Now Available to Own: Transformers: Age of Extinction, Chef, Super Smash Bros., 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 30, 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 Transformers: Age of Extinction, Chef, 24: Live Another Day, and more, and more. Check out the complete list of new releases after the jump.

Movies on Blu-Ray

Transformers: Age of Extinction (Michael Bay) Rated PG-13 [165 min] – An automobile mechanic and his daughter make a discovery that brings down the Autobots – and a paranoid government official – on them. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Kelsey Grammer, and Stanley Tucci

Whatever expectations you had for Trans4mers, take them and lower them to unfathomable depths. Not even the all mighty Dinobots could stop this train wreck from being a complete disaster. Age of Extinction is a complete mess. But hey, look at all these special features:

  • Bay On Action
  • Evolution Within Extinction:
    • Generation 2
    • Drive Like Hell
    • Small Town, Big Movie
    • Shadow Protocol Activated
    • The Last Stand
    • The People’s Republic
    • Rise of the DINOBOTS
    • The Finishing Touch
  • Just Another Giant Effin’ Movie
  • A Spark of Design
  • T.J. Miller: Farm Hippie
  • KRE-O TRANSFORMERS: Take Us Through the Movies!
  • The Angry Birds TRANSFORMERS: Origin Story
  • Trailers

Chef (Jon Favreau) [Limited] Rated R [115 min] – A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family. Starring Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman, and Sofia Vergara

A wonderfully, feel good movie is Chef. Jon Favreau’s return to form if you will. You will eat this up and ask for seconds. Chef is very heartfelt and fun. There’s a bit of language, so children beware. Special features included are:

  • Feature Commentary by writer and director Jon Favreau, and chef and co-producer Roy Choi
  • Deleted Scenes

Gone with the Wind (75th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition) (Victor Fleming) A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War. Starring Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, and Thomas Mitchell

It’s incredible how far we’ve come in 75 years, and yet it doesn’t feel that far at all when we have the likes of That’s My Boy or Jack and Jill. Now I have only seen Gone with the Wind once, but it’s one of those epics that you must see once in your lifetime. And for the hardcore, this collector’s set is jam packed with tons of goodies such as a collectibel music box and handkerchief, plus a 36-page book. Other special features included are:

  • Old South/New South
  • Gone with the Wind: Hollywood Comes to Atlanta
  • Commentary by Historian Rudy Behlmer
  • The Making of a Legend documentary (1989 TV Special)
  • Restoring a Legend – Chronicles the Film/ Video restoration Process
  • 1939 Premiere Newsreel
  • 1940 MGM Historical Short “The Old South”
  • 1961 Premiere Newsreel
  • International Prologue
  • Foreign Language Version Sample Scenes
  • Trailer Gallery – 5 trailers
  • Cast Profile – Vivien Leigh: Scarlett and Beyond
  • The Supporting Players – Cameo portraits of an unforgettable ensemble
  • Warner Bros. Home Entertainment presents 1939: Hollywood’s Greatest Year
  • Gone with the Wind: The Legend Lives On
  • Moviola: The Scarlett O’Hara War 1980 WBTV Special
  • Existing Special never before seen on home video release

Interview with the Vampire (20th Anniversary Edition) (Neil Jordan) A vampire tells his epic life story: love, betrayal, loneliness, and hunger.Director:Neil Jordan Starring Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Antonio Banderas, Christian Slator, Thandie Newton, and Kirsten Dunst

I am not the biggest fan of Interview with the Vampire, honestly I completely forgot of its existence until I saw it on the list of releases. However, with so many eye rolling vampire flicks and TV shows these days, it would be good for the youths of the world to see a vampire film with depth and solid performances. Special features included are:

  • NEW – Lestat, Louis, and the Vampire Phenomenon: A conversation with author Anne Rice about her influence on the new wave of vampires as heroes and anti-heroes.
  • Director’s Commentary with Neil Jordan
  • In the Shadow of the Vampire
  • Introduction by Anne Rice, Neil Jordan and Antonio Banderas
  • Theatrical Trailer

Television on Blu-Ray

24: Live Another Day (Robert Cochran and Joel Surnow)  Jack Bauer comes out of hiding in London to head off a massive terrorist attack while being hunted down by American forces dispatched by President James Heller. Starring Kiefer Sutherland, Yvonne Strahovski, and Tate Donovan

I’ve never watched an episode of 24. Sue me.

  • BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVE – “24: Solitary” – story extension to “24: Live Another Day”
  • “Worlds Collide: When Reality Becomes Fiction” – How the “24: Live Another Day” storyline is ripped from today’s headlines
  • “Destination London” – featurette on shooting in London
  • “Green Production” – behind-the-scenes piece on the environmental responsible production of “24: Live Another Day”
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes

Super Smash Bros. 3DS

Video Games

Super Smash Bros. (Available for 3DS on October 3) Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is the first portable entry in the renowned series, in which game worlds collide. Up to four players battle each other locally or online using some of Nintendo’s most well-known and iconic characters across beautifully designed stages inspired by classic portable Nintendo games. It’s a genuine, massive Super Sma sh Bros. experience that’s available to play on the go, anytime, anywhere.

Do I really need to explain why you should buy this game? Nope. Not one bit.

  • Smash and crash through “Smash Run” mode, a new mode exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS version that gives up to four players five minutes to fight solo through a huge battlefield while taking down recognizable enemies from almost every major Nintendo franchise and multiple third-party partners. Defeated enemies leave behind power-ups to collect. Players who collect more power-ups have an advantage once time runs out and the battle with opponents begins.
  • Compete with classic characters from the Super Smash Bros. series like Mario, Link, Samus and Pikachu, along with new challengers like Mega Man, Little Mac and newly announced Palutena, the Goddess of Light from the Kid Icarus games. For the first time players can even compete as their own Mii characters.
  • Customize different aspects of your character when playing locally or online with friends in a variety of multiplayer modes.
  • View most elements of the high-energy action at silky-smooth 60 frames per second and in eye-popping stereoscopic 3D.
  • Fight against friends and family locally or online, or battle random challengers all over the world online in “For Fun” or “For Glory” modes.

Forza Horizon 2 (Available for Xbox 360 and Xbox One) Race through a massive wide-open world featuring dramatic weather and day-tonight cycles. Instantly connect with friends in the ultimate celebration of speed, style, and action-packed driving. Explore beautiful and exotic locations in more than 200 of the world’s greatest cars, all created with precise detail in stunning 1080p.

If racing games are your kinda bag…

  • Explore a Massive, Living Open World – A world of beauty and freedom awaits.
  • Action-Packed Driving – Take risks and earn rewards for showing off your driving skills and style.
  • Instantly Connect with Friends – Only on Xbox One – Jump between solo and online play instantly. No lobbies, no waiting.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Available for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) You are Talion, a Ranger of the Black Gate, keeping watch over Mordor which has remained undisturbed for ages. In the blink of an eye, everything is taken from you – your friends, your family, and even your own life. Resurrected by a vengeful spirit, you must now embark on a relentless vendetta against those who have wronged you. Fight through Mordor and uncover the truth of the spirit that compels you, discover the origins of the Rings of Power, build your legend and ultimately confront the evil of Sauron in this new chronicle in Middle-earth.

This sounds like an insane concept. From what I’ve seen in the gameplay, the graphics are just stunning. It looks similar to Assassin’s Game in many ways with it’s game mechanics and story development structure. It would be a great, mindless playthrough for gamers looking for a fun, action adventure game. Features included are:

  • Unleash the Power of the Wraith – Harness the Spirit of vengeance to inflict brutal combos while mastering powerful new skills and weaponry.
  • Bend Mordor to Your Will – Exploit the individual fears, weaknesses, and memories of your enemies as you dismantle Sauron’s forces from within.
  • An Epic Tale of Revenge and Redemption – Become the most feared force in Mordor in a new chronicle set before the events of The Lord of the Rings.

Blu-Ray Deals and Steals

  • Snowpiercer – $14.96
  • Titanic 3D – $15.98
  • Zodiac – $9.99
  • The Legend of Korra: Book One Air – $14.22
  • Alice in Wonderland – $13.89
  • Se7en – $9.99
  • Dredd – $7.88
  • Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark – $9.99
  • The Raid 2- $15.99
  • Hook – $7.99
  • The Incredible Hulk – $9.99
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – $5.99
  • Goodfellas – $9.99
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox – $9.46

All prices come from Amazon.com and sometime Best Buy. Best Buy, Frys, and Target all price match online prices now if you do not want to order online.What will you be taking home this week, tell us in the comments section below?

Check out previous installments of Now Available To Own to see what you’ve been missing.


Find me on the Twitter @TyRawrrnosaurus

All plot synopses come courtesy of IMDb.com and Game Stop

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