Blu-ray Review: Eraser: Reborn - Out Now

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.

Eraser: RebornBased on the blockbuster hit from 1996, Eraser: Reborn arrives on Digital, Blu-ray, and DVD today. The action film stars Dominic Sherwood as U.S. Marshal Mason Pollard who specializes in “erasing people” – faking the deaths of those entering witness protection and erasing their digital fingerprint. When crime boss’ wife Rina Kimara (Jacky Lai) refuses to go into witness protection, Pollard proves to her she is in danger, and she reluctantly agrees to flee to Cape Town, South Africa. Things do not go as planned, however, when Pollard realizes he has been double-crossed, and they are chased by assassins who will stop at nothing to erase them permanently.

Eraser: Reborn is a mixed bag, although, overall, I had a positive experience watching it. The action keeps the movie flowing with a few comedic moments interspersed. However, it is an action film, don’t expect a futuristic science fiction movie. I admit, I don’t remember much about the original, so it might have been similar, but other than the very brief mention of a bit of tech that was barely utilized, it just felt like a run of the mill action movie about marshals protecting an asset. That’s not to say that it wasn’t enjoyable, because it was; it just wasn’t quite what I expected.

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Morbius Comes to Digital 5/17 & 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, & DVD 6/14

MORBIUS STARRING ACADEMY AWARD® WINNER JARED LETO
OWN IT ON DIGITAL MAY 17
AVAILABLE ON 4K ULTRA HD™, BLU-RAY™ and DVD JUNE 14

DIVE DEEPER WITH OUTTAKES & BLOOPERS, BEHIND-THE-SCENE FEATURETTES AND DISCOVER NOCTURNAL EASTER EGGS

SYNOPSIS
One of the most compelling and conflicted characters in Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters comes to the big screen as Oscar® winner Jared Leto transforms into the enigmatic antihero Michael Morbius. Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder and determined to save others suffering his same fate, Dr. Morbius attempts a desperate gamble. While at first it seems to be a radical success, a darkness inside him is unleashed. Will good override evil – or will Morbius succumb to his mysterious new urges?

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Exclusive Video Interview: Ryan Kwanten Stars in Expired, Out Now

Ryan KwantenThe science fiction film Expired, which premieres today in theaters and On Demand, stars Ryan Kwanten as Jack, a hitman whose life is forever changed after meeting a club singer, April (Jillian Nguyen). The two fall in love, and Jack finds himself with a strange affliction that only gets worse the deeper he falls.

One of the things that attracted Kwanten to the project was the blended genres. “I've always loved sci-fi, and the amalgamation of a love story and a thriller under the sci-fi guys guise was pretty powerful to me,” said the actor to SciFi Vision, adding that he also enjoyed that it was character driven and the science fiction wasn’t that far out there. “[T]he high tech gadgetry and imagery, it really felt like an extension of the world as it is now: more near-fi than sci-fi and kind of almost tangible, almost, scarily so.”

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Exclusive Video Interview: Jason Isaacs on Good Sam & Returning to Hogwarts

Jason IsaacsTonight, CBS premieres the new medical drama Good Sam, which follows heart surgeon Dr. Sam Griffith (Sophia Bush), who takes on the role of chief of surgery after her boss and father, the arrogant Dr. Rob “Griff” Griffith, played by Jason Isaacs, falls into a coma. Upon his return, Griff, unable to accept his daughter’s new authority, goes toe to toe with Sam, defying and questioning her at every turn.

One of the things that was of interest to Isaacs in taking on the role of Griffith was the father-daughter relationship. When asked about his reason for joining the cast during a recent exclusive interview with Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision, the actor talked about his relationship with his own daughters who are now becoming adults. “I've got teenage daughters, one's nineteen, and that whole thing of letting go of thinking that you are the puppet master and realizing that they're surpassed you in navigating the world…just that at the heart of this was the father and daughter [relationship].”

Isaacs was also interested in the role because of the showrunners. “[Katie Wech]’s running it in such a different style from any of the men I've ever encountered in such an extraordinary way, and she gives out such a collaborative energy…Just having spoken to her and engaged with her, I wanted to jump in and see what the experience was like.”

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James Cameron Discusses New Art Book, Inspiration, Spider-Man, & More

James CameronRecently, Insight Editions released the book Tech Noir: The Art of James Cameron to display the journey of the artist’s evolution by giving a look into his personal art archives, including rare never-before-seen works from his private collection. The book showcases many of the ideas that lead to aesthetics of some of his most successful films, such as The Terminator, Aliens, Titanic, and Avatar, as well as work from unrealized projects and everything in between.

During a recent roundtable interview promoting the book, Cameron talked to Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision about the feeling of getting to see his designs on screen for the first time in a succesful film such as The Terminator and how it gave him confidence to do even more. “I think that gave me the confidence to then go and hunt much, much bigger prey,” said Cameron. “I moved up to going after mammoths after that. So, I went from The Terminator to Aliens, a sequel to a beloved film that had a huge global impact.”

The director continued that because the director of the original film Alien, Ridley Scott, was largely popular at that point, many people tried to talk him out of it, but he didn’t listen, and he did it in his own way. “They said, ‘[I]f you make a good film, everybody's going to credit Ridley, and if you make a stinker, it's because you're not Ridley.’ I literally had serious producers, knowledgeable people, try to talk me out of it, but I just stuck to my guns and said, ‘Yeah, but I like it. I'm just just a fanboy.’...I just wanted to do my version of it, but the cheekiness is, my version of it, not slavishly doing just a continuation of Ridley’s style and story.”

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Exclusive Video Interview: Moretz, Smith, & Castillo Talk Mother/Android, Now Available on Hulu

Mother/AndroidWritten and directed by Mattson Tomlin, the science fiction film Mother/Android premieres today on Hulu. The movie takes place in the near future when artificially intelligent androids made to help humans revolt and start killing everyone. The story follows a pregnant Georgia, played by Chloë Grace Moretz, and her boyfriend Sam, played by Algee Smith, leading up to days before the baby's birth when they must cross into android territory to make it to safety.

Tomlin being at the forefront of the project is what originally drew her to the film, Moretz told Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision during an exclusive video interview. “Of course, the story was incredibly well written,” said the actress, “I thought the script was beautiful, but it was my conversation with Mattson that followed that. To hear his personal connection to the story and why he wrote the script and how it's based on his family and what he's been through, I knew immediately that it was a project that I couldn't ever say no to. I needed to be Georgia, and I felt such a palpable connection in that moment, that I knew that there was there was no other option, for sure.”

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4K Blu-ray Review: Old Offers a Chilling and Engaging Story, Now Available

OldIn the film Old, which SciFi Vision was provided on 4K for review, Guy (Gael García Bernal) and Prisca Cappa (Vicky Krieps) are about to get a divorce but decide to take one last family vacation before breaking it to their two children, 11-year-old Maddox (Alexa Swinton) and 6-year-old Trent (Nolan River). Prisca is elated to find such a great deal for a resort online, and when they get there, they are offered access to a secluded too-good-to-be-true beach. They are not completely alone, however, as another family, including surgeon Charles (Rufus Sewell), his wife Chrystal (Abbey Lee), their 6-year-old daughter Kara, and his elderly mother, Agnes (Kathleen Chalfant) are offered the same access. Things get a little odd when the driver taking them to the beach (Shyamalan) gives them way too much packed food and sends them the rest of the way on foot. They soon discover that this paradise is even less exclusive and that it’s already occupied by rapper Mid-Sized Sedan (Aaron Pierre), and later another couple, nurse Jarin (Ken Leung) and Patricia Carmichael (Nikki Amuka-Bird).

Everything is fine until a body washes up on shore and accusations start flying. Things go from bad to worse when the adults notice that the children have aged by about five years. They also quickly discover that they are unable to leave, as they black out and end up back on the beach. Time continues to pass, and they realize that if they can’t get off the island, they may die of old age in the space of a day.

As with other films by Shyamalan, who both wrote and directed the movie, it can be quite dark and chilling at times. As much of it takes place in an open area on a beach, the seclusion and using the rocks and cliffs the way they did gives it that foreboding claustrophobia. The director found ways to make the alluring also feel sinister.

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Exclusive Video Interview: Justine Bateman on Writing and Directing Violet, Now in Select Cities

Justine BatemanOpening in theaters in Los Angeles and New York today and nationally on November 5th, Violet, written and directed by Justine Bateman, follows the title character played by Olivia Munn. Violet spends her days making fear-based decisions by listening to self-criticisms and self-doubts (voiced by Justin Theroux) and misses out on the things she wants in life rather than living free like her friend Red (Luke Bracey). It isn’t until Violet realizes she has to ignore the lies she tells herself and face her fears head on that she can do things differently and live the professional, personal, and romantic life that she really wants.

According to Bateman, who talked to Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview, she named the characters Violet and Red, because they represent opposites, although she didn’t realize it when she first wrote it. “When you look at the light spectrum, the visual light spectrum for humans, you've got red on one end and purple on the other…Red’s the polar opposite, as far as how he lives his life. So, she has to go across the spectrum to get to where she needs to by the end.”

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Exclusive Video Interview: Alex Pettyfer Talks Immortality and His Film Warning

Alex PettyferThe science fiction thriller Warning, which takes place in the near future leading up to Earth’s destruction, takes a look at short narratives of different groups of interconnected people as they contemplate the meaning of life in a time when the technology we’ve become to depend on is often a substitute for human contact.

The scenes with Alex Pettyfer, who plays the role of Liam, who comes from a wealthy family and brings his girlfriend (Annabelle Wallis) home to dinner, tell a cautionary tale of immortality.

Watching the film, directed by Agata Alexander, is not a passive experience, as it’s definitely one that will make you think about things, including technology, in a new light. According to, Pettyfer, who talked to Jamie Ruby in an exclusive interview, our evolving technology can cause you to lose yourself, and he misses the personal connection. “I think that we are in a point in time where technology in its evolution is so drastically advanced that we are in a place where our communication has evolved into a kind of a distorted reality. I think that, unfortunately, we've gone through a very, very hard time the last few years.

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OLD Blu-ray Giveaway

OLD Blu-ray Giveaway!

OLDOLD AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL HD OCTOBER 5,2021
4K Ultra HD, BLU-RAY, DVD AND ON DEMAND OCTOBER 19, 2021
FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT


Take a thrilling trip from the mind behind The Sixth Sense (1999), Signs (2002) and Split (2016) in M. Night Shyamalan’s OLD, available to own on Digital October 5 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD on October 19 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Take a seat behind-the-camera with never-before-seen deleted scenes and bonus features that offer a deep dive into this mystery of a family vacation that quickly turns sinister. Read the full press release.

In preparation for the the release, SciFi Vision is giving away 1 copy of OLD on Blu-ray!

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