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Ouija and The Book Of Life Blu-Rays Get Detailed and Dated

9 December 2014 11:35 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

A pair of this year's movie releases, the horror film Ouija and the animated adventure The Book of Life, are coming to your home entertainment system early next year, and the studios have given us a look at what you'll find on the disc when they release.  Come inside to learn more!

I know how vastly different these titles, and the audiences for them, are.  However, since information on both of them came out at the same time, I thought it'd be easier to put everything into one convenient article.  So check out the official press releases below for the upcoming blu-rays for The Book of Life and Ouija

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment invites you and your family to join Manolo, Maria and Chuy as they embark on a magical journey that takes them on an adventure of a lifetime in The Book Of Life available on Blu-ray™ 3D, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Ouija Movie Headed to Digital in January and Blu-ray in February; Watch the Ouija Blu-ray Trailer

8 December 2014 8:49 AM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

The classic board game Ouija comes to life in Universal's movie of the same name, and that film is coming to home video in early 2015.

Universal has announced a January 13, 2015 release date for Ouija on Digital HD. Blu-ray and DVD versions of the film will arrive a few weeks later on February 3, 2015.

Ouija stars Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel) and Shelley Hennig (Teen Wolf) as teens who use a Ouija board in an attempt to find out what happened to one of their friends when they died. Instead they contact a spirit within the board and set off a deadly chain of events.

Moviegoers flocked to see Ouija at cinemas as the film, produced for a budget of around $5 million, has gone on to earn over $72 million at the worldwide box office. It's another low budget horror hit for Blumhouse Productions (Paranormal Activity, Insidious, The Purge) who worked in conjunction with »

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Ouija Blu-ray / DVD / Digital Release Details

8 December 2014 8:29 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Universal has announced that Ouija will get a digital release in January before being available on Blu-ray and DVD in February:

“Universal City, California, December 8, 2014 – Inspired by the classic occult board game, a group of teens accidentally unleash a dark power from the other side in Ouija coming to Digital HD on January 13 and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack including Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD with UltraViolet™, and On Demand on February 3 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Produced by Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (The Purge, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th) and Blumhouse ProductionsJason Blum (Paranormal Activity, Insidious, The Purge), Ouija delivers extra chills with exclusive bonus content including a deeper look inside the mystery of the Ouija board, film commentary and much more.

After Debbie (Shelley Hennig, “Teen Wolf”) suddenly dies, her best friend Laine (Olivia Cooke, “Bates Motel,”) attempts to contact her »

- Jonathan James

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Ouija Movie Headed to Digital in January and Blu-ray in February

8 December 2014 7:23 AM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

The classic board game Ouija comes to life in Universal's movie of the same name, and that film is coming to home video in early 2015.

Universal has announced a January 13, 2015 release date for Ouija on Digital HD. Blu-ray and DVD versions of the film will arrive a few weeks later on February 3, 2015.

Ouija stars Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel) and Shelley Hennig (Teen Wolf) as teens who use a Ouija board in an attempt to find out what happened to one of their friends when they died. Instead they contact a spirit within the board and set off a deadly chain of events.

Moviegoers flocked to see Ouija at cinemas as the film, produced for a budget of around $5 million, has gone on to earn over $72 million at the worldwide box office. It's another low budget horror hit for Blumhouse Productions (Paranormal Activity, Insidious, The Purge) who worked in conjunction with »

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2015 Sundance Film Festival Predictions List: An Introduction

17 November 2014 11:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Whether you are a filmmaker, or one of the Sundance programmers whose task it is to identify the films that make up a line-up, it is indeed the most wonderful, panic-filled and nerve racking time of the year. The 31st edition of the Sundance Film Festival kicks off on January 22nd with Park City and Salt Lake City playing host to some of the more innovative, thought-provoking narrative and non-fiction films of 2015. Last year, a Jenga tall order of 4,057 features and 8,161 shorts were submitted. Now let’s think about those numbers for a second.

Twenty years ago, Terry Zwigoff’s Crumb claimed the Grand Jury Prize Documentary award, Living in Oblivion‘s Tom Dicillo was honored with the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award, and Edward Burns’ micro-budgeted The Brothers McMullen (there is a read-worthy, lively, eleventh hour account on how it was submitted to the fest in Ted Hope’s “Hope »

- Eric Lavallee

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Cybernatural Receives New Title & Release Date from Universal

12 November 2014 3:37 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Universal recently acquired Blumhouse’s horror film Cybernatural, in which a malevolent force haunts six high school friends during a Skype session that turns deadly when the unseen presence forces its victims to commit gruesome, self-inflicted acts of violence in front of the computer camera. It’s now been announced that Universal has re-named Cybernatural and moved its release date just a bit.

According to Box Office Mojo, Cybernatural is now called Unfriended, giving it a Facebook-related title that ties in with its modern technology tale. Originally scheduled to come out on April 10th of next year, Unfriended will now be released one week later on April 17th, 2015.

“While video chatting one night, six high school friends receive a Skype message from a classmate who killed herself exactly one year ago. At first they think it’s a prank, but when the girl starts revealing the friends’ darkest secrets, they »

- Derek Anderson

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New Ouija Movie Delivered Great Thrills,Suspense,Plotline & More

26 October 2014 1:31 PM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Universal Pictures released their new horror/thriller flick, "Ouija" into theaters this weekend. I checked it out out, yesterday, and thought it was highly entertaining. I mean, it was way better than I thought it would be, especially with the way the plotline worked out. It delivered great suspense ,thrills, drama, and more. It stars: Olivia Cooke, Daren Kagasoff, Douglas Smith, Bianca Santos, and Ana Coto. In the new flick after character, Debbie Galardi (Shelley Hennig), mysteriously dies. It bothers her best friend, Laine Morris (Olivia Cooke) so much that she begins to research Supernatural means as way to get in touch with Debbie. And to make things even more interesting, she invites her friend along for the ride. They start messing around with a Ouija board, and get a response from a spiritual entity that they originally think is Debbie. However, when one of their friends, Isabelle, comes up dead a few days later, »

- Andre

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Movie Review – Ouija (2014)

25 October 2014 5:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ouija. 2014

Directed by Stiles White.

Starring Olivia Cooke, Ana Coto, Daren Kagasoff, Bianca A. Santos, Douglas Smith and Shelley Hennig.

Synopsis:

A group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board.

What else can be said about the current state of mainstream that hasn’t already been said? You can probably copy and paste the majority of my review for Annabelle into this one for Ouija and my work would be done. The only thing setting Ouija apart from other horror films is the fact that it is based on the board game made popular by Hasbro; and I don’t know about you, but personally I find it depressing that Hollywood is now turning them into movies. Battleship was a piece of garbage, but hey, it made money, so who gives a s***. Sadly, Ouija will probably be »

- Robert Kojder

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'Ouija' Review Roundup: Hasbro Game Inspired Flick Isn't Much Of A Fright Fest

24 October 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Ouija centers on the story of two grown women who, in their childhood, counted Hasbro game Ouija among their many diversions.

When Laine (Olivia Cooke) and Debbie (Shelley Hennig) reunite and dig out the dusty board game, the game becomes more sinister than they remember. Before long, the dormant powers of the board are awoken and their deepest darkest fears are laid bare and exposed in this Michael Bay-produced horror film directed by Stiles White.

Ouija Reviewed

Critics are not impressed with Ouija, detailing the many ways in which it fails to capitalize on the concept's possibilities. In the end, the movie provides little more than the all-to-familiar cliché’s of horror films, particularly ones in which spirits are meant to induce the flick’s big frights. A few kinder reviewers enjoyed the absurdity of the movie and found it no worse that its simpler scary movie predecessors.

“If nothing else, »

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Film Review: The Worst Horror Film of 2014, ‘Ouija’ is ‘Mama’ From 11 Narcoleptic Producers

24 October 2014 6:52 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Out of respect for the filmmakers and actors, I don’t walk out on films. I hold true to that even when I know in the first 10 minutes the film’s not for me. Perhaps the second act could surprise me. Maybe the whole film is a flop but it redeems itself with shock and awe in the last 5 minutes.

Rating: 1.0/5.0

But let’s be honest: As much as you can tell yourself you’ll walk into “Ouija” with an open mind, it’s impossible to have high hopes about this latest “horror” film in a tiresome string of formulaic attempts. You’re not expecting Oscar-caliber performances and that’s why these kinds of films can get away with casting no one you’ve ever heard of.

This time, Olivia Cooke takes center stage. You might remember her if you saw this year’s sci-fi flop “The Signal” with Laurence Fishburne. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Ouija Review

24 October 2014 11:14 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

While there are an unlimited number of brilliantly eloquent metaphors a film critic can use to describe what an utter travesty Ouija is, no words need to be uttered beyond “Ouija is bad.” I could end my review right there and you’d all be wiser knowing that simple descriptor, plus I wouldn’t have to waste another 600 or so words explaining why Ouija embodies everything wrong with today’s mainstream horror scene. Writer/Director Stiles White and co-writer Juliet Snowden take a steaming, repugnant turd directly onto the horror genre’s chest and don’t even say thank you, laughing their way into theaters nationwide.

But who am I kidding? Ouija is going to walk away a box office champion when the weekend numbers are tallied, so my disapproval really won’t mean a lick in the grand scheme of things. Movies of this quality level will still cheaply »

- Matt Donato

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‘Ouija’ Review: You’re Probably Better Off Sitting This Game Out

24 October 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

The idea of playing with an Ouija board never seems to end well. People are accused of cheating or someone actually thinks they have made contact, and the board becomes a frightening vessel instead of a silly board game. Director Stiles White‘s Ouija attempts to dive into this mystery and show whether or not the board really is something to fear. Debbie (Shelley Hennig) seems to have a thing for Ouija boards, but when she is found dead in her home the apparent victim of suicide her best friend Laine (Olivia Cooke) becomes obsessed with figuring out what really happened. When Laine finds the tattered, old Ouija board in Debbie’s room, she decides to gather their friends to play the game in Debbie’s newly-vacant house to see if they can contact Debbie for answers and hopefully closure. However the moment the group begins playing the game, things start to unravel and it becomes clear »

- Allison Loring

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Film Review: Ouija

24 October 2014 10:20 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

You know there’s something wrong right off the bat when a movie is based on a board game. It’s just another pitiful extension of Hollywood’s obsession with making movies out of recognizable brands or toys or theme park rides. Sometimes those initially terrible ideas work out (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl), and most of the time they don’t (Battleship, almost all of the Transformers movies). Inevitably what happens when they do work out is that they’re immediately put onto a franchise pedestal and the subsequent installments never reach the already low pinnacles of the original. Theorize all you want about the dollars-and-cents potential of franchises based on recognizable properties, but perhaps the best thing about the new horror movie Ouija is that it is so bad that it will thankfully—and hopefully—never turn into a multi-movie franchise.

Debbie (Shelley Hennig »

- Sean Hutchinson

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Ouija Is Confident, Meat-and-Potatoes Horror

24 October 2014 9:45 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

There’s an old story about screenwriter Charles MacArthur asking Charlie Chaplin how he’d show a woman slipping on a banana peel. Chaplin said he’d show her stepping over the banana peel, then disappearing into the manhole on the other side. That story flashed through my mind a couple of times during Ouija, which at times enacts the horror-movie equivalent of Chaplin’s comedy gag. It builds to a jump scare and distracts us with what we think was the big, sudden jump reveal — and then it pounces. When it works, it’s a wonderful, elemental thing. I’m not going to lie: I actually cackled with terror and delight at a couple of moments.The story is absurdly simple. A young woman, Debbie (Shelley Hennig), mysteriously dies after playing with a Ouija board. Her friends, among them her Bff Laine (Olivia Cooke), attempt to commune with her spirit, »

- Bilge Ebiri

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Olivia Cooke Talks Ouija, Re-Shooting Half the Film, Bates Motel: Season 3, and More

23 October 2014 2:24 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Ouija is a supernatural thriller about a group of friends who must confront their most terrifying fears, as they attempt to make contact with the other side and unleash an evil that that they may never be able to stop.  When Laine’s (Olivia Cooke) childhood best friend Debbie (Shelley Hennig) suddenly dies, she discovers an antique Ouija board that she thinks can be used to say goodbye to her friend, but instead it quickly turns into a dangerous game where they might all meet the same fate as their friend. At the film’s press day, appropriately held at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, actress Olivia Cooke spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about why she wanted to be a part of this project, how she related to her character, just how much the story changed and evolved, re-shooting 50% of the film, who she’d want to contact with a Ouija board, »

- Christina Radish

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Review: 'Ouija' is by the numbers, full of mechanical scares and nothing else

23 October 2014 12:40 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Ouija" is professionally made, a classically-styled ghost story/mystery, and perhaps the single strangest piece of product placement ever made. It is also, unfortunately, so by-the-numbers that it feels like it was made by a computer program designed to simulate horror films. Juliet Snowden and Stiles White have been co-writers on films like "The Possession" and "Knowing," but this time out, White is also directing. He knows what he's doing, and the way the film is made, it looks and feels exactly like it's supposed to feel. It is the very model of what Blumhouse wants to make. It's slick. It's simple and self-contained. It has a very immediate and understandable hook. It should work. It doesn't, though, and it's an exercise in frustration as a result. When Debbie (Shelley Hennig) apparently kills herself, her best friend Laine (Olivia Cooke) has a hard time accepting it as a suicide. She »

- Drew McWeeny

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Film Review: ‘Ouija’

23 October 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It’s the rare Hasbro/Michael Bay production that may actually dissuade audiences from buying the product it’s selling, but aside from that rather charming distinction, “Ouija” is fairly routine stuff. A tale of two teenage sisters, their very expendable friends and the creepy board game that just won’t leave them alone, this silly but straight-faced supernatural thriller manages to elicit an occasional shudder in between cheap jolts and false scares, emerging as a feat of competent direction (by debuting helmer Stiles White) over derivative scripting (by White and writing partner Juliet Snowden). Friendly box office spirits are already smiling upon Universal’s Oct. 24 release, and should continue to hover at least through Halloween weekend.

“Calm down, it’s only a game,” whispers young Debbie (Claire Beale) as she introduces her terrified friend, Laine (Afra Tully), to the mysteries of Ouija, using a heart-shaped planchette and an ornate »

- Justin Chang

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Shock Video: We’re Talking With the Cast of Ouija

20 October 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

This Friday sees the release of Ouija and, recently, Shock Till You Drop attended a screening of the supernatural thriller at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Following a look at the film, we joined cast members Olivia Cooke, Daren Kagasoff, Shelley Hennig, Ana Coto and Bianca Santos in the spooky locale to chat about their experience working on this Blumhouse and Platinum Dunes production.

The gang talk about the "hilarious" time they had on set, Witchboard, working with director Stiles White, the proper handling of a Ouija board and why some cast members think the film is a "good family horror movie."

The post Shock Video: We’re Talking With the Cast of Ouija appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Ryan Turek

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Video Interviews with the Cast of Ouija

20 October 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

This Friday sees the release of Ouija and, recently, ShockTillYouDrop.com attended a screening of the supernatural thriller at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Following a look at the film, they joined cast members Olivia Cooke, Daren Kagasoff, Shelley Hennig, Ana Coto and Bianca Santos in the spooky locale to chat about their experience working on this Blumhouse and Platinum Dunes production. »

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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 40 Pairs of Passes to ‘Ouija’ From ‘Paranormal Activity’ Producer

19 October 2014 1:42 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 40 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the new horror film “Ouija” from Jason Blum (producer of the “Paranormal Activity,” “Insidious” and “The Purge” films) and the producer of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”!

Ouija,” which opens on Oct. 24, 2014 and is rated “PG-13,” stars Olivia Cooke, Daren Kagasoff, Ana Coto, Douglas Smith, Shelley Hennig, Sierra Heuermann and Bianca Santos from writer and director Stiles White and writer Juliet Snowden.

To win your free “Ouija” passes courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions only increases your odds of winning; this doesn’t intensify your competition!

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- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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