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New on Blu-ray and 4K UHD this Week [December 20, 2022]

By John Connor [12.20.22]

Just three releases worth talking about this week including Game of Thrones prequel spin-off House of the Dragon which also boughs on Steelbook.

Featuring an ensemble cast, the show portrays the events leading up to the beginning of the decline of House Targaryen, a devastating war of succession known as the "Dance of the Dragons".

The release features all new extras including a ton of featurettes.


Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller's Day Off) and Ally Sheedy (The Breakfast Club) star in War Games, a compelling drama filled with action, suspense and high-tech adventures! Featuring superb performances by Dabney Coleman and Barry Corbin, WarGames is ""brilliantfunnyand provocative"" (New York)a fast-paced cyber-thriller.

Computer hacker David Lightman (Broderick) can bypass the most advanced security systems, break the most intricate secret codes and master even the most difficult computer games. But when he unwittingly taps into the Defense Department's war computer, he initiates a confrontation of global proportionsWorld War III! Together with his girlfriend (Sheedy) and a wizardly computer genius (Tony Award® winner John Wood), David must race against time to outwit his opponentand prevent a nuclear Armageddon.

Bonus Content:
4K Scan of the Original Camera Negative
Feature-Length Audio Commentary by Director John Badham and Writers Lawrence Lasker and Walter F. Parkes
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Inside NORAD: Cold War Fortress
Attack of the Hackers
Tic Tac Toe: A True Story
Theatrical Trailer

Screen legends Walter Matthau (Charley Varrick) and Robert Shaw (Force 10 from Navarone) team up with Martin Balsam (After the Fox) and Hector Elizondo (Valdez is Coming) to deliver a sure-fire entertainment that's gripping and exciting from beginning to end and is guaranteed to give you the ride of your life.

A gang of armed professionals hijack a New York subway train somewhere outside the Pelham station threatening to kill one hostage per minute unless their demands are met. Forced to stall these unknown assailants until a ransom is delivered or a rescue is made, transit chief Lt. Garber (Matthau) must shrewdly outmaneuver one of the craftiest and cruelest villains (Shaw) in a battle of wits that will either end heroically or tragically.

Featuring masterful direction by Joseph Sargent (White Lightning), gorgeous widescreen cinematography by Owen Roizman (The French Connection), a classic rousing score by David Shire (The Conversation) and top-notch editing by Jerry Greenberg (Apocalypse Now) and Robert Q. Lovett (Cotton Comes to Harlem).

Special Features:

-Brand New HDR/Dolby Vision Master – From a 4K Scan of the Original Camera Negative
-NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Steve Mitchell and Nathaniel Thompson
-Audio Commentary by Actor/Filmmaker Pat Healy and Film Programmer/Historian Jim Healy
-5.1 Surround and Lossless 2.0 Audio
-Triple-Layered UHD100 Disc
-Optional English Subtitles

-Brand New 4K Master
-NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Steve Mitchell and Nathaniel Thompson
-Audio Commentary by Actor/Filmmaker Pat Healy and Film Programmer/Historian Jim Healy
-THE MAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE: Vintage Featurette from the Point of View of New York City Transit Policeman, Carmine Foresta, who appears in the Film as a Train Expediter
-12 MINUTES WITH MR. GREY: Interview with Actor Hector Elizondo
-CUTTING ON ACTION: Interview with Editor Gerald B. Greenberg
-THE SOUND OF THE CITY: Interview with Composer David Shire
-Trailers from Hell with Josh Olson
-Image and Poster Gallery
-Theatrical Trailer
-TV Spot
-2 Radio Spots
-5.1 Surround and Lossless 2.0 Audio
-Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
-Optional English Subtitles

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