Now Available to Own: Batman: Arkham Knight, Workaholics, and More

Brace your bank accounts, it’s time to see what’s Now Available to Own for the week of June 23, 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 Batman: Arkham Knight, Workaholics (Season 5), Song One, and more.

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Movies on Blu-ray

The Forger (Philip Martin) Rated R [92 min] – A thief works with his father and son to forge a painting by Monet and steal the original. Together, they plan the heist of their lives. Starring John Travolta, Christopher Plummer, and Tye Sheridan

If ever there was a movie where a once famous actor showed signs of wear it would have to be The Forger. Not only does Travolta look tired, but so does his hairpiece. The Forger is wrought with too many subplots that don’t earn their keep and there is very little substance to grab hold of to keep you invested in the characters. SKIP IT!

Special features include:

  • Identifying The Forger: Creating Character and Conflict” featurette

Song One (Kate Barker-Froyland) Rated PG-13 [86 min] – A young woman strikes up a relationship with her ailing brother’s favorite musician. Starring Anne Hathaway, Johnny Flynn, and Mary Steenburgen

Releasing Blu-rays on a limited release must be a new practice because Song One is now available via wide release. The movie lacks depth that the actors, who all do a fairly stand up job, can’t compensate for. There’s little imagination in the film’s storytelling that keeps you one step ahead at all times. WAIT FOR IT ON NETFLIX!

Special features include:

  • Behind-the-scenes recording of the soundtrack
  • Deleted scenes

’71 (Yann Demange) [DVD Only] Rated R [99 min] – A young and disoriented British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast in 1971.Starring Jack O’Connell, Sam Reid, and Sean Harris

Unfortunately I did not have the chance to catch this film, but I’ve heard it was OK and Jack O’Connell puts in a good performance.

Special features include:

  • Audio Commentary with Director Yann Demange, Producer Angus Lamont & Writer Gregory Burke

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Television Releases

Workaholics: The Complete Fifth Season (Blake Anderson, Adam DeVine, Anders Holm, Kyle Newacheck, Connor Pritchard, and Dominic Russo) Adam DeMamp, Blake Chesterfield Henderson, and Ders Torpin Holmvik return for another season of misguided schemes and non-stop partying. From schooling the competition in 80s trivia to crashing a DeMamp family funeral, these guys are fending off adulthood in style. Starring Blake Anderson, Adam DeVine, Anders Holm, Maribeth Monroe

I’m partially through the fifth season of Workaholics and still enjoy the wacky hijinks these three delinquents get themselves into. However, I wish that the creators would break away from the formula or at least change things up to give Adam, Blake, and Anders a little more drive or purpose to bring a little more depth. Other than that, this show continues to be hilarious and pretty witty. BUY IT IF YOU LIKE THIS SERIES! OTHERWISE WAIT FOR IT ON NETFLIX!

Special features included are:

  • Bloopers
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Uncensored Trailer
  • Behind the Scenes of the Trailer
  • #FreeTheButtCheeks
  • And More!

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Video Game Releases

Batman: Arkham Knight [Rocksteady Studios] (Warner Bros. Games Interactive) [Available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC] In the explosive finale to the Arkham series, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city he is sworn to protect. The Scarecrow returns to unite an impressive roster of super villains, including Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, to destroy The Dark Knight forever. Batman: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady’s uniquely designed version of the Batmobile, which is drivable for the first time in the franchise. The addition of this legendary vehicle, combined with the acclaimed gameplay of the Batman Arkham series, offers gamers the ultimate and complete Batman experience as they tear through the streets and soar across the skyline of the entirety of Gotham City. Be The Batman.

I am picking up my copy tomorrow. I’m very excited about it. Ever since I saw some gameplay that debuted at Comic-Con last year with the Batmobile I knew this would revolutionize the franchise. Sadly, this is the final installment in Rocksteady’s Arkham series, but I’m sure Warner Bros. Interactive won’t let something this big go. From review headlines, it seems as though this is another strong title for the Batman, but the game is a bit too dependent on utilizing its new toys and the Batmobile. I look forward to whatever this next adventure brings me.

Blu-Ray Deals and Steals

  • Toy Story 2 – $14.99
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past – $15.99
  • Unbroken – $13.99
  • John Wick – $12.99
  • Nightcrawler – $13.99
  • The Cat Returns – $21.91
  • Castle in the Sky – $17.99
  • Workaholics (Season 5) – $12.97
  • Top Five – $12.99
  • Breaking Bad: The Final Season – $14.99
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier – $17.99
  • The DUFF – $18.85
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – $9.66
  • Cars – $15.79

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: Cinderella, Unfriended, 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 June 13, 2015 we have Cinderella, White God, Unfriended, What We Do in the Shadoes and more. Find out when they’ll be out and what special features movie fans can expect below Cinderella 2015 Blu-ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, Digital HD, and Disney Movies Anywhere September 15

Cinderella (Kenneth Branagh) Rated PG [112 min] – When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella’s fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger in the woods. Starring Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden, and Helena Bonham Carter (Watch the trailer) Special features included are:

  • A Fairy Tale Comes to Life: Filmmakers and cast reflect on Cinderella‘s enduring power, along with the many joys and challenges of bringing this iconic tale to life.
  • Costume Test Fun: See the work of Academy Award-winning® Costume Designer Sandy Powell (The Aviator, 2004) and share some lighthearted moments with the cast.
  • Staging The Ball: You’re invited behind the scenes for the making of the Palace Ball sequence, including its spectacular set, stunning costumes and more. It’s a lavish and massive undertaking…and a magical day on set.
  • Ella’s Furry Friends: Discover how the movie’s animal stars honed their memorable performances.
  • Alternate Opening, Ella’s Childhood: View moments from Ella’s idyllic childhood that do not appear in the movie. Introduction by Branagh.
  • Frozen Fever: It’s Anna’s birthday, and Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever – but when Elsa catches a cold, her powers may put more than just the party at risk.
  • Deleted Scenes with introduction by Kenneth Branagh (DMA Exclusive)
    • Serving (0:56)
    • The Mourning (4:24)
    • Getting to Know You (2:00)
    • The Search for Cinderella (1:14)
    • Dear Kit (2:57)

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Available Blu-Ray, DVD, and On Demand August 11; Digital HD July 28

Unfriended (Levan Gabriadze) Rated R [82 min] – A group of online chat room friends find themselves haunted by a mysterious, supernatural force using the account of their dead friend.Director: Stars: Heather Sossaman, Matthew Bohrer, Courtney Halverson, Shelley Hennig (Watch the trailer) No special features yet announced. What We Do In the Shadows Blu-ray Box Cover Art

Available on July 21

What We Do in the Shadows (Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi) Unrated [86 min] – Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane – like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts. Starring Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Jonathan Brugh, and Cori Gonzalez-Macuer Special features included are:

  • Commentary by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi
  • Behind the Shadows
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Video Extras
  • Interviews
  • Promo Videos
  • Poster Gallery

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Available on Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere, and Blu-ray Combo Pack September 15

Monkey Kingdom (Mark Linfield and Alastair Fothergill) Rated G [81 min] – A nature documentary that follows a newborn monkey and its mother as they struggle to survive within the competitive social hierarchy of the Temple Troop, a dynamic group of monkeys who live in ancient ruins found deep in the storied jungles of South Asia. Narrated by Tina Fey Special features included are:

  • A Special Thank You from Disneynature
  • Tales From The Kingdom
  • On The Set of Monkey Kingdom with Jane Goodall and Wolfgang Dittus
  • Disneynature Monkey Kingdom: The Conservation Story
  • It’s Our World Music Video Performed by Jacquie Lee

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Available on Blu-ray and DVD July 7

Kill Me Three Times (Kriv Stenders) Rated R [90 min] – Professional hit-man Charlie Wolfe finds himself in three tales of murder, blackmail and revenge after a botched contract assignment. Starring Simon Pegg, Teresa Palmer, and Alice Braga Special features included are:

  • Behind the Scenes
  • AXS TV: A Look At Kill Me Three Times
  • Theatrical Trailer

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Available on Blu-ray and DVD August 4

True Story (Rupert Goold) Rated R [100 min] – When disgraced New York Times reporter Michael Finkel meets accused killer Christian Longo – who has taken on Finkel’s identity – his investigation morphs into a game of cat-and-mouse. Starring James Franco, Jonah Hill, Felicity Jones, and Ethan Suplee Synopsis: After journalist Michael Finkel (Hill) is fired from The New York Times for embellishing a story, he learns that accused murderer Christian Longo (Franco) has been claiming to be him. Hoping this story will save his career, Finkel begins interviewing Longo in prison. But soon, the men find themselves in an eerie game of cat and mouse. Special features included are:

  • Alternate Ending
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Mike Finkel Featurette
  • Who is Christian Longo?
  • The Truth Behind True Story
  • The Making of True Story
  • Audio Commentary by Director Rupert Goold
  • Gallery

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Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD August 11

Person of Interest: The Complete Third Season (Jonathan Nolan) Rated TV-14 [43 min] – A former CIA operative is recruited by an enigmatic billionaire to prevent violent crimes. Starring Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman, and Michael Emerson Special features included are:

  • Music of Interest – Step inside the studio of Composer Ramin Djawadi for an intimate look at his process along with Show-Runners Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman as they discuss scoring sequences and key elements of music themes in Person of Interest.
  • Going Underground with Root and Finch – Michael Emerson and Amy Acker give us a one on one tour through the newly created Subway Headquarters with the Production Designer, Rick Butler.
  • Person of Interest 2014 Comic-Con Panel – Executive Producers Jonathan Nolan (The Dark Knight) and Greg Plageman (Cold Case) are joined by the series’ stars for a special Q&A at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con.
  • Gag Reel
  • Digital HD Digital Copy of the Entire Season

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Available on wide release Blu-ray June 23

Song One (Kate Barker-Froyland) Rated PG-13 [86 min] – A young woman strikes up a relationship with her ailing brother’s favorite musician. Starring Anne Hathaway, Johnny Flynn, and Mary Steenburgen Special Features:

  • Behind-the-scenes recording of the soundtrack
  • Deleted scenes

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Available on DVD August 11

2 Broke Girls (Whitney Cummings and Michael Patrick King) Rated TV-14 [22 min] – Two young women waitressing at a greasy spoon diner strike up an unlikely friendship in the hopes of launching a successful business – if only they can raise the cash. Starring Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, and Garrett Morris

  • Gag Reel
  • Unaired Scenes

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

Coming Soon to Blu-ray and DVD

Coming Soon to Blu-Ray and DVD: Cinderella, White God, Unfriended, and More

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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 June 13, 2015 we have Cinderella, White God, Unfriended, What We Do in the Shadoes and more. Find out when they’ll be out and what special features movie fans can expect from them after the break. Continue reading