Anthony’s Weekly Blu-rays: June 28 – July 4

Well here comes another boring week of releases in terms of Blu-rays. Since it’s a pretty lame week I’m going to make this short and sweet. We have four to five new releases this week but none of them did exceptionally well while they were in theaters.

First off we have Season of the Witch starring Nicolas Cage who plays a knight in the 14th century. He is tasked with transporting someone thought to be a witch to a monastery where monks take away her powers. If they can do that, they can end the plague. Needless to say, it is a terrible plot and from what I remember it was shelved for quite some time. Hence why it hit theaters in the January lull time. It seems to have some good audio and video transfers but it’s still not worth it because how horrible the movie is overall. You’ll be able to find this as a Blu-ray and Digital Copy package.

Moving onto another movie that completely bombed in theaters. The Warrior’s Way was budgeted at $42 million and it brought in a whopping $5.6 million. It’s about a warrior assassin who struggles to find peace in a western town on the edge of a desert. Already sounds dull, I’ll stop right there. No wonder it did horrible in theaters. It looks like the package for this comes with the Blu-ray, DVD, and a digital copy.

Shall we go for a hat trick? Lets. Beastly starring Vanessa Hudgens and Alex Pettyfer is hitting the shelves as a single Blu-ray disc. This is just another boring plot in this movie. The popular guy breaks a goth’s heart, the goth puts a curse on the popular guy. He then becomes unrecognizable and ugly and he eventually has to come to terms with what he did and find the only way to get rid of the curse. He has to find someone to love him. Snore-fest galore.

Zack Snyder‘s Sucker Punch is the only release this week that shows some promise. Personally, I wasn’t the biggest fan of this when I saw it in theaters, but I’m sure it’s going to boast a very nice transfer on both audio and video. I mean there were some cool things that I did like in this movie, but some of the small stuff really got to me.  Sucker Punch is about a young girl who gets set to the nut house by her stepfather. While in the nut house the only way she is able to cope with what she is doing is to go to a different reality in her mind. While she is in that other reality she envisions a way to escape from the facility.

Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy is now being released on Blu-ray in an extended edition. So we are getting 15 discs total. Six of the discs will be on Blu-ray and the other nine will be on DVDs. The only issue that I find with this is that the special features and such are going to be on DVD instead of Blu-ray. Since we had to wait so long to get the extended editions onto Blu-ray I kind of wish they would have just done everything on Blu-ray, including the special features.

If you read last week I think I mentioned something about all of these catalogs being re-released because the studio probably got bought out or something. Well that is not the case, it was brought to my attention that the main reason they are all being re-released is because they are being released with either a DVD or a Digital Copy. Maybe even both. I’m not going to go into depth with them because there are a shit ton of them. Make sure you tune in next week where we get a couple of new releases. Besides those couple of new releases it looks like it could be another slow week. Thank goodness for slow weeks, they tend to help my bleeding bank account.

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