When it comes to this week’s new DVD and Blu-ray new releases, well, there’s more than meets the eye. We’ve got blockbuster smash hits, ’80s action classics, acclaimed period dramas, cult espionage flicks, and flicks for every type of film fan. Dive in to these offerings and find out what you’ll want to watch this week!
In the fifth chapter in director Michael Bay’s hit sci-fi saga based on the enduring toy line, Autobot leader Optimus Prime is on a crusade to save the Transformers’ home planet of Cybertron…by destroying Earth. Armed with an artifact that dates back to the time of King Arthur, can the combined forces of humans and Autobots save the world, turn Prime back to the good side, and defeat a reborn Megatron and his Decepticons? Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Laura Haddock, Anthony Hopkins star.
Sisters Lisa (Mandy Moore) and Kate (Claire Holt) are invited to go cage diving with sharks while vacationing in Mexico. When the cable attached to their cage breaks, the ladies sink to the bottom of the ocean floor. Trapped 47 meters below the surface, low on oxygen, and out of communication range, Lisa and Kate must fight a desperate battle for survival against a bunch of bloodthirsty predators. Chris J. Johnson, Yani Gellman, and Matthew Modine co-star in this taut horror tale.
This value-priced collection of Chuck Norris hits includes Missing In Action, Missing In Action 2: The Beginning, and Braddock: Missing In Action III.
A successful young painter (Franco Nero) sets up shop in the countryside, where he can experience the solitude and inspiration necessary to create great works. With the help of his lover (Vanessa Redgrave), he moves into the remote house, only to then experience a blurring of fantasy and reality that is equal parts erotic, sadistic, and terrifying. Imaginative Italian thriller co-stars Georges Géret, Gabriella Grimaldi.
The Sailor Who Fell from Grace With the Sea
In a British harbor town, young widow Anne Osborne (Sarah Miles) found her lonely existence upended by her chance encounter with American mariner Jim Cameron (Kris Kristofferson). Though their mutual attraction swiftly becomes intensely and erotically physical, her impressionable adolescent son Jonathan (Jonathan Kahn) has a disturbingly stunning response once Cameron chooses to move on. Striking adaptation of the Yukio Mishima novel co-stars Earl Rhodes, Margo Cunningham.
A college pscyh professor decides the best way to have his students understand fear is to have them come back to his place for a series of scary stories–and, after a stranded couple is trapped in a haunted house, a bunch of teens are pursued through the city by vicious guard dogs, and a phone operator is stalked by a killer, they’ll earn a 4.0 in fright! Pulse-pounding portmanteau stars Jillian McWhirter, Marg Helgenberger, Marc McClure, Pamela Adlon, and Ramy Zada.
Originally created by author Jean Bruce, secret agent Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath (code name: OSS 117) is on hand for all manner of daring missions in these thrilling espionage tales. First, Kerwin Mathews stars as the suave spy when ”OSS 117 Is Unleashed” (1963) to track down a missing fellow agent. Irina Demick co-stars. Then, Matthews returns in “OSS 117: Panic in Bangkok” (1964), which finds de la Bath tasked with stopping a scientist (Robert Hossein) from spreading a deadly plague. With Pier Angeli. Next, “OSS 117: Mission for a Killer” (1965) stars Frederick Stafford as the titular hero, who goes up against assassins under the influence of a drug that turns them into suicide attackers. Mylène Demongeot also stars. OSS 117 (Stafford) must find who destroyed an American military base, in “OSS 117: Mission to Tokyo” (1966). With Marina Vlady. And, de la Bath (John Gavin) undergoes plastic surgery that gives him the face of a wanted killer so he can infiltrate a global assassination ring, in “OSS 117: Double Agent” (1968). AKA: “OSS 117: Murder for Sale.”
Five kids whose dream is to reach the stars enroll in a NASA-sponsored summer camp for would-be astronauts. A miscommunication during a routine test causes them and their instructor (Kate Capshaw) to be launched into space aboard a shuttle, forcing them to use what they’ve learned to help them return them safely home. But will it be enough? With Lea Thompson, Kelly Preston, Tate Donovan, Larry B. Scott, Joaquin Phoenix (billed as Leaf Phoenix), and Tom Skerritt.
New York City air traffic controller Dylan Branson (Michiel Huisman) is a guy at the top of his game, until one day at 2:22pm, a blinding flash of light paralyzes him for a few crucial seconds. Suspended from his job, Dylan begins to notice the increasingly ominous repetition of sounds and events in his life that happen at exactly the same time every day. As he’s drawn into a complex relationship with Sarah (Teresa Palmer), Dylan must break the power of the past, and take control of time itself.
In WWI-era Britain, industrial heiress Gertrude Bell (Nicole Kidman) passed on the quiet existence that a privileged and educated upbringing would provide, and the groundbreaking adulthood she spent venturing the Middle East as explorer and diplomat made her a figure of remarkable impact in the region’s geopolitics. Werner Herzog’s visually sweeping survey of an extraordinary life co-stars James Franco, Damian Lewis, Jenny Agutter, and Robert Pattinson as T.E. Lawrence.
Which of these are you looking forward to? Let us know!