Now Available to Own: Captain America 2, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries and More

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Prepare your bank accounts, it’s time to see what’s Now Available to Own for the week of September 9, 2014. Each week we run down new releases in movies, television series, and video games that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home. On shelves this week, you can find titles such as Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Supernatural (Season 9), The Vampire Diaries (Season 5), Young Frankenstein and more. Check out the complete list of new releases after the jump.

Movies on Blu-Ray

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Anthony Russo and Joe Russo) Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier. Starring Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, and Robert Redford

Still holding up as one of the best movies of the year thus far is Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Not even the folks behind Honest Trailers could really nitpick the miniscule flaws of Marvel’s Phase 2 darling. I thoroughly enjoyed this amazing action-espionage thriller – read my review here – and the best part is that it compliments and enhances a TV title we’ll be talking about, Agents of SHIELD. Special features included are:

  • Audio Commentary
  • On the Front Line: An Inside Look at Captain America’s Battlegrounds
  • On Set with Anthony Mackie
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Steve Rogers’ Notebook
  • Gag Reel

A Long Way Down (Pascal Chaumeil) Four people meet on New Year’s Eve and form a surrogate family to help one another weather the difficulties of their lives. Starring Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Imogen Poots, and Aaron Paul

Despite a unique concept, a terrible second act tears apart the film. The actors do not have the best chemistry together, but they aren’t completely awkward. Based on what I read about the original Nick Hornsby novel on Wikipedia, this film adaptation is rather light on much of the details pertaining to the whole story. It’s a much different story really, with a more happier ending. What I thought would be a dark comedy turned out to be a dull mess. Special features includes:

  • Making of A Long Way Down: Jumping in with Cast & Crew
  • On Toppers Tower: A Behind the Scenes View
  • Working with the Director
  • Adapting the Story
  • AXS TV: A Look at A Long Way Down
  • Deleted scenes
  • Outtakes

Young Frankenstein (40th Anniversary Edition) (Mel Brooks) Dr. Frankenstein’s grandson, after years of living down the family reputation, inherits granddad’s castle and repeats the experiments. Starring Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, and Marty Feldman

A classic.

  • Commentary by Mel Brooks
  • Interviews with Marty Feldman, Gene Wilder and Cloris Leachman
  • “Inside the Lab: Secret Formulas to the Making of Young Frankenstein” featurette
  • Blucher Button
  • “It’s Alive: Creating a Monster Classic” featurette
  • “Making FrankenSense of Young Frankenstein” featurette
  • “Transylvanian Lullaby: The Music of John Norris” featurette
  • Deleted Scenes and Outtakes
  • Production Photo Galleries and More!

The Addams Family (Barry Sonnenfeld) Con artists plan to fleece the eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long lost Uncle Fester. Starring Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, and Christopher Lloyd

Unfortunately there are no special features on this disc, and you can also watch it on Netflix. But for die hard fans, this Blu-ray would be worth the bargain purchase because it is such an great little gem.

Brick Mansions (Camille Delamarre) – An undercover Detroit cop navigates a dangerous neighborhood that’s surrounded by a containment wall with the help of an ex-con in order to bring down a crime lord and his plot to devastate the entire city. Starring Paul Walker, David Belle, RZA, and Gouchy Boy

I haven’t seen this film yet, nor have I seen District 13, but I have heard that this is pretty terrible and you should watch the former, which is on Netflix now. Special features included are:

  • Theatrical Version and Unrated Cut of the Film
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • On Set Action with Paul Walker

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