It’s once again New Release BluRay/DVD day, the best day of the week! Some weeks there’s very little to talk about and I do what I can to let you know what came out and what you should and shouldn’t get. Then there are weeks like this where there is just way too much to talk about! So check out all the great new releases!
New Releases BluRay/DVD for Tuesday August 6th
Tom Cruise stars in Oblivion, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from the visionary director of Tron: Legacy. On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind.
Not a bad movie really. Little slow in sections but it makes up for it in how it’s filmed: Beautiful scenery, great shots, and wonderful effects. Please check out our original review and thoughts.
Based on the iconic novel by Jack Kerouac, the movie tells the timeless story of Sal Paradise (Sam Riley), a young writer whose life is shaken and ultimately redefined by the arrival of Dean Moriarty (Garrett Hedlund, TRON: Legacy), a free-spirited, fearless, fast-talking Westerner and his girl, Marylou (Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga). Traveling cross-country, Sal and Dean venture out on a personal quest for freedom from the conformity and conservatism engulfing them in search of the unknown, themselves, and the pursuit of it – the pure essence of experience.
A mysterious gunman, Aman (Wesley Snipes), is the son of a nun who breaks her covenant with God to ensure his survival. This act brings a curse upon Aman, that all those that die by his gun will return. Soon, a gang of his undead former victims hunt him down.
I don’t know anyone who saw this, but from what I can tell by the trailer this is a balls to the wall insane movie that looks like Blade in the old west. So, that could be awesome. Or perhaps it’s the worst thing ever, either way I can’t wait to see it!
Based on the award-winning novella by acclaimed science-fiction author Harlan Ellison, A Boy and His Dog is a dark, twisted, and sometimes comical trip through a post-apocalyptic reality in the not-too-distant future.
This classic sci-fi tale follows the exploits of a young man, Vic (Don Johnson), and his telepathic dog, Blood, as they struggle through the barren wilderness. In the midst of their meager existence, they forage for scraps of food and battle ruthless gangs.
Having built a name for himself playing Apollo Creed in the Rocky movies, Carl Weathers hoped to launch his own action-hero franchise as the wishfully named Action Jackson.
It’s Die Hard on a plane in this action thriller, starring Wesley Snipes as an antiterrorist specialist whose early retirement is interrupted when his flight is overtaken by a bloodthirsty master terrorist who escapes his captors and takes control of the airplane. Just remember: “Always bet on black”.
Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper star in this epic, riveting crime drama about the unbreakable bond between fathers and sons. Luke (Gosling) gives up his job as a motorcycle stunt performer in order to provide for his new family. Avery (Cooper), an ambitious rookie cop, struggles to make his way in a corrupt police department. Their two worlds collide when Luke takes part in a string of bank robberies and the consequences of their shocking confrontation will reverberate into the next generation.
Four smart, gutsy young women become unlikely stars in the most unlikely of places, with the most unlikely of allies. Set in 1968, the film follows Gail (Deborah Mailman), Cynthia (Miranda Tapsell), Julie (Jessica Mauboy) and Kay (Shari Sebbens) as they seize a risky, but irresistible, chance to launch a professional career singing for U.S. troops in Vietnam. Under the guidance of an R&B-loving Irish musician, Dave Lovelace (Chris O’Dowd), the girls transform themselves into a sizzling soul act and set out to make a name for themselves hundreds of miles from home. Inspired by a true story.
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of a Disney classic with the stunning Blu-ray debut of Oliver And Company, featuring perfect picture and sound. This charming animated adventure is packed with excitement, fun, and unforgettable songs by Billy Joel, Bette Midler, and Huey Lewis. In the heart of New York City, Dodger, a carefree pooch and his ragtag family of misfit mutts befriend Oliver, a mischievous orphaned kitten. Life gets even better for Oliver when a lonely little girl named Jenny adopts him. Thus sets off a chain of events no one is ready for.
To commemorate its 40th anniversary, Disney proudly presents the unforgettable animated classic Robin Hood on Blu-ray for the first time ever. Experience all the fun, thrills, and celebrated music of this legendary adventure with perfect picture and sound. Join Robin Hood, his trusted companion Little John, and his hilarious band of Merry Men as they outfox greedy Prince John to save the good people of Nottingham. Dashing from one daring deed to the next, Robin won’t rest until he wins the hand of Maid Marian and restores King Richard to the throne.
Disney proudly presents the 50th anniversary edition of a spellbinding and beloved animated classic: The Sword In The Stone on Blu-ray combo pack for the first time ever. Take an amazing journey with a young orphan named “Wart” and the extraordinary wizard Merlin. According to legend, only someone with the purest character and inner strength can pull the enchanted sword from the stone and claim the throne of England. Armed with newfound confidence and the power of friendship, Wart discovers his destiny and learns the best magic is the kind you find inside yourself!
This is for all you dads of little girls, or to you “bronies” out there, this is all you! Join Twilight Sparkle And Her New Canterlot High friends in this brand-new animated feature!
In this all-new original movie written by Paul Dini, Tom and Jerry are among the last animals living in Storybook Town, a fairy tale-inspired theme park “where dreams come true, if you believe.” Young Jack is desperate to save the park from the hands of a greedy billionaire, setting out with his loyal cat and mouse friends to sell his prize cow for… some magic beans?! What follows is a journey up a beanstalk to a magical land ruled by a massively mean and hungry giant, and home to fun, fabled fellows like Droopy, Spike, and even a golden goose.
Bruce Lee Legacy Collection
This box set includes four of the films that would make Bruce Lee one of the most important martial artists ever to grace the screen. The set includes The Big Boss, Fist Of Fury, Way Of The Dragon, and Game Of Death. Also included are two documentaries: Bruce Lee: The Legend (and the original version Bruce Lee: The Man, The Legend) and I Am Bruce Lee plus a bonus disc with over two hours of bonus content exclusive to this set. Get ready to witness the legend of the dragon.
TV Season on BluRay/DVD
The Study Group returns from summer break ready to tackle their fourth year of Community College.
It wasn’t the best season. But even with all the crap, there were a few episodes that were good, and with all the audio commentary the cast does and a gag reel, this DVD set might be worth it for those specials.
Smash: Season Two
In Season Two, Broadway-bound musical Bombshell has competition on its heels in the form of Hit List, a rock musical written by two Broadway newcomers that threatens to tear apart the very fabric of Bombshell’s team. As tension mounts on the road to Broadway, new romances are formed, loyalties are betrayed, and rivalries are reignited, all leading up to theater’s biggest night: The Tony Awards.
A futuristic convoy of ragtag explorers search for a mysterious savior planet known only as “Earth,” while being pursued by the dreaded Cylons (cybernetic tin-can baddies with vocal patterns that closely resemble a Speak & Spell game). This theatrical feature culled from the first and fourth episodes of the fondly remembered TV show. It is hilariously outdated, but that only adds to the retro charm.
Oscar winner Jeremy Irons stars in the saga of history’s most infamous crime family. Conspiring with his ruthless sons and poisonously seductive daughter, the charismatic Rodrigo Borgia will let nothing and no one stand in the way of his relentless quest for wealth and power. Mercilessly cruel and defiantly decadent, intimidation and murder are his weapons of choice in his scandalous ascension to the papacy in Renaissance-era Italy.
A high-octane, globe-spanning thriller with storylines ripped from today’s headlines, Strike Back is a one-hour drama focusing on two members of a top-secret British anti-terrorist organization known as Section 20: Michael Stonebridge (Philip Winchester), a married Brit who has moved from field work to training recruits as Season 2 opens, and Damien Scott (Sullivan Stapleton), a U.S. Delta Force operative, discharged on the eve of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, who made the most of his second chance to help Section 20 bring down an international terrorist last season.