Now Available to Own: The Voices, A Most Violent Year, Wilfred, and More

Now Available to Own The Voices, A Most Violent Year, Wilfred, and More

Brace your bank accounts, it’s time to see what’s Now Available to Own for the week of April 7, 2015. Every Tuesday 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. New on shelves this week are The Voices, A Most Violent Year, Wilfred (Season 4), and more, which you can find after the jump.

Movies on Blu-ray

The Voices (Marjane Satrapi) Rated R [103 min] – Likeable Jerry stumbles innocently into the role of a killer, guided along the way by his evil talking cat and benevolent talking dog. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, and Anna Kendrick

I’ve watched this movie three times this year, just because I really want to share it with friends. The Voices is one of those dark comedies that actually hits this poignant point that is relevant to today’s culture. Not only does it really take a stance on mental health, but it’s also very entertaining and funny in the process. The extras are pretty good, but kinda redundant in some placed. Those special features included are:

  • “The Voices: From Fridge to Frame” featurette
  • “The Voices of Ryan Reynolds” featurette
  • “VFX: The Making of Bosco & Mr. Whiskers” featurette
  • VFX Comparison Showreel
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Extended Scenes
  • Animatics
  • Cast & Costume Sketch Gallery

A Most Violent Year (J.C. Chandor) Rated R [125 min] – In New York City 1981, an ambitious immigrant fights to protect his business and family during the most dangerous year in the city’s history. Starring Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, and Alessandro Nivola

I was not able to catch this in theaters, nor did I receive a screener. I’ve heard nothing but great things and that it was highly underseen and should have been a contender during awards season. C’est la vie. Special features included are:

  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director J.C. Chandor and Producers Neal Dodson and Anna Gerb
  • “Behind the Violence” featurette
  • “A Conversation with Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac” featurette
  • “The Contagious Nature of Violence: The Origins of A Most Violent Year” featurette
  • Deleted Scenes
  • “Inner City Crew” Outtakes
  • “We Can Cure Violence” Public Service Announcement

The Immigrant (2013) (James Gray) Rated R [120 min] – In 1921, unfortunate circumstances drive newly arrived immigrant Ewa into a life of prostitution, and a complex, volatile relationship with two men – her conflicted pimp and his romantic cousin. Starring Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, and Jeremy Renner

I have not been able to watch this movie either, and it’s on Netflix too. I’ve read that it’s OK, but nothing too special. The cast is solid, but if you know me, you know my stance on period pieces. It takes a lot of will power to want to sit down to experience the past. Special features included are:

  • Feature Commentary with Writer/Director James Gray
  • The Visual Inspiration of The Immigrant

Television

The Crazy Ones: The Complete Series (DVD Only) (David E. Kelley) Rated TV-14 [30 min] – Follows Zach Cropper, a confident and charming copywriter at an ad agency run by Simon and his daughter, Sydney. Starring Robin Williams, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and James Wolk

I haven’t seen this show, but it’s one of Robin Williams’ final bits of work he did before his unfortunate passing. From what I know about it, The Crazy Ones is Mad Men for those who want more than a bleak outlook on life in the advertising world. Special features are unknown.

Wilfred: The Complete Fourth Season (DVD Only) (Jason Gann and Adam Zwar) Rated TV-MA [30 min] – The story of a manic depressive man who inexplicably is the only one who can see his neighbor’s dog as a full grown man in a dog suit. Starring Elijah Wood, Jason Gann, and Fiona Gubelmann

So far I’ve seen the first three episodes of Wilfred Season 4 – you can watch it now on Netflix. I really found the first two seasons to be fun and engaging, but the show evolved into this dark and overly convoluted story about the origins of Wilfred. It’s not terrible, just a strange turn that definitely went left when you thought it would go right. Special features are unknown.

Frasier: The Complete Series (DVD Only) (David Angell, Peter Casey, and David Lee) Rated TV-PG [30 min] – Dr. Frasier Crane moves back to his hometown of Seattle where he lives with his father and works as a radio psychiatrist. Starring Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin, John Mahoney, and Eddie

I always watched Frasier when it was on late night and there was nothing better on the good old talk box. However I was pretty young during its run and probably didn’t get half the jokes that were thrown at me. I’d be interested in sitting down to check it out again. Special features included are:

  • 2 Episodic Commentaries
  • Celebrity Voices
  • Frasier Crane’s Apartment
  • Behind The Couch – The Making of Frasier, Marching On To Season 2
  • The Mystery of Maris Continues
  • Roz’s Dating Tips
  • The Niles & Daphne Attraction
  • And Then There Was Eddie
  • The Crane Brothers Remember Season 3
  • A Coversation With Art Director Roy Christopher
  • Bulldog Crazy
  • The Mystery of Maris: The Breakup Begins
  • Observations
  • Analyses and Good-Byes
  • Frasier Says Farewell

Blu-Ray Deals and Steals

  • The Babadook – $14.99
  • Game of Thrones (Season 1) – $19.95
  • Ghosbusters 1 & 2 – $12.96
  • The Breakfast Club (30th Anniversary Edition) – $10
  • Chinatown – $6.99
  • The Voices – $14.99
  • Braveheart – $6.99
  • 22 Jump Street – $12.96
  • The Little Mermaid 1 & 2 – $16.99
  • Wilfred (Season 3) – $10.97
  • The Tree of Life – $7.60

All prices from Amazon.com. Best Buy, Frys, and Target all price match online prices.

What will you be taking home this week? Tell us in the comments section below!


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All plot synopses come courtesy of IMDb.com

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