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    Annabelle (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on January 13th, 2015

    “Since the beginning of civilization, dolls have been beloved by children, cherished by collectors and used in religious rites as conduits for good and evil.”

    The Conjuring was one of the best horror movies to come along in years. Why? Because it was a good scare with a story that didn’t totally insult our intelligence or leave us scratching our heads too many times. The movie also dealt with its own red herring of sorts in a possessed doll kept under wraps by that film’s hero couple.
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    Exclusive Interview With Hannah New Of Black Sails

    Posted in Podcasts by Gino Sassani on January 12th, 2015

    Anyone who has seen the Starz pirate drama Black Sails knows who Hannah New is. She plays the feisty Eleanor Guthrie. Eleanor runs the Island where all of the pirates sell their booty. It’s a powerful position for a woman of 1715. Hannah New is up to the challenge and I had a chance to chat with her recently about her role on Black Sails. She’s just as much fun as her character. Bang it here to listen in on my chat with Hannah New. There are a few clicks in the audio which were an unfortunate result of our telephone connection. It’s worth the patience.

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    12 Days Of Christmas Giveaways – Day 12: Dance Academy: Season 1

    Posted in Contests by Gino Sassani on January 5th, 2015

    On The Last Day Of Christmas New Video gives to you:

    Dance Academy: The Complete First Season. I hope our Christmas giveaways were enough to make you dance for joy. If not, we’ve got something that will at least get you dancing. We finish our gift-giving with the Teen Nick classic.

    To enter just follow these instructions:

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    2. Do not post your address as an actual comment!  Instead tell us- What will make you get up and dance in 2015?
    3. Only those comments that answer our question will be considered.

    Contest is now closed Winner is Melissa Fowers

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    Field Of Lost Shoes

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on January 5th, 2015

    “Every year a parade is held at the Virginia Military Institute to honor cadets who gave their lives at a turning point during the American Civil War. On May 15, 1864 seven friends marched into the Battle of New Market. Only four came out.”

    There have been many films made about the Civil War, from the classic Gone With The Wind to the docudrama Gettysburg. It’s a story that deserves being told and thereby remaining in our memory now that none of the principals are alive to tell the story. Field Of Lost Shoes doesn’t really fit the classic or docudrama categories
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    12 Days Of Christmas Giveaways – Day 11: Cartoon Network: Holiday Collection

    Posted in Contests by Gino Sassani on January 4th, 2015

    On The Eleventh Day Of Christmas Cartoon Network gives to you:

    Cartoon Network: Holiday Collection. Episodes of Adventure Time, The Regular Show & The Amazing World Of Gumball help you keep that Christmas Spirit just a little while longer. There are a couple of bonus episode to give you 6 cartoons in all. It’ll be on its way to a lucky Upcomingdiscs winner.

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    3. Only those comments that answer our question will be considered.

    Contest is now closed Winner is Tara Braun

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    12 Days Of Christmas Giveaways – Day 10: China Beach Season 1

    Posted in Contests by Gino Sassani on January 3rd, 2015

    On The Tenth Day Of Christmas Time Life / Star Vista gives to you:

    China Beach Season 1. We’ve got a special treat for you. Summer may be a long way ahead but we decided it was time to hit the beach once again, China Beach, that is. They’ve given us a copy of China Beach Season 1 on DVD and we’re giving it away to you. Catch Dana Delany, Marg Helgenberger and Robert Picardo before Desperate Housewives, CSI or Star Trek: Voyager. China Beach paid tribute to the vets of Vietnam. You can thank those wonderful elves over at Timeless Media and Star Vista.

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    2. Do not post your address as an actual comment!  Instead tell us- Have you ever won a prize from us, if so what? Did you enjoy your prize? Winning in the past will not change your chances of winning here. The winner will be selected totally by random. We use a computer random number generation program to pick our winners. I’m sure some of you have won more than once. We do not limit the number of times you can win here. We merely want to see how many of our past winners are out there these days.
    3. Only those comments that answer our question will be considered.

    Contest is now closed Winner is Brenda Donoho

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    12 Days Of Christmas Giveaways – Day 9: Spartacus: The Complete Series On Blu-ray

    Posted in Contests by Gino Sassani on January 2nd, 2015

    On The Ninth Day Of Christmas Anchor Bay gives to you:

    Spartacus: The Complete Series on Blu-ray. This set contains all of the show’s 39 episodes on 12 discs. There is a 13th disc with limited extra features that were not found on the original individual season releases. This is a huge release and one heck of a prize for a lucky Upcomingdiscs winner. 

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    2. Do not post your address as an actual comment!  Instead tell us- What, if any New Year’s resolutions have you made this year?
    3. Only those comments that answer our question will be considered.

    Contest is now closed Winner is Tommy Gaines

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    12 Days Of Christmas Giveaways – Day 8: The Definitive WWI & WW II Collection

    Posted in Contests by Gino Sassani on January 1st, 2015

    On The Eighth Day Of Christmas A&E gives to you: 

    The Definitive WWI & WW II Collection. We wanted to start the new year with a huge prize and our friends at A&E had just the thing. This massive DVD collection offers 20 discs of episodes from History & A&E’s best World War shows. You get The World Wars, 100 Years Of WWI, 70 Years Of WW II and WWII In HD. We’re talking 44 hours of non-stop war documentaries. Start 2015 with an instant World War History Collection.

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    3. Only those comments that answer our question will be considered.

    Contest is now closed Winner is Jason Vancil

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    12 Days Of Christmas Giveaways – Day 7: Duck Dynasty: Season 4-6

    Posted in Contests by Gino Sassani on December 31st, 2014

    On The Seventh Day Of Christmas A&E gives to you: 

    Duck Dynasty Seasons 4-6 on DVD. There’s 29 episodes on 8 discs and a limited edition full-sized beard so you can look just like the guys. You also get the Christmas special Duck The Halls. Here at Upcomingdiscs we’ve got you covered… with a fake beard, that is.

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    3. Only those comments that answer our question will be considered.

    Contest is now closed Winner is Bill Grover

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    12 Days Of Christmas Giveaways – Day 6: Lifetime Christmas Movie Collection

    Posted in Contests by Gino Sassani on December 30th, 2014

    On The Sixth Day Of Christmas Lifetime gives to you: 

    A Christmas movie collection. Get a head start on next Christmas by entering to win this 6-movie collection from Lifetime. One lucky winner takes home 6 holiday films on DVD. You get Home By Christmas with Linda Hamilton, Holiday Switch with Nicole Eggert, The Road To Christmas with Jennifer Grey, Recipe For A Perfect Christmas with Carly Pope, His & Her Christmas with Dina Meyer and Will You Merry Me with Cynthia Stevenson. It’s hours of family entertainment and it could all be yours.

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    2. Do not post your address as an actual comment!  Instead tell us- How did you first hear about Upcomingdiscs?
    3. Only those comments that answer our question will be considered.

    Contest is now closed Winner is Kathe Pease

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    Exclusive Interview With Zack Andrews and Bobby Roe From The Houses October Built

    Posted in Podcasts by Gino Sassani on December 29th, 2014

    On Jan 6th, 2015 Image Entertainment will be releasing The Houses That October Built on DVD and Blu-ray. It’s a found footage film that chronicles a group of friends who take to the road to visit independent haunted houses (haunts) during Halloween season. It’s a frightening tale that leads them to the ultimate fright. The film was written by Zack Andrews and Bobby Roe. Roe also directed the film. Both of these guys also appear in the film. I recently had the opportunity to chat with both creative talents about the upcoming film. Now you can check out what they had to say. Bang it here to listen in on my chat with Zack and Bobby.

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    12 Days Of Christmas Giveaways – Day 5: Power Rangers Megaforce the Mysterious Robo 2

    Posted in Contests by Gino Sassani on December 29th, 2014

    On the Fifth  Day Of Christmas Lionsgate gives to you: 

    Power Rangers Mega Force: The Mysterious Robo Knight on DVD. This DVD contains 4 classic Power Rangers adventures. It also features a Mega Bloks Micro-Figure toy. The fight is on to protect Earth from the evil insectoid monsters. You can bring one home for your youngster if you’re the lucky winner.

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    3. Only those comments that answer our question will be considered.

    Contest is now closed Winner is Corey Olomon

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    12 Days Of Christmas Giveaways – Day 4: Mama’s Family: Season 4 On DVD

    Posted in Contests by Gino Sassani on December 28th, 2014

    On the Fourth  Day Of Christmas Star Vista and Time Life  give to you: 

    Mama’s Family The Complete Fourth Season on DVD. How long has it been since you’ve spent some time with Mama over the holidays? It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost 25 years. Our good friends at Time Life and StarVista have decided that it’s just been too dang long. Of course, we’re talking about the television classic Mama’s Family starring Vicki Lawrence. We’re teaming up to give you a good deal of time to spend with Mama… an entire season to be exact.

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    3. Only those comments that answer our question will be considered.

    Contest is now closed Winner is Buddy Garrett

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    12 Days Of Christmas Giveaways – Day 3: Awkward: Season 3

    Posted in Contests by Gino Sassani on December 27th, 2014

    On the Third  Day Of Christmas MTV  gives to you: 

    Awkward Season 3. It looks like it’s going to be a television Christmas this year. It’s Junior year for Jenna and she has to start thinking about the future. Make it an Awkward holiday. Enter to win a copy of the third season on DVD.

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    3. Only those comments that answer our question will be considered.

    Contest is now closed Winner is tallcapp

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    12 Days Of Christmas Giveaways – Day 2: Dynasty The Final Season

    Posted in Contests by Gino Sassani on December 26th, 2014

    On the Second  Day Of Christmas CBS  gives to you: 

    Dynasty The Final Season. Here’s a blast from the past. CBS has finally released all of Dynasty on DVD and one lucky winner here gets to start their year with Dynasty’s end. It’s both vol 1 & 2 of the release. So how many fans are still out there?

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    2. Do not post your address as an actual comment!  Instead tell us- What was the worst film of 2014?
    3. Only those comments that answer our question will be considered.

    Contest is now closed Winner is Leah Shumack

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    12 Days Of Christmas Giveaways – Day 1: Grey’s Anatomy: Season 10

    Posted in Contests by Gino Sassani on December 25th, 2014

    On the First Day Of Christmas ABC Studios  gives to you: 

    Grey’s Anatomy The Complete Tenth Season. Sometimes you have to be naughty to be nice. The season’s theme was “Live for the moments” and there are a ton of moments in this collection of episodes. It’s time to say goodbye to Sandra Oh. Now you can have landmark season thanks to ABC and Upcomingdiscs.

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    2. Do not post your address as an actual comment!  Instead tell us- What was the best film of 2014?
    3. Only those comments that answer our question will be considered.

    Contest is now closed Winner is Tony Miller

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    12 Days Of Christmas Giveaways

    Posted in News and Opinions by Gino Sassani on December 24th, 2014

    Merry Christmas from all of us here at Upcomingdiscs.

    We will be continuing one of our best traditions this year. We will post a brand new contest for each and every one of the 12 Days Of Christmas. With the help of some of our friends in the industry this is going to be the best contest blow-out ever here. Check back and enter EVERY DAY. Just our way of saying thanks for visiting us here at Upcomingdiscs.

    We hope you  enjoy the massive giveaway. Please tell your friends and remember us when you buy from Amazon (use our links to get there). It’s the only way we can continue to bring these great prizes to you all year long.

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    Holiday Gift Guide Spotlight: A&E

    Posted in Holiday Gift Guides by Gino Sassani on December 24th, 2014

    A&E always has something for everyone. They changed the landscape of television by turning the reality show on its head. Instead of losers trying to win a prize by acting like idiots, the cameras of A&E’s shows take us in to the often bizarre and hyper-real worlds of pawn shops, ice road truckers and pest control businesses. The team has put together some nice sets to help fill some gaps in the collection of someone on your shopping list. It’s time to load up on some of these collectible sets before someone ends up with coal in their stocking
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    Holiday Gift Guide Spotlight: Star Trek: The Next Generation In High Definition

    Posted in Holiday Gift Guides by Gino Sassani on December 22nd, 2014

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

    Nearly 20 years after the original Star Trek left the network airwaves, Gene Roddenberry set out to discover if he could catch lightning in a bottle once again. Some say he did an even better job with Star Trek: The Next Generation. There are times I tend to agree. The Star Trek sequel series had a lot more advantages from the moment it was conceived. Star Trek
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    Holiday Gift Guide Spotlight: CBS Television

    Posted in Holiday Gift Guides by Gino Sassani on December 22nd, 2014

    I think I see your problem. You have this list. It’s a list of people you need/want to buy a Christmas gift for. The trouble is that they’re into home theatre, and you don’t know Star Trek from Star Wars. You couldn’t tell a Wolf Man from a Wolverine. And you always thought that Paranormal Activity was something too kinky to talk about. Fortunately, Upcomingdiscs has come to the rescue every Christmas with our Gift Guide Spotlights. This time we turn our attention to CBS. You already know about Star Trek releases, but you say you have some drama fans on your shopping list. They don’t want aliens or spaceships. They want stories and criminals getting caught. We’ve got you covered with the best from CBS
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    Holiday Gift Guide Spotlight: ABC Television

    Posted in Holiday Gift Guides by Gino Sassani on December 19th, 2014

    ABC and Disney have some rather entertaining television sets for that hard-to-please television addict on your shopping list. In recent years more and more of us engage in something called binge-watching. With either a DVR or the season sets releases, we watch an entire season of a show in a matter of a few days. I’ll bet you have a binge-watcher on that list of yours. You might want to consider some of the ABC family of shows.
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    The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on December 17th, 2014

    “Will you follow me, one last time?”

    It’s time to say goodbye to Middle Earth, at least from a cinematic perspective. The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies marks the last time we shall see Peter Jackson’s version of Middle Earth. Sure, Ian McKellen has told us he wouldn’t be surprised to see some kind of a return. I would.
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    Exclusive Interview: Jeremy Berg Director Of The Device

    Posted in Podcasts by Gino Sassani on December 16th, 2014

    “What if the rumors and urban legends are real… that aliens walk among us, abducting people for unthinkable experiments? Sisters Abby and Rebecca are about to discover the horrifying truth when they find a harmless looking object in the woods near their family’s cabin. The small black sphere is the key to a shocking mystery that will change the course of human destiny. The Device has plans for us, and this world is no longer ours.”

    That’s the premise for The Device out now on DVD from RLJ/Image Entertainment. I had a short opportunity to talk to the film’s director: Jeremy Berg. Check out what he has to say and then check out the DVD. Bang it here to listen to my chat with Jeremy Berg.

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    Holiday Gift Guide Spotlight: Warner Brothers Television On Blu-ray

    Posted in Holiday Gift Guides by Gino Sassani on December 11th, 2014

    When it comes to getting the current shows out in high definition, no one does it better than Warner Brothers. I am impressed each year with the number of shows they release on Blu-ray every year. Readers to this site know what I’m talking about. If you have TV fans on your list who also are fans of sci-fi and horror, these are the best sets to get this holiday season. Below you’ll find some excerpts from our reviews. I’ve put it all in one place to make your shopping experience easier. I know how little time you’ve got with a lot of shopping to do. Don’t forget to use one of our links if you get them from Amazon. It’ll help keep us going another year. 
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    Perry Mason Double Features

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on December 11th, 2014

    Erle Stanley Gardner wrote crime fiction, and while many of his 100 or so works are unknown to most of us, he created a character who has become as identified with criminal lawyers as any other in fiction. It was in these crime novels that Perry Mason first faced a courtroom. He developed a style where he would investigate these terrible crimes his clients were on trial for. He would find the real killer, and in what has become a Hollywood cliché, reveal his findings in a crucial moment during the trial. While we may not remember the novels, we all remember the man in the persona of Raymond Burr.
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