Now Available to Own: Neighbors, The Rover, The 100, Hyrule Warriors, 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 23, 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 Neighbors, The Rover, The 100, Hyrule Warriors, and more. Check out the complete list of new releases after the jump.

Neighbors

Movies on Blu-Ray

Neighbors (2014) (Nicholas Stoller) – A couple with a newborn baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house. Starring Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron, Dave Franco, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse

Neighbors movie is hilarious – my review. Probably one of the funniest movies of the year, if you prefer raunchy sex comedies. The cast is solid, the jokes plentiful, and the material fresh. There isn’t a dull moment nor an unoriginal beat. However, Neighbors does not succeed in building a strong narrative amidst its many penis jokes. It’s has a good core, but just not a solid follow through. Special features on this Blu-ray includes:

  • Deleted/Alternate Scenes
  • Line-O-Rama
  • Gag Reel
  • An Unlikely Pair
  • Partying with the Neighbors
  • On the Set with…
  • The Frat

The Rover (David Michôd) – 10 years after a global economic collapse, a hardened, ruthless ex-soldier tracks down the men who stole his only possession. As he travels through the lawless Australian outback, he takes a damaged young man as his unwitting accomplice. Starring Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy, and David Field

If patience is something you pride yourself in, The Rover should be right up your alley. And I know what you’re thinking, “Robert Pattinson, psssh, who wants to see that sparkle freak?” Your loss. Pattison does a remarkable job playing a halfwit as he tags along with Guy Pearce. The Rover is a special indie that takes place in the great outback and rewards you with the unexpected. Special features included are:

  • “Something Elemental: Making The Rover” featurette

The Signal (2014) (William Eubank) – On a road trip, Nic and two friends are drawn to an isolated area by a computer genius. When everything suddenly goes dark, Nic regains consciousness – only to find himself in a waking nightmare. Starring Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke, Beau Knapp, and Laurence Fishburne

Another unique indie that appeared out of thin air this year. The Signal commits to its bizarre scifi mystery and never lets you go after the credits roll. It’s not a film that will change the game, but The Signal does have a different feel to it. I applaud its ambition, but just wish it had a little more substance. Special features included on this Blu-ray are:

  • Feature Commentary with Co-Writer/Director William Eubank and Co-Writers/Consulting Producers Carlyle Eubank and David Frigerio
  • Deleted/Extended/Alternate Scenes
  • Behind The Signal
  • Brilliant!

Halloween: The Complete Collection [Limited Edition] (John Carpenter and others) A psychotic murderer institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish adolescent girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.Director:John Carpenter Starring Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Tony Moran

Spanning from John Carpenter’s original slasher from 1978 to Rob Zombie’s gruesome reboot sequel from 2009, this limited edition box set is perfect for horror completionists. Now I’ve only seen the first three films and both of Rob Zombie’s, but I have never been that big of a champion of this franchise. It is a classic, don’t get me wrong, but those middle films don’t seem that appealing for the price of the collection.

  • There are way too many special features to list. You can check them all out at Blu-ray.com

Saw: The Complete Movie Collection (James Wan and others) With a dead body lying between them, two men wake up in the secure lair of a serial killer who’s been nicknamed “Jigsaw”. The men must follow various rules and objectives if they wish to survive and win the deadly game set for them. Starring Cary Elwes, Leigh Whannell, Danny Glover, Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, and Costas Mandylor

Whether you love the series or only admire the first few, the Saw box set is only $24.99 right now on Amazon, and you get digital copies for each. That’s an insane deal. I really enjoy the first four Saw films, the fifth is not good, the sixth redeems itself, and the seventh and final is a joke. Saw was a game changer for the genre and it will always hold a special place in my heart, but I can understand the lack of appeal that this torture porn can have on audiences.

  • Special features unlisted

The Exorcist: The Complete Anthology (William Friedkin and others) When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter. Starring Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, and Linda Blair

I’ve only seen the first film in this franchise, and that’s really all you need to see. No one ever talks about the other films proceeding after Friedkin’s classic. And even then I have never really enjoyed the original. It could be a generational thing, but I don’t find The Exorcist to be that scary, but I do appreciate what it had done for the genre. The box set includes the following movies:

  • The Exorcist (1973) (Theatrical and Director’s Cut)
  • Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)
  • The Exorcist III (1990)
  • Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)
  • Dominion: The Prequel to the Exorcist (2005)

Ghost in the Shell (25th Anniversary Collection) (Mamoru Oshii) A female cyborg cop and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master. Starring Atsuko Tanaka, Iemasa Kayumi, and Akio Ôtsuka

Sadly, I have never seen Ghost in the Shell. And when I went to check for it on Netflix recently it had been removed. I have only heard good things about it, and will hopefully see it eventually

  • Special features unlisted

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