Now Available to Own: John Wick, The Best of Me, Porco Rosso, and More

Now Available to Own John Wick, The Best of Me, Porco Rosso, and More

Brace your bank accounts, it’s time to see what’s Now Available to Own for the week of February 3, 2015. Each week we run down new movie, television, and video game releases that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home, as well as some slick deals that can save you some coin. On shelves this week you can find John Wick, The Best of Me, Porco Rosso, and more. Check out the complete list after the jump.

Movies on Blu-Ray

John Wick (David Leitch and Chad Stahelski) Rated R [101 min] – An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. Starring Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, and Willem Dafoe

In 2014, we received both The Raid 2 and John Wick. WHOA. With those two movies alone, it was a good year for action lovers. John Wick is an explosion of incredible stunt fighting and Keanu Reeves being the Keanu we know and love. The story is a bit silly, but this is one thriller that you cannot miss. Special features included are:

  • “Don’t F*#% With John Wick” featurette
  • “Calling in the Cavalry” featurette
  • “Destiny of a Collective” featurette
  • “Assassin’s Code” featurette
  • “Red Circle” featurette
  • “NYC Noir” featurette
  • Audio Commentary with Filmmakers Chad Stahelski and David Leitch (Blu-ray Exclusive)

Dear White People (Justin Simien) Rated R [100 min]   A satire that follows the stories of four black students at an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over a popular African American-themed party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film explores racial identity in post-racial America while weaving a universal story of forging one’s unique path in the world. Starring Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Teyonah Parris, Brandon Bell, Kyle Gallner, and Dennis Haysbert

I think this movie is way above my comprehension level. Some may call it pretentious, but I believe it is a very unique perspective on society on a very intimate level. Definitely not everyone will enjoy this and it’s not the laugh out loud comedy it comes across as. Like I said, it’s a very smart movie that plays coyly with its themes. Special features included are:

  • “The Making of Dear White People” featurette
  • “Get Your Life” Music Video (Extended Version) by Caught a Ghost
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Outtakes
  • Racism Insurance Skits
  • The More You Know About Black People (a PSA Web Series)
  • DVRS App: Black Friends When You Need Them
  • LEAKED: Banned Winchester U Diversity
  • Audio Commentaries

Ouija (Stiles White) Rated PG-13 [89 min]A group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board. Starring Olivia Cooke, Ana Coto, Daren Kagasoff, and Bianca A. Santos

This has to be one of the worst movies of 2014. Hands down, the dialogue is atrocious, the acting is beyond saving, and the story is paper thin to even give it a chance. Special features included are:

  • The Spirit Board: An Evolution
  • Adapting the Fear
  • Icon of the Unknown

The ABCs of Death 2 (Many Directors) Not Rated [125 min] – Another 26-chapter anthology that showcases death in all its vicious wonder and brutal beauty. Starring Many Actors

I am down with the first ABCs of Death, but this new iteration is terrible. Out of the 26 shorts films I may have enjoyed maybe three or four. It’s a complete waste of time and effort on everyone’s part and I suggest you avoid it like the plague. Special features included are:

  • A-Z: An Offering of Behind The Scenes, “Making Of”s and Galleries
  • AXS TV: A look at ‘ABCs OF DEATH 2’
  • Filmmakers Commentary (29 Commentary Segments)

The following films I have not seen, but are also releasing today:

The Best of Me (Michael Hoffman) Rated PG-13 [117 min] – A pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown. Starring Michelle Monaghan, Liana Liberato, James Marsden, and Luke Bracey

  • Audio Commentary by Michael Hoffman
  • “Tears of Joy” Alternate Cut/Ending
  • “Along for the Ride”
  • Music Video: “I Did” by Lady Antebellum
  • Nicholas Sparks Interviews: Michelle (Monaghan) and James (Marsden) (Blu-ray exclusive)
  • Nicholas Sparks Interviews: Liana (Liberato) and Luke (Bracey) (Blu-ray exclusive)
  • Deleted Scenes (Blu-ray exclusive)

Porco Rosso (Hayao Miyazaki) Rated PG [94 min] – The adventures of “Porco Rosso”, a veteran WW1 pilot in 1930s Italy, who has been cursed to look like an anthropomorphic pig. Starring Michael Keaton, Cary Elwes, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Susan Egan, David Ogden Stiers, and Brad Garrett

  • Original Japanese Storyboards
  • Original Japanese Trailer
  • Interview with Toshio Suzuki
  • Behind the Microphone

Pom Poko (Isao Takahata) Rated PG [119 min] – A community of magical shape shifting raccoon dogs desperately struggle to prevent their forest home from being destroyed by urban development. Starring Clancy Brown, J.K. Simmons, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, John DiMaggio, and Olivia d’Abo

  • Original Japanese Storyboards
  • Original Japanese Trailers

Tales from Earthsea (Goro Miyazaki) Rated PG-13 [115 min] – In a mythical land, a man and a young boy investigate a series of unusual occurrences. Starring Mariska Hargitay, Willem Dafoe, Timothy Dalton, Cheech Marin

  • Original Japanese Storyboards
  • Original Japanese Trailers & TV Spots
  • The Birth of the Film Soundtrack
  • Origins of Earthsea

Dracula Untold (Gary Shore) Rated PG-13 [92 min] – The origin story of the man who becomes Dracula. Starring Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper, Samantha Barks, and Sarah Gadon

  • Feature Commentary with Director Gary Shore and Production Designer François Audouy
  • Luke Evans: Creating a Legend
  • Alternate Opening with Optional Commentary by Shore and Audouy
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Shore and Audouy
  • Day in the Life – Luke Evans
  • Dracula Retold
  • Slaying 1000
  • The Land of Dracula

Starry Eyes (Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer) Not Rated [98 min] – A hopeful young starlet uncovers the ominous origins of the Hollywood elite and enters into a deadly agreement in exchange for fame and fortune. Starring Alex Essoe, Amanda Fuller, Noah Sega, Fabianne Therese, and Shane Coffey

  • Commentary with writer-directors Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer and producer Travis Stevens
  • 10 deleted scenes
  • Music video by the film’s composer, Jonathan Snipes
  • Alex Essoe’s audition video
  • Behind-the-scenes photo gallery
  • Theatrical trailer

Continue reading for Video Game releases and Blu-ray deals –>>

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