Now Available to Own: Hitman: Agent 47, Ray Donovan, Shameless, and More

Brace your bank accounts, it’s time to see what’s Now Available to Own for the week of December 29, 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 help save you some coin. New on shelves this week are Hitman: Agent 47, Ray Donovan, Shameless, and more.

Hitman: Agent 47

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Movies on Blu-ray

Hitman: Agent 47 (Aleksander Bach) Rated R [96 min] – An assassin teams up with a woman to help her find her father and uncover the mysteries of her ancestry. Starring Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto, and Ciarán Hinds

Video game movies have never had a good track record, which is strange because these days most games are basically long, interactive films. As far as Hitman: Agent 47 is concerned, we can throw it on top of the pile of other disregarded adaptations. The signature action of the game is shot frantically close and practically robotic in the movie. Nothing feels organic, with every beat of the film stiffer than a 60-year-old man on a good day using Viagra. The characters are flat and everything is taken so seriously that there’s little personality to continue the franchise. I only gained a screener of the film, so I did not see any of the special features, which I can assume are trying to make up for the film since there are so many extras.

Special features include:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Hit Counter
  • Re-Imagining Hitman
  • Ultimate Action: Staging the Fights
  • Hitman: Agent 47 Comic
  • Making of the Comic Book
  • Promotional Featurettes
  • Gallery
  • Poster Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailers

Heist (Scott Mann) Rated R [93 min] – A father is without the means to pay for his daughter’s medical treatment. As a last resort, he partners with a greedy co-worker to rob a casino. When things go awry they’re forced to hijack a city busStarring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Dave Bautista, and Robert De Niro

There are so many likable actors in Heist that it’s hard to believe the end result could be so poor. Borrowing elements of Speed and unjustly servicing them, this film is a perfect example of an eye-rolling experience. It wants to be a high stakes thriller without the thrills. We’ve seen it all before. The little charisma the cast musters up can hardly penetrate the low level dialogue and pedestrian, paint-by-numbers plot. Even the cast interviews are empty.

Special features include:

  • Commentary with Director Scott Mann, Actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Writer Max S. Adams
  • Cast and Crew Interviews
  • “The Making of Heist” Featurette
  • Deleted/Extended Scenes
Shameless Season 5

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Television Series

Shameless: The Complete Fifth Season (Paul Abbott) An alcoholic man lives in a perpetual stupor while his six children with whom he lives cope as best they can. Starring William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Justin Chatwin, Shanola Hampton, Emma Kenney, Jeremy Allen White, Ethan Cutkosky, Steve Howey, Shanola Hampton, and Cameron Monaghan

After five seasons of debauchery and degrading hijinks, the Gallagher family has still managed to come out on top – to themselves at least. The series continues its strong and sometimes dark push in showcasing a family that keeps itself afloat by any means necessary. But that’s kind of the problem as we head into the sixth season next month. The show is becoming a little stale. As much as the family has grown on us over the years, Shameless takes the long road to encourage character growth. The extra content isn’t much to get excited about.

Special features include:

  • Two All-New Featurettes:
    • shameless sex love
    • Gentrify This!!!
  • Commentary on Episode 7: “Tell Me You F**king Need Me”
  • Unaired Scenes

Additional Releases this Week

  • Bone Tomahawk
  • A Walk in the Woods
  • The Perfect Guy
  • Ray Donovan
  • Sailor Moon R: Season 2 Part 2

Blu-Ray Deals and Steals

  • Rocky: The Undisputed Collection – $17.99
  • Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials – $14.99
  • X-Men: DOFP – The Rogue Cut – $9.99
  • Iron Man 3 – $9.99
  • Whiplash – $9.99
  • Goodnight Mommy – $12.99
  • Ex Machina – $9.96
  • Falling Skies (Season 5) – $26.99
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – $6.96
  • Pulp Fiction – $5
  • Spirited Away – $19.49

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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Coming Soon to Blu-Ray and DVD: Straight Outta Compton, Everest, UnReal, and More

While we provide you with a list of available new releases Now Available to Own every Tuesday, Coming Soon to Blu-ray and DVD looks at all of the recent home video announcements. For the week of November 21, 2015 we have the Straight Outta Compton, Everest, UnReal, and more. Find out when they’ll be out and what special features movie fans can expect below.

Everest 3D Blu-ray Box Cover ArtAvailable on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD January 19, 2016; Digital HD December 22

Everest (Baltasar Kormákur) Rated PG-13 ]121 min] – A climbing expedition on Mt. Everest is devastated by a severe snow storm. Starring Jason Clarke, Ang Phula Sherpa, Thomas M. Wright, and Martin Henderson

Special features include:

  • LEARNING TO CLIMB: THE ACTOR’S JOURNEY – Cast members and the two film consultants who helped them prepare for the shoot discuss getting ready for the arduous production. (Blu-ray Exclusive)
  • A MOUNTAIN OF WORK: RECREATING EVEREST – Bringing Everest to life required the filmmakers to recreate the mountain through state-of-the-art studio work and visual effects. The teams involved talk about how they made the seemingly impossible possible. (Blu-ray Exclusive)
  • RACE TO THE SUMMIT: THE MAKING OF EVEREST – The trials and tribulations of cast and crew as they journey to the foothills of Everest and beyond, battling the elements and forming deep bonds along the way.
  • ASPIRING TO AUTHENTICITY: THE REAL STORY – Recollections of the tragic events of May 10, 1996, from those who were there, as the cast and filmmakers discuss bringing this harrowing tale to life with authenticity and respect.
  • FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTOR BALTASAR KORMÁKUR

Straight Outta Compton Blu-ray Box Cover ArtAvailable on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD January 19, 2016

Straight Outta Compton (F. Gary Gray) Rated R [147 min] – The group NWA emerges from the streets of Compton, California in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood. Starring O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Neil Brown Jr., and Paul Giamatti

Special features include:

  • Deleted Scenes (BD Exclusive)
  • Becoming N.W.A. (BD Exclusive): An in-depth look at how the producers and F. Gary Gray tackled the challenging task of casting these larger than life creators of gangster rap.
  • Never Before Seen Performance (BD Exclusive)
  • N.W.A. The Origins: N.W.A. was a group that changed history. Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, DJ Yella, and many others talk about their start in the 80’s and where it all began.
  • Impact: An exploration of the impact N.W.A. and specifically their breakout album that changed everything.
  • Director’s Journey: Utilizing a large amount of stand up interviews, we follow F. Gary Gray through the streets of Compton as he brings together the story of the founders of gangsta rap.
  • The Streets – Filming in Compton: Take a look through the lens of Director F. Gary Gray as he perfected the authentic feeling of what it was like to walk the streets of Compton.
  • N.W.A Performs in Detroit: We go behind the scenes of what this performance meant to the original members of N.W.A. as they saw their lyrics spark controversy against the corruption of the police in Los Angeles, as well as the thoughts of the actors performing the song on stage for the movie.
  • Feature Commentary with director/producer F. Gary Gray

Hotel Transylvania 2 Blu-ray Box Cover ArtAvailable on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD February 8, 2016

Hotel Transylvania 2 (Genndy Tartakovsky) Rated PG [89 min] – Dracula and his friends try to bring out the monster in his half human, half vampire grandson in order to keep Mavis from leaving the hotel.Director: Stars: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, and Kevin James

Special features include:

  • Fifth Harmony Music Video: “I’m In Love With A Monster”
  • Character Sketch Gallery
  • Feature Audio Commentary with Adam Sandler, Robert Smigel and Allen Covert
  • Feature Audio Commentary with Director Genndy Tartakovsky
  • Sing Along with Monster Scary-Oke!
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Make the Scary, Silly Sounds of Hotel Transylvania 2
  • How to Throw The Ultimate Monster Party
  • How to Draw Your Favorite Characters
  • The New Guys: Meet Vlad, Dennis, Kakie
  • And More…

The Transporter RefueledvAvailable on Blu-ray and DVD December 8; Digital HD December 1

The Transporter Refueled (Camille Delamarre) Rated PG-13 [96 min] – In the south of France, former special-ops mercenary Frank Martin enters into a game of chess with a femme-fatale and her three sidekicks who are looking for revenge against a sinister Russian kingpin. Starring Ed Skrein, Loan Chabanol, Ray Stevenson, and Lenn Kudrjawizki

Special features include:

  • Frank Martin: The Reluctant Hero
  • The Coeur Brise: Les Femmes of Refueled (Blu-ray Only)
  • Rocketing from 0-60 (Blu-ray Only)

UnReal Season 1 DVD Box Cover ArtAvailable on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD January 26, 2016

UnREAL Season 1 (Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro) Rating N/A [42 min] – A behind-the-scenes look at the chaos surrounding the production of a dating competition program. Starring Shiri Appleby, Constance Zimmer, and Craig Bierko

Special features include:

  • Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes:
    •  “Are the Actresses Like Their Characters?”
    • “Constance Zimmer Talks Quinn and Chet’s Relationship”
    • “Faith’s Journey”
    • “How the Contestants Are Manipulated”
    • “Producing the Girls”
    •  “Quinn and Rachel Make a Dynamic Duo”
    • “Quinn-tessentials”
    • “Quinn-tessentials, Vol. 2”
    • Rachel Goldberg, Superproducer”
    • “Shiri Appleby and Ashley Scott Tell Mary’s Story”
    • “Who is Rachel’s Prince Charming?”
    • “Who’s Who on Set”

Captive DVD Box Cover ArtAvailable on DVD and Digital HD January 5, 2016

Captive (Jerry Jameson) [Limited] Rated PG-13 [97 min] – A single mother struggling with drug addiction is taken hostage in her own apartment by a man on the run after breaking out of jail and murdering the judge assigned to his case. Starring Kate Mara, David Oyelowo, Mimi Rogers, and Michael Kenneth Williams

Special features include:

  • Feature film in standard definition
  • Journey Through Darkness: Filming Captive
  • Faith and The Purpose Driven Life

Experimenter Blu-Ray Box Cover ArtAvailable on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD January 5, 2016

Experimenter (Michael Almereyda) Rated PG-13 [98 min] – Famed social psychologist Stanley Milgram, in 1961 conducted a series of radical behavior experiments that tested ordinary humans willingness to obey authority. Starring Taryn Manning, Winona Ryder, and Anton Yelchin

  • Special features have yet to be announced

 

Heist Blu-ray Box Cover ArtAvailable on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD January 5, 2016

Heist (Scott Mann) Rated R [93 min] – A father is without the means to pay for his daughter’s medical treatment. As a last resort, he partners with a greedy co-worker to rob a casino. When things go awry they’re forced to hijack a city busStarring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Dave Bautista, and Robert De Niro

Special features include:

  • Commentary with Director Scott Mann, Actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Writer Max S. Adams
  • Cast and Crew Interviews
  • “The Making of Heist” Featurette
  • Deleted/Extended Scenes

The Graduate Criterion Blu-ray Box Cover Art

Available on Criterion Blu-ray January 22, 2016

The Graduate (Mike Nichols) Rated PG [106 min] – A disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter. Starring Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, and Katharine Ross

Special features include:

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Optional 5.1 surround remix, approved by director Mike Nichols, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 2007 featuring Nichols in conversation with filmmaker Steven Soderbergh
  • Audio commentary from 1987 featuring film scholar Howard Suber
  • New interview with actor Dustin Hoffman
  • New conversation between producer Lawrence Turman and actor-screenwriter Buck Henry
  • New interview with film writer and historian Bobbie O’Steen about editor Sam O’Steen’s work on The Graduate
  • Students of “The Graduate,” a short documentary from 2007 on the film’s influence
  • “The Graduate” at 25, a 1992 featurette on the making of the film
  • Interview with Nichols by Barbara Walters, from a 1966 episode of NBC’s Today show
  • Excerpt from a 1970 appearance by singer-songwriter Paul Simon on The Dick Cavett Show
  • Screen tests
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by journalist and critic Frank Rich

And that’s it for this week. What are you looking forward to picking up when they release?

Stay tuned for more Blu-Ray and DVD announcements every Saturday.


All plot synopses courtesy of IMDb.com

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