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!




Finding Dory

Director:  Andrew Stanton

Starring:  Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neil, Diane Keaton

What It’s About:  Pixar’s sequel to the smash hit Finding Nemo follows Dory as she attempts to find her family with the help of Marlin and Nemo.

Have I Seen It:  No but you can read Gfunk’s review right here!

Rotten Tomatoes Score: Certified Fresh at 94%

MetaCritic Score:  77




Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D Collector’s Edition

Director:  J.J. Abrams

Starring:  Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Oscar Isaac

What It’s About:  Set 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi, Luke Skywalker has vanished and the First Order has risen from the ashes of the Galactic Empire.  Resistance fighter Poe Dameron is tasked with finding a map that will lead to Luke.  Kylo Ren a master of the Dark Side also pursues the map.  Meanwhile a nascent Force user named Rey gets drawn into the Resistance with companion Finn, a Stormtrooper who abandons the First Order.  It’s up to these three and also the likes of Han Solo and Leia to destroy the First Order’s newest superweapon–Starkiller Base.

Have I Seen It:  HELL YES.  Read my review here!

Rotten Tomatoes Score: Certified Fresh at 92%

MetaCritic Score:  81




The Jungle Book

Director:  Jon Favreau

Starring:  Neil Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Christopher Walken, Scarlett Johansson

What It’s About:  A live action version of the classic Disney tale, when mancub Mowgli is abandoned in the jungle he’s raised by the various animals that live there.  However when the man hating fierce tiger Shere Khan returns to the jungle it’s up to panther Bagheera and bear Baloo to help keep Mowgli safe.

Have I Seen It:  No.  But Gfunk has.  Read his review here!

Rotten Tomatoes Score: Certified Fresh at 95%

MetaCritic Score:  77




Game of Thrones The Complete Sixth Season

Director:  Various

Starring:  Kit Harrington, Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Alfie Allen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

What It’s About:  Winter is coming.  As Dany gathers her armies in Essos to conquer King’s Landing she finds both friends and enemies.  Cersei seeks to reclaim power…by any means necessary.  Arya continues her training in the assassin arts with the Faceless Men.  And the powers of the North will clash with the Bolton’s who have claimed Winterfell for their own.

Have I Seen It:  Yes.

Rotten Tomatoes Score: Fresh 94%

MetaCritic Score:  80




The Beatles: Eight Days a Week-The Touring Years

Director:  Ron Howard

Starring:  John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison

What It’s About:  Director Ron Howard’s documentary about the band that helped change rock and roll.  The documentary follows the foursome during the touring years of 1962 to 1966 

Have I Seen It:  No

Rotten Tomatoes Score: Certified Fresh at 95%

MetaCritic Score:  72
NYPD Blue (S11)   – The Living and the Dead   – Angels in the Snow   – How Sarah Got Her Wings   – C.H.U.D. (SE)   – Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams (Criterion)   – Game of Thrones (The Complete Seasons 1-6)   – Pimpernel Smith   – Castle Town Dandelion (Complete Series)   – Ultimate Otaku Teacher (S1-P1)   – Cry of the City   – Death of a Salesman   – Chaos Dragon (Complete Series)   – Aoharu X Machinegun   – The Bible Stories Collection   – ESPN 30 for 30 (S2)   – Yessongs   – Red vs. Blue (S14)   – Carrington   – Lulu Belle   – One of Our Aircraft Is Missing   – Houdini   – Coffee & Cigarettes   – J’AccusePeanuts Holiday Collection – Better Call Saul – Time After Time – Star Trek: The Animated Series – Sailor Moon Season 3 Part 1 – Dead Ringers – Looking The Complete Series – Punch Drunk Love Criterion Collection


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