Coming Soon to Blu-Ray and DVD: Point Break, I Smile Back, The League, and More

Point Break 2015 Blu-ray Details

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Now Available to Own: Straight Outta Compton, The Intern, Everest, and More

Straight Outta Compton Blu-Ray Release

Now available to own titles for the week of January 19, 2016 are Straight Outta Compton, The Intern, Everest, Jem and the Holograms, and more Continue reading

Coming Soon to Blu-Ray and DVD: Snow White, Black Mass, The Intern, 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 December 5, 2015 we have the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Black Mass, The Intern, Jem and the Holograms, and more. Find out when they’ll be out and what special features movie fans can expect below.

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Available on Blu-ray and DVD February 2, 2016; Digital HD January 19, 2016

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (David Hand, Larry Morey, Wilfred Jackson, Ben Sharpsteen, Perce Pearce, and William Cottrell) Rated G [83 min] – Snow White, pursued by a jealous queen, hides with the Dwarfs, but the queen learns of this and prepares to feed her a poison apple. Starring Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell, and Lucille La Verne

Special features include:

  • In Walt’s Words: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – For the first time ever, hear Walt himself talk about Snow White.
  • Iconography – Explore how this film influences pop culture, art, and fashion.
  • @DisneyAnimation: Designing Disney’s First Princess – Modern day Disney artists discuss the design of Snow White and how it influenced the look of some of your favorite Disney characters.
  • The Fairest Facts of Them All: 7 Facts You May Now Know About Snow White – Disney Channel star Sofia Carson reveals seven intriguing facts about Snow White.
  • Snow White in Seventy Seconds – Rap along with this hip reimagining of the story.
  • Alternate Sequence: The Prince Meets Snow White – A never–before-seen story board sequence where the Prince meets Snow White.
  • And MORE!

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Available on Blu-ray and DVD January 19, 2016; Digital HD December 22

The Intern (Nancy Meyers) Rated PG-13 [121 min] – 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin. Starring Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Rene Russo, Adam DeVine, and Anders Holm

Special features include:

  • Learning From Experience
  • Designs on Life
  • The Three Interns

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Available on Blu-ray and DVD February 16, 2016; Digital HD January 12, 2016

Black Mass (Scott Cooper) Rated R [122 min] – The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf. Starring Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Joel Edgerton, Jesse Plemons, Dakota Johnson, Adam Scott, Kevin Bacon, Peter Sarsgaard, Corey Stoll, David Harbour, and Julianne Nicholson

Special features include:

  • The Manhunt for Whitey Bulger
  • Johnny Depp: Becoming Whitey Bulger
  • Black Mass: Deepest Cover, Darkest Crime

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Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD February 2, 2016

Suffragette (Sarah Gavron) Rated PG-13 [106 min] – The foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. Starring Carey Mulligan, Anne-Marie Duff, Helena Bonham Carter, and Meryl Streep

Special features include:

  • Inside Suffragette
  • Suffragette: Looking Back, Looking Forward
  • Making the VFX for Suffragette
  • Feature Commentary with Director Sarah Gavron and Screenwriter Abi Morgan

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Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD March 8, 2016

Macbeth (2015) (Justin Kurzel) Rated R [113 min] – Macbeth, a Thane of Scotland, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself. Starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, and Jack Madigan

Special features include:

  • Q&A with Michael Fassbender
  • “Making Macbeth” featurette

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Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD January 19, 2016

Jem and the Holograms (Jon M. Chu) Rated PG [118 min] – As a small-town girl catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar, she and her three sisters begin a journey of discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden.Starring Aubrey Peeples, Stefanie Scott, Aurora Perrineau, Hayley Kiyoko, Molly Ringwald, and Juliette Lewis [Watch the Trailer]

Special features include:

  • Gag Reel
  • “Youngblood” Music Video
  • Glam, Glitter, Fashion, and Fame: The Reinvention of Jem
  • Feature Commentary with Producer/Director Jon M. Chu

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Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD February 2, 2016

Rock the Kasbah (Barry Levinson) Rated R [100 min] – A down-on-his-luck music manager discovers a teenage girl with an extraordinary voice while on a music tour in Afghanistan and takes her to Kabul to compete on the popular television show, Afghan Star. Starring Bill Murray, Leem Lubany, Zooey Deschanel, and Bruce Willis

Special features include:

  • Richie Lanz: The Man and the Music
  • Bill Murray Rocks

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Available on Blu-ray March 22, 2016

Freaks and Geeks: The Collector’s Edition (Paul Feig) Rated TV-14 [44 min] – After her grandmother’s death, a high school mathlete starts hanging out with a group of burnouts while her younger brother navigates his freshman year. Starring Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Seth Rogen, Samm Levine, Jason Segel, and Martin Starr

Special features include:

  • All 18 episodes in both original aspect ratio (1.33:1) and widescreen (1.78:1)
  • Museum of Television & Radio Panel Discussion
  • Complete Script for a Never-Shot Episode
  • Three Full-Episode Table Reads
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Original Cast Audition Footage
  • Raw Footage
  • Mr. Rosso Live in Concert
  • Sober Students Improv Players
  • Tales of the Secret Service
  • NBC Promos and EPK
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Seven Minutes in Heaven
  • Graduation
  • Thanks, Goodbye
  • McKinley High lives on.
  • New booklet packed with a letter and Q&A from creators Paul Feig and Judd Apatow, essays, and memorabilia
  • And More

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Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD February 8, 2016

The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos) Unrated [118 min] – In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods. StarringJacqueline Abrahams, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Jessica Barden, Rachel Weisz, and Colin Farrell

Special features include:

  • No special features have been announced yet

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Available on DVD and Digital HD January 5, 2016

Little House on the Prairie: The Complete Eighth Season (Blanche Hanalis) Rated TV-PG [60 min] [DVD Only] – The life and adventures of the Ingalls family in the 19th century American West. Starring Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon, Lindsay Greenbush, Sidney Greebush, Karen Grassle, and Melissa Sue Anderson

Special features include:

  • “Look Back to Yesterday” Movie Special
  • “The Last Farewell” Movie Special

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.


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Now Available to Own: Magic Mike XXL, Insidious 3, The Leftovers, and More

Brace your bank accounts, it’s time to see what’s Now Available to Own for the week of October 6, 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 Magic Mike XXL, Insidious: Chapter 3, Penny Dreadful (Season 2), The Leftovers (Season 1), and more.

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Movies on Blu-ray

Magic Mike XXL (Gregory Jacobs) Rated R [115 min] – Three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, he and the remaining Kings of Tampa hit the road to Myrtle Beach to put on one last blow-out performance. Starring Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer, Adam Rodriguez, Kevin Nash, and Amber Heard [Watch the trailer]

Magic Mike XXL stands out as one of the better films of the year simply because it has an acute ability to balance character drama with silly, entertaining charm. This Magic Mike isn’t as dark and brooding as its predecessor. XXL is the film moviegoers were hoping for the first time around. There are moments that feel like the movie is dragging, but overall it’s quite enjoyable.

Special features include:

  • The Moves of Magic Mike XXL
  • Extended Malik Dance Scene
  • Georgia

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Alfonso Gomez-Rejon) Rated PG-13 [105 min] – High schooler Greg, who spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with his co-worker Earl, finds his outlook forever altered after befriending a classmate who has just been diagnosed with cancer. Starring Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke, Nick Offerman, and Connie Britton

Another great film from earlier this year. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is an incredible cinematic experience. And after you’ve seen it, despite the sadness of it all, there’s a revelatory moment at the end that makes repeat viewing more enjoyable with every watch.

Special features include:

  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
  • This is Where You Learn How The Movie Was Made
  • Abstract: Movie for Rachel
  • A Conversation with Martin Scorsese and Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
  • Greg Gaines and Earl Jackson Productions (Shorts Montage)
  • Audio Commentary by Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
  • Greg’s Trailer, Gallery
  • And more!

Insidious: Chapter 3 (Leigh Whannell) Rated PG-13 [97 min] – A prequel set before the haunting of the Lambert family that reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity. Starring Lin Shaye Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Angus Sampson, and Leigh Whannell [Watch the Trailer]

As a big step up from Insidious: Chapter 2, Chapter 3 does an OK job at filling in character gaps of our ghost hunters. Unfortunately, there isn’t as much time devoted to team building as one would hope because most of the time is dedicated to haunting our protagonist. There are some good frights, but Insidious: Chapter 3 still fails to capture the magic of the first Insidious.

Special features include:

  • Origin Story: Making Chapter 3 Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes (Blu-ray exclusive)
  • Being Haunted: A Psychic Medium Speaks Featurette (Blu-ray exclusive)
  • Macabre Creations Featurette (Blu-ray exclusive)
  • Stunts: The Car Crash Featurette (Blu-ray exclusive)
  • Cherry Glazerr: Tiptoe Through the Tulips Featurette (Blu-ray exclusive)

We Are Still Here (Ted Geoghegan) Not Rated [84 min] – In the cold, wintery fields of New England, a lonely old house wakes up every thirty years – and demands a sacrifice. Starring Barbara Crampton, Andrew Sensenig, and Lisa Marie

It’s been a good while since I’ve seen a haunted house story that I haven’t been bored to tears by. Not since The Conjuring has anything really worked for me. We Are Still Here is not groundbreaking, but it is a solid B-movie flick that has a unique story surrounding the origins of the house that kept my interest engaged. It also has a bloody good finale.

Special features include:

  • Commentary with Writer-Director Ted Geoghegan and Producer Travis Stevens
  • Behind the Scenes – Geoghegan and Stevens discuss the genesis of the project and the challenges and successes of bringing the script to life.
  • Trailer
  • Teaser

Final Girl (Tyler Shields) Rated R [90 min] [DVD Only] – A man teaches a young woman how to become a complete weapon. 13 years later, at 18 she will approach a group of sadistic teens who killed blonde women for unknown reasons. The hunting season begins. Starring Abigail Breslin, Wes Bentley, Logan Huffman, and Alexander Ludwig

On the other side of the coin, Final Girl is the purest example of how a promising B-movie can fail. The concept has all the best intentions and it could have been fantastic, but the acting and the characters are awful. And I’m surprised. With Breslin and Bentley at the forefront, Final Girl should succeed. I’d love to see this remade with a little more attention to detail and better direction.

  • No special features listed

Eaters (Johnny Tabor) Rated R [90 min] [DVD Only] – After their friend goes missing, five road-tripping friends must confront a violent biker gang, but after they narrowly escape, their nightmare goes from bad to spine-chilling. Starring Marcelle Bowman, Robert Dean, and Tristan Parrish Moore

Nothing is more basic than Eaters. I like road trip thrillers as much as the next horror fan, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is one of my favorites, but when there is no intensity or empathy for our protagonists then all is lost. Never did I care about any of the little rascals lost on their way to Timbuktu, or the bikers who are wrapped up in a contrived drug scheme. The folks they encounter that stir the pot are hardly frightening and have no depth to them to be afraid either.

  • No special features listed

Rumble in the Bronx (Stanley Tong) Rated R [87 min] – A young man visiting and helping his uncle in New York City finds himself forced to fight a street gang and the mob with his martial art skills. Starring Jackie Chan, Anita Mui, and Françoise Yip [Watch the Trailer]

This is classic Jackie Chan. I remember growing up as a young lad and catching Rumble in the Bronx on TNT or some cable channel. I always stopped when I reached this point. It seemed to be on all the time. There’s something about the goofiness of the story, Chan’s incredible fight choreography, and the terrible dubbing that creates something magical.

  • No special features listed

Jackie Chan’s First Strike (Stanley Tong) Rated PG-13 [107 min] – This installment of Chan’s Police Story series has our hero trying to locate a missing nuclear warhead. Starring Jackie Chan, Jackson Liu, and Annie Wu [Watch the Trailer]

But if you’re looking for a more serious Chan movie, First Strike is what you seek. A year after Bronx, Chan’s follow up feature is more hard-hitting, non-stop action. Of course the whole scenario the plot is wildly exaggerated like most Chan films, but that’s why we love them. Another fine Jackie Chan classic.

  • No special features listed

What We Did on Our Holiday (Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin) Rated PG-13 [95 min] [DVD Only] – Doug and Abi take their kids on a family vacation. Surrounded by relatives, the kids innocently reveal the ins and outs of their family life and many intimate details about their parents. It’s soon clear that when it comes to keeping a big secret under wraps from the rest of the family, their children are their biggest liability. Starring Rosamund Pike, David Tennant, and Billy Connolly

What would happen if the psycho wife from Gone Girl and the tenth Doctor took a mini vacay as a family? What We Did on Our Holiday is your answer. Not quite as childish as the promotional images imply, WWDOOH does its best in teaching life-long, adult lessons through the perspective of precarious British children. And you can’t have any kind of family comedy without a kooky grandfather, right? There’s a lot that works here better than it should, and perhaps U.S. studios could learn a thing or two about family comedies from this foreign flick.

Special features include:

  • Audio Commentary with Directors Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin
  • “Creating Dysfunction: Making What We Did on Our Holiday” featurette
  • Deleted Scenes

When Marnie Was There (Hiromasa Yonebayashi) Rated PG [103 min] – A young girl is sent to the country for health reasons, where she meets an unlikely friend in the form of Marnie, a young girl with flowing blonde hair. As the friendship unravels it is possible that Marnie has closer ties to the protagonist than we might expect. Starring Sara Takatsuki, Kasumi Arimura, Nanako Matsushima, and Susumu Terajima

Sadly, I missed this film in theaters and haven’t had a chance since to check it out. When Marnie Was There is a Studio Ghibli film in a post Hayao Miyazaki retirement world. So I am interested in seeing how it holds up without him.

Special features include:

  • The Making of When Marnie Was There
  • Yohei Taneda Creates the Art of When Marnie Was There
  • Feature-Length Storyboards
  • Behind the Scenes with the Voice Cast
  • Foreign Trailers and TV Spots
  • US Trailer

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Coming Soon to Blu-Ray and DVD: The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki 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 August 1, 2015 we have The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki, Results, Little House on the Prairier, and more. Find out when they’ll be out and what special features movie fans can expect below.

Studio Ghibli The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki Blu-Ray Set

Available on Blu-ray November 17

Disney presents for the first time The Collected Works Of Hayao Miyazaki, including all 11 of Miyazaki’s feature-length masterpieces in one spectacular 12-disc collection available on Blu-ray Exclusively via Amazon.com. Experience the majestic works of one of the most celebrated filmmakers in the history of animated cinema. Hayao Miyazaki weaves his unique style of artistry and epic adventure into astonishing tales of triumph, bursting with imagination and wonder.

Content and special features include:

  • Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
  • Castle in the Sky (1986)
  • My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
  • Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)
  • Porco Rosso (1992)
  • Princess Mononoke (1997)
  • Spirited Away (2001)
  • Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
  • Ponyo (2008/2009)
  • The Wind Rises (2013)
  • Yuki no Taiyo ( Yuki’s Sun) – A 1972 TV pilot based on an original manga by Tetsuya Chiba, directed by Hayao Miyazaki who was also in charge of storyboards and key animation.
  • Akado Suzunosuke ( Little Samurai) – Three episodes (Episode 26, 27 & 41) of the hit 1972 anime series with storyboarding and more by Hayao Miyazaki.
  • Director Hayao Miyazaki Retirement Press Conference, Uncut Version

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Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD September 22

Results (Andrew Bujalski) Rated R [105 min] – Two mismatched personal trainers’ lives are upended by the actions of a new, wealthy client. Starring Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders, Kevin Corrigan, and Giovanni Ribisi

No special features listed at this time

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Available on DVD October 6

Little House on the Prairie: The Complete Series (Blanche Hanalis) Rated TV-PG [60 min] – The life and adventures of the Ingalls family in the 19th century American West. Starring Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon, Lindsay Greenbush, Sidney Greebush, Karen Grassle, and Melissa Sue Anderson

Special features include:

  • Pilot Movie
  • Original Screen Test featuring Michael Landon and Melissa Gilbert
  • Six-Part “The ‘Little House’ Phenomenon” Documentary
  • “The ‘Little House’ Phenomenon: Part One – A Place in Television History”
  • “The ‘Little House’ Phenomenon: Part Two – In the Beginning…”
    • “The ‘Little House’ Phenomenon: Part Three – Casting Walnut Grove”
    • “The ‘Little House’ Phenomenon: Part Four – A Day in the Life of ‘Little House'”
    • “The ‘Little House’ Phenomenon: Part Five – Stories to Remember”
    • “The ‘Little House’ Phenomenon: Part Six – A Lasting Legacy”
  • “Look Back to Yesterday” Movie Special
  • “Bless All the Dear Children” Movie Special
  • “The Last Farewell” Movie Special

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Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD September 8

American Heist (Sarik Andreasyan) Rated R [94 min] – James owes his life to his older brother, Frankie after taking the rap for a crime they committed together. While Frankie served time, James worked to turn his life around, got a steady job and began courting his former girlfriend Emily. Now, Frankie is released and back on the streets with no money and no place to go. Starring Hayden Christensen, Adrien Brody, and Jordana Brewster

Special features include:

  • “Creating a Complex Caper: Pulling off American Heist” featurette

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Available on DVD and Digital HD October 6

What We Did on Our Holiday (Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin) Rated PG-13 [95 min] – Doug and Abi take their kids on a family vacation. Surrounded by relatives, the kids innocently reveal the ins and outs of their family life and many intimate details about their parents. It’s soon clear that when it comes to keeping a big secret under wraps from the rest of the family, their children are their biggest liability. Starring Rosamund Pike, David Tennant, and Billy Connolly

Special features include:

  • Audio Commentary with Directors Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin
  • “Creating Dysfunction: Making What We Did on Our Holiday” featurette
  • Deleted Scenes

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Available on DVD and Digital HD October 6

The Target (Chang) Rated R [98 min] – An ER doctor teams up with an assassination target to rescue his wife, held hostage by corrupt criminals and, in the process, uncovers a conspiracy. Starring Seung-ryong Ryu, Joon-sang Yoo, and Jin-wook Lee

No special features listed at this time

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Available on DVD October 6

Ducky Dynasty: The Complete Eighth Season (Deirdre Gurney) Rated TV-PG [60 min] – Follows a wealthy Louisiana family known for their successful duck-hunting business. Starring Willie Robertson, Jase Robertson, and Si Robertson

Special features include:

  • Never-Before-Seen-on-TV Bonus Features

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Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD October 6

Blood and Glory: The Civil War in Color (History Channel Miniseries) Unrated [84 min] – Blood and Glory commemorates one of the most defining moments in American history, one which tore the nation apart, pitting North against South and brother vs. brother. Over the course of four years, more than 750,000 military and civilian lives were sacrificed to make the United States a more perfect union. Using state-of-the-art technology to colorize 500 rare black-and-white photographs, and unprecedented access to government and private archives, Blood and Glory: The Civil War in Color brings the emotional stories of these brave men vibrantly to life. Narrated by Robert Clotworthy

Special features include:

  • “Davis is Chosen to Lead” featurette
  • “A Call to Arms” featurette
  • “Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation” featurette
  • “The H.L. Hunley Death Trap” featurette
  • “Sherman’s March to Savannah” featurette
  • “Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address” featurette
  • “Lee’s Reluctant Surrender” featurette
  • “African Americans After the War” featurette

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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Now Available to Own: Ex Machina, It Follows, Adventure Time, and More

Brace your bank accounts, it’s time to see what’s Now Available to Own for the week of July 14, 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 Ex Machina, It Follows, The Longest Ride, Adventure Time, and more.

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Movies on Blu-ray

Ex Machina (Alex Garland) Rated R [108 min] – A young programmer is selected to participate in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breathtaking female A.I. Starring Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, and Sonoya Mizuno

Easily one of the best movies of the year. Ex Machina sits with you long after the credits roll. From the performances to the story and basically everything about this movie is fantastic. If you’re looking for a movie to stimulate your mind, play with your imagination, and captivate you beyond belief, Ex Machina is your movie.

Special features included:

  • “Through the Looking Glass: Creating Ex Machina” 5-Part Featurette
  • SXSW Q&A with Cast and Crew
  • Eight Behind-the-Scenes Vignettes

It Follows (David Robert Mitchell) Rated R [100 min] – After a young girl gets involved in a sexual confrontation, she is followed by an unknown force. Starring Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi, and Lili Sepe

Another incredible movie from earlier this year. It Follows is a tremendous genre film that is riveting, terrifying, and downright eerie. There’s an incredible sense of creativity and wonder when watching the movie because it feels as if a lot of care and planning went into the development of the story and its characters. The world and the rules Mitchell built within framework is engaging and wondrous.

Special features includes:

  • Critics’ Commentary hosted by The Nerdist’s Scott Weinberg, featuring Eric D. Snider (MovieBS), Britt Hayes (Screencrush), Samuel D. Zimmerman (Shock Till You Drop), Alison Nastasi (Flavorwire) and Eric Vespe (AICN)
  • A Conversation with Film Composer Disasterpeace
  • Poster Art Gallery

X-Men: Days of Future Past (Rogue Cut) (Bryan Singer) Rated PG-13 [131 min] – The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants. Starring Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, and Nicholas Hoult

X-Men: Days of Future Past is a pretty long movie in and of itself. I would consider this Rogue Cut a semi-director’s cut that is more for the fun of adding a different character then really helping the story. The original version is edited very cleanly without the additional content with Anna Paquin. However, there’s even more content sprinkled within that makes it fun to watch. I would prefer the theatrical cut, but the new bonus features are pretty awesome in this edition.

Special features include

  • Both the Theatrical Cut of the Film and the Rogue Cut of the Film
  • Commentaries
    • Director Bryan Singer and Composer/Film Editor John Ottman (Rogue Cut)
    • Director Bryan Singer and Producer/Writer Simon Kinberg (Theatrical Version)
  • Second Screen App
  • Mutant vs. Machine [A 9-part making-of documentary]
  • X-Men: Unguarded
  • Gallery: Storyboards, Costumes & Concept Art
  • Fantastic Four Sneak Peek
  • Digital HD

The Longest Ride (George Tillman Jr.) Rated PG-13 [139 min] – The lives of a young couple intertwine with a much older man as he reflects back on a lost love while he’s trapped in an automobile crash. Starring Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson, Alan Alda, and Jack Huston

I was surprised I didn’t hate this film as much as I thought I would. For as drawn out as it The Longest Ride is, the dual story lines worked to a certain extent. I found that I cared more about the couple from the past than the present. The climax and twist felt very forced, but in the world of Nicholas Sparks it makes perfect sense.

  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • A Writer’s Journey: A Day in the Life of Nicholas Sparks
  • Beyond the Ride
  • Bringing it to Life
  • Meet The Real Bull Riders
  • Luke’s Bull Riding School
  • Audio Commentary by George Tillman, Jr. and Oona Chaplin
  • Gallery

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (John Madden) Rated PG [122 min] – As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy – posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals – Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel. Starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle, and David Strathairn

As heartfelt as The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is, the wonder and excitement gets a little lost in its sequel. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel comes across too generic, but the cast holds it up as best as they can. Obviously, this film is definitely targeted for a specific audience, but TSBMH has its charms.

Special features include:

  • Story
  • Cast
  • Returning to the Marigold Hotel
  • Blossoming Relationships
  • The Marigold Wedding
  • Filming in India
  • Gallery

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (Andy Fickman) Rated PG [94 min] – After six years of keeping our malls safe, Paul Blart has earned a well-deserved vacation. He heads to Vegas with his teenage daughter before she heads off to college. But safety never takes a holiday and when duty calls, Blart answers. Starring Kevin James, Raini Rodriguez, Eduardo Verástegui, and Daniella Alonso

I did not see this movie. And I probably, hopefully, never will.

Special features include:

  • Featurettes
    • Security Force: The cast of Paul Blart 2
    • Back In The Saddle
    • Le Reve
    • No Animals Were Harmed…
    • Sales Tactics With Richie Manervini
    • Real Cops
  • Six Deleted Scene
  • Gag Reel
  • Photo Gallery

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TV Show Releases

Adventure Time: The Complete Fifth Season (Pendleton Ward) – A human boy named Finn and his best friend Jake, a magical, talking dog, set out on their adventures in the magical Land of Ooo. Starring Jeremy Shada, John DiMaggio, Hynden Walch, and Tom Kenny

Despite creator Pendleton Ward stepping down in the middle of this season, Adventure Time still captures the magic and fun of the Land of Ooo. For those who have not seen this series, it’s an eclectic mix of adult and childish humor for all ages to enjoy. And that’s kind of the incredible thing about Adventure Time. After five seasons, the series still runs strong with new hijinks for Finn and Jake to encounter.

Special features include:

  • Adventure Time Forever Featurette
  • Animatic Clips
  • Special Snail Hunt

Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell (Chris ‘Casper’ Kelly and Dave Willis) Unrated [11 min] – A live-action workplace comedy about Gary, an associate demon, as he attempts to capture souls on earth in order to climb the corporate ladder of the underworld. Starring Matt Servitto, Craig Rowin, and Henry Zebrowski

As far as Adult Swim content goes, Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell is some of the strongest comedy as of late. It’s completely bizarre and inherently bonkers. This world that Kelly and Willis has created works majestically in the best, weirdest way imaginable. It’s as if Ugly Americans had a baby with Workaholics to create this wacky, live-action comedy. And those two series alone should pique your interest to digest this show. It’s short, focused, and to the point in order to get the best laughs for your time.

Special features include:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Promos
  • Commentaries
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Original Short
  • Screen Tests

Little House on the Prairie (Blanche Hanalis) Rated TV-PG [60 min] – The life and adventures of the Ingalls family in the 19th century American West. Starring Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon, Lindsay Greenbush, Sidney Greebush, Karen Grassle, and Melissa Sue Anderson

I’ll be honest, I’ve never watched an episode of Little House on the Prairie. Not that it wasn’t my era, because I enjoyed watching shows like The Munsters, Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, and I Love Lucy. The blu-ray transfer of this beloved show is absolutely stunning for the age of the series. For me, the content is little to be desired, but for those who want something with wholesome values and family-oriented entertainment, LHotP holds up, even in its sixth season. A testament to television production back in the day.

Special features include:

  • “The Little House Phenomenon – Part Six: “A Lasting Legacy”

Sailor Moon R: Season 2 Part 1 (Episode 47-68) (Junichi Satō, Kunihiko Ikuhara, and Takuya Igarashi) After their epic battle, the Sailor Guardians are called back to action when some new and powerful enemies appear! Ail and An are alien siblings bound to the mysterious energy-devouring Makai Tree. And the Black Moon Clan, led by Prince Demande, has the power to destroy all of future Crystal Tokyo! Things get complicated when a mysterious pink-haired girl falls from the sky, demands the Legendary Silver Crystal, and claims Mamoru for her own! Could there also be a new Sailor Guardian? Starring Keiko Han, Annelie Berg, and Michelle Ruff

It’s been a long while since I’ve seen this show, I’m not even sure I made it this far. But Sailor Moon is still pretty relevant and I’d love to revisit it some day.

Special features include:

  • 96-page Full Color Booklet
  • AX Cast Interviews
  • Dub Recording Behind-the-Scenes
  • Art Gallery
  • Opening and Ending Songs
  • Trailers

Powers: The Complete First Season (Brian Bendis and Charlie Huston) [60 min] – Set in a world where humans and super heroes co-exist, a homicide detective, who had his own powers taken from him, investigates crimes involving superhumans along with his partner. Starring Sharlto Copley, Susan Heyward, Noah Taylor, Eddie Izzard, Michelle Forbes, Olesya Rulin, and Logan Browning

Haven’t seen it, but have heard mixed reviews.

Special features include:

  • Policing the All Powerful: Envisioning and Filming Powers
  • From One Visual Medium to Another: The Art and Adaptation of Powers
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Outtakes

Blu-Ray Deals and Steals

  • Ghostbusters 1& 2 (Limited Edition) – $39.99
  • What We Do in the Shadows – $16.99
  • Tarantino Collection – $57.99
  • Spider-Man Trilogy – $18.49
  • Fifty Shades of Grey – $17.49
  • Cowboy Bebop: The Complete Series – $29.99
  • Rick and Morty (Season 1) – $14.99
  • Spirited Away – $19.84
  • Taken – $5
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past – $9.99
  • Ponyo – $16.49
  • The Tree of Life – $6.99
  • Ex Machina – $16.89
  • My Neighbor Totoro – $17.28
  • Orange is the New Black (Season 1) – $12.99
  • Akira – $14.90
  • Boyhood – $14.96
  • 12 Years a Slave – $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!


All plot synopses come courtesy of IMDb.com

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Coming Soon to Blu-Ray and DVD: Empire, Reign, Robot Chicken, 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 July 4, 2015 we have Empire (Season 1), Reign (Season 2), Robot Chicken (Season 7), and more. Find out when they’ll be out and what special features movie fans can expect below.

The Following Season 3 Blu-ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD October 13

The Following: The Complete Third and Final Season (Kevin Williamson) Rated TV-14 [43 min] – A brilliant and charismatic, yet psychotic serial killer communicates with other active serial killers and activates a cult of believers following his every command. Starring Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, and Shawn Ashmore

Special Features:

  • When Heroes Lie
  • Evil Has Many Faces
  • Ryan and Romance
  • The Art of the Crime Scene
  • The Following: Funny AND Die
  • Severed Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • 2014 New York Comic-Con Panel

Empire Season 1 Blu-ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray and DVD September 15

Empire: The Complete First Season (Lee Daniels and Danny Strong) Rated TV-14 [42 min] – A father, who runs a successful music business, is diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disease and has to choose one of his three sons to take over when he dies. Starring Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers, Grace Gaeley, Kaitlin Doubleday, and Bryshere Y. Gray

Special features include:

  • No Apologies – Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon) Uncut Music Performance
  • I Wanna Love You –Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon) Uncut Music Performance
  • Come Away With Me – Video Medley – Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon)
  • Whatever Makes You Happy (feat. Jennifer Hudson & Juicy J) Uncut Music Performance
  • Keep it Movin – Byshere Y. Gray (Hakeem Lyon) and Serayah McNeill (Tiana) Uncut Music Performance
  • Tell the Truth – Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon) Uncut Music Performance
  • Nothing to Lose – Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon) Uncut Music Performance
  • Power of The Empire Video Medley – Byshere Y. Gray (Hakeem Lyon)
  • For My God – Jennifer Hudson (Michelle) Uncut Music Performance
  • Good Enough – Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon) Uncut Music Performance
  • You’re So Beautiful – Estelle, Terrence Howard (Lucious Lyon), Taraji P. Henson (Cookie Lyon), Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon), Byshere Y. Gray (Hakeem Lyon) feat. Serayah McNeill (Tiana) Uncut Music Performance
  • You’re So Beautiful – Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon) Uncut Music Performance
  • Drip Drop (DIRTY i-Tunes) – Byshere Y. Gray (Hakeem Lyon) feat. Serayah McNeill (Tiana) Uncut Music Performance
  • What is Love Video Medley – feat. Veronika Bozeman
  • Featurette: Empire: It’s in the Music
  • Featurette: The Empire of Style
  • Special Feature: Commentary on the “Pilot”

A Little Chaos Blu-ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray and Digital HD August 4

A Little Chaos (Alan Rickman) [Limited] Rated R [117 min] – Two talented landscape artists become romantically entangled while building a garden in King Louis XIV’s palace at Versailles. Starring Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci, and Matthias Schoenaerts

  • No special features listed at this time

Reign Season 2 DVD Box Cover Art

Available on DVD October 6

Reign: The Complete Second Season (Laurie McCarthy and Stephanie Sengupta) Rated TV-14 [42 min] – Mary, Queen of Scots, faces political and sexual intrigue in the treacherous world of the French court. Starring Adelaide Kane, Megan Follows, Torrance Coombs, Toby Regbo, Celina Sinden, Caitlin Stasey, and Anna Popplewell

Special features include:

  • Playing By Her Rules: A Day on Set with a Queen and Her Court behind-the-scenes featurette will take fans on set for one day in the life of their favorite reigning Queen, Adalaide Kane, and her co-stars.
  • Deleted Scenes

Robot Chicken Season 7 DVD Box Cover Art

Available on DVD July 21

Robot Chicken: The Complete Seventh Season (Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, and Mike Fasolo) Rated TV-MA [11 min] – From creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, ‘Robot Chicken’ is stop-motion animation with a demented twist. Starring Seth Green, Breckin Meyer, Matthew Senreich

Special features include:

  • Commentary on all Twenty Episodes
  • Bonus Christmas Special with Commentary
  • Featurettes
  • Cut Sketches

iZombie DVD Box Cover Art

Available on DVD September 29

iZombie: The Complete First Season (Diane Ruggiero and Rob Thomas) Rated TV-14 [42 min] – A medical resident finds that being a zombie has its perks, which she uses to assist the police. Starring Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley, and Blaine DeBeers

  • Deleted Scenes
  • iZombie: 2014 Comic-Con Panel

The Last Survivors DVD Box Cover Art

Available on VOD and Digital Download August 4

The Last Survivors (Thomas S. Hammock) Unrated [95 min] – A teenage girl fights to protect the last working well in a drought-stricken valley from a greedy water baron. Starring Haley Lu Richardson, Booboo Stewart, Max Charles, and Nicole Arianna Fox

  • No special features listed until Blu-ray/DVD release later this year

Little House on the Prairie Season 6 Blu-ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD July 14

Little House on the Prairie (Blanche Hanalis) Rated TV-PG [60 min] – The life and adventures of the Ingalls family in the 19th century American West. Starring Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon, Lindsay Greenbush, Sidney Greebush, Karen Grassle, and Melissa Sue Anderson

  • “The Little House Phenomenon – Part Six: “A Lasting Legacy”

Lawless Kingdom DVD Box Cover Art

Available on DVD, Digital HD, and On Demand September 1

Lawless Kingdom [Original Title: “Si da ming bu 2”] (Gordon Chan) Unrated [114 min] – Four detectives, each with supernatural powers, dedicate their unique and special skills to solving crimes and apprehending powerful criminals. Starring Chao Deng, Yifei Liu, and Anthony Chau-Sang Won

  • No special features listed at this time

Lords of London DVD Box Cover Art

Available on DVD, Digital HD, and On Demand September 1

Lords of London (Antonio Simoncini) Rated R [90 min] – A London gangster must confront his ruthless father’s past in order to alter the gritty, abusive path that his life is spiraling down after a shakedown goes awry. Starring Glen Murphy, Ray Winstone, and Serena Iansiti

  • No special features listed at this time.

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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