Now Available to Own: Walt Disney Short Films Collection, NCIS, The Blacklist, and More

Brace your bank accounts, it’s time to see what’s Now Available to Own for the week of August 18, 2015. Every Tuesday we run down new movie and television 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 Walt Disney Animation Studio’s Short Films Collection, Once Upon a Time, The Blacklist, and more.

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Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection (Many Directors) – From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes an extraordinary new collection of award-winning and beloved short films for the first time with all-new extras including an inside look at the Disney Animation shorts, featuring introductions and interviews with the acclaimed filmmakers themselves.

As with Pixar, Walt Disney Animation Studios has assembled a wonderful collection of their own short films that have premiered before their feature length movies. From this year’s Frozen Fever all the way back to 2000’s John Henry, this is a great bundle to give yourself the chance to revisit them all. What’s nice is that if you don’t want to own the movies these shorts are on, or if they’re so old they are unavailable, they’re all here for you. (I hadn’t seen a handful of them and enjoyed all that are included.) Plus you get some fun inside nuggets to learn more about their development.

Shorts include:

  • Frozen Fever (2015), Feast (2014), Get A Horse! (2013), Paperman (2012), Tangled Ever After (2012), The Ballad of Nessie (2011), Tick Tock Tale (2010), Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa (2010), How to Hook Up Your Home Theater (2007), The Little Matchgirl (2006), Lorenzo (2004), and John Henry (2000)

Special features include:

  • Filmmaker Intros
  • @DisneyAnimation: A Short Story on Shorts
  • Runaway Brain (1995)

Vendetta (Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska) Rated R [90 min] – A detective pushed beyond his limits will stop at nothing for vengeance. When his wife is killed by a criminal that he put away, Mason, a hard-nosed detective, deliberately gets arrested in order to get revenge. While inside, Mason discovers a new criminal enterprise that those behind it would kill to protect. Starring Justin ShadyStars: Dean Cain, Paul Wight, and Michael Eklund

Special features include:

  • “The Making of Vendetta” featurette
  • “A Haunted Location” featurette
  • “A Big Transformation”featurette

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Television Series

Once Upon a Time: The Complete Fourth Season (Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz) Rated TV-PG [44 min] – Soon after Emma and Hook unwittingly bring Elsa of Arendelle to Storybrooke, they encounter the mysterious Snow Queen, whose relentless obsession with both Emma and Elsa has chilling consequences. Meanwhile, it appears Regina has at last found true love with Robin Hood. But how will she react when her happy ending is thwarted yet again by a maddening twist of fate? Starring  Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Josh Dallas, Emilie de Ravin, Colin O’Donoghue, Lana Parrilla, Jared Gilmore, Michael Raymond-James, Robert Carlyle, and Georgina Haig

Special features include:

  • Defrosting Frozen – An arctic blast hit Storybrooke this year as the characters from Frozen and The Snow Queen took over the first half of the season. Defrost this 12 episode event as we talk to the actors who played Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Snow Queen and, for the first time in forever, explore how Disney Animation’s blockbuster film was adapted for the small screen.
  • Behind the Magic Tour – Join hosts Josh Dallas and Ginnifer Goodwin as they take you on an exclusive back stage tour on the stages of Once Upon A Time. See the sets, meet the crew and eat the food as we go behind the scenes and find out what makes Once Upon A Time the most magical show on television.
  • Three Who Stayed – Meet three residents of Storybrooke who decided to stay after the ice wall came down.
  • The Fairest Bloopers of Them All
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Audio Commentaries

The Blacklist: The Complete Second Season (Jon Bokenkamp) Rated TV-14 [43 min] – Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Keen, a new FBI profiler has her entire life uprooted when a mysterious criminal, Raymond Reddington, on the FBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted List turns himself in and insists on speaking to her. Starring James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff, Harry Lennix, Hisham Tawfiq, Amir Arison, and Mozhan Marno

  • Raymond Reddington: Man of the World – This featurette showcases where Red has traveled and how the props and writers on the show imagine the exact places he has visited.
  • Building a Blacklister: Vanessa Cruz – This second featurette highlights the ins and outs of the writers’ minds and how they come up with their favorite villains.
  • Commentaries on Leonard Caul & Tom Connolly with Jon Bokenkamp and John Eisendrath
  • Deleted Scenes
  • After the Game: Luther Braxton
  • Known Associates: Red’s Inner Circle

Teen Titans Go! (Michael Jelenic and Aaron Horvath) (Season 2 Part 2) [DVD Only] Rated TV-PG [22 min]– The Teen Titans return with a whole new bevy of baddies, beverages and adventures! Partner up with Robin, Cyborg, Raven, Starfire and Beast Boy to defend Jump City against slimy monsters, tyrannical villains and of course, crime fighting induced hunger pains. Starring Scott Menville, Hynden Walch, Khary Payton, Tara Strong, and Greg Cipes

No special features included with this disc

Mike & Molly (Season 5) [DVD Only] (Mark Roberts) [TV-14] [30 min] – When she returns from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop with a publisher’s check in hand, it’s official: Molly’s a real writer! Now all she has to do is bang out that romance novel and start signing books. No sweat, right? Starring Billy Gardell, Melissa McCarthy, Reno Wilson, Katy Mixon, Swoosie Kurtz, Nyambi Nyambi, and Louis Mustillo

Special features include:

  • Gag reel

NCIS: The Complete Twelfth Season [DVD Only] (Donald P. Bellisario, Don McGill) Rated TV-14 [60 min] – The cases of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service’s Washington DC Major Case Response Team, led by Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs. Starring Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, and Pauley Perrette

Special features include:

  • Audio Commentary by Sean Murray, Terrence O’Hara and Christopher J. Waild
  • Audio Commentary by Rocky Carroll, Jennifer A. Corbett and Mark Horowitz
  • Audio Commentary by Mark Harmon, Bethany Rooney and Joe Spano
  • Pre-Flight Jitters: Shooting on Location
  • Bad to the Bone
  • Table for Ten
  • Rocky Carroll: Director
  • #1 Drama in the World
  • Inside Season 12
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes

NCIS: Los Angeles – The Complete Sixth Season (Shane Brennan) Rated TV-14 [43 min] – The Naval Criminal Investigation Service’s Office of Special Projects takes on the undercover work and the hard to crack cases in LA. Key agents are G. Callen and Sam Hanna, streets kids risen through the ranks. Starring Chris O’Donnell, Daniela Ruah, and Barrett Foa

Special features include:

  • Audio Commentary by Barrett Foa and Renée Felice Smith
  • Audio Commentary by Eric Christian Olsen and Daniela Ruah
  • The World on a String
  • Too Close for Comfort: Season 6 of NCIS: Los Angeles
  • Clothed for the Season
  • Turning Back Time
  • Extended Scene
  • Deleted Scenes

NCIS: New Orleans – The Complete First Season [DVD Only] (Gary Glasberg) Rated TV-14 [42 min] – A spin-off of “NCIS” that is set in the Crescent City. The cases and lives of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service’s New Orleans branch, which consists of Senior Special Agent Dwayne Cassius “King” Pride, Special Agent Christopher LaSalle, and Special Agent Meredith Brody. Starring Scott Bakula, Lucas Black, and Zoe McLellan

Special features include:

  • Audio Commentaries by Jeffrey Lieber and James Hayman
  • Audio Commentary by Mark Harmon and Gary Glasberg
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Launch Promos
  • Crescent City (Part I)
  • Crescent City (Part II)
  • After The Storm
  • A Big Easy Success
  • Spooktacular
  • Mardi Gras: The NCIS Way
  • Touring The Sets
  • The Write Angle
  • Strike Up The Band
  • Starting Up In New Oleans
  • How Rob Got The Job

Grey’s Anatomy: The Complete Eleventh Season (Shonda Rhimes) Rated TV-14 [41 min] – A drama centered on the personal and professional lives of five surgical interns and their supervisors. Starring Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, and Chandra Wilson

  • No special features included

The Royals: The Complete First Season (Mark Schwahn) Unrated [42 min] – Drama about a fictional British Royal family set in modern day London, who inhabit a world of opulence and regal tradition that caters to any and every desire, but one that also comes with a price tag of duty, destiny and intense public scrutiny. Stars: Joan Collins, William Moseley, Alexandra Park, Merritt Patterson, Jake Maskall, and Elizabeth Hurley

Special features include:

  • “Madness In Great Ones: Creating The Royals” featurette
  • “Behind the Royal Wardrobe” featurette
  • “Private vs. Public: A Modern-Day Monarchy” featurette

Blu-Ray Deals and Steals

  • Edge of Tomorrow – $13
  • Run All Night – $14.99
  • Paddington – $15
  • Get Hard – $13.45
  • Focus – $14.99
  • Byzantium – $7.99
  • House (Season 8) – $10.50
  • Old School – $4.88
  • Face/Off – $4.99
  • Cloverfield – $4.99
  • West Side Story – $5
  • Amelie – $5.96
  • The Fifth Element – $9.69
  • Hook – $6.96
  • The Full Monty – $7.88

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!


All plot synopses come courtesy of IMDb.com

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Netflix Streaming Report: Inuyasha, Transformers 4, The Butler, and More

Welcome to your Netflix Streaming Report for June 18, 2015. After the long week you deserve a relaxing staycation with a bowl of popcorn, a bucket of ice cream, and only your Netflix queue to judge you. This past week, Netflix Watch Instant has been kind enough to supply us with Inuyasha, Transformers: Age of Extinction, The Butler, and more.

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Transformers: Age of Extinction (Michael Bay) Rated PG-13 [165 min] – An automobile mechanic and his daughter make a discovery that brings down the Autobots – and a paranoid government official – on them. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Kelsey Grammer, and Stanley Tucci

Although this movie is one of the biggest tragedies to happen in all of cinema, Transformers: Age of Extinction is kind of cool to watch on mute.

(Watch it now)

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InuYasha (Season 1-2) (Rumiko Takahashi) Rated TV-14 [24 min] – A teenage girl periodically travels back in time to feudal Japan to help a young half demon recover the shards of a orb of great power. Starring Moneca Stori, Richard Ian Cox, and Kirby Morrow

It’s great that InuYasha is back on Netflix Streaming, however, it’s only the first two seasons and would best be watched in an entire sitting. InuYasha has a fair amount of content with a good handful of filler episodes. It would just feel more complete to watch it all at once. But I’d still check the series out!

(Watch it now)

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The Butler (Lee Daniels) – As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man’s life, family, and American society. Starring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, David Banner, David Oyelowo, Terrence Howard, and James Marsden

I’m not as impressed with Lee Daniels’ The Butler as most people, but you can now check it out on Netflix Streaming to see for yourself.

(Watch it now)

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Death Note (Tetsurō Araki) Rated TV-14 [24 min] – An intelligent high school student goes on a secret crusade to eliminate criminals from the world after discovering a notebook capable of killing anyone whose name is written into it. Staring: Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, and Vincent Tong

Here’s an anime series that has been on my to-do list for quite some time. I’ve only heard wonderful things about it. Those who don’t like dark anime might not enjoy this series, but I’m going to give it a whirl.

(Watch it now)

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The Cobbler (Thomas McCarthy) Rated PG-13 [99 min] – Max Simkin repairs shoes in the same New York shop that has been in his family for generations. Disenchanted with the grind of daily life, Max stumbles upon a magical heirloom that allows him to step into the lives of his customers and see the world in a new way. Sometimes walking in another man’s shoes is the only way one can discover who they really are. Starring Dan Stevens, Adam Sandler, and Steve Buscemi

The concept is interesting, but from what I’ve read from other reviews is that The Cobbler is pretty terrible. This seems like a departure from the slapstick comedy audiences have been accustom to with Happy Madison and Adam Sandler, which I’m all for. So I’d like to see for myself.

(Watch it now)

Additional titles added to Netflix this week:

  • Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of
  • Vampire Knight (Season 1-2)
  • Ascension (2014)
  • Heartland (Season 6)
  • Leprechaun: Origins
  • Monster (2014)
  • High Fidelity
  • Grey’s Anatomy (Season 11)
  • Life of Crime

What will you be watching this weekend?

Look forward to more new titles from the Netflix Streaming Report every Thursday on TTRC.


All plot synopses courtesy of IMDb.com

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Netflix Streaming Report: Stretch, The Rocketeer, It’s Always Sunny, Dumb and Dumber, and More

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Welcome to your Netflix Streaming Report for November 6, 2014. After the long week you deserve a relaxing staycation with a bowl of popcorn, a bucket of ice cream, and only your Netflix queue to judge you. This past week, Netflix Watch Instant has been kind enough to supply us with Stretch, The Rocketeer, It’s Always Sunny (Season 9), Dumb and Dumber, and more, which you’ll find after the break. Continue reading