“Ghost in the Shell” And The Latest DVD/Blu-Ray New Releases

Science fiction! Family films! Thrillers! Classics! This week’s new releases will send your July off in a blaze of cinematic glory. There’s something for everyone now available, and we think you’ll enjoy this latest rundown of titles that are now available for you to watch anytime. Take a look!:

Ghost in the Shell

Based on the popular manga series by Masamune Shirow, this action-packed sci-fi saga is set in a futuristic world where humans can be enhanced by robotic augmentations. Counter-terrorist agent Major (Scarlett Johansson), the first mechanical body designed to house a human brain, begins to question who she is and embarks on a dangerous quest to learn the truth about her mysterious past. “Beat” Takeshi Kitano, Michael Pitt, Pilou Asbæk, Chin Han, and Juliette Binoche also star.

The Boss Baby

Loosely based on the picture book by Marla Freeze, this computer-animated comedy stars Alec Baldwin as the voice of the Boss Baby, a tot who thinks and talks like an adult. As the newest addition to the Templeton family, Boss Baby clashes with new brother Tim (Miles Christopher Bakshi) as he attempts to carry out a secret mission to see that the puppies of the world don’t receive more love than babies. Also features the voices of Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, and Tobey Maguire, who narrates as an older Tim.

Billy Jack: The Complete Collection

This four-disc set includes “Born Losers,” “Billy Jack,” “The Trial of Billy Jack,” and “Billy Jack Goes to Washington.”


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.

Lost in America (Criterion Collection)

Blowing his stack after losing a coveted promotion, L.A. adman David Howard (Albert Brooks, who co-wrote and directed) sells his wife Linda (Julie Hagerty) on quitting work, liquidating their assets, and hitting the open road in a Winnebago. Once they “head out on the highway,” though, they find obstacles that make “Easy Rider’s” pale in comparison. Yuppified “Search for America” comedy also stars Garry Marshall, Maggie Roswell.


Businesswoman Julia Banks (Rosario Dawson) uprooted from San Francisco to start a new chapter in Los Angeles with attentive fiancé and divorced dad David Connover (Geoff Stults). Unfortunately, David’s too-perfect ex Tessa (Katherine Heigl) remained very much in the picture…and her frosty exterior masked a cunning determination to covertly destroy Julia’s life and sanity by any means necessary. Stunning suspenser co-stars Simon Kassianides, Jayson Blair, and Cheryl Ladd.

Black Butterfly

While heading to his remote mountain cabin in search of elusive inspiration, blocked screenwriter Paul (Antonio Banderas) gave a lift, and then offered shelter, to lone hitchhiker Jack (Jonathan Rhys Meyers). The edgy drifter decided to repay his benefactor by providing him with some creative spark and collaboration…and if some of the locals had to turn up mysteriously murdered, so be it. Unsettling opus remade from a 2008 French thriller co-stars Piper Perabo, Abel Ferrara, Vincent Riotta.