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Roots The Complete Series Comes to Blu-Ray in June

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Even as a new version of the classic mini-series is in the works, Warner Bros. is aiming to please fans by bringing the entire original series of Roots to the high definition format with a slew of bonus features. Come inside to learn more!

If you're a fan of the original Roots series, or weren't old enough to remember the iconic mini-series, then you're in luck. Today WB has announced a new blu-ray set to bring the entire series to blu-ray with loads of special features that dive into the heart of the story on June 7, 2016. All the details are below:

The groundbreaking, acclaimed television miniseries that captivated the entire nation and won multiple awards, Roots, will be released on Blu-ray™ for the first time, by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Wbhe) on June 7, 2016. The legendary family saga, which follows the inspiring story of Kunta Kinte (LeVar Burton, Transformers: Rescue Bots,
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Ten Best: Deep Sea Thrillers

To mark the release of deep sea thriller Pressure, out now on DVD/download starring Danny Huston, Matthew Goode, Joe Cole, Alan McKenna and Daisy Lowe, we take a look at the best deep sea thrillers of all time.

The Hunt For Red October (1990)

Starring: Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn

Director: John McTiernan

Das Boot (1981)

Starring: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann

Director: Wolfgang Petersen

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (1954)

Starring: Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, Peter Lorre

Director: Richard Fleischer

Jaws (1975)

Starring: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss

Director: Steven Spielberg

The Abyss (1989)

Starring: Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Michael Biehn

Director: James Cameron

The Big Blue (1988)

Starring: Jean-Marc Barr, Jean Reno, Rosanna Arquette, Paul Shenar.

Director: Luc Besson

Pressure (2015)

Starring: Danny Huston, Matthew Goode, Joe Cole, Alan McKenna and Daisy Lowe

Director: Ron Scalpello

Sphere (1998)

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone, Samuel L. Jackson

Director: Barry Levinson
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Review: Netflix's 'Narcos' Starring Wagner Moura And Boyd Holbrook

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It’s no surprise that Pablo Escobar’s decades-long rise from petty street crime to the “The King of Cocaine” has inspired more than a dozen iterations on screen. Beyond the varied TV documentaries, his persona has loomed large in cinema and the small screen ever since his inspiration for Paul Shenar’s Sosa character in 1983’s “Scarface”; Cliff Curtis’ brief but effective turn in “Blow”; last year’s “Escobar: Paradise Lost” starring Benicio del Toro; and the fantastic documentary “The Two Escobars.” The list of upcoming and recent failed attempts at telling Escobar’s story is nearly as long (Oliver Stone and Joe Carnahan each tried, unsuccessfully, to mount a film), and while the kingpin is clearly attractive to Hollywood and beyond, one constant remains — he’s yet to be the lead character in his own story. And it’s an unfortunate fact that continues with “Narcos,” the latest
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100 Essential Action Scenes: Shootouts

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Sound on Sight undertook a massive project, compiling ranked lists of the most influential, unforgettable, and exciting action scenes in all of cinema. There were hundreds of nominees spread across ten different categories and a multi-week voting process from 11 of our writers. The results: 100 essential set pieces, sequences, and scenes from blockbusters to cult classics to arthouse obscurities.

Shootouts, unlike any other type of action scenes, put death in the forefront of the audience’s mind. Whereas a car chase draws the attention onto the race, or a fight scene onto the pursuit of victory, shootouts test the mortality of our protagonists and anti-heroes. It’s more than just a hail of bullets that matters on screen, it’s who those bullets are clipping down or propping up. Legends can be made in a flurry of lead. The last man standing after the fray isn’t always the best or
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Exclusive: Scarface Blu-ray Special Features Clip

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Exclusive: Scarface Blu-ray Special Features Clip
We have an exclusive clip from the upcoming hi-def debut of Scarface, which is available on Blu-ray for the first time starting today, September 6. Click on the video player below to watch actress Jillian Barberie, director Antoine Fuqua, and many others discuss the importance of the dinner scene in this gangster classic.

Click to watch Exclusive: Dinner Scene!

In the spring of 1980, the Mariel boatlift brought thousands of Cuban refugees to the sun-washed avenues of Miami in search of the American dream. From acclaimed director Brian De Palma, Scarface is the rags-to-riches story of Tony Montana (Al Pacino), who finds wealth, power and passion beyond his wildest dreams...at a price he never imagined. Tony Montana's meteoric rise, lavish life and soul-destroying fall anchor an epic film that inspired a worldwide following. Pacino is at his most memorable as Montana, blasting his way to the top of Miami's drug underworld in a bravura performance.
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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 5 ‘Scarface’ Blu-Rays With Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer

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Chicago – In our latest gangster classic edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Blu-ray, we have 5 Blu-rays up for grabs to the highly anticipated home entertainment release of one of the most influential gangster films ever: “Scarface” with Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer!

Scarface” will be released on Blu-ray on Sept. 6, 2011. The Golden Globe-nominated film also stars Steven Bauer, F. Murray Abraham, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Robert Loggia, Miriam Colon, Paul Shenar, Harris Yulin, Ángel Salazar, Arnaldo Santana, Pepe Serna, Michael P. Moran, Al Israel and Dennis Holahan from director Brian De Palma and writer Oliver Stone.

To win your free “Scarface” Blu-ray courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, all you need to do is answer our question in this Web-based submission form. That’s it! Directions to enter this HollywoodChicago.com Hookup and win can be found beneath the graphic below.

The Blu-ray for “Scarface” with Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer.

Image credit: Universal Home Entertainment
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Scarface Invades Los Angeles

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Scarface Invades Los Angeles
In today's cinematic landscape, the word "remake" is often associated with disdain among critics and ardent movie fans. It's probably safe to say, though, that even the hardcore haters of remakes will praise one remake in particular, the 1982 classic Scarface, a movie that forever changed the landscape of crime and criminals, primarily through Al Pacino's iconic portrayal of Tony Montana. Scarface is finally making its debut on the Blu-ray format on September 6, with a luxurious Limited Edition Gift Set also available on that date, which comes with a handcrafted cigar humidor.

Universal Studios Home Entertainment held a special event at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles last night to celebrate this high-def release, which featured exquisite gourmet Cuban food, a performance by Ludacris, and lavish setting which Tony Montana would have surely approved of. Despite all these bells and whistles, most in attendance were likely drawn to the
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Scarface Returns to the Big Screen for One Night Event!

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Scarface Returns to the Big Screen for One Night Event!
Blasting onto the silver screen with the intensity of its original release nearly 30 years ago, the pop culture phenomenon Scarface, starring Al Pacino and directed by Brian De Palma, returns to movie theaters in a one-night Fathom event on Wednesday, August 31 at 7:30 p.m. local time.

Presented by Ncm Fathom and Universal Studios Home Entertainment, audiences nationwide will get the opportunity to experience one of the most influential gangster classics ever made like never before - with all-new restored high-definition picture and enhanced audio. Fans who attend this special event will also get an exclusive look at a 20-minute special feature that showcases interviews with popular filmmakers and talent expressing how this epic feature redefined the gangster genre, leaving an enduring influence on cinema.&#8232&#8232

Tickets for the Scarface Special Event (clickHere) are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. For a complete list of theater locations and prices,
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[DVD Review] The Secret of Nimh

Pitch a children’s movie to a studio about a mouse, a secret order of superintelligent rats, a bumbling crow, and their adventures on a farm and chances are they might go for it. Such was the basic premise of The Secret of Nimh, except the tone and imagery within makes it a bit too much for most children; this might explain its poor box office performance back in 1982. It’s not the idea that doesn’t work, as many children’s stories have centered on rodents and their adventures, and something similar in plot and theme was the basis of Brian Jacques’s Redwall books which would follow The Secret of Nimh four years later. No, The Secret of Nimh sits in its own corner because it attempts a tone and style most weren’t and still aren’t looking for in a film for kids.

Mrs. Brisby (Elizabeth Hartman
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Scarface Blu-ray Finally Debuts on September 6th

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Scarface Blu-ray Finally Debuts on September 6th
With machine guns blazing, the explosive underworld epic Scarface arrives on Blu-ray Hi-Def September 6, 2011 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Considered one of the most influential gangster films ever made, Scarface's gritty depiction of Tony Montana's lethal ambition has made it a cultural touchstone that spans generations. Now, fans can experience the film's raw power in the newly restored, high-resolution, high-definition picture and explosive 7.1 audio for the first time ever. Exclusive new bonus content created especially for this release reveals the film's iconic legacy as one of the greatest crime sagas of all time. For a limited time only, Scarface Special Limited Edition Blu-ray comes with collectible SteelBook packaging, ten exclusive art cards, a digital copy of the film and a DVD of the original 1932 Scarface, making it a must-own addition to every film fan's library. And, for the ultimate collector and cigar enthusiast, an elegantly hand-crafted Scarface-themed humidor
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Awesome Orsons: Who's the best on-screen Welles?

Christian McKay's performance in Richard Linklater's film has got tongues wagging about a possible Oscar nod. Was he some kind of an Orson?

"What you're really doing is […] presenting to the public that part of you which corresponds to the part which you're playing. There is a villain in each of us, a murderer in each of us, a saint in each of us. And the actor is the man or woman who can eliminate from himself those things which will interfere with that truth."

It's perhaps fitting that Orson Welles maintained such views on acting: that each time the camera rolls or the curtain rises, the players are pulling out aspects of themselves in order to portray particular characters. For when Welles himself has been depicted on screen, the results have been remarkably varied. For such a studied individual, there seems to be no one interpretation of him,
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War of the Welles: Seven Actors Who've Played Orson

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War of the Welles: Seven Actors Who've Played Orson
Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane" is about one man from many perspectives. As a reporter travels the country in search of the meaning of Charles Foster Kane's last words, he hears stories about the man from wives, co-workers, friends, and guardians, all of whom see Kane's life differently. In the trailer, Welles describes the many dimensions of his character in the narration: "Kane is a hero, and a scoundrel, a no account and a swell guy. A great lover, a great American citizen and a dirty dog."

Certainly, Welles believed that one man could encompass all of these dissimilar traits. And in recent years, enough actors have portrayed enough variations of Welles himself to suggest that the acting/directing wunderkind, like Kane, was just as complex an individual. Some films have portrayed him as a hero, others as a scoundrel. Some, like Richard Linklater's new film "Me and Orson Welles,
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Has Kevin Williamson Officially Signed On for a New 'Scream' Trilogy?

The screen capture you see below was sent to me by someone named Caroline and I have no way of confirming the legitimacy of the report featured in the capture, but it would seem to ring true considering all the Scream 4 coverage Bloody-Disgusting has been reporting over the past month including this report which came one week prior to the date listed on the capture which appears to be a look at the William Morris Agency Intranet. (I did the photo manipulation work as it actually came as one big traditional screen cap.) Photo: Someone's Desktop So, is original Scream creator ready to get back on board the Ghostface franchise with an all new trilogy? Bd says he has been working on it already and they are making financial offers to David Arquette, Courtney Cox Arquette and Neve Campbell to appear in cameos as the franchise is looking to skew younger.
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