Now Available to Own: Snowpiercer, Sex Tape, Mad Men, Bayonetta 2, and More

Now Available to Own Snowpiercer, Sex Tape, Mad Men, Bayonetta, and More

Prepare your bank accounts, it’s time to see what’s Now Available to Own for the week of October 21, 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 Snowpiercer, Sex Tape, Mad Men, Bayonetta 2, and more. Check out the complete list of new releases after the jump.

Movies on Blu-Ray

Snowpiercer (Bong Joon-ho) Rated R [126 min] – In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off all life on the planet except for a lucky few that boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, where a class system evolves. Starring Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton, and Ed Harris

If you haven’t seen Snowpiercer yet you must go out and find this movie as quickly as possible. If you’re looking for something refreshingly original and balls to the wall crazy stylish Snowpiercer is what you seek. There is really no comparison to the amount of twists and turns this film will take you on and all the feels that it creates. It’s not a perfect movie by far, but one of best times you’ll have watching a movie this year. Special features included are:

  • Critics’ Audio Commentary Hosted By Scott Weinberg
  • The Train Brought To Life: Behind The Scenes Of A Special Screening
  • TRANSPERCENEIGE: From The Blank Page To The Black Screen
  • The Birth Of Snowpiercer
  • The Characters
  • Animated Prologue
  • Concept Art Galleries
  • Chris Evans & Tilda Swinton On Snowpiercer

The Purge: Anarchy (Directed by James DeMonaco) Rated R [103 min] – A young couple works to survive on the streets after their car breaks down right as the annual purge commences. Starring Zach Gilford, Michael K. Williams, and Frank Grillo

This is The Purge movie we needed from the start. The Purge: Anarchy doesn’t completely make up for the weak first entry, but it’s a good start. The world building is a lot better and creating an open world environment rather than recreating a home invasion thriller is much more satisfying for this concept. The special features included are:

  • Behind the Anarchy
  • Digital HD UltraViolet Digital Copy

Earth to Echo (Dave Green) Rated PG [89 min] – After receiving a bizarre series of encrypted messages, a group of kids embark on an adventure with an alien who needs their help. Starring Teo Halm, Astro, and Reese Hartwig

There isn’t much wonder to Earth to Echo, but it is a good attempt at telling a cute and simple children’s sci-fi movie. The kids do a good job at selling you on their adventure and they aren’t actually annoying, but the film itself is just kind of boring. Special features included are:

  • Creating The Truck Scene
  • Casting The Characters
  • We Made That!: The Making of Earth to Echo
  • Friends No Matter How Far
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

Sex Tape (Jake Kasdan) Rated R – July 18 – A married couple wake up to discover that the sex tape they made the evening before has gone missing, leading to a frantic search for its whereabouts. Starring Jason Segel, Cameron Diaz, Rob Corddry, and Jack Black

I haven’t actually seen this movie, and the reason being is because it looks terrible. It’s Metacritic score of 37 doesn’t really make me want to go out and rent it either. In five years or so all the jokes about the cloud and whatever contrived hijinks are within will feel so dated. Special features included are:

  • Deleted & Extended Scenes
  • Bloopers
  • Line-O-Rama
  • And More…

Life After Beth (Jeff Baena) Rated R [89 min] – A young man’s recently deceased girlfriend mysteriously returns from the dead, but he slowly realizes she is not the way he remembered her. Starring Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Paul Reiser, Anna Kendrick, and Cheryl Hines

A lovely zom-rom-com that doesn’t really have much to say, but Audrey Plaza is a blast. Dane DeHaan is kind of a non-entity and his character is very one note. It’s a fun time with a solid amount of laughs, but don’t expect it to be held up high in the upper echelon of zombie flicks. Special features included are:

  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Jeff Baena, Actors Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan and Matthew Gray Gubler
  • Life After Beth: The Post Mortem” featurette
  • Deleted Scenes

A Letter to Momo (Hiroyuki Okiura) Unrated [120 min] – Clinging to an unfinished letter written by her recently deceased father, young Momo moves with her mother from bustling Tokyo to the remote Japanese island of Shio. However, it’s not long before several bizarre occurrences crop up around the previously tranquil island.

Slightly generic, but at all times heartfelt, A Letter to Momo is an honest tale of grief and moving on. It has the making of a Studio Ghibli film but without the flair or style. The colors are very washed out. What hurts the film the most is its overly long run time of two hours. It’s a decent feature length anime, but nothing too spectacular to stand out. Special features included are:

  • In English with Bonus Japanese Audio Track and English Subtitles
  • The Making Of A LETTER TO MOMO
  • Foreign Trailers and TV Spots
  • US Trailer

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