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ZOMBIE HUNTER (Blu-Ray Review)

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ZOMBIE HUNTER available 10/8 on Blu-Ray from Well Go USA

The whole month of October is like one big celebration. Oktoberfest brings beer, the fall harvest brings pumpkin-y goodness and Halloween brings ghouls and goblins. Nothing is more fun than bundling up on a cool fall evening, sipping some pumpkin ale and watching a scary movie… unless that scary movie features Danny Trejo as a zombie killing priest!  Well thanks to the good folks at Well Go USA, said movie, “Zombie Hunter” hits Blu-Ray on 10/8.  While it isn’t exactly scary, the film promises plenty of zombies getting their butts whooped.

And who can resist seeing Trejo kick ass for the Lord? Read more

FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (Blu-Ray Review)

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FROM HERE TO ETERNITY available now on Blu-Ray from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Sixty (!) years ago, Columbia Pictures released Fred Zinnemann’s “From Here To Eternity”.  Based on the novel by James Jones, the picture scored thirteen Academy Award nominations and won eight of them… including Best Supporting Actor for Frank Sinatra.  It essentially resurrected Ol’ Blue Eyes’ film career, though he had to lobby awfully hard for the part.  Remember the horse head in “The Godfather”?  That was rumored to be based on Sinatra’s audition.  Is that what really happened? Who knows… but he’s good, nonetheless. See for yourself, as Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has just released “From Here To Eternity” in dazzling Hi-Definition.  If you enjoy classic movies or just want to see “The Chairman” beat Ernest Borgnine with an actual chair, this one’s worth your time. Read more

Winners of “The Last Tycoon” Blu-Rays Announced!

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THE LAST TYCOON available now on Blu-Ray from Well Go USA!

Congratulations to the winners of our “The Last Tycoon” Blu-Ray giveaway! We’d like to thank all who entered, but only 2 could walk away with the loot. Each will receive a copy of the film courtesy of the good people at Well Go USA.

 

 

 

Were you one of the chosen ones?  Click “READ MORE” to find out! Read more

THE KINGS OF SUMMER (Blu-Ray Review)

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THE KINGS OF SUMMER, available 9/24 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Every September I get this feeling of dread cut through my gut. It happens whenever I see signs for “Back To School” sales. It’s been years since I’ve sat in a classroom, but there’s still some sort of psychological hold it has on me. Growing up sucks. While I now look back on my school days with fond memories, at the time there was lot of unnecessary anxiety and pressure that seemed so damn important. It wasn’t. Yet, I still get that feeling… like an amputee’s ghost pain shooting through a phantom limb. I never want Summer to end!! Well, what if it didn’t have to? On 9/24 “The Kings of Summer” will arrive on Blu-Ray and attempt to run away from responsibility, heartache and the cold autumn of adulthood. Read more

Enter to win THE LAST TYCOON on Blu-Ray!!!

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Enter to win THE LAST TYCOON on Blu-Ray from Well Go USA and Cinema Judgement Day!

Get ready to rule the Traids in 1930′s Shanghai with “The Last Tycoon”! Cinema Judgement Day and Well Go USA are giving away 2 copies of “The Last Tycoon” on Blu-Ray. Tracing the rise of Triad leader Cheng Daqi (Chow Yun-Fat), this film has it all: action, romance, humor and suspense… what more could you ask for? Entering is easy: Just send an email here with “Tycoon” in the subject line and the address you’d like the prize sent to in the body.  The contest runs 9/18/13 through 9/25/13. At the close, two winners will be randomly selected and notified via email, then announced on the CJD website. As always, only one entry is allowed per person and the contest is only open to US residents. Good luck!

BREAKOUT (DVD Review)

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BREAKOUT available on DVD 9/17 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Seriously… what ever happened to Brendan Fraser? After “Furry Vengeance”, he more or less disappeared. How bad could that movie have been?? Honestly… now I really want to find out. But in any event, the guy was in some pretty big films and then *poof* he’s banished to straight-to-videoland. Well, I actually don’t mind the him… and I’m a sucker for comebacks; I want to see a Brendan Fraser revival, damn it! Well, on 9/17 “Breakout” hits DVD courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The dramatic actioner, which was also produced by Fraser could be the first step towards bringing my hopes to fruition. Or… maybe not. Read more

THE LAST TYCOON (Blu-Ray Review)

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THE LAST TYCOON available on Blu-Ray and DVD 9/17 from Well Go USA

It’s pretty safe to say… no, it’s very safe to say that Chow Yun-Fat is one of the biggest badasses ever to grace a movie screen. The man has well over 100 films to his credit going back to the ’70s. From his work in John Woo’s Hong Kong pictures, to more recent Hollywood blockbusters, he’s shown an international appeal that few actors are able to achieve, much less maintain. For this reason alone, Mr. Chow must have been the only choice to star in Wong Jing’s new film “The Last Tycoon”, available on Blu-Ray 9/17. Part “Casablanca”, part “Grand Theft Auto”, he plays a gangster in 1930′s Shanghai at the top of his game, exuding a ruthless calm that only comes from years of being the baddest around. This is far from Chow Yun-Fat’s first rodeo, but he’s still riding hard. Read more

THE ICEMAN Blu-Ray Winners Announced!

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Congratulations to our winners of THE ICEMAN Blu-Ray courtesy of Millennium Entertainment and CJD!

It’s official:  Summer’s over and so is our contest.  Two lucky people are now keeping cool with “The Iceman” courtesy of Millennium Entertainment and Cinema Judgement Day.  Many good people participated… did your entry survive?

 

 

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AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL (Blu-Ray Review)

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AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL arriving 9/10 in a 3 Disc Blu-Ray Combo pack from Grindhouse Releasing!

“What the hell did I just watch!?!” That one line review, often blurted out immediately as credits roll, is the whole reason I started Cinema Judgement Day. It doesn’t mean you saw something bad, per se… but you did see something out of the norm. Such is the case with “An American Hippie In Israel“, coming to Blu-Ray on 9/10 from Grindhouse Releasing. With a story so pretentious it’s infantile, the film is chock full o’ hilariously bad acting and more body hair than the Kardashian family has combined. It’s the very definition of “so bad it’s good”… and is easily the most enjoyable film I’ve reviewed all year. I have no idea what the hell I just watched, but I do know that it was awesome.

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PETUNIA (DVD Review)

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PETUNIA coming to DVD on 9/3 from Wolfe Video

“What a tangled web we weave.” If it wasn’t a full sentence, this idiom would be the perfect title for Director/Co-writer Ash Christian’s latest film, “Petunia“. Available on DVD on 9/3, this little indie sports some razor sharp dialogue and a superb cast that delivers some of the best performances I’ve seen in awhile. If you’ve ever considered your family to be insanely dysfunctional, Christian’s Petunia clan, with all of their eccentricities and sexual hang-ups, are sure to make you feel better about the ones you love (and maybe even the ones you don’t.) In the very least, you’ll feel better about your sex life… Read more