New Blu-ray Tuesday 1/21/19

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Happy Tuesday everyone! If you’re on the east coast I hope you’re staying warm. This is one of the weeks where I’ve got two picks and I’ve seen neither of them but I’ve heard only good things. The picks are First Man and The Hate U Give. 

First Man

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On the heels of their six-time Academy Award®-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures’ First Man, the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost—on Armstrong and on the nation—of one of the most dangerous missions in history. Written by Academy Award® winner Josh Singer (Spotlight), the drama is produced by Wyck Godfrey & Marty Bowen (The Twilight Saga, The Fault in Our Stars) through their Temple Hill Entertainment banner, alongside Chazelle and Gosling. Isaac Klausner (The Fault in Our Stars) executive produces. DreamWorks Pictures co-finances the film. – Universal Pictures

Included with the Blu-ray:

  • Blu-ray Disc
  • DVD
  • Digital HD
  • Special Features
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Shooting for the Moon – Take an intimate look at the production of FIRST MAN and the collaborative relationship between Director Damien Chazelle and Ryan Gosling.
    • Preparing to Launch – It’s difficult to believe that FIRST MAN is the first major feature film to tell the journey of Apollo 11. Hear from Director Damien Chazelle and his cast why now is the time to tell the story of this historic event.
    • Giant Leap in One Small Step – A heroic character study, FIRST MAN sheds light on all the hard working individuals that got us to the moon and back.
    • Mission Gone Wrong – Watch as Ryan Gosling reenacts a test piloting sequence gone terribly wrong. Go behind the scenes to see how he trained to nail the landing, performing the majority of his own stunts.
    • Putting You In the Seat – Through the use of innovative technology, most of FIRST MAN was shot in-camera. Take an in-depth look behind the lens of this epic film.
    • Recreating the Moon Landing – Filmed in IMAX to show the vastness of the moon, find out all that it took to recreate the most famous moment in NASA history.
    • Shooting at NASA – Hear from Ryan Gosling and Director Damien Chazelle on how shooting at NASA brought unparalleled authenticity to FIRST MAN.
    • Astronaut Training – Go behind the scenes of the three day boot camp each of the actors underwent prior to filming FIRST MAN.
    • Feature Commentary with Director Damien Chazelle, Screenwriter Josh Singer and Editor Tom Cross

You can buy First Man here.

The Hate U Give

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Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds — the poor, mostly black neighborhood where she lives and the wealthy, mostly white prep school that she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is soon shattered when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer. Facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and decide to stand up for what’s right. – 20th Century Fox

Included with the Blu-ray:

  • Blu-ray Disc
  • DVD
  • Digital HD
  • Special Features
    • Probably some

You can buy The Hate U Give here.

Also available this week:

  • I Am Not a Witch
  • 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days
  • American Renegades
  • The Apparition
  • Araby
  • El Angel
  • Here and Now
  • Johnny English Strikes Again
  • Mikey and Nicky
  • Citrus Complete Series
  • Fuller House Season 3
  • Killjoys Season 4

Next week we get spooky and erased.

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Author: William

I'm a recent college grad trying to make my mark on the world. But I have no idea what I'm doing. Anyways I spend way too much money on movie tickets. I obsessively buy blu-rays and other movie paraphernalia, that's what credit cards are for, right? I like anything superhero related especially the MCU, the DC CW shows and I'll tell you Batman v. Superman wasn't that bad. My ultimate guilty pleasure movie is Daredevil. Yeah the Ben Affleck one. Watch the directors cut, it'll change your life. I have a tendency to have man crushes on men named Chris, especially Chris Pratt. My superhero obsession has also led to a gym obsession, I just want to look as good as Chris Evans in a plain white tee. I have a podcast on iTunes called the Deadlifting Dorks, I think we are really funny. Follow me on Twitter @bigwillybeatz and on instagram @big_willy_beatz and follow my blog Will Watches Movies on Facebook.

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