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
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
- 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.
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.
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