New releases on Blu-ray and DVD this week include The Finest Hours (review | giveaway | Chris Pine, Casey Affleck), Zoolander No. 2: The Magnum Edition (Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Penelope Cruz), How to be Single (Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson), Rise of the Legend (Eddie Peng, Sammo Hung), Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Sport-Y-Thon (review), and Risen (Joseph Fiennes). Continue reading for a summary of the new Blu-rays and DVDs for this week.
Blu-rays and DVDs coming out the week of May 24, 2016
The Finest Hours (review | giveaway)
This heroic action-thriller is based on the extraordinary true story of the greatest small-boat rescue in Coast Guard history. In 1952, a massive winter storm strikes off the coast of Cape Cod, ripping a T-2 oil tanker in half and trapping more than 30 sailors inside its rapidly sinking stern. When word of the disaster reaches the U.S. Coast Guard, four men led by Captain Bernie Webber (Chris Pine) set out in a 12-seat boat on a daring mission to rescue the stranded men, braving freezing cold, 60-foot waves and hurricane-force winds, and guided by Webber’s vow that “We all live, or we all die.” Packed with thrilling, larger-than-life action and anchored in a belief in the strength of the human spirit, The Finest Hours is a triumph.
Zoolander No. 2: The Magnum Edition
Ben Stiller returns both in front of and behind the camera for Zoolander 2, a comedy that finds the beloved model Derek Zoolander (Stiller) and his rival-turned-partner Hansel (Owen Wilson) facing a threat to their continued success.
How to be Single
There’s a right way to be single, a wrong way to be single, and then…there’s Alice. And Robin. Lucy. Meg. Tom. David. New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, be it a love connection, a hook-up, or something in the middle. And somewhere between the teasing texts and one-night stands, what these unmarrieds all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love. Sleeping around in the city that never sleeps was never so much fun.
Rise of the Legend
A martial artist with extraordinary power (Eddie Peng) returns to the town where his father was murdered to face off against a ruthless crime boss (Sammo Hung) and bring justice back to the people.
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Sport-Y-Thon (review)
Put on your sneakers and get ready for the greatest sporting event ever. Join referee Goofy, along with Mickey and all of his Clubhouse Pals, as they compete in the first-ever Sport-Y-Thon, an action-filled sports tournament. Share the excitement – and a sky-high view of the action – as sportscasters Pete and Donald Duck broadcast live from above in the Sport-Y-Thon Blimp. Who will earn a prized Golden Mickey Medal? Help our heroes discover that with teamwork and good sportsmanship, everybody wins! Jam-packed with over two hours of song-filled episodes, Mickey’s Sport-Y-Thon will have you calling for an instant replay.
Risen is the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a non-believer. Clavius (Joseph Fiennes), a powerful Roman military tribune, and his aide, Lucius (Tom Felton), are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus (Cliff Curtis) in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.