This week’s new Blu-ray and DVD movies include: 42 (Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford), Bullet To The Head (Sylvester Stallone, Sung Kang), Evil Dead (Sam Raimi, Campbell), and Young Justice Game of Illusions: Season 2 – Part 2 (animated). I want to see 42. I’ve heard good things about that movie. I’m also looking forward to watching Young Justice with my kids. We’re superhero freaks. Read on for a summary of the new film releases.
Blu-ray and DVD movie coming out the week of July 16, 2013
The film opens in 1945, after the end of World War II, when team executive Branch Rickey has set his mind on bringing the first black baseball player into the ranks of an American major league baseball team despite the disapproval of his advisers and team manager. A stubborn man who declares that money is green, not black or white, and claims profit as his motivation, Rickey carefully selects Jackie Robinson from the Kansas City Monarchs. He chooses Robinson both because he’s an excellent baseball player and because Rickey believes him to be a man with the inner strength to withstand the bullying and abuse that’s sure to follow his appointment to an all-white team. So begins an emotionally charged journey of prejudice, abuse, growth, and empowerment that follows player and manager as they submerge themselves in something much bigger than themselves.
- Bullet To The Head
The story follows a weary New Orleans hit man (Sylvester Stallone) on the run after an assignment goes bad. Bent on evening the score, he teams up with a fish-out-of-water cop (Sung Kang) and proceeds to lay waste to the city. Hill has always had a knack for hissable bad guys, and he’s assembled a beauty of a rogues’ gallery here, with enjoyable villain turns from Christian Slater, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and especially Conan’s Jason Momoa, who displays a ridiculous amount of charisma as the hulking final boss.
- Evil Dead
A secluded cabin. An ancient curse. An unrelenting evil. Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell reunite to present a genuinely terrifying re-imagining of their original horror masterpiece. Five young friends have found the mysterious and fiercely powerful Book of the Dead. Unable to resist its temptation, they release a violent demon on a blood-thirsty quest to possess them all. Who will be left to fight for their survival and defeat this unearthly force of murderous carnage?
- Young Justice Game of Illusions: Season 2 – Part 2
Watch as The Reach, spearheaded by the quick-talking Ambassador and backed by the muscle of Black Beetle, continues its manipulation of a trusting public while maintaining its shadowy maneuvering with The Light. Meanwhile, team members Robin, Blue Beetle and Impulse go undercover to investigate LexCorp and its newfound partnership with The Reach, the results of which could shift the balance of power forever. So report in for 10 all-new adventures, as the risks have never been greater and the conflicts never so far-reaching. The epic finale will shatter everything you know.