Dog Soldiers (Collector’s Edition) Blu-ray + DVD
Director: Neil Marshall
Screenwriter: Neil Marshall
Cast: Kevin McKidd, Sean Pertwee, Darren Morfitt, Emma Cleasby, Liam Cunningham, Chris Robson Scream Factory
Rated R | 105 Minutes
Release Date: June 23, 2015
Written and directed by Neil Marshall (The Descent), Dog Soldiers is a horror-thriller about a squad of six British Army soldiers dispatched to the Scottish Highlands on a training mission.
Private Cooper (Kevin McKidd), Sergeant Harry G. Wells (Sean Pertwee), Private “Spoon” Witherspoon (Darren Morfitt), and their fellow compatriots encounter Captain Richard Ryan (Liam Cunningham) – the sole survivor of a Special Ops mission gone horribly wrong.
Off-kilter and cryptic as all get-out, Captain Ryan refuses to disclose his top secret mission – or what slaughtered his men – to the group. Before the soldiers can get control of the situation, they’re attacked by stealthy assailants. Help comes in the form of Megan (Emma Cleasby), a zoologist who leads the remaining men to a deserted farmhouse in the wilderness. As darkness falls, the decrepit shelter is surrounded by their attackers – a pack of bloodthirsty werewolves.
This week’s edition of Digital Wire Blu-ray Releases is slim on new release announcements, but we do have the news on the long-awaited extended cut of one of last year’s biggest blockbusters as well as a pair of genre cult classics getting the high-definition releases they have long richly deserved.
Below you’ll find info on several future home video releases complete with technical specs, release dates, and links to pre-order at Amazon, as well as a list of titles coming out this week.
Take on the spotlight, Trixie. The blue Triceratops (voiced by the astoundingly droll Kristen Schaal) who enjoys playing games with best buddy Rex finally has an opportunity to steal the show – and truly, she dominates the screen in all the best ways in this half-hour special.
Toy Story That Time Forgot proves the brand remains mighty and merry. The ABC holiday event succeeds last year’s Toy Story of TERROR! as the franchise’s second major foray on television. It delivers that high-quality mirth we can expect from Disney”¢Pixar. Toy Story That Time Forgot is one special you will want to return to again and again.
Brave Directed by Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman
Starring Kelly Macdonald, Emma Thompson, Billy Connolly, Julie Walters, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane
Walt Disney Home Entertainment 5-Disc Blu-ray | 3-Disc Blu-ray | DVD
Release Date: November 13, 2012
The number 13. It is a bad one, often fraught with misfortune. Sadly that misfortune applies to Pixar’s unlucky 13th feature, Brave, a bold, well-intentioned and genuinely good film with many elements that regretfully do not work in its favor. Fortuitously, though, its Blu-ray release is among the best you can find this holiday season. So bear with me and embark on a Blu-ray review of Brave.
After an intense prologue set in medieval Scotland, where it looks like King Fergus (voiced with gusto by Billy Connolly) will be slain by demon bear Mor’du, we think the film will strike a consistently dark tone. In one sense, yes, Brave heads down an intense path with some accomplished guidance. Yet it also wanders around a trail scattered by silliness and irrelevance. That is perhaps the most consistent issue with Brave, in that it holds a conflicting narrative, never knowing if it wants to be a forceful or relaxed picture.
The summer of 2012 brings with it a special treat as the ongoing kick of sequels and prequels from Pixar Animation (Toy Story 3, Cars 2, and 2013’s Monsters University) takes a break for a brand new and original title from co-directors Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, titled Brave. We’ve seen the wonderful-yet-brief teaser trailer, and now a full trailer has been released
The movie is the first period film from Pixar, going back to old Scotland where the daughter of a king decides to shake things up a little.
You can check out the new trailer and read a full synopsis by continuing on below.