Blu-ray disc offers a great transfer and some good extras, but even in unrated form, this allegedy horror-comedy is not particularly scary, sexy, or funny.
Without unnecessary preamble, here is a list of the best Blu-ray discs from 2009, featuring horror, fantasy and science fiction titles. With so many great releases, it is hard to pick favorites, so the films are presented in alphabetical, rather than numeric, order.
An American Werewolf in London. Though director John Landis bristles at the term “horror comedy”, it’s [...]
This Week’s Blu-ray and DVD releases provide further evidence that expectations are often made to be thwarted: A little movie that could have been buried and forgotten instead became a sleeper hit, while a would-be hit disappeared from theatres with barely a ripple of attention from audiences. There is also an animated fantasy whose trailer [...]
It’s the last Tuesday before Christmas – meaning it’s the last release date for new horror, fantasy and science fiction on home video – so you might be expecting a glut of last-minute shopping opportunities. No such luck. This week’s batch of releases offers only a couple of interesting titles; fortunately, one of them is [...]
The Blu-ray disc provides a gorgeous transfer and good extras, but the film remains a high-sheen jumble designed for attention-deficit viewers.