Now Available to Own: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Legend of Korra, The Crew, and More

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Star Trek: The Next Generation (Season 7) (Gene Roddenberry) Lt. Commander Data (Brent Spiner) confronts an alliance between his sinister duplicate and the unstoppable Borg, Lt. Worf (Michael Dorn) guides his son in becoming a warrior, and Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) faces a time-shattering confrontation with the mysterious, god-like Q in a landmark finale that won science fiction’s prestigious Hugo Award. Starring Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, and Jonathan Frakes

The final season of the hit Star Trek series. I’m sure I watched this season in my heyday because I definitely remember the final episode with Q. I can’t say I remember much though. Special features included are:

  • The Sky’s the Limit: The Eclipse of Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • In Conversation: Lensing Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • In Conversation: The Directors
  • Audio Commentary By Brannon Braga
  • Journey’s End: The Saga of Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • Closed Set: A Tour of the Real Enterprise
  • Archival Mission Logs
  • Deleted Scenes x23
  • Gag Reels
  • Promos

Justified (Season 5) (Graham Yost) The Emmy Award-winning Justified returns for its fifth season with Dewey Crowe heading north to invest a $300,000 settlement from the Marshals Service in a brothel owned by Boyd Crowder, but it isn’t long before his cousin Daryl Jr. and the rest of their Florida crime family arrive to cash in, too. As Daryl looks to consolidate the business in Harlan, Boyd’s efforts to help Ava fix her murder trial run aground, forcing him to reach out to ruthless crime bosses from Lexington, Detroit, and even Canada and Mexico. With the Crowes complicating life in Harlan, Boyd enters into a series of ill-fated alliances that threaten to bring him down and expose Raylan Givens’ involvement in a mobster’s questionable death. With Raylan’s future in doubt, a revenge attack catches Art in its crosshairs, unleashing a federal investigation that throws the Crowes into turmoil and threatens Boyd. Starring Timothy Olyphant, Joelle Carter, Jacob Pitts, Damon Herriman, Michael Rapaport, and Nick Searcy

Haven’t had the chance to get around to watching this, but I hear pretty decent things about it. Timothy Olyphant is always a pleasure to watch on screen. Special features included are:

  • Commentaries on Two Episodes: A Murder of Crowes & Restitution
  • Season of the Crowe: Making Season Five
  • The Coolest Guy in the Room
  • The Onion Eulogizes Elmore Leonard
  • Leonard published upon the author’s death.
  • The Big House: Prison Set Tour
  • Writer’s Diary: A Week of Starvation
  • Getting the Shot
  • Raylan Givens: Two Roads Diverge
  • King Lear
  • The Wall of Death: Season Five Body Count
  • Deleted Scenes

The Legend of Korra – Book Three: Change (Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko) The season takes place largely in the Earth Kingdom, one of the four major nations in the setting of the series, and also depicts the re-emergence of airbending among people of other nations. Toph’s eldest daughter, Lin Beifong, and the now elderly Zuko, a character from the original series, are among the season’s supporting characters, as are “the Red Lotus”, a group of dangerous anarchists led by the new airbender Zaheer who wants to overthrow the world’s governments and the Avatar. Starring Janet Varney, P.J. Byrne, and David Faustino

Another show on my shame list, and this one I’m embarrassed not to have seen yet. I love Avatar: The Last Airbender, and now in its final season, I should really take the time to check Korra out. Special features included are:

  • 9 Audio Commentaries by the Creators and Crew
  • 9 “The Spirit of an Episode” Featurettes

The Simpsons (Season 17) (Matt Groening) The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield. Starring Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, and Julie Kavner

Like many, I jumped ship from this series around Season 9 or so. And now, anytime I am able to catch an episode it just doesn’t have the same magic or humble sensibility. It just does jokes for the sake of jokes. Special features included are:

  • Buongiorno. Simpsons Lovers
  • Audio Commentary on Every Episode
  • Deleted Scenes with Commentary
  • The Great Ones
  • Let There be Music
  • Live! It’s the Simpsons
  • Multi-angle Animation Showcase
  • Special Language Feature
  • Original Sketches

The Strain (Season 1) (Guellermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan) When a freak virus kills all but four passengers on an airplane at JFK, Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), head of the Center for Disease Control’s “Canary Team,” is immediately called to the scene. With help from a mysterious Holocaust survivor (David Bradley), “Eph” and his colleague (Mía Maestro) uncover the outbreak’s ties to vampirism. Now, the only way to stop the terrifying disease from wiping out mankind is to face its source – a sinister supernatural creature known as “The Master” – whose evil intent seems more powerful than any other force on Earth! Starring Kevin Durand, Corey Stoll, and David Bradley

Not a day goes by where I think to myself, “Why haven’t I started to watch The Strain?” Special features included are:

  • In the Beginning
  • A Novel Approach
  • Setrakian’s Lair

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