Guillermo del Toro divulged his top 10 Criterion films to the DVD site, and (unsurprisingly, given the director’s deep love of cinema) it’s an eclectic, intelligent, and wide-ranging list that he groups in “thematic/authorial pairings.” Among his picks: Terry Gilliam’s Brazil (pictured) and Time Bandits.
Come March of 2016, Playboy magazine is ditching nude photos in favor of the merely scantily clad. (Go ahead and make the joke about reading it for the articles. I’ll wait.) The magazine has struggled to make a profit in a world brimming with free internet pornography. Which is interesting, given Playboy’s long…
I was kind of hoping to write a review of the Avengers: Age of Ultron DVD/Blu-Ray that went something like, “If you were one of the people who didn’t love the Avengers sequel, this new DVD will change your mind.” Alas, I can’t write that, because it’s probably not true.
Give a person a fish and they’ll eat for a day. Give a person a workshop full of tools and they’ll build an utterly amazing cannon that launches CDs and DVDs like a machine gun. If there’s a better way to destroy a stack of misburned CDs, the internet hasn’t seen it yet.
Shae goes through a pretty drastic change of heart in the middle of Game of Thrones season four, and we only glimpse the reasons for it. But here's a deleted scene from the second episode of the season, where Bronn gives Shae some advice that doesn't work out that well for her... or for Tyrion. Some spoilers below...
Predestination was a cool-looking, psychologically complex movie about time travel and shifting identities. And one of the best things about this film is how it dramatizes the toll that traveling through time takes on people. Here's an exclusive clip from the Blu-ray special features that shows how they did it.
It's December 18? How did that happen? If the holidays got away from you this year — and you're feeling the pinch of the most wonderful … and freakin' expensive ... time of the year — we've got you covered in the last-minute affordable gift department. Here are the best last-minute gifts for under a ten-spot.
Some sort of catastrophic mix-up in a DVD duplication firm ended up with pornography being burned to discs supposed to contain a school performance, leading to a grovelling apology, a recall of discs and dads showing an interest in their child's education for once.
Giving the gift of a DVD or Blu-ray boxed set is the perfect way to please a superfan — or indoctrinate a noob, who will suddenly get all your in-jokes after consuming, say, Batman: The Complete Television Series. (Hey, some days you just can't get rid of a bomb!)
It's 2014 and DVDs are years past futuristic. But researchers at Oxford think that a metal alloy in DVDs could also be used to make thin, flexible, and low-power screens for wearables. Here's how it works.
Say you're going to another planet, and it's going to take months or even years to get there. You can only bring one DVD set (or there's only room in the spaceship's computer for one set of video files.) What do you bring? And why?
Those Star Trek Into Darkness deleted scenes that were removed from the DVD/Blu-ray release in order to make you buy a second better (or decent) Collector's Edition release later are now available for your perusal. They fill more than a few of STiD's plotholes, including why Carol Marcus is suddenly British.
You might recall that the Star Trek Into Darkness DVD/Blu-ray release was somewhat... umm, feature-light. Among other things, it didn't include any deleted scenes — but now those scenes have turned up, and you can read descriptions of them.
The Doctor has had many epic moments in the 50 years that Doctor Who has been on the air. But this moment featuring Patrick Troughton isn't just one of the most epic, but possibly the most important of all. This is the moment where the Doctor announces his mission to battle evil for the first time.
All your friends have Netflix. We can all access a wealth of movies any time we want. But DVD box sets can still make fantastic gifts, if they're cool-looking enough, and contain stuff your loved ones will watch over and over. Here are the most beautiful (and cheapest) DVD box sets to give to your friends and family.
Feast your eyes on long-unseen footage from the classic Doctor Who story, "The Web of Fear" — the first appearance of the Doctor's longtime friend Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart. This story is going up for sale at iTunes in its entirety, and we're thrilled to premiere the trailer exclusively at io9.
Patrick Troughton's second season starring in Doctor Who was the "base under siege" era, where relentless monsters terrorize an embattled crew of humans in story after story. But judging from the newly released "Ice Warriors," it was also an era of good idea-driven science fiction.
Justin Timberlake wants to play the Riddler in the next Batman movie — but he should aim higher. Robbie Williams, lead singer from Take That!, came surprisingly close to playing the Doctor on Doctor Who. In the animated adventure "Scream of the Shalka," that is.
Did you know the Criterion Collection had recently come out with a deluxe DVD/Blu-ray release of Things to Come, H.G. Wells' 1936 movie? It includes a restored print that's way better than any previous release, plus unused special effects footage. And the Criterion site includes some astonishing facts about Things to…