There are several good titles out on DVD and Blu-ray this week. They include Oz the Great and Powerful (James Franco), Snitch (Dwayne Johnson), Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (Jeremy Renner), Lego Legends of Chima: The Power of the Chi (animated), and Burn Notice: The Complete Sixth Season. I’ve already seen Oz, but I want to watch it again on DVD. This time, I plan on watching the Wizard of Oz with the kids first. I think they’ll get a kick when they see how the Oz movie relates to the classic. Read on for a summary of the new film releases.
Blu-ray and DVD movies coming out the week of June 11, 2013
- Oz the Great and Powerful (review)
Oz The Great And Powerful follows Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics. When Diggs is hurled away to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot — until he meets three witches (Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams), who aren’t convinced he’s the great wizard everyone’s expecting. Reluctantly drawn into epic problems facing Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it’s too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity — and even some wizardry — Oscar transforms himself into the great wizard and a better man as well.
Dwayne Johnson explodes into action as a man determined to bring a Mexican cartel to its knees. Johnson stars as a successful businessman who learns his son faces 10 tough years in a Federal hole for drug possession. Convinced it was a set-up, he volunteers to become an undercover informant and infiltrate a ruthless cartel. Now, with his back against the wall and his life totally on the line, he must expose the true criminals before they discover his identity.
- Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
After getting a taste for blood as children, Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (Gemma Arterton) have become the ultimate vigilantes, hell-bent on retribution. Now, unbeknownst to them, Hansel and Gretel have become the hunted, and must face an evil far greater than witches their past.
- Lego Legends of Chima: The Power of the Chi
Welcome to Chima — a magical world of untamed nature, beauty and wonder ruled by animal tribes. A world where CHI — the power of nature itself is carefully guarded by the Lions but equally shared amongst the tribes so all animals can live and thrive peacefully. A world where Laval the Lion and Cragger the Crocodile are the best of friends. But when an unfortunate series of events make young Cragger king of the Crocodiles, he throws everything out of balance as he tries to take control of all the CHI. Alliances amongst the tribes are formed and suddenly former friends are worst enemies.
- Burn Notice: The Complete Sixth Season
The #1 show on USA Network, the sexy, action-packed original series Burn Notice follows the adventures of Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donavan), a formerly blacklisted spy. Now that he’s defeated the group of people that burned him, Michael continues to piece his life back together, while watching out for anyone that still has him in their crosshairs. He continues to use his unique skills and training to help people in desperate situations. Now with Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar) in prison on charges of terrorism, Michael’s emotions and nerves hit maximum capacity as he and his crew must band together to hunt down Anson (Jere Burns) and rescue Fiona.