The Jungle Book 2 - Blu-ray - Buy from Amazon
Originally made for Direct-to-DVD, the film was upgraded to a theatrical release during production. Was this a wise move? Or is this really Direct-to-DVD quality? Read our review
for my opinion.
Kill Your Darlings - Blu-ray Combo Pack - Buy from Amazon
Daniel Radcliffe plays Allen Ginsberg. The film earned overwhelmingly positive reviews and crossed $1 million at the box office. Extras on the Blu-ray Combo Pack include an audio commentary track, Q&A session, deleted scenes, etc. Worth picking up.
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack
One of four films on this week's list that earned some measure of Awards Season buzz. This one was the smallest at the box office and the weakest with critics. In fact, it earned less than overall positive reviews. It still earned a few major Awards Season nominations and it picked up a Golden Globe for best original score. Extras include an audio commentary track and three featurettes, including a tribute to Nelson Mandela. It is worth checking out for most, picking up for some.
Peppa Pig: My Birthday Party - Buy from Amazon
A TV on DVD release for preschooler. It reached 11th place on the Amazon.com new release chart, which is a sign that it is a really shallow week on the home market.
Reasonable Doubt - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
A lawyer hits a homeless man while driving drunk and takes off. When another man is charged with killing the man, the lawyer fights to get him acquitted. After he success, he learns this man is a serial killer and indeed killed the victim and now is targeting the lawyer and his family. It is an interesting setup, but the reviews were terrible and it went nowhere at the box office. Extras include deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes featurette, and interviews.
Saving Mr. Banks - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
The fourth Award Season player on this week's list. The film earned great reviews and did earn Awards Season buzz, but it was nearly shut out for Oscar nominations. The only extra on the DVD is a deleted scene. There are a couple more deleted scenes on the Blu-ray, as well as a making of featurette and a sing-along with the crew on the final day of shooting. It is worth picking up for sure, but not quite a Pick of the Week contender.
WWE: Signature Sounds: The Music of the WWE - Buy from Amazon
What is this? Also coming out this week are a bunch of movies the WWE has made over the past several years, like The Chaperone on Blu-ray, That's What I Am on Blu-ray, Legendary on Blu-ray, and others.
Date posted: 2014-03-17