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Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for July 28, 2023

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Welcome to another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. Once again, it’s a remarkably busy edition with a number of interesting films in a wide variety of genres. So, if you can’t get out to the movies this week or need to stay indoors, be sure to give one of these titles a try!



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The biopic ‘Oppenheimer’ presents multiple sides of its subject

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Running Time: 180 minutes

This feature film from Universal Pictures opens exclusively at theaters on Friday, July 21.

Every so often, an event occurs that changes the course of history. The Manhattan Project, which ultimately resulted in the development of nuclear weapons, certainly qualifies. Oppenheimer, the newest film from writer/director Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight, Inception, Interstellar, Dunkirk, Tenet), tells this story through the eyes of the atomic bomb’s creator, focusing on the intense work and toll that it ultimately took on his life.

In comparison to some of the filmmaker’s epic thrillers, this feels like a more low-key drama...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for July 21, 2023

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Welcome to another look at some of the new highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. There’s an interesting variety of titles in a number of genres. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies this week or need to stay indoors, be sure to give one of these titles a try!





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CHOP & STEELE: Wisconsin-born Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher are a pair of merry pranksters that are examined in this documentary. For two decades, they have hosted the Found Footage Festival (which presents VHS finds with odd programing and commercials purchased at garage sales) and have also taken part in elaborate practical jokes on news programs.

This title captures the pair doing...

‘Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One’ delivers the goods

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Running Time: 163 minutes

This feature from Paramount Pictures opened in cinemas everywhere on Wednesday, July 12.

When the first Mission: Impossible feature opened back in 1996, it made quite a sensation thanks to a surprisingly twisty plot and some dazzling visual panache. Despite its box office success, few would have guessed that the movie would have spawned a massive franchise with six sequels, as well as one more that will arrive next year.

The follow-ups have always been fun movies, although as time has passed the stunts seem to have taken over the storyline. In fact, some of them are best remembered by what Tom Cruise happens to be hanging...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for July 14, 2023

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Welcome once again to this overview of Blu-ray and DVD highlights coming your way. Some weeks are quiet, while others are jam-packed. This edition certainly falls into the latter category. There are a number of major releases and just as many independent features coming your way. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies this week or need to stay indoors for a little while, be sure to check out one of these titles!



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ALL MAN: THE INTERNATIONAL MALE STORY: International Male was a popular mail-order clothing company that started in the mid-1970s, offering customers the chance to order items through a catalog. During its heyday, the products offered...

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