Now Available to Own: What We Do in the Shadows, Robot Chicken, and More

Brace your bank accounts, it’s time to see what’s Now Available to Own for the week of July 21, 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 What We Do in the Shadows, Robot Chicken, and more.

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Movies on Blu-ray

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

Flying low under the radar, What We Do in the Shadows is one of the best well-kept secrets of the year. It’s hilariously constructed and an absolutely great time. It’s a brisk 86 minutes, but it felt longer for some reason. I guess that’s because there isn’t much that goes on in the film other than the reality that you’re with these vampires. But all the set ups and gags are tremendously humorous.

Special features include:

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

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Conqueror of Shamballa (Seiji Mizushima) Rated PG-13 [105 min] – Edward Elric, an alchemist from an alternate world, races to prevent the Thule Society from harnessing alchemy to wage war on his home. Starring Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke, and Jason Liebrecht

It’s been awhile since I’ve seen The Conqueror of Shamballa. I watched it swiftly after I encountered the series. It’s not as memorable to me as The Sacred Star of Milos, which is on Netflix now. But if you want to save your money, the full Japanese version with English subs is on YouTube right now.

No special features listed

Robot Chicken Season 7

TV Show Releases

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

I don’t get around to watching TV much. When I do, it’s typically thanks to screeners or on Netflix. But when I was a wee younger, if nothing else was on, I’d always keep Adult Swim on late at night and watch episodes of Robot Chicken. I had no idea that the show got cancelled, after the sixth season, but I’m glad that they revived the series to get this seventh one made. This season was dark. Maybe it’s changed that way over time? I don’t recall so much death and illicitly explicit sexual humor. Like, this season is really, really dark. I still like it, but the change from goofy, pop culture satire to goofy pop culture satire with more adult humor and penises was quite jarring. In a hilarious way though.

Special features include:

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

Blu-Ray Deals and Steals

  • Lucy (2014) – $8
  • Interstellar – $10
  • Under the Skin – $9.99
  • Archer: Vice – $14.96
  • Byzantium – $7.99
  • It Follows – $12.89
  • Rick and Morty (Season 1) – $14.99
  • The Book Thief – $7.99
  • The Cell – $7.48
  • Begin Again – $10
  • Matchstick Men – $9.99
  • Ex Machina – $16.84
  • The Muppets (2011) – $12.30
  • Another Earth – $7.99
  • The Sandlot – $5

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

Person of Interest Season 4 Blu-ray Box Cover Art

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

Song One Blu-ray Box Cover Art

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

2 Broke Girls DVD Box Cover Art

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

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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

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