Weekly Release Roundup!

Hello fellow geeks!  Welcome to your weekly article on all Blu-Ray/4K Ultra HD/Digital film and television releases.  While I won’t be noting everything released for a particular week, I’ll be highlighting some of the more notable ones.  I’ll also include a brief description of the film, the main actors/actresses and director, whether or not I’ve seen it, and a Rotten Tomatoes/MetaCritic score for those who like that kind of thing.  Enjoy!



Lights Out

Director:  David F. Sandberg

Starring:  Teresa Palmer, Maria Bello

What It’s About:  A horrifying apparition terrorizes a girl with mental issues, her brother, and her mother.  However, it only appears when the lights go out.

Have I Seen It:  No.

Rotten Tomatoes Score:  Certified Fresh at 77%

MetaCritic Score:  58




Director:  Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman

Starring:  Emma Roberts, Dave Franco

What It’s About:  Vee (Roberts) and Ian (Franco) are drawn into a popular on-line truth or dare game where with each round the rewards go up but so does the intensity. 

Have I Seen It:  No.

Rotten Tomatoes Score:  Fresh at 64% 

MetaCritic Score:  58



Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Director:  Taika Waititi

Starring:  Sam Neill, Julian Dennison

What It’s About:  Ricky is a juvenile delinquent.  Abandoned by his mother, Ricky is taken by child services to live at a remote farm with cantankerous hunter Hec.  When Hec’s wife dies and Ricky fakes his own death, Hec travels into the wilderness to find Ricky.  There the two form a mutual bond over loss.

Have I Seen It:  No.

Rotten Tomatoes Score:  Certified Fresh at 98% 

MetaCritic Score:  81



Captain Fantastic

Director:  Matt Ross

Starring:  Viggo Mortensen, Frank Langella, Kathryn Hahn

What It’s About:  Ben Cash has raised his six children off the grid with his wife Leslie for years.  There the children learn survivalist skills as well as a font of knowledge from various texts.  However, when Ben discovers his wife has committed suicide, he’s forced to return to civilization and confront his past.

Have I Seen It:  No.

Rotten Tomatoes Score:  Certified Fresh at 82% 

MetaCritic Score:  72



Mr. Church

Director:  Bruce Beresford

Starring:  Eddie Murphy, Britt Robertson

What It’s About:  Marie Brooks is dying of cancer with six months to live.  One day she wakes up to find Mr. Church in her small apartment.  An ex-lover hired Mr. Church to take care of Marie.  Six years later, Marie is still alive and Mr. Church has become a fixture in the home.  However, when Marie finally passes things between Mr. Church and Marie’s daughter Charlotte become complicated.

Have I Seen It:  No.

Rotten Tomatoes Score:  Rotten at 15% 

MetaCritic Score:  37


Also out this week:  Agatha Raisin (S1)   – Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (SE)   – Janet King (S2)   – Animal World (V4)   – Animal World (V5)   – Massage Palace   – Fight Valley   – Circle Unbroken   – Transformers Rescue Bots: Bots Battle For Justice   – Sin   – Voodoo Rising   – The Tree of Wooden Clogs (Criterion)   – Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2-Disc)   – The Night of the Grizzly   – Vampire Ecstasy/Sin You Sinners   – Fathom (1967)   – Wolf Lake   – In Search of the Lost Future (Complete Series)   – Aquarium 4K – The Life Of African Perch   – The Candle of Peace – 4K   – Myanmar 4K – In the Monks Land of Gold   – Sundown of Dubai – 4K   – Aquarium 4K – The Amazing World Of Diskus Fish   – Winter Waterfall Meditation 4K   – Aquarium 4K – Wonderful Green World – The Exorcist III – Mad Max: Fury Road High Octane Collector’s Edition – Feast – Street Fighter II – Burial Ground – The Quiet Man – Manhattan Baby – Skiptrace – Boy on a Dolphin – The Executioner


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