Another week, another great batch of new DVD and Blu-ray releases. This week’s notable offerings including the first film based on a popular children’s book series, a special 35th anniversary edition of one of the most beloved films of all times, Universal Studios’ latest attempt to revive their popular monster franchise, and much more. Jump right in to what movies are now available!
In order to keep from being permanently separated, fourth-grade pranksters George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking he’s Captain Underpants, the superhero star of the comic books the boys created. Does the utterly powerless, would-be crimefighter have what it takes to foil the sinister plot of the dastardly Prof. Poopypants? Based on author Dav Pilkey’s series of children’s novels, this computer-animated tale features the voices of Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, Ed Helms.
One of the most popular films of all time, Steven Spielberg’s science-fantasy epic is a wonderful fable for all ages. When an alien becomes stranded on Earth, he’s befriended by 10-year-old Elliott (Henry Thomas) who enlists the aid of his older brother Michael (Robert MacNaughton) and younger sister Gertie (Drew Barrymore) in an effort to help the extra-terrestrial get home. Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote also star.
Action-packed re-imagining of the horror classic follows tomb raider Nick Morton (Tom Cruise) as he discovers the sarcophagus of Princess Ahmanet (Sofia Boutella), an ancient pharaoh’s daughter who sold her soul to the Egyptian god Set and murdered her family. Reawakened, Ahmanet places a curse on Nick and plans to use him to resurrect Set and wreak havoc on the modern world. With Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, and Russell Crowe as Dr. Henry Jekyll.
Three-disc set includes Psycho (1960), Psycho II, Psycho III, and Psycho IV: The Beginning.
Writer/director Sergio Leone’s epic western tale stars Henry Fonda in a chilling role as a ruthless gunman hired by a sinister railroad tycoon to take out anyone who gets in the way of his company’s expansion. Claudia Cardinale is a young landowner whose family falls victim to Fonda’s bullets, and Jason Robards and Charles Bronson are a pair of outlaws commissioned to bring him to justice. Co-written by Dario Argento; score by Ennio Morricone.
Stylish Italian/Spanish giallo centers on Ruth (Analía Gadé), a woman who leaves her husband, Miguel (Tony Kendall), and embarks on a relationship with Paul (Jean Sorel). She decides to spend the summer with her new lover at her beach house, where a series of near-death experiences and the conspicuous appearance of Miguel makes Ruth suspect that her spurned spouse is trying to kill her. With Rosanna Yanni, Maurizio Bonuglia. AKA: “In the Eye of the Hurricane,” “Lusty Lovers,” “Suspicion.”
Gather the family around the television for a nostalgic television trip down memory lane. These incredible 5-DVD collections feature non-stop programming from the Golden Age of Television as if you’ve gone back in time. Starting with early morning cartoons for the kids, daytime programming which includes all your favorite game shows, then all your favorite prime-time hits during the evening and then into the wee morning hours with star-studded movies all complete with commercials from the era. It’s an experience like none other!
A quartet of recent college grads thought they’d make a getaway weekend of it when their former professor asked if they’d babysit his young daughter at the quaint old country home he’d acquired. Unfortunately, the innocuous-seeming house came with a troubled and bloody history…that’s about to violently manifest itself in the present. Old-school shocker stars Sarah Davenport, Darby Walker, Andrew Divoff, David Naughton, Amanda Wyss, Nina Siemaszko.
Damned-for-eternity desperado Guerrero de la Cruz (Danny Trejo) rides the plains–and this mortal plane–once more, now tasked by the Devil with confronting a crazed rebel colonel (Jake Busey) who’s hunting a mystic relic–and who intends to use its power to raise the Confederate fallen from their graves. Scary saddlebuster sequel also stars Elysia Rotaru, Nathaniel Arcand, Dean McDermott.
When Mexican-born massage therapist/healer Beatriz (Salma Hayek) encounters car trouble at the Newport Beach manse of kindly client Cathy (Connie Britton), she receives an invite to stay for the evening’s dinner soirée. However, her increasingly tense interactions with the other, oh-oh-one percenter guests–particularly, overbearing real estate developer Doug Strutt (John Lithgow)–might make for a few shocks by dessert. Scathing social satire co-stars David Warshofsky, Chloë Sevigny, Jay Duplass, Amy Landecker
With the world overtaken by a horrific plague, Paul (Joel Edgerton) has done his best to make his backwoods home a sealed-off safe haven for wife Sarah (Carmen Ejogo) and teenaged son Travis (Kelvin Harrison, Jr.). When their isolation is broken by the arrival of foraging couple Will (Christopher Abbott) and Kim (Riley Keough) and their little son, they offer the younger family shelter…but the inevitable rise of tension and paranoia in the closed quarters might doom them all, in writer/director Trey Edward Shult’s understated chiller.