Now Available to Own: Edge of Tomorrow, Adventure Time, The Following, 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 October 7, 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 Edge of Tomorrow, Adventure Time (Season 4), The Following (Season 2) and more. Check out the complete list of new releases after the jump.

Edge of Tomorrow Emily Blunt

Movies on Blu-Ray

Edge of Tomorrow (Doug Liman) – An officer finds himself caught in a time loop in a war with an alien race. His skills increase as he faces the same brutal combat scenarios, and his union with a Special Forces warrior gets him closer and closer to defeating the enemy. Starring Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, and Brendan Gleeson

One of the most highly unsought, yet underrated and under appreciated films of the year. Edge of Tomorrow packs a punch with some of the most fun action from Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. The concept is very engaging and the film’s pace never finds a dull moment. And if you are one of the few who enjoyed the movie, the special features are bountiful and provide a great in-depth look at the making of. The special features included are:

  • Operation Downfall
  • Adrenaline Cut
  • Storming The Beach
  • Weapons Of The Future
  • Creatures Not Of This World
  • On The Edge With Doug Liman
  • Deleted Scenes

A Million Ways to Die in the West (Seth MacFarlane) – As a cowardly farmer begins to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, he must put his new-found courage to the test when her husband, a notorious gun-slinger, announces his arrival. Starring Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried

A Million Ways to Die in the West is one of the most disappointing follow ups to a successful directorial debut in quite some time. Seth McFarlane fails miserably to obtain that certain charm that was tucked within Ted. There is really nothing amusing about AMWTDITW and you’ll be hitting yourself in the head with this one – read my full review here. Special features included are:

  • R-Rated Theatrical Version and Unrated Director’s Cut of the Film
  • Unrated commentary with director/producer/co-writer Seth MacFarlane, co-writers and executive producers Alec Sulkin & Wellesley Wild and star Chalrlize Theron
  • The Good, The Bad and the Increasingly Decreasing Population
  • Once Upon a Time in A Different West
  • A Fistful of Dirt…In Your Mouth
  • Alternate Ending
  • Deleted/Extended/Alternate Scenes
  • Gag Reel

Million Dollar Arm (Craig Gillespie) – A sports agent stages an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Indian cricket players to play Major League Baseball. Starring Jon Hamm, Lake Bell, Aasif Mandvi, Alan Arkin, and Suraj Sharma

My recent flight back to HQ was suppose to show Million Dollar Arm, but we were given X-Men: Days of Future Past, which is more than likely the superior of the two choices. It looks like your standard sports fair with an underdog vibe, sort of like Jerry McGuire without the heavy romance element or memorable lines. Special features included are:

  • Training Camp
  • Their Story
  • Million Dollar Music by A.R. Rahman
  • Alternate Ending
  • Outtakes
  • Deleted Scenes

Sleeping Beauty (1959) (Clyde Geronimi) After being snubbed by the royal family, a malevolent fairy places a curse on a princess which only a prince can break, along with the help of three good fairies. Starring Mary Costa, Bill Shirley, and Eleanor Audley

For the first time, you can own Sleeping Beauty in beautiful HD. And why would you want to pass that up? I haven’t seen the film since I was a wee lad, but I’m pretty sure it has a more coherent story than Maleficent. Special features included are:

  • Once Upon A Parade, Starring Sarah Hyland
  • Art of Evil: Generations Of Disney Villains
  • DisneyAnimation: Artists in Motion, Extended Edition
  • Beauty-Oke: “Once Upon A Dream”
  • The Fair (with Deleted Character, The Vulture)
  • The Curse is Fulfilled
  • Arrival Of Maleficent (Alternate)
  • The Sound Of Beauty: Restoring A Classic
  • Picture Perfect: The Making Of Sleeping Beauty
  • Eyvind Earle: A Man And His Art
  • Audio Commentary with John Lasseter, Andreas Deja and Leonard Maltin
  • And More

Obvious Child (Gillian Robespierre) – A twenty-something comedienne’s unplanned pregnancy forces her to confront the realities of independent womanhood for the first time. Starring Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffmann, and Gabe Liedman

I am not as gaga over Obvious Child as much as some critics, but I did enjoy it. There is something fresh about the way this unplanned pregnancy story is told and I appreciate the sincere honesty of the performers. Jenny Slate’s character on Parks and Recreation is enough to drive you up a wall, but here she does a fine job balancing comedy with drama. Special features included are:

  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Gillian Robespierre, Producer/Co-Writer Elisabeth Holm and Actress Jenny Slate
  • “The Making of Obvious Child” featurette
  • Extended Scenes
  • Obvious Child Short

Alien: 35th Anniversary Edition (Ridley Scott) – The commercial vessel Nostromo receives a distress call from an unexplored planet. After searching for survivors, the crew heads home only to realize that a deadly bioform has joined them. Starring Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, and John Hurt

If you’re looking for a special horror movie to fill your void this October, Alien is always a good bet. This sci-fi classic has easily withstood the test of time as one of the most terrifying movies of all time. It’s filled with incredible tension, superior scares, and the practical effects look far better than anything Prometheus gave us. Special features included are:

  • Includes the 1979 Theatrical Version and 2003 Director’s Cut!
  • Audio Commentary by Director Ridley Scott, Cast and Crew
  • Audio Commentary by Ridley Scott (Theatrical Version Only)
  • Introduction by Ridley Scott (Director’s Cut Only)
  • Final Theatrical Isolated Score by Jerry Goldsmith
  • Composer’s Original Isolated Score by Jerry Goldsmith
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Digital HD
  • Alien Illustrated Comic
  • Collectible Art Cards

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (Masahiro Hosoda) – The Z-Fighters must contend with Lord Beerus, the God of Destruction. But it Can only takes a God to fight a God, and none of them are Gods – not even the Saiyans. But now there is hope, the creation of the Super Saiyan God. Will The Z-Fighters be able to defeat Lord Beerus? Starring Masako Nozawa, Laura Bailey, and John Burgmeier

Just when you thought DBZ was out, they come back in for one more full-length feature film. The trailer and the premise seem like your run of the mill Dragon Ball Z story, so I’m sure it’s filled with tons of yelling, punching, and energy blasts. The movies are a lot more fun than the series because they need to conclude the story within an hour and a half or so instead of 20 episodes, which makes for a very light, enjoyable watch. Special features included are:

  • Behind the Scenes: Battle of Voice Actors
  • The Voices of Dragon Ball Z: Unveiled
  • Textless Closing Song
  • U.S. Trailer
  • Trailers

Sharknado 2: The Second One (Anthony C. Ferrante) – A freak weather system turns its deadly fury on New York City, unleashing a Sharknado on the population and its most cherished, iconic sites – and only Fin and April can save the Big Apple. Starring Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, and Vivica A. Fox

No?

  • The Making of Sharknado 2
  • Deleted Scenes (Shark Chum: From the Cutting Room Floor)
  • Gag Reel
  • Cameos Spotlight
  • Directors Commentary with Ian Ziering & Tara Reid
  • VFX Special Feature – The evolution of the SharknadoVFX (Blu-ray exclusive)
  • Filmmakers’ Commentary (Blu-ray exclusive)

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