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    Vigilante Diaries (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on July 7th, 2016

    “That’s me, Mike Hanover, and I just killed a man in a taco shop bathroom. Hey, he started it. I been hiding near the border looking for The Vigilante…” 

    You’ve found him. Anchor Bay’s The Vigilante actually started life as a web series. The web episodes followed the exploits of The Vigilante, played by Paul Sloan and his sidekick The Kid, played by Kevin L. Walker. It was pretty much a hyper-superhero kind of series with ramped-up action on a limited budget. Now we have a feature film version that is quite the mixture of genre films. You get a little grindhouse mixed with some Leone Spaghetti Western with extra sauce
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    Jeepers Creepers Collector’s Edition (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on July 6th, 2016

    “I don’t know if it’s a demon or a devil, or just some hungry thing from some dark place in time. I just know it’s not going to stop coming after you or anyone else it wants to. ‘Cos once it has the scent of something it likes, it can’t be stopped.” 

    Just days before the tragic events of 9/11 brought so much real-life horror into our lives, Victor Salva attempted to resurrect some old-school monster movie magic on the movie-going public. The low-budget thriller hit the box office with a bang. Its $13 million opening weekend was a record for Labor Day and is partly responsible for studios taking a closer look at the traditionally slow release weekend.
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    How to Get Away with Murder: Season 2

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on July 5th, 2016

    “What does sex have to do with criminal law?”

    Shonda Rhimes pretty much has an answer for that. It doesn’t matter if it’s a hospital or a law firm, Rhimes knows how to interject the musical-beds routine about as well as anyone can. Of course, it’s really Peter Nowalk who is the creator and showrunner for How To Get Away With Murder, but while Nowalk might be driving the bus, Rhimes’ touch can be found in every corner of the sophomore ABC series. It’s a formula that appears to work for both Rhimes and the ABC network which finds her first hit, Grey’s Anatomy, just finishing its 11th season. I guess you can’t argue with success. Let’s see if I can argue with How To Get Away With Murder Season 2.
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    Paramount Offers Disc Replacement For Star Trek The Wrath Of Khan Director’s Cut

    Posted in Site News by Gino Sassani on June 30th, 2016

    My review of the Director’s Cut of Star Trek: The Wrath Of Khan pointed out some glitches in the audio presentation. I promised I would seek an answer from Paramount. That answer has arrived. You can get a replacement disc. The paramount response is below:

    It has come to our attention that there is a slight master assembly error on the recent Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Director’s Cut Blu-ray release.  Fans who would like a replacement should contact our customer service department at wrathofkhanreturns@tce.com or toll free at 844-898-4365.  The corrected product will be shipped free of charge.  

    It is always our intention to distribute the highest quality product and we apologize for any inconvenience this error has caused.

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    Ballers: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on June 26th, 2016

    American football has been making the news of late, and not just in the sports pages. For the last couple of years there has been an increasing concern for players’ safety. From our president declaring he wouldn’t let his fictional son play the game to the hard-hitting Will Smith film Concussion, football has taken some heat over its violent nature. Players are retiring early, and the subject of life after football becomes more of a social question than ever before. That’s where HBO’s Ballers comes in. It’s a half-hour look at the NFL from the player perspective, both current and retired. It’s intended as a light bit of dramedy, and it certainly is that. Even so, the series doesn’t hide from some of the brutal realities of the sport, from the trappings of fame and fortune to the realities of its eventual end.
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    Exclusive Interview With Ashley Park From All American Bikini Car Wash

    Posted in Podcasts by Gino Sassani on June 25th, 2016

    We’re heading back to the All American Bikini Car Wash. This time I got to talk with Ashley Park who plays Brittany. Ashley is also the reigning Miss Asia USA. She also has a pretty busy slate of new stuff coming out. We had a lot to talk about and she was a total blast to interview. Get the inside scoop from the set in Vegas. Bang it here to listen in on my chat with Ashley Park and
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    Star Trek: The Original Series: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on June 23rd, 2016

    “Space…The Final Frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before!”

    Paramount was bold indeed when they undertook the remaster project of the original series. Not only did they clean up the prints, but they took the decidedly risky option of redoing most of the f/x shots from the original prints.
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    X-Files: The Event Series (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on June 23rd, 2016

    “My name is Fox Mulder. Since my childhood, I have been obsessed by a controversial global phenomenon. Since my sister disappeared when I was 12 years old in what I believe was an alien abduction. My obsession took me to the FBI, where I investigated paranormal science cases through the auspices of a unit known as the X-Files. Through this unit, I could continue my work on the alien phenomenon, and the search for my missing sister. In 1993, the FBI sought to impugn my work, bringing in a scientist and medical doctor to debunk it… which only deepened my obsession for the better part of a decade, during which time that agent, Dana Scully, had her own faith tested. In 2002, in a change of direction and policy, the FBI closed the X-Files, and our investigation ceased. But my personal obsession did not.”

    Just in case you don’t know what the heck we’re talking about here.
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    Exclusive Interview With Patrick Rodio: Writer Of All American Bikini Car Wash

    Posted in Podcasts by Gino Sassani on June 22nd, 2016

    Summer is here and Upcomingdiscs has been cooling off at the All American Bikini Car Wash. We thought it would be a good idea to talk to the guy who came up with the whole thing. That would be writer Patrick Rodio. I had a chance to talk with Patrick about the film. It was a lot of fun and I got the story behind the story. Bang it here to sit in on my chat with Patrick Rodio.

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    Star Trek (2009) (UHD Blu-ray) (4K)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on June 22nd, 2016

    “Space…the final frontier. These are the continuing voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its ongoing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before!”

    Every Star Trek fan has had that phrase beaten into their brain about as many times as Uncle Ben’s mantra about great power and great responsibility. Who knew that the tagline was appropriate to filmmaking? When J.J. Abrams signed on to direct the reboot/remake/reimagining/rehash (insert your own word here) of Star Trek, he quickly made it known that he was not really that into the franchise.
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    Contest: Win A Copy Of All American Bikini Car Wash On DVD

    Posted in Contests by Gino Sassani on June 19th, 2016

    I’ve been spending a lot of time lately with our pals over at the All American Bikini Car Wash. It’s not what you think. They’ve pitched in to send us a copy of the movie All American Bikini Car Wash to give away to one lucky Upcomingdiscs follower. It’s coming out June 21st, just in time for summer, from Monarch Home Entertainment. That means one of you gets to hang out with our new pals, too. Look for some interviews and a review in the coming days. We’ve got this Car Wash covered.

    To win a copy of this prize, follow these instructions.

    1. Fill out your name and email address in the comment form below – your email address will remain private and visible only to us.
    2. Do not post your address as an actual comment!  Instead tell us – How do you plan to stay cool this summer?
    3. Only those comments that answer our question will be considered.

    Contest is now closed Winner is Doug Gerard

    Winners are notified by E-mail. If you did not get a confirmation E-mail from us, check your Spam filter and contact us. Any prize not claimed in 2 weeks will be forfeit and be placed in the end of year contests next Holiday Season.

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    Congratulations To Jeremy Butler For His 200th Review

    Posted in Uncategorized by Gino Sassani on June 18th, 2016

    If you recognize the name Jeremy Butler, it’s because you’ve seen it hundreds of times…200 times, to be exact.

    When he’s not busy out there defending us from the bad guys… he’s defending us from bad movies.

    Please join me in congratulating Jeremy Butler for 200 Reviews!

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    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan -Director’s Cut (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on June 16th, 2016

    “He tasks me. He tasks me, and I shall have him! I’ll chase him ’round the moons of Nibia and ’round the Antares Maelstrom and ’round Perdition’s flames before I give him up!”

    After its shortened three year run, it looked like Star Trek was dead and gone. A very short lived animation series was the first attempt to carry on. Before long it too was a thing of the past. Then something rather amazing happened. Star Trek found a home in syndication. The local television markets aired the shows in a somewhat edited form, and they were rewarded with record-breaking local ratings. It didn’t take long before Paramount saw the possibilities
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    Star Trek Into Darkness (UHD Blu-ray) (4K)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on June 15th, 2016

    “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” 

    The rumors were rampant, and I won’t address them at all here. Chances are you know the spoilers, if you want to know them, already. I won’t chance ruining it for the few that have avoided any information on the film. I will tell you that Abrams has managed to weave a touching love letter to the Trek faithful into what again is a hugely mainstream film that should kick some serious butt at the box office once again. It’s almost as if he wanted to thank the fans who did finally climb aboard his Enterprise.
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    Lou Grant: Season One

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on June 13th, 2016

    Ed Asner’s character Lou Grant started life on the Mary Tyler Moore Show. The sit-com lasted seven seasons, taking a large stash of Emmy awards during its run. It also competed with All In The Family as a heavy-hitter in spinoffs. Rhoda and Phyllis each had a respectable run also in the sit-com world. But the most amazing spinoff and the most successful wasn’t another sit-com at all. It was an hour-long drama that took us inside the workings of a major L.A. newspaper, The Los Angeles Tribune. There Lou Grant, fired from his television station gig in Minneapolis, lands on the doorstep of his good friend Charlie Hume (Adams), who happens to be the paper’s managing editor. The job’s his, and the drama ran for five seasons.
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    Contest: Win Rick and Morty: The Complete Second Season From Warner Brothers

    Posted in Contests by Gino Sassani on June 12th, 2016

    Our friends at Warner Brothers want to put a little laughter in your life. If you’re feeling blue we have something to make you feel Blu…Blu-ray that is. Rick and Morty Season 2 is out in high definition and we have a free copy for one lucky Upcomingdiscs follower. Start the Summer with some fun.

    To win a copy of this prize, follow these instructions.

    1. Fill out your name and email address in the comment form below – your email address will remain private and visible only to us.
    2. Do not post your address as an actual comment!  Instead tell us – What’s the funniest thing you ever did?
    3. Only those comments that answer our question will be considered.

    Contest is now closed Winner is Ron Oliver

    Winners are notified by E-mail. If you did not get a confirmation E-mail from us, check your Spam filter and contact us. Any prize not claimed in 2 weeks will be forfeit and be placed in the end of year contests next Holiday Season.

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    Rizzoli & Isles: Season 6

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on June 12th, 2016

    The premise here is dirt simple. They’ve taken the buddy cop idea and found a way to work in the forensics science fad and deliver a procedural with a few twists. The show is based on a series of mystery novels by Tess Gerritsen, who introduced us to Jane Rizzoli & Maura Isles in 2001. Angie Harmon plays Detective Rizzoli. She’s wanted to be a cop all of her life and is living the dream, working with a special unit out of Boston PD. Her best friend in life happens to be Dr. Maura Isles, who is the Chief Medical Examiner for the unit and is played by Sasha Alexander. These are the kind of friends who finish each other’s sentences and share a lot of history together. That’s not to say they are at all alike.
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    Maude: Season 5

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on June 12th, 2016

    “And then there’s Maude.”

    In football, there’s always a lot of talk about coaching trees. You know the idea. Some great mastermind who saw his assistants go on to have success of their own and who passed that lucky charm down to others for, perhaps, generations. All In The Family would be the television equivalent to a coach with a long tree. There were an incredible number of spinoffs that led to other spinoffs. Archie’s neighbors The Jeffersons moved on up to the East Side and had their own several years of success. That show saw maid Florence have her spinoff from that show called Checking In. Meanwhile, Archie’s daughter had her Gloria series, and after Edith’s death, Archie settled into Archie Bunker’s Place. Even the Bunker home had a spinoff called 704 Houser Street when a new family moved in.
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    Roots: The Complete Original Series (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on June 8th, 2016

    “Roots: The Saga of an American Family literally blazed across this nation’s screens.”

    In 1977 the entire country became Africans for eight consecutive nights. The name Kunta Kinte would become a household name. It was unprecedented on so many levels that even the ABC executives that made the decision to air it believed it was going to be a ratings disaster. The decision to run it on so many consecutive nights was made to avoid the ratings collapse from lasting more than a week. But by the time the final episode aired, Roots had become the most-watched television mini-series of all time.
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    Ghostbusters (UHD Blu-ray) (4K)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on June 8th, 2016

    “Who you gonna call?”

    By now everyone knows the answer. Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson are the Ghostbusters. As their ad proclaims, they’re ready to believe you. Ghostbusters was originally conceived by Aykroyd as a vehicle for John Belushi and himself. When Belushi died, reportedly from a drug overdose, the project sat on the shelf a few years. Harold Ramis would eventually team up with Aykroyd and finish the script. It’s been said that “Dying is easy. Comedy is hard
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    Ghostbusters II (UHD Blu-ray) (4K)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on June 8th, 2016

    “Who you gonna call?”

    This time?

    It took over five years to put together a sequel to Ghostbusters. Apparently there were dozens of story ideas that came and went before the second film finally began production. It was a promising project. All of the original cast returned along with a few of the supporting cast members.
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    Contest: Win The Confirmation on Blu-ray from Lionsgate

    Posted in Contests by Gino Sassani on June 8th, 2016

    Our friends at Lionsgate have given us a copy of The Confirmation on Blu-ray to give to one of our lucky followers. A father and his estranged son are suddenly thrown together when his ex-wife is away on a retreat with her new husband. It stars Clive Owen. It’s a story of a father and son bonding and it can be yours for free.

    To win a copy of this prize, follow these instructions.

    1. Fill out your name and email address in the comment form below – your email address will remain private and visible only to us.
    2. Do not post your address as an actual comment!  Instead tell us – What’s the best thing you ever did with your father?
    3. Only those comments that answer our question will be considered.

    Contest is now closed Winner is Bernie Wallace

    Winners are notified by E-mail. If you did not get a confirmation E-mail from us, check your Spam filter and contact us. Any prize not claimed in 2 weeks will be forfeit and be placed in the end of year contests next Holiday Season.

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    Vinyl: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on June 8th, 2016

    “I started at the bottom working every club in New York City. I mopped floors. Swabbed ashtrays. Hauled kegs. You think you work hard? Try scraping Chubby Checker’s vomit off the inside of a toilet stall.” 

    Martin Scorsese is a man who has worked very hard over the years. His list of film accomplishments is too big to list here. On television his recent teaming with Terrance Winter produced Boardwalk Empire. It’s not much of a surprise the two would team up again for another HBO series.
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    IMAX: Journey To Space (UHD Blu-ray) (4K)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on June 6th, 2016

    “We began as wanderers, and are wanderers still. We have lingered enough on the shores of the Cosmic Ocean. We are ready at last to set sail for the stars” – Carl Sagan

    The Shout Factory documentary Journey To Space is the kind of release that the 4K market was made to serve. Most of this material was filmed in 65mm or with digital cameras in as high as 10K resolution. It was made for screens that are up to three stories tall and still show off the wonders of the images presented. That makes it the perfect kind of item to put on a 4K disc. It was created to be seen with this kind of resolution and color clarity. The material isn’t completely original.
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    Hammer Film Collection

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on June 5th, 2016

    The mere mention of Hammer Studios brings to mind bloody terror to the legions of monster fans who grew up on a steady drive-in staple diet of the studio’s iconic monster movies. The studio picked up where Universal left off in the 1950’s and delivered a new run of the classic monsters we had been introduced to in black and white. Hammer brought these creatures to life in living … or is that living dead … color. Dracula, Frankenstein, The Werewolf, and The Mummy were all resurrected for a new cycle of films from the British studio. The place earned its often-used nickname of The House of Horror.
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