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Building Virtual Reality with Unity and SteamVR, 2nd Edition
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Building Virtual Reality with Unity and SteamVR, 2nd Edition from CRC PressCRC Press has published Building Virtual Reality with Unity and SteamVR, 2nd Edition.

Building Virtual Reality with Unity and Steam VR takes a hands-on approach to getting up and running with virtual reality using the Unity game engine. By utilizing the free SteamVR 2.x libraries, this book and its example code are compatible with the main virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays currently available.

This book also looks at some of the main issues surrounding virtual reality, such as motion sickness and performance issues, providing practical ways to reduce their impact to make better VR experiences.

Key Features:

- Discusses some of the key issues facing virtual reality and provides helpful tips for making better VR experiences
- Practical examples geared to work with any headset compatible with SteamVR, including Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Valve Index...

Continue reading: Building Virtual Reality with Unity and SteamVR, 2nd Edition from CRC Press in News.
FANTASY ISLAND Unrated on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital
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FANTASY ISLAND Unrated arrives on Digital April 14 and Blu-ray and DVD May 12 from Sony PicturesSony Pictures Home Entertainment announces the upcoming release of Bluehouse's Fantasy Island Unrated Edition on Digital April 14, 2020 and on Blu-ray and DVD May 12, 2020. Starring Michael Pena, Maggie Q, Lucy Hale, and Michael Rooker the film is packed with even more thrilling fantasies, six deleted scenes and director and cast commentary.

SYNOPSIS
In Blumhouse’s FANTASY ISLAND, the enigmatic Mr. Roarke (Michael Peña) makes the secret dreams of his lucky guests come true at a luxurious but remote tropical resort. But when the fantasies turn into nightmares, the guests have to solve the island’s mystery in order to escape with their lives.

Directed by Jeff Wadlow, Blumhouse’s FANTASY ISLAND is written by Jeff Wadlow & Chris Roach & Jillian Jacobs and is produced by Jason Blum, Marc Toberoff and Jeff Wadlow...

Continue reading: FANTASY ISLAND Unrated arrives on Digital April 14 and Blu-ray and DVD May 12 from Sony Pictures in News.
Dramatic Thriller BETTER DAYS on Blu-ray and Digital
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Dramatic Thriller BETTER DAYS arrives on Blu-ray and  Digital May 5 from Well Go USA EntertainmentIn the dramatic thriller BETTER DAYS, debuting on digital and Blu-ray May 5 from Well Go USA Entertainment, a bullied teenage girl forms an unlikely friendship with a mysterious young man who protects her from her assailants, all while she copes with the pressures of her final examinations. Director Derek Kwok-Cheung Tsang (Soulmate) paints a bleak picture of an oppressive society, in the guise of a gripping fairy-tale love story, exposing the dark world of bullying and societal pressures of achievement facing today’s youth. BETTER DAYS acclaimed cast includes Zhou Dongyu (Kung Fu Monster, The Thousand Faces of Dunjia, Soulmate) and C-pop superstar Jackson Yee (TFboys, GG Bond: Guarding). Bonus materials include a “making-of” featurette.

A favorite with critics and audiences alike, BETTER DAYS is currently rated 100% on Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer, with an audience score of 97%. In addition, the film won Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress at the 2020 Hong Kong Directors Guild Awards...

Continue reading: Dramatic Thriller BETTER DAYS arrives on Blu-ray and Digital May 5 from Well Go USA Entertainment in News.
BUSH Live In Tampa Special Edition Blu-ray DVD CD Package
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BUSH Live In Tampa Special Edition Blu-ray DVD CD Package arrives April 24th from Cleopatra and MVDLed by guitarist / vocalist Gavin Rossdale, alt rockers BUSH were the first post-Nirvana British band to hit it big in America. Of course, they became a hit by playing by the grunge rules -- they had loud guitars, guttural vocals, stop-start rhythms, and extreme dynamics.

Performing to a sold out crowd of 10,000 die hard fans at the MidFlorida Amphitheater in Tampa, during their critically acclaimed 2019 Altimate Tour, this 90 minute performance was filmed in 4K UHD with 15 cameras to capture the show from every angle. Produced by award-winning producer Barry Summers of Rock Fuel Media, the concert features the band's biggest hits including "Machinehead", "Glycerine", "Comedown", "Swallowed", "Everything Zen" and their newest hit song, "Bullet Holes" from the new blockbuster John Wick 3 soundtrack.

This special edition package includes...

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Color Grading 101: Getting Started, 1st Edition
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Color Grading 101: Getting Started Color Grading for Editors, Cinematographers, Directors, and Aspiring Colorists, 1st EditionFocal Press and Routledge have published Color Grading 101: Getting Started Color Grading for Editors, Cinematographers, Directors, and Aspiring Colorists, 1st Edition.

Written both for students and working professionals, this book walks readers step-by-step through the foundations of color grading for projects of any size, from music videos and commercials to full-length features.

In this clear, practical, and software-agnostic guide, author Charles Haine introduces readers to the technical and artistic side of color grading and color correction. Color Grading 101 balances technical chapters like color-matching, mastering, and compression with artistic chapters like contrast/affinity, aesthetic trends, and building a color plan...

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GRETEL & HANSEL on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital
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GRETEL & HANSEL debuts on Digital April 7 and on Blu-ray and DVD May 5 from Warner Bros.Experience the nightmare behind the fairytale when “Gretel & Hansel” arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital. Directed by Osgood Perkins, the film is a terrifying reimagining of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairytale for a new generation.

From Metro Goldwyn Mayer’s Orion Pictures, the film stars Sophia Lillis (IT, IT: Chapter 2) as Gretel, newcomer Samuel J. Leakey as Hansel and Alice Krige (Star Trek: First Contact) as The Witch. “Gretel & Hansel” was directed by Perkins from a screenplay by Rob Hayes. The film was produced by Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Fred Berger.

Fans can own “Gretel & Hansel” via purchase from digital retailers beginning April 7.

The film will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on May 5. The Blu-ray disc features the film and special features in hi-definition and the DVD features the film and special features in standard definition. Both versions feature a Digital version of the film...

Continue reading: GRETEL & HANSEL debuts on Digital April 7 and on Blu-ray and DVD May 5 from Warner Bros. in News.
Coming-of-Age Drama GOLDIE on DVD and Digital
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Coming-of-Age Drama GOLDIE arrives on DVD and Digital April 14 from Film MovementA Crystal Bear Nominee at the 2019 Berlinale and an Official Selection at the Tribeca Film Festival, This Sophomore Effort from Dutch Director Sam de Jong, Also Starring Danny Hoch, Marsha Stephanie Blake and A$AP Ferg, Arrives Following Film Movement's National Theatrical Release; the DVD includes the Bonus Short Film "We Love Moses".

SYNOPSIS
Goldie (Slick Woods) is a star - well, not quite yet, but at least in the eyes of her little sisters Sherrie and Supreme she is. The rest of the world is bound to take note soon too. Her big break surely awaits, she's just got to pick up that golden fur coat she's had her eye on first. And land a role as a dancer in a hip-hop video. And keep child welfare services from separating her from Sherrie and Supreme, after their mother is locked up. Holding onto those dreams isn't easy when fate has placed such daunting obstacles in her path. With GOLDIE...

Continue reading: Coming-of-Age Drama GOLDIE arrives on DVD and Digital April 14 from Film Movement in News.
Learning Music Theory with Logic, Max, and Finale
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Learning Music Theory with Logic, Max, and Finale, 1st Edition from RoutledgeRoutledge has published Learning Music Theory with Logic, Max, and Finale, 1st Edition.

Learning Music Theory with Logic, Max, and Finale is a groundbreaking resource that bridges the gap between music theory teaching and the world of music software programs. Focusing on three key programs—the Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) Logic, the Audio Programming Language (APL) Max, and the music-printing program Finale—this book shows how they can be used together to learn music theory. It provides an introduction to core music theory concepts and shows how to develop programming skills alongside music theory skills.

Software tools form an essential part of the modern musical environment; laptop musicians today can harness incredibly powerful tools to create, record, and manipulate sounds. Yet these programs on their own don’t provide musicians with an understanding of music...

Continue reading: Learning Music Theory with Logic, Max, and Finale, 1st Edition from Routledge in News.
The Cat and the Moon and Unintended Special Edition Blu-rays
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FilmRise to release special editions of The Cat and the Moon and Unintended via MVD EntertainmentFilmRise is proud to present special editions of The Cat and the Moon and Unintended on DVD, Blu-ray, and digital formats on April 14th. Each film is presented in 5.1 DTS-HD MA, 2.0 DTS-HD MA and 5.1 Surround, 2.0 Stereo. Each release will also include photo gallery, theatrical trailer, and English subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired.

UNINTENDED
From Producer Sabine Schenk (A Cure For Wellness, The Reader) Unintended features an all-star cast includeing Elizabeth Lail (Netflix's You), Hannah Westerfield (Logan), Nathan Keyes (The Kings of Summer), Sean Cullen (Mindhunter) and Amy Hargreaves (Homeland). It was an official selection of the 2018 Woodstock Film Festival.

A young woman repressed the memory of having killed someone when she was twelve years old. Thirteen years later, that memory comes back...

Continue reading: FilmRise to release special editions of The Cat and the Moon and Unintended via MVD Entertainment in News.
JUST ONE OF THE GUYS 35th Anniversary Blu-ray
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JUST ONE OF THE GUYS Celebrates 35th Anniversary by debuting on Blu-ray April 28 from Sony PicturesCelebrating its 35th Anniversary, JUST ONE OF THE GUYS, the cult comedy debuts on Blu-ray April 28, 2020 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The release includes a new reunion commentary feature Lisa Gottlieb, Arye Gross, Joyce Hyser, Clayton Rohner, Toni Hudson and John Apicella.

SYNOPSIS
Terri (Joyce Hyser, TV’s “L.A. Law”) blames sexism when her journalism teacher refuses to enter her article in a competition to win a summer internship at the local newspaper. With the help of her kid brother, Buddy (Billy Jacoby), she masquerades as a guy at a rival school and enters the contest there.

During her charade, “Terry the Boy” tangles with a vicious bully, Greg (William Zabka, The Karate Kid), and fends off an amorous classmate, Sandy (Sherilyn Fenn, TV’s “Twin Peaks”). But when she falls for a handsome loner, Rick (Clayton Rohner, TV’s “Murder One”), our hero/heroine must find a way to convince him that she’s not JUST ONE OF THE GUYS...

Continue reading: JUST ONE OF THE GUYS Celebrates 35th Anniversary by debuting on Blu-ray April 28 from Sony Pictures in News.
The Audio Expert, 2nd Edition
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The Audio Expert: Everything You Need to Know About Audio, 2nd Edition from Focal Press and RoutledgeFocal Press and Routledge have published The Audio Expert: Everything You Need to Know About Audio, 2nd Edition.

The Audio Expert is a comprehensive reference book covering all aspects of audio, with both practical and theoretical explanations. It is written for people who want to understand audio at the deepest, most technical level, but without needing an engineering degree. The Audio Expert explains how audio really works in much more depth than usual, using common sense plain-English explanations and mechanical analogies, with minimal math. It uses an easy to read conversational tone, and includes more than 400 figures and photos to augment the printed text.

However, this book goes beyond merely explaining how audio works. It brings together...

Continue reading: The Audio Expert: Everything You Need to Know About Audio, 2nd Edition from Focal Press and Routledge in News.
BAD BOYS FOR LIFE on 4K, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital
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BAD BOYS FOR LIFE debuts on Digital March 31 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD April 21 from Sony PicturesWill Smith and Martin Lawrence are back on the case in the roles that launched the dynamic duo to global superstardom in BAD BOYS FOR LIFE. The action-packed comedy that has earned over $400 million dollars at the worldwide box office and a Certified Fresh rating by Rotten Tomatoes, explodes onto Digital March 31 and 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD April 21 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. BAD BOYS FOR LIFE was produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Will Smith and Doug Belgrad, executive produced by Chad Oman, Barry Waldman, Mike Stenson and James Lassiter and directed by Adil & Bilall.

BAD BOYS FOR LIFE brings even more laughs and thrilling action to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Digital, with over 50 minutes of special features, including an alternate ending from the film’s high-octane final showdown, all-new and extended scenes, outtakes and bloopers, Easter eggs, an exclusive peek at the making of the film and a look back at the first three installments of the hit franchise. The DVD includes extended and alternate scenes, bloopers and more...

Continue reading: BAD BOYS FOR LIFE debuts on Digital March 31 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD April 21 from Sony Pictures in News.
Directing: Film Techniques and Aesthetics, 6th Edition
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Directing: Film Techniques and Aesthetics, 6th Edition from Focal Press and RoutledgeFocal Press and Routledge have published Directing: Film Techniques and Aesthetics, 6th Edition.

Directing: Film Techniques and Aesthetics is a comprehensive exploration into the art and craft of directing for film and television. It’s filled with practical advice, essential technical information, and inspiring case studies for every stage of production. This book covers the methods, technologies, thought processes, and judgments that a director must use throughout the fascinating process of making a film, and concentrates on developing the human aspects of cinema to connect with audiences.

The fully revised and updated 6th edition features new sections on using...

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG on 4K, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital
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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG debuts early on Digital March 31 and on 4K, Blu-ray and DVD May 19 from ParamountGet ready for epic fun and super-sonic action when everyone’s favorite hedgehog races home in the blockbuster hit SONIC THE HEDGEHOG, debuting early for purchase on Digital March 31, 2020 from Paramount Home Entertainment. The film will be available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and for rental on demand or disc May 19.

The Digital, 4K Ultra HD, and Blu-ray releases are packed with sensational bonus features: See Sonic the Hedgehog’s next adventure around the world in a new animation; get more of Sonic in deleted scenes; laugh at the hilarious blooper reel; explore the origins of the legendary blue hedgehog; see Jim Carrey bring Dr. Robotnik to life; watch along with awesome commentary by director Jeff Fowler and the voice of Sonic, Ben Schwartz; and more! Plus, for a limited time, the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combo packs will include a printed, Limited Edition comic book featuring an adventure with Sonic and The Donut Lord.

Powered with incredible speed, Sonic the Hedgehog (voiced by Ben Schwartz), aka The Blue Blur, embraces his new home on Earth. That is, until he...

Continue reading: SONIC THE HEDGEHOG debuts early on Digital March 31 and on 4K, Blu-ray and DVD May 19 from Paramount in News.
THE PHOTOGRAPH on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital
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THE PHOTOGRAPH arrives on Digital April 28 and on Blu-Ray and DVD May 12 from Universal PicturesMake. Love. Last. Issa Rae (“Insecure,” Little) and Lakeith Stanfield (Straight Outta Compton, “Atlanta”) star in the striking and beautiful love story about how quickly lives can change forever when THE PHOTOGRAPH arrives on Digital April 28, 2020 and on Blu-Ray™️ and DVD May 12, 2020 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. A touching story that can be experienced again and again, THE PHOTOGRAPH includes bonus features that allow viewers to become even more connected to the film through filmmaker and cast interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.

Sweet and sophisticated, THE PHOTOGRAPH follows the story of a young woman Mae (Rae), whose mother, a famed photographer, passes away and leaves her with tons of unanswered questions. In her journey to finding out more about her own origins, Mae stumbles upon not only a letter and photos her mother left behind, but also an unexpected and powerful romance with an up and coming journalist (Stanfield). Full of passion and emotion, THE PHOTOGRAPH gracefully connects love stories across decades and reminds us of the importance of familial love...

Continue reading: THE PHOTOGRAPH arrives on Digital April 28 and on Blu-Ray and DVD May 12 from Universal Pictures in News.

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