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Title: The Monster Squad: Two-Disc 20th Anniversary Edition
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Year: 1987
Director: Fred Dekker
Writer: Shane Black (Writer), Fred Dekker (Writer)
Rating: PG-13
Length: 82 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, English: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround, Commentary: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround, Commentary: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround
Subtitles: English, Spanish

Stars:
André Gower as Sean
Robbie Kiger as Patrick
Stephen Macht as Del
Duncan Regehr as Count Dracula
Tom Noonan (1951) as Frankenstein
Brent Chalem as Horace

Plot:
You know who to call when you have ghosts, but who do you call about monsters? Whether it's a bat in your belfry or a mummy in your microwave, THE MONSTER SQUAD ain't afraid of no ghouls!

Count Dracula has until midnight to retrieve an ancient amulet that will give him final control over the delicate balance between good and evil in the world. To help him, the creepy count calls on some old friends: the weird Wolfman, grotesque Gill-Man, mildewed Mummy and freaky Frankenstein. As the ghoulish group gets closer to the amulet, it's up to THE MONSTER SQUAD, headquartered in the local tree house, to pool its questionable resources and stop the monster mayhem!

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Bonus Trailers
Deleted Scenes
Featurettes
Gallery
Interviews
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My Thoughts:

I felt like watching something that is just plain fun next. So I pulled out The Monster Squad. This one is an old favorite of mine that I liked to try to fit in every October. Always good for a few laughs... the lines "the Wolfman has nards!" and "Well Steve... but he doesn't count!" gets me laughing every time I watch this movie. I like how they have most all the classic monsters in this movie. They made the story fun and interesting at the same time. This movie would make a good introduction for kids that are curios about horror movies. If by chance you never seen this movie I would definitely recommend it to all.

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Title: The Mummy
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Year: 2017
Director: Alex Kurtzman
Writer: David Koepp (Screenwriter), Christopher McQuarrie (Screenwriter), Dylan Kussman (Screenwriter), Jon Spaihts (Story By), Alex Kurtzman (Story By), Jenny Lumet (Story By)
Rating: Rated PG-13 : Violence, Action and Scary Images, and for Some Suggestive Content and Partial Nudity
Length: 110 Min.
Video: Widescreen 2.40:1
Audio: English: Dolby TrueHD: 7.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital: 5.1, French: Dolby Digital: 5.1
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Tom Cruise as Nick Morton
Russell Crowe as Henry Jekyll
Annabelle Wallis as Jenny Halsey
Sofia Boutella as Ahmanet
Jake Johnson (1978) as Sgt. Vail
Courtney B. Vance as Colonel Greenway

Plot:
Tom Cruise stars in this spectacular version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy. Thought safely entombed deep beneath the desert, an ancient princess (Sofia Boutella) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day. Her malevolence has grown over millennia and with it come terrors that defy human comprehension. From the sands of the Middle East through modern-day London. The Mummy balances wonder, thrills and imagination.

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Deleted Scenes
Featurettes
BD-Live
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My Thoughts:

This film is a good combination of action and horror. It is not the greatest I seen of it's type... but well worth the time put in to watch it. I never been a huge fan of Tom Cruise... but he has grown on me over the past few years. I am not really familiar with the actress but I liked the woman that played Ahmanet. I also liked how they left the ending open for a possible franchise.

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Title: Hancock: Unrated
Year: 2008
Director: Peter Berg (1964)
Rating: PG
Length: 102 Min.
Video: Widescreen 2.40:1
Audio: English: Dolby Atmos: 3D, French: DTS-HD Master Audio: 5.1, Spanish: DTS-HD Master Audio: 5.1
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Will Smith (1968)
Charlize Theron
Jason Bateman
Jae Head
Eddie Marsan
David Mattey

Plot:
Academy Award® nominee Will Smith (Best Actor, The Pursuit of Happyness, 2006) stars in this action-packed comedy as Hancock, a sarcastic, hard-living and misunderstood superhero who has fallen out of favor with the public.

When Hancock grudgingly agrees to an extreme makeover from idealistic publicist Ray Embrey (Jason Bateman, Juno), his life and reputation rise from the ashes and all seems right again – until he meets a woman (2003 Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron, Best Actress, Monster) with similar powers to his and the key to his secret past.

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Featurettes
Theatrical and Unrated Versions, D-Box Motion Code

My Thoughts:
So, i dont write much anymore, but some movies i have to say a thing or two about. This one i first at the movies, and really enjoyed it. And ofc bought the bluray when that came around, and now i just watched the 4K version. And i have to say that the transfer was real good, the picture and sound was amazing. And the movie is a cool one too, a good performance by Will Smith as always. For those who have the 4K system, this is a must have.

My Rating:
5/6
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Well that time of the year again.... time to start watching some Christmas movies!
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Title: The Case for Christmas

Year: 2011
Director: Timothy Bond
Writer: Tom Amundsen (Writer), Kevin Commins (Writer), Rickie Castaneda (Writer)
Rating: NR
Length: 88 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen :1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles: None

Stars:
Dean Cain as Michael
Rachel Blanchard as Lauren
George Buza as Kris Kringle
Barry Flatman as Braxton Bennett
Krista Bridges as Dina Smiger
Helen Colliander as Lily

Plot:
Santa is in trouble! People are losing faith in him, and he's being sued for ruining Christmas. Michael Sherman is a young lawyer and single father still mourning the loss of his wife who takes Santa on as a client. He not only helps save Kris Kringle but also discovers the courage to let love back into his life, making this truly the happiest season of all.

Extras:
None

My Thoughts:

This is a Hallmark Channel Movie that originally aired November 19th 2011. This is however the first time I ever seen it. Like most TV Movies this has some familiar TV actors. In this case it is Dean Cain from "Lois and Clark." As I am sure you expected this film is a version of "Miracle on 34th Street" with a side story of a romantic comedy. A fun story with likable characters but like most romantic comedies it is a predictable movie. But it is the journey to the ending that makes a story worth it.

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Title: The National Tree

Year: 2009
Director: Graeme Campbell
Writer: David Kranes (Original Material By), Lloyd Fonvielle (Story By), J. B. White [J.b. White] (Screenwriter)
Rating: NR
Length: 87 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen :1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles: None

Stars:
Andrew McCarthy as Corey Burdock
Evan Williams as Rock Burdock
Kari Matchett as Faith
Paula Brancati as Katie
Jayne Eastwood as Lana
Ted Atherton as Aaron

Plot:
Facing hardship and adventure as they travel America's heartland, father and son discover a bond they never knew existed and the true meaning of Christmas. Full of holiday spirit, The National Tree is a heartwarming and inspiring film for the entire family.

Extras:
None

My Thoughts:

Another Hallmark Channel Movie.This one originally aired November 28th, 2009. While I am sure there is some notable names in this one.... none that I am familiar with. Out of the 4 movie box set I got this in... this is the one I was most concerned about enjoying. While it is a slow paced film... it is one that grew on me. The longer I watched t the more I liked it. So of you try this one, be sure you stick with it.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
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Title: The Santa Clause
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Year: 1994
Director: John Pasquin
Writer: Leo Benvenuti (Writer), Steve Rudnick (Writer)
Rating: Rated PG : Some Material May Not Be Suitable For Children
Length: 97 Min.
Video: Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio: English: DTS-HD Master Audio: 5.1, French: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Russian: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo, Thai: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai

Stars:
Tim Allen as Scott Calvin
Judge Reinhold as Neal
Wendy Crewson as Laura
Eric Lloyd as Charlie
David Krumholtz as Bernard
Larry Brandenburg as Detective Nunzio

Plot:
Experience the true magic of the holidays with Disney's original hit comedy, The Santa Clause, now available on Blu-ray for the first time in a new digital restoration with enhanced picture and sound. Superstar Tim Allen sparkles in a hilarious family movie for all ages.

On Christmas Eve, divorced father Scott Calvin (Allen) and his son Charlie discover the current Mr. Claus has fallen off their roof. When Scott dons Santa's suit, he unwittingly triggers "The Santa Clause," and they are immediately whisked away to the North Pole to take on the role of jolly old St. Nick. Relive all the joy of this holiday classic in a whole new way in Disney High Definition!

Extras:
Scene Access
Bonus Trailers
Featurettes
The Night Before Christmas Animated Short, Recipes

My Thoughts:

This has always been one of my favorites. I have watched it every year since it came out. It just does not feel like the Christmas season until I watch this film. In my opinion... everyone should watch this one at least once. I think it is a fun film for everyone in the family. Highly recommended!

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
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Title: White Christmas: Diamond Anniversary Edition
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Year: 1954
Director: Michael Curtiz
Writer: Norman Krasna (Writer), Norman Panama (Writer), Melvin Frank (Writer)
Rating: NR
Length: 120 Min.
Video: Widescreen 1.78:1
Audio: English: DTS-HD Master Audio: 5.1, English: Dolby Digital: Mono, French: Dolby Digital: Mono, Spanish: Dolby Digital: Mono, Portuguese: Dolby Digital: Mono, Commentary: Dolby Digital: Mono
Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

Stars:
Bing Crosby as Bob Wallace
Danny Kaye as Phil Davis
Rosemary Clooney as Betty Haynes
Vera-Ellen [Vera Ellen] as Judy Haynes
Dean Jagger as Major General Thomas F. Waverly
Mary Wickes as Emma Allen

Plot:
White Christmas is a treasure trove of Irving Berlin's most memorable songs, among them "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep," "Sisters," "Mandy" and the beloved holiday song, "White Christmas." This Diamond Anniversary Edition Combo Pack includes the Blu-ray™ and DVD versions of this timeless musical plus new special features and a bonus 12-song Christmas music CD!

Two talented song-and-dance men (Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye) team up after the war to become one of the hottest acts in show business. One winter they join forces with a sister act (Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen) and trek to Vermont for a white Christmas. The result is stuff dreams are made of.

Extras:
Scene Access
Audio Commentary
Feature Trailers
Featurettes
Gallery
Sing-Along Version

My Thoughts:

I really liked the story here. The whole cast did a wonderful job. Though with a movie called "White Christmas" I would have liked to have seen it centered around Christmas more then this was. But even with that being said, I had a great time watching this film. It has a fabulous ending. The film easily gets you to care about the characters and I am talking about all the major characters. This is a true classic that I will be looking forward to watching every year for my Christmas marathon.

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Title: Prancer

Year: 1989
Director: John Hancock
Writer: Greg Taylor (Writer)
Rating: G
Length: 103 Min.
Video: Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio: English: DTS-HD Master Audio: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles: English

Stars:
Sam Elliott as John Riggs
Cloris Leachman as Mrs. McFarland
Rutanya Alda as Aunt Sarah
Abe Vigoda as Orel Benton
Michael Constantine (1927) as Mr. Stewart/Santa
Rebecca Harrell as Jessica Riggs

Plot:
A wounded reindeer and a precocious young girl form an everlasting bond in Prancer, a heartfelt drama about devotion, friendship, and the holiday spirit.

Jessica Riggs (Rebecca Harrell) plays an angel in her school pageant … but she becomes a real guardian angel when she finds an injured reindeer in the forest. Convinced that the deer Santa’s one and only Prancer, Jessica vows to nurse him back to health and return him safely home. However, before she can carry out her plan, Jessica discovers that her father (Sam Elliot) has made another, very different plan of his own! But as Jessica races to help her antlered friend find his way back to Santa in time for Christmas, wondrous changes begin to occur in the lives of the people around her … changes which lead to a conclusion that will warm your heart on even the coldest winter’s evening.

Also starring Academy Award winner Cloris Leachman, Abe Vigoda, and Michael Constantine, Prancer is an enchanting film full of "heart and gumption" (Roger Ebert)!

*1971: Actress in a Supporting Role, The Last Picture Show

Extras:
Scene Access
Feature Trailers

My Thoughts:

This one was is a holiday drama. I personally found it a little slow for my taste. But not a bad story. It is worth the time put in to watch it. It is one I can see watching again... though not one I will feel the need to watch every year.

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Title: Pet Sematary: Premium Collection
Year: 1989
Director: Mary Lambert
Rating: Rated 18 : Strong Bloody Violence
Length: 103 Min.
Video: Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio: English: DTS-HD Master Audio: 5.1, French: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo, Spanish: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo, Portuguese: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo, Commentary: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

Stars:
Dale Midkiff
Fred Gwynne
Denise Crosby
Brad Greenquist
Michael Lombard
Miko Hughes

Plot:
After moving to an idyllic home in the countryside, life seems perfect for the Creed family... but not for long. Louis and Rachel Creed and their two young children settle in to a house that sits next door to a pet cemetery – built on an ancient Indian burial ground. Their mysterious new neighbor, Jud Crandall (FRED GWYNNE), hides the cemetery's darkest secret... until a family tragedy brings the secret to life. Now, an unthinkable evil is about to be resurrected.

Extras:
Scene Access
Audio Commentary
Featurettes
Digital Copy
Art cards

My Thoughts:
Well, i decided to check this one out last night. And this was a first time watch for me, so i didnt know what to expect really. Just what people has said about it, and ofc the book. And wow, first of i just have to say what a great transfer this was. Even tho' i havent seen the DVD version, this blurayset was just amazing. And for the movie itself, wow. I know alot of people wont agree with me on this, but this was one of the better horror movies i've seen in a while! Great moments trough-out. And just a creepy (in a good way) trough-out. And with this premium set you got a thon of interviews with both Stephen King and the people who made the movie. All in all, this was a great movie! Is a must have if you ask me.

My Rating:
5.5/6
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Title: Dogs
Year: 1976
Director: Burt Brinckerhoff
Rating: 15
Length: 90 Min.
Video: Widescreen 1.78:1
Audio: English: PCM: Mono
Subtitles: English

Stars:
David McCallum (1933)
Sandra McCabe
George Wyner
Eric Server
Linda Gray
Dean Santoro

Plot:
In the wake of JAWS (1975) audiences were treated to all number of nature-run-amok movies - from Jeff Lieberman's killer worm outing SQUIRM (1976) to the national park nightmare GRIZZLY (1976). Equally quick off-the-bat was DOGS, also unleashed in 1976, and treating terror-hungry audiences to an outbreak of canine carnage in a small California town. Featuring the thespian talents of British actor David McCallum (THE GREAT ESCAPE), the action comes thick and fast as 'man's best friend' is turned against its owner and chows down on human flesh - in the streets, in the corridors of a university and even in the shower... no one is safe from being mauled by a pack of blood thirsty four-legged fiends! Best compared to Stephen King's gut-wrencher CUJO (1983), few fans of 42nd Street ferocity will deny that DOGS is a B-movie masterpiece that you would be barking mad to miss!

Extras:
Feature Trailers
Featurettes
Reversible sleeve

My Thoughts:
There are some movies i feel i have to say a few things about, and this one is one of them! Just watched it recently, havent watched it before. And wow, what an' amazing movie this actually was! Just a great horror movie trough-out, great moments trough-out. And they managed even to make the puddles scary. And even tho i havent watched the DVD or VHS, i have to say that this bluray version is just amazing with the upscaled picture, widescreen and amazing sound. Not a perfect movie, but a really really good one! Really happy i got this one! Check it out my fellow movie\horror lovers!

My Rating:
5/6
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