Alita: Battle Angel (2019): A 26th Century Fox Film

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“Alita: Battle Angel” is directed Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, Spy Kids), written and produced by the critically acclaimed James Cameron (Avatar, Titanic) and stars Rosa Salazar (Parenthood, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials), Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained, Spectre), Mahershala Ali (Green Book, Moonlight), Ed Skrein (Game of Thrones, Deadpool), Jackie Earle Haley (Little Children, A Nightmare on Elm Street), and Keean Johnson (Nashville, The Fosters). This film takes place in the year 2563, or 300 years after a massive war between planets leading to Earth’s devastation. When the film starts, we see a scientist assemble a girl who clearly has a consciousness but has no memory of major events that happened in the past. With that in mind, she decides to go on a journey to recover her memories.

This movie, to me, had a very bumpy road up until its official release. Word of mouth about it in terms of its development has been spoken since we hit the 21st century. At the turn of a new millennium, Fox registered the rights to the domain battleangelmovie.com and James Cameron registered the rights to battleangelalita.com, who has said for years that this film is in progress. He was going to do it after the production of the TV series “Dark Angel,” but he didn’t get to it. He wanted to get the thing done after the film “Aliens of the Deep,” once again, he didn’t get to it. After all, Cameron’s biggest priority during the late 2000s was “Avatar,” mainly because he wanted to bring awareness of environmental preservation to public audiences, which to be fair, is a pretty good reason to focus on a movie like that. Well, in addition to raking in over $2 billion at the box office… In August 2010, over a year and a half after “Avatar’s” release in theaters, Cameron stated he wanted to work on the “Alita” film, but he is having trouble getting around to it. Then came 2013, where Cameron happened to be in an interview with director Alfonso Cuarón (Roma, Gravity). Cameron suggested 2017 as the time to start working on the film. Coincidentally, shooting began in late 2016. And a year before that, The Hollywood Reporter stated that Robert Rodriguez was in talks to direct the film (a confirmation to direct would be announced in 2016). Said director was supposed to “condense and combine Cameron’s 186-page screenplay and some 600 pages of notes into what could be the shooting script.”

So basically, James Cameron is approaching his “Alita” project similar to how I would approach my high school crush. I’d start out looking at her, admiring her, trying to talk to her abd say hi once or twice, get her to notice me, only til I get to the point where I either lose that crush or I think she’s too good for me.

Although, I haven’t even gotten to the trailers yet! The first trailer for “Alita: Battle Angel” released at the end of 2017, and at the time, the film was scheduled to come out in July 2018. Then, the second trailer, which came out last year in July during San Diego Comic-Con, suggested the film would be out at the end of the year in December. If you ask me, that was a terrible decision made by whoever was in charge of the release, because then the film would have to compete with other titles such as “Aquaman,” “Mary Poppins Returns,” “Bumblebee,” and more. Luckily, they made the smart choice of moving the release date once again, this time to February 2019, as suggested in a trailer for the film which came out this past November. And it seems to have worked out in the film’s favor because it ended up making over $400 million worldwide, which is more than twice the film’s budget of $170 million.

But the real question is this… How was “Alita: Battle Angel” as a movie? Was it good? Was it bad? Was it ugly? My answer, none of the above! In fact, it was awesome! Remember back in 2015 when “Mad Max: Fury Road” came out? Personally, I don’t particularly like it as much as everyone else, but I for one have grown to appreciate the flick as a visual spectacle. There are numerous thrilling action sequences, the cinematography took a lot of effort to pull off, and damn it pulled off well! And the film is filled to the brim with practical effects. There are tons of vehicles specifically built for the film, the locations fit every scene quite well, and there are a number of stunts and movements throughout the picture that are kind of brilliant when you break them down. To me, this was that, but with CGI. Kind of like “Avatar” or “Gravity” or the 2016 “Jungle Book” remake because like those films, I almost questioned how the CGI looked as polished and stunning as it did. This film is the very definition of a visual spectacle, and I’m almost surprised that I am even saying that, because when I first looked at Alita herself from the first couple of trailers, I thought she I’d be slightly offput by her appearance. Not by her body, I am not a guy who wants women’s bodies to look a certain way, but… her eyes. Honestly, they didn’t even bother me in this film, and to be honest, they made Alita stand out to me in a positive way as the film went on. It let me know of the character I happened to be looking at. After all, when we first look at Alita’s face at the start of the film, she didn’t even have eyes. The eyes we see in the film were added on.

If anything, if I had to compare “Alita: Battle Angel” to another film visually, I’d say the best example would have to be last year’s “Ready Player One,” which if you have followed this blog for some time, you may know I adored that film. Visually speaking, it was hard at times to recall if I had seen anything like it. To this day, “Ready Player One” has some of the best CGI I have seen in a film because it creates this immersive video game world that I kind of wanted to be in, especially considering how it highlights the real world and how it has gone to s*it. I don’t think I’m going to have a great 2045, I think we’re going to be super low on resources! Give me my video game world now! Much like “Ready Player One,” “Alita: Battle Angel” spends much of the runtime being rather glossy, but in its own case, it also has some grittier looking images to take a gander towards. Down in Iron City, it kind of has a similar look to Wakanda from “Black Panther,” but with more to do around the area. Then again, I don’t typically imagine many Wakandans walking down a street to sample some chocolate so who knows? Plus, there’s one part of the city scenes that captured my attention.

The introduction of motorball.

Holy s*it, I seriously don’t get how people can watch football. I can watch motorball all day every day!

Motorball: The new sport for the universe.

Now I should point out that I have never introduced myself to the original source material of “Alita.” In fact, despite calling myself a nerd, anime and manga are two of my weakest areas when it comes to following the main aspects of geek culture. So in case you cannot tell, the concept of motorball is fairly new to me. But damn, I love it. It has the physicality of hockey, although perhaps greater physicality since everyone’s occasionally trying to kill each other, not to mention the adrenaline of NASCAR. It is a sight for the eyes if there ever was one.

And speaking of awesome moments with tons of CGI, let me just point out that you all should check out “Alita” just for the action alone. There’s some creative ideas to be witnessed, and there is one character in particular who has these chain wires coming out of his arm, it reinvents the word epic. Honestly, to me, these action scenes are up there with films like “The Matrix,” “Man of Steel,” and the “Lord of the Rings” franchise of how fantastically exhilarating the action can tend to get. It almost reminds me of a video game, and I don’t mean that in a bad way. I mean that in comparison to a bunch of flashy video games where everything is eye candy and it almost makes you feel like you want to be part of the action despite the possibility of getting killed. Damn, this movie is the bomb.

But this movie is not all looks, it has some decent characters too. I was rooting for Alita the entire time, I really liked the love interest she interacted with, specifically Hugo (Keean Johnson). I bought into the chemistry Alita had with her “father” and I really liked the backstory as to how Alita got her name.

But at the same time, since I have been talking about how unbelievable this film is, it should come as no surprise that my biggest problem should have to do with the characters. This is not to say that I hated anybody in particular, I have no beef with anyone. But when it comes to the film’s antagonistic side, it almost feels as if it doesn’t exist at times. For some reason, there have been numerous moments throughout the film that make it feel as if there happens to be no real threat. Granted there is a threat, but even when there is, it almost feels like it barely has a reason to be in there. And speaking of problems, there is a moment in the film where the “father” character, Dr. Dyson Ido, establishes a couple of rules with Alita, and that conversation tends to almost go nowhere in terms of how the rest of the film plays out. Granted, it partially goes somewhere, but it never feels like it has a full reason to exist. I won’t go too far into the rules or where they tend to go, but it’s something I wanted to point out. This is slightly nitpicky, but nevertheless, I feel it is also something that is important to establish.

In the end, “Alita: Battle Angel” gave me pretty much what I wanted. It’s enormous, it’s lively, and it’s boisterous. Overall, it’s probably the biggest spectacle of the year (maybe aside from Endgame). And based on how much I enjoyed this film, it kind of makes me forget about the development and post-production problems a little bit. I watched this film on 4K Blu-ray because I wanted to provide myself with as much of a spectacle as I can. Having done that, it kind of makes me mad at myself for not going to see this in a theater. Especially in IMAX 3D. There are several moments that if you have a 7.1 surround sound system, it will make you feel like you’re inside your screen. It’s what a movie is supposed to be, an escape. And in this case, “Alita: Battle Angel” is one escape that put me in a world which I never wanted to leave. I’m going to give “Alita: Battle Angel” a 9/10. I don’t know if this film will end up being for everyone, but for me, this was Heaven. As a nerd, I found myself loving the sci-fi and fantasy elements brought to the story. And from a technical perspective, “Alita” shines as bright as the sun. Plus, you know how a lot of people are still waiting for that “excellent video game movie?” Films based on anime and manga are almost in the same league as video games. The only ones that stand out, happen to do so for not so good reasons. I have not watched “Dragonball: Evolution,” but knowing enough about it, there is enough to support why I have not watched it yet. I don’t dive into anime and manga all that much in general, but still, this movie, unlike a lot of other similar entrants to its genre, is something special. I dig it, I would love to see a sequel, and if it comes back to theaters, I am there.

Thanks for reading this review! I just want to remind everyone that I just recently watched “Missing Link,” the new animated film from Lakia. I will have a review for that up as soon as possible, be sure to stay tuned for that! Also, this upcoming weekend, I will be at Terrificon so I will not be watching anything new from Friday to Sunday. But fear not! Because I will be doing a post reporting my activities from the con! That should be up sometime next week, hope you all get a chance to read it! Be sure to follow Scene Before either with an email or WordPress account so you can stay tuned for more great content! And while I cannot promise you I am sharing my epic wins from playing motorball on there, be sure to like my Facebook page! It has updates on upcoming posts, it lets you know when new content is available, and I’ll even remind people of various milestones I hit on the blog every once in a while. Check it out, please! I want to know, did you see “Alita: Battle Angel?” What did you think about it? Or, what is your favorite fictional sport? Willing to bet most of you are going to say Quidditch, aren’t you? Let me know down below! Scene Before is your click to the flicks!

300TH POST SPECIAL! June 2019 Blu-ray Collection Update!

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Hey everyone, Jack Drees here! Well, whaddya know? It’s post 300! If you remember around the time of my 200th post, I did an analysis of my Blu-ray collection. Now we have reached a total of 300 and with that in mind, we have an update to go through. Last Spring we have gone through my ENTIRE Blu-ray collection only to realize… They’re a hell of a drug for me. We live in an era where “Netflix and Chill” seems to be the cool and hip thing to say, but the reality is, I just like the feeling of having something and knowing that a studio or service is not going to take away my right of viewing it after awhile. We live in one hell of a time where everything is at our fingertips, but I’m old fashioned. I’m 19 years old, and I already feel like that old man complaining to my grandchildren about the ways things used to be and that sort of thing.

“Back in my day, we went to this thing called a store, where we bought cases, that you had to pick up with your own hands. And it was like a Tamagotchi, you had to take care of it. You had to store it on shelf space, and when you wanted to watch it, you had to physically maneuver yourself to a media player. And hopefully, the disc wasn’t scratched! Swell times!”

No, seriously, even though I know there is a market for physical media out there, this is the way I feel right now. But who cares? Because it is time to dive into the collection.

Before getting into the collection however, I would like to point out something. This is for my Blu-ray collection ONLY, so while I do own a number of DVDs, they will not count. Blu-ray is my main physical medium, which is part of why I continue to collect it to this day. And yes, this will include 4K discs, because those are technically under the Blu-ray label.

Also, instead of what I did last time, which is simply listing everything I’ve collected, I am making the choice to record a video showing off the collection in detail. I feel like it would provide a more immersive experience instead of me just telling you what I have. Anyway, hope you enjoy the video!

I just want to say, I tried uploading this video directly to this WordPress page, but unfortunately it wouldn’t go through. However, if you want to see more from my YouTube channel (which does not really have much to do with movies), click the link below and subscribe!

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Thanks for checking this out, and I will remind everyone that coming soon I have my review for “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” which… Oooh boy. That’s gonna be a fun review. Just you wait. Be sure to follow Scene Before either with an email or WordPress account so you can stay tuned for more great content! I want to know, do you still buy Blu-rays? Samsung just recently stopped making Blu-ray players, which according to a lot of people, seems to signify *the end of physical media*. I think it has *at least* ways to go, but if that end comes soon, I am gonna be a mess. But hey! This may be worth something one day, so who knows? Let me know down below! Scene Before is your click to the flicks!

Black Friday 2018 4K and Blu-ray Pickups!

Hey everyone, Jack Drees here! To all who live in the United States, I hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving, or as turkeys may see it, genocide. To be honest, I have no personal vendetta against Thanksgiving as a holiday. It’s a good time of year to eat lots of food, talk with your family, and see the Detroit Lions lose yet another football game. Although to be honest, I’m more of a fan of the day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday. For one thing, I don’t currently work in a crappy, overcrowded retail store, with idiotic overlords, so I have no real reason to hate Black Friday. After all, this Black Friday, much like others, I have been in the position of the consumer. Unlike a couple years ago, when I ventured out to a nearby mall for Black Friday to mainly shop for others, I self-indulged this year because I was on top of things when it came to Christmas shopping for the most part. I’m not saying that I completely self-indulged, but still.

I live in the Boston area, so I went to the Cambridgeside Galleria, a mall just about a half-hour away from my house, but in reality it took longer because I took public transportation and the train was stuck in the middle of the track for some time. I could have gone to other malls, but more than anything, I wanted to hit a Best Buy. And Cambridgeside happens to have one of those stores. Cambridgeside is also a home to a local nerd shop, Newbury Comics, which is basically Boston’s slightly tweaked version of FYE. Although in reality I wouldn’t say Newbury is quite as stellar as FYE. However, Cambridgeside has my personal least favorite of all the Newbury stores because they don’t even have a movie section. But even if they had a movie section, I probably wouldn’t have shopped there anyway, because I went to Newbury on Black Friday for the past couple of years and they never had movie deals if my memory is correct. Nevertheless, Cambridgeside has Best Buy, which aside from Burger King, happened to be the only place at the mall where I purchased something.

Let’s get into the movies, starting off with the standard Blu-rays!

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First off, we have “Battle of the Sexes!” I’ve heard a lot about this movie, I’ve heard positive reviews regarding the film itself. Plus, judging by the cover, the two leads are probably phenomenal. You’ve got Emma Stone (La La Land, Easy A) and Steve Carell (The Office, Despicable Me) playing two pro tennis players who have to duke it out against each other? I’m sold! As a nerd, it is probably somewhat expected that I’m not really into sports. However, tennis is one of the few sports which I actually happen to appreciate. Plus, if my memory serves me right, there are not many tennis movies out there that I’ve been exposed to. To actually own a sport-related film that revolves around tennis is actually kind of a treat. It would be a better treat if the movie is good, just saying. I haven’t watched it yet.

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Next we move onto my cheapest purchase, Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” When I first saw the marketing for this movie, I wasn’t really sold on it. Then again, my tastes probably weren’t mature enough to appreciate the overall quirkiness of the film. Because I saw the film a few years after it released and I found it to be very enjoyable. The film has a fine list of actors including Bill Murray (Ghostbusters, Zombieland), Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park, Independence Day), Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man, xXx: State of the Union), and many others. The color palette of the film gives the feeling that I’m attending an authentic Italian restaurant inside an art museum. I also thought one interesting thing about this film from a cinematography perspective was the decision to shoot and present a good portion of the film in 4:3, which is the aspect ratio on an old school TV. By the way, I mentioned this was my cheapest purchase, and if you are curious, it was $3.99.

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The last three pickups I have are all 4Ks, one copy I have is significantly different from all the others, which means we’re saving that one for last. This next purchase, as you can tell, is “Patriots Day.” I reviewed this movie back in 2016 and I REALLY enjoyed it. It was not my favorite movie of the year, but at the time of watching, I thought it was one of 2016’s best. Again, I’ll mention, I’m near Boston, so this kind of hit me where I live, but even if I weren’t from Boston, chances are I’d see this as a movie where a community comes together in a time of crisis. I still remember where I was during the moment I heard about the bombing at the 2013 Boston Marathon. I was leaving a movie theater after going to see Dreamworks’ “The Croods” with my father and sister, and I believe I got in the car and this was what was all that was being talked about on the radio. Some call it propaganda, and maybe it is. I have only watched the movie once, so I was only able to judge it after my first viewing. Maybe my brain was locked and loaded into thinking a certain way. But maybe my mind will change after viewing #2. I’m not sure, but we’ll see what happens. Also, upon reviewing my receipt, this was a fantastic deal. This movie was originally $29.99, but when I bought it, it was $7.99! Unbelievable!

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I wanted to get some 2018 releases into my collection, and I managed to get one, which was “The Spy Who Dumped Me.” This is a movie I would have checked out in the theater had I been given the opportunity. I’m not saying it would have been my first choice, but if someone said to me that they wanted to see a review of “The Spy Who Dumped Me” I wouldn’t have denied that person’s request. This movie stars Mila Kunis (Family Guy, Bad Moms) and Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live, The Angry Birds Movie) as a couple of besties who get involved in an international conspiracy. Although to add more weight, one of the two best friends has an ex-boyfriend who turns out to be a spy. The trailers do kind of resemble a typical studio comedy, but comedy this year for me has been a goldmine. I’m not saying this year’s comedies are perfect, but we’ve gotten a number of surprises, and even one that I can highly relate to. “The Spy Who Dumped Me” may be pretty good, it could even suck. For all I know it could be the worst movie of the year, but I hope to watch it at some point before the end of 2018. I need to rack up more nominees for my end of the year top 10 lists!

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Last but not least we actually have an appropriate title considering another movie that just came out. Specifically, “Wreck-It Ralph.” I often make fun of Disney for being all about showering them with money, but when they make something good, I gotta give credit where it is due. “Wreck-It Ralph” is not just a good movie, but it is one of the best movies out there related to video games. While “Wreck-It Ralph” itself is technically not based off of a video game, it still manages to utilize its own arcade game universe where a bunch of characters from arcade games and video games interact with each other. Certain cameos come from franchises like “Pac-Man,” “Super Mario,” “Street Fighter,” “Sonic the Hedgehog,” and “Q*bert.” Also, may I add, this was also a 4K steelbook. I got it for $11 off its original price, making it a $23.99 purchase, which I will say is a swell deal. This is especially true when you consider the regular 4K’s price. It was originally $29.99, bumped to $22.99 after a $7 subtraction. This collector’s item is literally just a buck more. It reminds me of one time I found “Red Sparrow” either in the “Best Buy” store or online and the 4K steelbook was $5 cheaper than the regular 4K. Let’s say I got a, STEEL.

I would have gone to other stores had I had the time, there was a Target that was about a mile walk down the road but also the more I think about it, I’m glad I didn’t go there because for some reason almost every time I walked through a scanner at the entry of a store during the day, the alarm would beep even though I had nothing that was stolen or not purchased. The worst part was in Sears because I was waiting for the elevator and they actually have scanners at the outside doors. The employees didn’t care and one told me to explain the situation when I left. I’m rather glad I avoided any accusations. But then again, had I unintentionally stole something, that is… A TRUE… BLACK FRIDAY DEAL.

Thanks for reading this post! As far as some future posts go, my next review is rather uncertain, however I’m trying to make sure I can get something in next week at the latest. Part of me wants to talk about how big of a month December is going to be in terms of new releases. Sure, it’s award season, but that’s not the point. The point is that when it comes to big budget films, the quality may not be the big debate, but the real debate on my mind is, how much money will each big budget movie make? I won’t answer that question here because it is incredibly complicated to complete. However, should I make a post related to that topic, I can tell you it will have a crapload of detail. Be sure to follow Scene Before either with a WordPress account or email so you can stay tuned for more great content! I want to know, did you go out Black Friday shopping this year? What did you buy? Doesn’t have to be movies, it can be anything. But don’t reveal what Christmas gifts you purchased for others! Or, since I got three 4Ks on Black Friday, what is your favorite movie that has gotten a 4K Blu-ray release? Let me know down below! Scene Before is your click to the flicks!

Complete Blu-Ray Movie Collection! Scene Before’s NOT EXACTLY 200TH POST SPECIAL!

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Hey everyone, Jack Drees here! If you had read my review for the all new comedy “Tag,” you may have noticed me saying that post is the two-hundredth I’ve ever done on Scene Before (aside from one that has been deleted). The day before that review was posted, the sign of the number 200 was on the rise. I wasn’t even aware of it all that much until that moment. But I felt the need to put out early reviews for “Incredibles 2” and “Tag” because, I don’t know, first world problems I guess. So if I were to do a special post for my 200 mark, this would be it. As you read in the title, this is going a be a complete Blu-ray movie collection glance. Now let me just go over something before we dive any further into the list of movies I own, this is a BLU-RAY movie collection. So each copy I go over must at least have one Blu-ray disc in it, so while I do have a number of DVD only copies of certain films, those don’t have Blu-ray discs, and therefore you won’t be seeing any of those things on this list. Also, for each Blu-ray, I will be stating not only the title of the copy or movie I own, I will also be stating if it comes with a DVD or digital copy code. It doesn’t matter whether a disc is missing or a code has expired, I’m mentioning what the case suggests. Special editions of Blu-ray such as 3D and 4K will also be included, partially considering how each one of the 4K and 3D copies I possess also comes with a standard Blu-ray disc as well, and they are technically part of the Blu-ray realm. Let me just state that this is a movie collection, so there won’t be any TV shows here, I don’t have many TV Blu-rays, so that sort of collection would be kind of pointless. Also, I’ll remind you, not sure why I’m reminding you of this, but I feel it’s necessary, this is in blog format, as opposed to how some others do this, which is in video format, so it’s not like I’m going to be showing you each case one-by-one and telling you some sort of story. Without further ado, let’s start the list!

10 Cloverfield Lane (Blu-ray, DVD, digital)
12 Years a Slave (Blu-ray, Ultraviolet)
2001: A Space Odyssey (Blu-ray)
21 Jump Street (Blu-ray, Ultraviolet)
22 Jump Street (Blu-ray, DVD)
300 (Blu-ray)
300: Rise of an Empire (Blu-ray, DVD, Ultraviolet)
3:10 To Yuma (2007) (Blu-ray)
4 Film Favorites Batman *Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, Batman & Robin* (Blu-ray)
Action Double Feature *Bloodsport/Timecop* (Blu-ray)
Air Force One (Blu-ray)
Alien Quadrilogy *Alien, Aliens, Alien 3, Alien: Resurrection* (Blu-ray)
Alien Covenant (4K, Blu-ray, digital, with slipcover)
All the Right Moves (Blu-ray)
Allied (4K, Blu-ray, digital, with slipcover)
The Amazing Spider-Man (Blu-ray, DVD, Ultraviolet, first Blu-ray I owned, with slipcover)
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Blu-ray, DVD, digital, with slipcover)
The American (Blu-ray, digital copy)
American Assassin (Blu-ray, DVD, digital, with slipcover)
American Graffiti (Blu-ray, DVD, digital copy)
American Hustle (Blu-ray, DVD, Ultraviolet, with slipcover)
American Pie 4 Movie Collection *American Pie, American Pie 2, American Wedding, American Reunion* (Blu-ray, includes theatrical and unrated versions)
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Blu-ray, DVD, digital, includes 3 cuts of film, with slipcover)
Ant-Man (Blu-ray)
Apollo 13 15th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray, DVD, digital copy)
Argo (Blu-ray)
Arrival (4K, Blu-ray, digital, with slipcover)
Atomic Blonde (4K, Blu-ray, digital, with slipcover)
Avengers: Age of Ultron (3D, Blu-ray, digital, red case)
The Aviator (Blu-ray)
AVP: Alien vs. Predator (Blu-ray, includes original and unrated extended director’s cut)
AVPR: Alien vs. Predator – Requiem – Extreme Unrated Set – Digital Copy Special Edition (Blu-ray, digital copy, includes theatrical and unrated director’s cut)
Back to the Future – The 25th Anniversary Trilogy (Blu-ray, digital copies, digipack, with slipcover)
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice – Ultimate Edition (Blu-ray, DVD, digital, includes theatrical and ultimate edition, with slipcover)
Better Off Dead (Blu-ray)
The Big Lebowski (Blu-ray, DVD, digital copy, Universal 100th anniversary slipcover)
Birdman (Blu-ray, digital HD)
The Birds (Blu-ray, Ultraviolet)
Black Hawk Down (Blu-ray)
Black Swan (Blu-ray, digital copy)
Blade Runner 2049 (4K, Blu-ray, digital, steelbook, Best Buy exclusive)
Blade Runner: The Final Cut (4K, Blu-ray, digital, includes multiple cuts but the only 4K is The Final Cut, all the rest plus The Final Cut are available on Blu-ray, with slipcover)
Blu-ray Double Feature *The Green Mile, Forrest Gump* (Blu-ray)
Body of Lies (Blu-ray, digital copy)
The Boondock Saints (Blu-ray)
The Bourne Identity (Blu-ray, DVD, includes theatrical and extended version)
The Bourne Supremacy (Blu-ray, DVD)
Braveheart (Blu-ray, Sapphire Series)
The Breakfast Club 30th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray, digital)
Broken City (Blu-ray, DVD, digital copy, Ultraviolet, with slipcover)
Bulletproof (Blu-ray)
Caddyshack (Blu-ray)
The Campaign (Blu-ray, DVD, Ultraviolet, with slipcover)
Captain America: Civil War (Blu-ray)
Captain America: The First Avenger (Blu-ray, DVD, digital copy, DVD not in case)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Blu-ray)
Captain Phillips (Blu-ray, DVD, Ultraviolet)
Cast Away (Blu-ray)
Clerks 15th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray, Ultraviolet)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind 40th Anniversary Edition (4K, Blu-ray, digital, includes theatrical edition, special theatrical edition, and director’s cut)
Colossal (Blu-ray, DVD, digital)
The Commuter (4K, Blu-ray, digital, with slipcover)
The Crow (Blu-ray, Ultraviolet)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Blu-ray, Criterion)
Dances with Wolves 20th Anniversary Edition *EXTENDED EDITION* (Blu-ray)
The Dark Knight Trilogy – Limited Edition Giftset (Blu-ray, with The Art and Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy, with slipcover)
Deadpool – Holiday Edition (Blu-ray, DVD, digital, with Christmas card, with slipcover)
The Debt – Focus Pictures Four-Star Collection (Blu-ray)
The Departed (Blu-ray)
Dinner For Schmucks (Blu-ray)
The Disaster Artist (Blu-ray, DVD, digital, with slipcover)
Divergent (Blu-ray, DVD, digital)
The Divergent Series: Insurgent (Blu-ray, digital)
Django Unchained (Blu-ray, DVD, digital copy, Ultraviolet)
Doctor Strange (Blu-ray, DVD, digital)
Due Date (Blu-ray, DVD, digital copy, with slipcover)
Dunkirk (4K, Blu-ray, digital, with slipcover)
Easy A (Blu-ray)
Edward Scissorhands (Blu-ray)
Elysium (Blu-ray, DVD, Ultraviolet, with slipcover)
Ex Machina (4K, Blu-ray, digital)
Exposed (Blu-ray, digital, with slipcover)
Fatal Attraction (Blu-ray)
The Fifth Element (Blu-ray, remastered)
Fight Club (Blu-ray, with Fox Icons slipcover)
Fist Fight (Blu-ray, DVD, digital)
Flatliners (Blu-ray)
Flight (Blu-ray)
Following (Blu-ray, Criterion, includes original and chronological version)
The Fugitive (Blu-ray)
Full Metal Jacket (Blu-ray)
The Gambler (2014) (Blu-ray, DVD, digital, with slipcover)
Gangster Squad (Blu-ray, DVD, Ultraviolet, with slipcover)
Ghost in the Shell (1995) 25th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray)
Ghost in the Shell (2017) (Blu-ray, DVD, digital, with slipcover)
Ghostbusters (1984) (Blu-ray)
Gladiator (Blu-ray, remastered, Sapphire Series)
Gods and Generals (Blu-ray)
Gods of Egypt (Blu-ray, digital, with slipcover)
Gone Baby Gone (Blu-ray)
Good Will Hunting *15th Anniversary Edition* (Blu-ray)
Grand Piano (Blu-ray)
Gravity (Blu-ray, DVD, Ultraviolet)
The Great Wall (Blu-ray, DVD, digital, with slipcover)
Green Zone *2 Disc Limited Edition* (Blu-ray, digital copy)
Guardians of the Galaxy (3D, Blu-ray, digital)
The Hangover (Blu-ray, digital copy, includes theatrical and unrated version with slipcover)
The Heat (Blu-ray, DVD, Ultraviolet, includes unrated and theatrical versions)
The Hitman’s Bodyguard (4K, Blu-ray, digital, with slipcover)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (3D, Blu-ray, DVD, Ultraviolet, with slipcover)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: Extended Edition (Blu-ray, Ultraviolet, with slipcover)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Blu-ray, DVD, Ultraviolet, with slipcover)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Extended Edition (Blu-ray, digital, with slipcover)
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (Blu-ray, DVD, digital)
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies: Extended Edition (Blu-ray, digital, with slipcover)
Horrible Bosses *Totally Inappropriate Edition* (Blu-ray, DVD, digital copy, includes theatrical and unrated versions, with slipcover)
Hot Tub Time Machine (Blu-ray, digital copy, includes theatrical and unrated editions, with slipcover)
How to Be a Latin Lover (Blu-ray, DVD, digital)
The Hunger Games 2 Disc Blu-ray + Digital copy (Blu-ray, digital copy)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Blu-ray, DVD, Ultraviolet, with slipcover)
The Hunt For Red October (Blu-ray, Metalpak, Walmart exclusive, which is amazing because I got it new at FYE)
The Hurt Locker (Blu-ray, with slipcover)
Ice Age: Continental Drift (Blu-ray, DVD, digital copy, Target exclusive material inside)
The Imitation Game (Blu-ray, digital)
In Time (Blu-ray)
Inception (Blu-ray)
Inception (4K, Blu-ray, digital, with slipcover)
The Incredible Hulk (Blu-ray, digital copy, green case)
Insomnia (Blu-ray)
The Internship (Blu-ray, DVD, Ultraviolet, with slipcover)
Interstellar (Blu-ray, DVD, digital, with IMAX film cell, with slipcover)
Interstellar (4K, Blu-ray, digital, with slipcover)
Iron Man 2 (Blu-ray, DVD, digital copy)
It Follows (Blu-ray, steelbook)
Jack Reacher (Blu-ray, DVD, digital copy, with slipcover)
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (Blu-ray, DVD, digital, DVD not in case)
Jarhead (Blu-ray)
Jason Bourne (Blu-ray, DVD, digital)
The Jerk (Blu-ray, digital copy, Ultraviolet, with 1970s Best of the Decade slipcover)
Jumper – Digital copy special edition (Blu-ray, digital copy)
The Jungle Book (2016) (Blu-ray, DVD, digital, with slipcover)
Jurassic Park (3D, Blu-ray, DVD, digital copy, Ultraviolet, with slipcover)
Jurassic Park 3 (Blu-ray, DVD, digital copy, Ultraviolet)
Jurassic World (3D, Blu-ray, DVD, digital, with slipcover)
Justice League (4K, Blu-ray, digital, steelbook, Best Buy exclusive)
Kill Bill Double Feature (Blu-ray)
King Kong (4K, Blu-ray, digital, includes theatrical and director’s version, with slipcover)
Kingsman: The Secret Service (Blu-ray, digital)
Kong: Skull Island (4K, Blu-ray, digital, with slipcover)
Kubo and the Two Strings (Blu-ray, DVD, digital, with slipcover)
La La Land (4K, Blu-ray, digital, with slipcover)
Labyrinth *30th Anniversary Edition* (Blu-ray, digibook)
The Last Samurai (Blu-ray)
Legends Blu-ray 2 Pack *Chaos, The Bank Job* (Blu-ray)
Legends Blu-ray 2 Pack *Crank, Crank 2: High Voltage* (Blu-ray)
The LEGO Movie (4K, Blu-ray, digital)
Limitless Unrated Extended Cut (Blu-ray, digital, includes theatrical and extended cuts, with slipcover)
Live Free or Die Hard (Blu-ray)
Lone Survivor (4K, Blu-ray, digital HD)
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Blu-ray, special features DVD disc)
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Blu-ray, special features DVD disc)
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Blu-ray, special features DVD disc)
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (Blu-ray, DVD, digital copy, Ultraviolet)
Man of Steel (Blu-ray, DVD, Ultraviolet)
The Man with the Iron Fists (Blu-ray, DVD, digital copy, Ultraviolet, with slipcover)
The Martian: Extended Edition (4K, Blu-ray, digital, includes both threatical and extended cuts)
The Maze Runner (Blu-ray, DVD, digital)
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (Blu-ray, DVD, digital)
Memento (Blu-ray)
A Million Ways to Die in the West (Blu-ray, DVD, digital)
Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation (Blu-ray, DVD, digital, with slipcover)
Mission: Impossible Collection *Mission: Impossible, Mission: Impossible II, Mission: Impossible III, Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol (Blu-ray)
The Monuments Men (Blu-ray, DVD, Ultraviolet, with slipcover)
Mortal Kombat (Blu-ray)
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (Blu-ray)
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (Blu-ray)
Napoleon Dynamite (Blu-ray)
Nerve (Blu-ray, DVD, digital, with slipcover)
Nightcrawler (Blu-ray, DVD, digital)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) (Blu-ray, digital copy)
No Country For Old Men (Blu-ray, Ultraviolet)
Non-Stop (Blu-ray, DVD, Ultraviolet)
Now You See Me – Extended Edition (Blu-ray, DVD, Ultraviolet, includes theatrical and extended edition)
Oz: The Great and Powerful (Blu-ray, digital copy)
Pacific Rim (4K, Blu-ray, digital, with slipcover)
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (Blu-ray, DVD, Ultraviolet)
Point Break – Pure Adrenaline Edition (Blu-ray)
Porky’s (Blu-ray)
Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition (Blu-ray)
Premium Rush (Blu-ray, Ultraviolet)
The Prestige (4K, Blu-ray, digital, with slipcover)
Prometheus (Blu-ray, DVD, digital copy)
Race (Blu-ray, digital)
Ray (Blu-ray, includes theatrical and extended edition)
Revenge of the Nerds (Blu-ray)
Riddick – The Complete Collection (Blu-ray, includes theatrical and unrated director’s cuts for all three movies)
Ride Along (Blu-ray, DVD, Ultraviolet)
Ride Along 2 (Blu-ray, DVD, digital)
Road House *25th Anniversary Edition* (Blu-ray, red case)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show *35th Anniversary Edition* (Blu-ray, includes US and UK theatrical versions)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (3D, Blu-ray, DVD, digital)
Room (Blu-ray, digital, with slipcover)
S.W.A.T (Blu-ray)
Safe (Blu-ray, digital copy)
Safe House (Blu-ray, DVD, digital copy)
Salt *Deluxe Unrated Edition* (Blu-ray, includes theatrical, unrated, and director’s cuts)
Say Anything *20th Annniversary Edition* (Blu-ray)
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) (Blu-ray, DVD, digital, digibook, Target exclusive)
Selma (Blu-ray, DVD, digital, with slipcover)
The Shawshank Redemption (Blu-ray, European version)
The Shining (Blu-ray)
The Siege (Blu-ray)
Silence of the Lambs (Blu-ray)
The Sixth Sense (Blu-ray)
Slumdog Millionaire (Blu-ray, digital copy)
The Space Between Us (Blu-ray, DVD, digital)
Spider-Man Trilogy – Limited Edition Collection (Blu-ray, digibook, includes Spider-Man 2.1 and never before released Spider-Man 3 Editor’s Cut)
Spider-Man: Homecoming (4K, Blu-ray, digital, with slipcover)
Spotlight (Blu-ray, DVD, digital)
Spy (Blu-ray, digital)
Star Wars Original Trilogy Despecialized (Blu-ray, recut)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Blu-ray, DVD, digital, steelbook, Best Buy exclusive)
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (4K, Blu-ray, digital, steelbook, Best Buy exclusive)
Star Wars – The Prequel Trilogy (Blu-ray)
Sucker Punch – Extended Cut (Blu-ray, DVD, digital copy, includes theatrical and extended director’s cuts)
Suicide Squad – Extended Cut (Blu-ray, DVD, digital, includes theatrical and extended cuts, with slipcover)
Sully (Blu-ray, DVD, digital, with slipcover)
Super 8 (Blu-ray, DVD, digital copy)
Taken (Blu-ray, digital copy, includes US theatrical and international theatrical/director’s cut)
Taken 2 (Blu-ray, DVD, digital copy, includes theatrical and unrated extended cuts)
Taken 3 (Blu-ray, digital, includes theatrical and unrated extended cuts)
Talladega Nights: The Balled of Ricky Bobby (Blu-ray)
Ted (Blu-ray, DVD, digital copy, Ultraviolet)
Ted 2 (Blu-ray, DVD, digital)
They Live (Blu-ray, limited Scream Factory steelbook, one of 10,000 ever made)
Thor (Blu-ray, DVD, digital copy, with slipcover)
Thor: The Dark World (Blu-ray)
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (4K, Blu-ray, digital, with slipcover)
Titanic (Blu-ray, DVD, digital copy)
Top Gun (Blu-ray, digital HD, MetalPak, Target exclusive)
The Town (Blu-ray, DVD, digital copy, includes theatrical and director’s cut)
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (Blu-ray, DVD, digital)
The Transporter (Blu-ray)
Transporter 2 (Blu-ray)
Transporter 3 (Blu-ray, digital copy)
Transporter: Refueled (Blu-ray, digital)
Triple Feature *48 Hours, Norbit, Trading Places* (Blu-ray)
Triple Feature *Beetlejuice, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride* (Blu-ray)
Triple Feature *Collateral, Days of Thunder, The Firm* (Blu-ray)
TRON (Blu-ray, DVD)
TRON: Legacy (Blu-ray, DVD)
Underworld: Awakening (Blu-ray, Ultraviolet)
Underworld: Blood Wars (Blu-ray, digital)
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (Blu-ray, digital copy)
V For Vendetta (Blu-ray)
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (4K, Blu-ray, digital, with slipcover)
Wanted 2 Disc Special Edition (Blu-ray, digital copy)
Weird Science (Blu-ray, Ultraviolet)
Whiplash (Blu-ray, digital)
The Wolf of Wall Street (Blu-ray, DVD, digital, steelbook, Walmart & Target exclusive)
Wonder Woman (4K, Blu-ray, digital, steelbook, Best Buy exclusive)
X-Men (Blu-ray, digital)
xXx (Blu-ray, silver case, has Blockbuster Video sticker on it)
Zero Dark Thirty (Blu-ray, DVD)
Zombieland (Blu-ray, digital copy)
Zoolander (Blu-ray)

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I will say for those who actually follow me on other areas of the digital universe aside from here, this is not really my first time this year doing a Blu-ray collection glance. The other time was a little over a month ago on the livestreaming service Periscope. While I managed to get every single one of the copies I had at the time into the video, I feel it wasn’t exactly what one would call quality content, because the way I store some of my movies makes them really hard to get out and it just wastes time. Maybe if I were doing it on some place where you can see the video edited such as YouTube that sort of thing would have worked out better, but hey, I got it done. I feel that showing my Blu-rays this way as opposed to Periscope would have been better because you don’t have to deal with as much cringe (hopefully) and plus you don’t have to watch me pull out every single one of my movies. As you can see in my pictures, I’ve done all the work already! I almost forgot some if you look at the photo containing a smaller amount of movies, and those make up part of my exclusive and special editions. They’re in a place I never check, which is why I almost forgot them. By the way, I can assure you that I got each and every Blu-ray I own which just so happens to be part of my collection in the opening pictures. If I missed a Blu-ray on the list, that only means it’s in the pictures! I’m hoping I can get each and every copy on the list, however, this task is not as easy as I would hope.

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Thanks for reading this post! I do plan on doing this again sometime in the future, maybe when I hit 300 posts or if I get enough followers or requests, we’ll see. Also be sure to check out my reviews for “Incredibles 2” and “Tag!” If you’re currently reading this, you can actually click the red icon that has the word “Tag” in it, which will take you right over to my “Tag” review. However, I don’t have one of those for “Incredibles 2” in this post, so if you are interested, check out the link below! Stay tuned for more great content! I want to know, do you collect any physical media? Blu-rays? DVDs? VHSs? I’ll even consider video games if you want me to. Or, what is your favorite item in my collection? Let me know down below! Also, if you want to hear more about my Blu-ray collection or certain items in said collection, let me know! Maybe I’ll dedicate a separate post to that! Scene Before is your click to the flicks!

INCREDIBLES 2 REVIEW: https://scenebefore.wordpress.com/2018/06/14/incredibles-2-2018-too-late-fourteen-years-too-late/