Throw an Awesome Mix in your Walkman and prepare yourself for this week’s far out flicks hitting DVD and Blu-ray. We’ve got the latest cosmic adventure from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, some vintage film favorites featuring Hollywood talents like Katharine Hepburn and the Coen Brothers, and lots of other recent releases. Here’s what fun and fantastic features await you this week:
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
Marvel Comics’ troublemaking, spacefaring adventurers return in this exciting sequel. This time, the Guardians of the Galaxy–Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper), and Baby Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel)–join forces with some old foes as they encounter Ego (Kurt Russell), an ancient and powerful cosmic being who also happens to be Star-Lord’s father. With Karen Gillan, Michael Rooker, and Sylvester Stallone.
Sheltered Ann Hamilton (Katharine Hepburn) was easily caught up in the charms of handsome, sophisticated airplane manufacturer Alan Garroway (Robert Taylor), and couldn’t reject his swift proposal. As she tries to fit into his Washington social circle, disturbing aspects of her new husband’s personality and past start to surface…and pursuing the truth about his fortune may prove her undoing. Vincente Minnelli’s noirish melodrama co-stars Robert Mitchum, Edmund Gwenn, Marjorie Main, Jayne Meadows.
A perplexing and fascinating mix of psychological drama and black comedy, Joel and Ethan Coen’s award-winning film stars John Turturro as Barton Fink, a ’40s New York playwright hired by a Hollywood studio to write screenplays. Fink’s inability to complete the assignment, the rundown hotel he stays in, and a talkative insurance salesman from the next room all play a part in a cinematic descent into Hell. With John Goodman, Judy Davis, Michael Lerner.
To all outward appearances, Jackie “Scorchy” Parker (Connie Stevens) was a fast-living pilot operating a pricey one-woman charter service out of Seattle. In actuality, she was an undercover narcotics agent who’d been angling for years to break the Northwest’s most notorious heroin importer (Cesare Danova)…and when he books her to transport his latest shipment, all hell is going to break loose. Blazing cop actioner also stars William Smith, Greg Evigan, Norman Burton, Joyce Jameson.
With much of the action presented from a first-person point of view, this exciting and immersive science-fiction tale finds an attempt to create a parallel universe called the Echo that can be used as an endless energy source going horribly awry. Now, scientist and pilot Will Porter (Dan Stevens) must enter the Echo and fight his way across a dangerous landscape in an effort to undo the damage. But can both universes be saved? Bérénice Marlohe, Tygo Gernandt, Charity Wakefield also star.
Siren has lived her life thinking she’s an ordinary girl, in an ordinary town. On her 12th Birthday she learns that she’s far from ordinary. The day before Siren Phillips turns twelve, she discovers that she is not the normal pre-teen girl she thought she was. On her twelfth birthday, Siren will become a mermaid. She only has a limited time to say goodbye to friends and family before she is relegated to a life in the water. To make matters worse, local hunters are actively trying to find and capture her. When Siren teams up with a boy who is new in town she is relieved to have some help – until she discovers that his father is one of the hunters tracking her. Elisabeth Röhm, Jack Dylan Grazer, Morgan Fairchild star.