Now Available to Own: Seventh Son, Ray Donovan, Let Us Prey, and More

Now Available to Own Seventh Son, Ray Donovan, Let Us Prey, and More

Brace your bank accounts, it’s time to see what’s Now Available to Own for the week of May 26, 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 Seventh Son, Ray Donovan, Let Us Prey, and more which you can find after the jump.

Movies on Blu-ray

The Loft (Erik Van Looy) Rated R [108 min] – Five married guys conspire to secretly share a penthouse loft in the city–a place where they can carry out hidden affairs and indulge in their deepest fantasies. But the fantasy becomes a nightmare when they discover the dead body of an unknown woman in the loft, and they realize one of the group must be involved. Starring Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller, and Eric Stonestreet

The premise of The Loft is original and convincingly fresh to make you intrigued, but the execution and the storytelling is absolutely terrible. SKIP IT!

  • No special features available

Let Us Prey (Brian O’Malley) Unrated [88 min] – Held in a remote police station, a mysterious stranger takes over the minds and souls of everyone inside. Starring Liam Cunningham, Pollyanna McIntosh, and Bryan Larkin

It’s rare to find a horror movie so well shot as this, especially with how low the budget is. It’s very slow to begin with, but has decent reward if you stick it out. There’s a lot of mystery that keeps your attention, but the story is pretty thin. Let Us Prey definitely fizzles out and doesn’t quite reach the grandiose it’s shooting for, but it’s well worth a viewing. RENT IT! Special features include:

  • Making Of
  • Trailer
  • Additional Trailers

Seventh Son (Sergey Bodrov) Rated PG-13 [102 min] – Young Thomas is apprenticed to the local Spook to learn to fight evil spirits. His first great challenge comes when the powerful Mother Malkin escapes her confinement while the Spook is away. Starring Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, and Alicia Vikander

I did not have the chance to watch Seventh Son, but it looks horrendous. It definitely didn’t get good reviews from the majority of critics as well. SKIP IT! Special features include:

  • Deleted/Alternate Scenes
  • Defenders of Good
  • Resurrecting the Wicked
  • Forging a Medieval Realm
  • The Legend and Lore of the Seventh Son
  • Visual Effects Gallery

Sons of Liberty (Kari Skogland) [85 min]  – The story of a group of very different men fighting in the American Colonies for freedom, and how they will shape the future for the United States of America. Based on true stories. Starring Ben Barnes, Marton Csokas, Ryan Eggold, Michael Raymond-James, Rafe Spall, and Henry Thomas

I was also not privy to this mini-series, but from what I hear it’s OK. RENT IT! Special features include:

  • “Lensing Liberty: The Making of Sons of Liberty” featurette
  • “Men of Independence: The Historic Figures of Sons of Liberty” featurette
  • “The Choreography of War: Creating the Battles and SPFX of Sons of Liberty” featurette

Television Releases

Ray Donovan (Season 2) (Ann Biderman) Rated TV-MA [60 min] – Ray Donovan, a professional “fixer” for the rich and famous in LA, can make anyone’s problems disappear except those created by his own family. Starring Liev Schreiber, Paula Malcomson, and Devon Bagby

Sadly, I have not seen this show, but have heard mostly positive critiques. I’m a fan of Liev Schrieber if he’s given a good character, and it seems like he has a lot of fun in this role. Special features include:

  • Audio Commentary: “Yo Soy Capitan” by Jon Voight and Pooch Hall
  • Audio Commentary: “Walk This Way” by Liev Schreiber
  • Shooting Ray Donovan
  • Liev on Ray
  • Jon on Mickey
  • Musically Ray (via eBridge technology)
  • “The Affair” Season One, Episodes 1 & 2
  • “Penny Dreadful” Season One, Episodes 1 & 2
  • “Happyish” Season One, Episodes 1 & 2 (via eBridge technology)

Video Game Releases

Splatoon (Nintendo) [Available for Wii U] Splatter enemies and claim your turf as ink-spraying, squid-like Inklings in Nintendo’s ultimate mess-fest! Challenge players online* in chaotic 4-on-4 turf wars and unleash squid powers to ink your way to victory. May the best mess win.

This game looks really fun and colorful. The possibilities of online play look endless hours of enjoyment for a group of friends. Key features include:

  • Inkin’ Awesome Online Battles – Team up in fierce 4 vs. 4 online* battles to cover arenas with as much ink as possible.Transform into a squid for new powers and abilities! Travel at super speed by swimming in your ink, lurk in your ink to surprise foes or climb up walls to access hard-to-reach areas!
  • Fresh Style – Upgrade your Inkling’s style and firepower at the shopping mall, where you can get weapons, headgear, clothes and shoes!Unlock special perks with each piece of gear!Unleash powered-up super weapons that can be used to attack rivals or cover more turf.
  • Solo Splatter – Infiltrate the headquarters of an evil octopus army and recover the stolen electric catfish in a single-player adventure filled with tricky contraptions.Select between multiple control options on the Wii U GamePad controller, including using gyroscopic controls to look around, allowing for better aiming and control.
  • amiibo in Splatoon – Tap in a Splatoon series amiibo figure to access new challenges. Complete them to get exclusive in-game gear for your Inkling!Each compatible amiibo provides new challenges and gear: Inkling Girl, Inkling Boy, and Inkling Squid (Inkling Squid is available only in the 3-figure set).

Blu-Ray Deals and Steals

  • Automata – $5
  • Gattaca – $4.96
  • The Wolverine – $12.99
  • Foxcatcher – $13.99
  • Tropic Thunder – $4.88
  • Boyhood – $14.96
  • Godzilla (2015) – $9.99
  • Only God Forgives – $5.99
  • Life of Pi [3D] – $12.99
  • Hero – $5.88
  • Face/Off – $4.88
  • Thor: The Dark World – $17.99
  • Annabelle – $14.99
  • Mary Poppins – $14.99
  • Mad Max – $12.99
  • The Spectacular Now – $7.88
  • The Princess Bride – $7.99

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!


New Movie TV Video Game Releases on DVD and Blu-ray

You can find me on Twitter @TyRawrrnosaurus

All plot synopses come courtesy of IMDb.com

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