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

Results Movie 2015 Title Logo

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

Little House on the Prairie Complete Series House DVD Box Cover Art

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

American Heist Blu-ray Box Cover Art

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

What We Did on Our Holiday DVD Box Cover Art

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

Ducky Dynasty Season 8 DVD Box Cover Art

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

Ducky Dynasty Season 8 DVD Box Cover Art

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

Blood and Glory The Civil War in Color Blu-ray Box Cover Art

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.


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Box Office Battlefield: District 9, Ponyo, and The Time Traveler’s Wife

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I’ve got your weekend update with all the fancy new movies coming out this weekend of August 14th. There are a lot of limited small films so I won’t describe them all in full detail:

District 9 (Sharlto Copley, David James, Jason Cope) The big one of the weekend, although some might not have even heard of it. This low budget blockbuster is already getting tons of hype as it shows a 92% fresh on RottenTomatoes currently. This refugee alien flick looks like one to see as it was produced by Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings trilogy) and with such a low budget of only $35 mil, it looks like a big budget film. I would not miss this movie if I were you. See It!!!

Ponyo (Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Liam Neeson) With a star studded voice-cast and amazing animation work, this film looks like it could be something. I’m not into the animation thing quite that much, but the critics are raving that this is a film to see as well. This is a story inspired by “The Little Mermaid” and is about the story of a young and overeager goldfish named Ponyo (Noah Cyrus) and her quest to become human. I’d say this could be good if I liked animated features, but that’s me. See It/Rent it

Bandslam (Alyson Michalka, Vanessa Hudgens, Gaelan Connell) Mehhhh, An outcast (Connell) bonds with the popular girl on campus (Michalka) over their shared love of music, and together they decide to form a rock group and enter their school’s upcoming battle of the bands competition. Some little teen comedy that some could like if your a little tween or love Hudgens. This movie doesn’t look cheesy nor does it look horribly done, it’s just for the younger audience obviously. Take your kids, make your kids go. Skip It/Rent It

The Time Traveler’s Wife (Eric Bana, Rachel McAdams, Ron Livingston)  Looks like a nice little romantic drama movie filled with great actors. The story focuses on a girl who falls in love with a man with a gene that unfortunately causes him to shift through time. This looks like a new good one to see as a date. The story is different from what’s out there with romantic movies these days. See It/Rent it.

Paper Heart – Limited Showings (Charlyne Yi, Michael Cera, Jake M. Johnson) The love story about a documentary about love. This film is a great little indie flick that you have to see. Charlyne Yi goes on a mission to find out what love is in documentary form and encounters Michael Cera. Their relationship now becomes part of the documentary now and they must deal with the cameras. My review can be seen HERE as I praise it pretty highly. See It

The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (Jeremy Piven, Ving Rhames, David Koechner) Although I hate Jeremy Piven as a person and actor, but I do enjoy his films. This movie does look funny and could be a the one to equal the Hangover as the new comedy in town. The film does seem a little over the top, but that does not seem to take away that much out of the film. See It

It Might Get Loud – Limited Showings (Jimmy Page, The Edge, Jack White) A documentary on the electric guitar from the point of view of three significant rock musicians of different times. Rent It

Spread – Limited Showings (Ashton Kutcher, Anne Heche) In Los Angeles, Nikki (Kutcher) is a sexual grafter who uses his assets to enjoy the city’s richest women and their lifestyle. Soon he finds himself torn between two very different women: Samantha (Heche), a lawyer who gives Nikki more than he’s ever had before, and Heather (Levieva), a waitress and equally savvy grafter in her own right. SKIP IT

Grace – Limited Showings (Jordan Ladd, Samantha Ferris, Gabrielle Rose) After losing her unborn child, Madeline Matheson (Ladd) insists on carrying the baby to term. Following the delivery, the child miraculously returns to life, with an appetite for human blood. See It/Rent It.