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Blu-Ray and Digital HD Releases

Venom

Straight from the world of Spider-man, Venom swings in on Blu-Ray and Digital HD.

The theatrical release of the film grossed more than $822 million and was a much anticipated addition to the Spider-man universe. Directed by Zombieland’s Ruben Fleischer, the film follows one of Marvel’s most compelling anti-heroes, Venom.

In this origin story, we meet Eddie Brock, played by Tom Hardy, who is a broken man after he loses his job and fiancee due to his aggressive ambition as a journalist. At his lowest point, he is intertwined with an alien substance that symbiotically bonds and changes him into a super being, Venom. It’s here he goes head to head with a corrupt leader of an evil corporation and on a collision course with a symbiote monster stronger than Venom.

The movie was originally filmed digitally, so the transfer to Blu-Ray is impeccable. Despite it’s dark colors, the digital effects look crisp and pop beautifully on the screen. The Blu-ray offers its standard DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 while the UHD sports a Dolby Atmos soundtrack.

There’s a decent number of special features with this release as well, including a “Venom Mode” which gives informative pop-ups throughout the film that helps tie the movie to the original comic books. Deleted scenes, a mini-documentary about Venom, and an easter egg guide round out the special features. The extras also include an extended look at Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse as well, which is out in theaters now.

Though the film isn’t as robust on the character side, there’s plenty of action for Spider-Man loving fans, and with its superb presentation on this release, this film is worth picking up for any comic-book fan.

The House with a Clock in Its Walls

Also hitting shelves today is The House with a Clock in Its Walls.

Starring Jack Black and Cate Blanchett, the film follows a 10-year-old boy who moves in with his uncle after his parents are killed in a car accident. He soon discovers that his uncle happens to be a warlock while his neighbor is a witch and they live in a house with a hidden and dark secret.

Filled with great special effects, the movie does a great job opening up a new world of magic and intrigue. Though comparisons to the world of Harry Potter will be made, this film tends to have more of a spooky feel to it. This movie almost plays like an intro to horror movies with a kid friendly approach.

Despite the dark scenes, the film looks crisp and clear while the audio is excellent in its Dolby Atmos presentation. Special features include alternate openings and endings, gag reels, deleted scenes, featurettes on the characters, scenes, and the original book and much more.

With a strong cast, amazing effects, and a fun new world to explore, The House with a Clock in Its Walls is a strong recommend for anyone who loves the world of magic and a little dabble of some light horror feels.

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