What’s going on, ProFans? Joseph here, and I’m taking a break from wishing my sister a happy birthday to bring you the newest releases in home media for October 14, 2014. In this week’s episode, we discuss good mutants, Eva Green, revisiting the world of Minnesota, and a modern retelling of a horror legend. Ready to get to it? Let’s get to it.
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 91%
The mutants are back, and they mean business! This movie brings back the best (Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman), the worst (Halle Berry), and everyone else (Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Kelsey Grammar) of the original franchise and pair them with James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, and the rest of the surviving members of X-Men: First Class to bring us a time-travelling epic that has the fate of the world at stake. Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage) has created robots called Sentinels, and it is their goal to eradicate the world of all mutants. It’s up to Wolverine to go back in time to stop the Sentinel program from being created. This movie is available in a two disc 3D Bluray/Bluray + Digital Copy version, a single disc Bluray + Digital Copy version, and a single disc DVD + Digital Copy version. This movie was loads of fun, and I had a great time from beginning to end – the lone exception being when they destroyed RFK Stadium. That aside, this is my pick of the week.
Eva Green and Josh Hartnett star in this trippy Showtime series. This series is what would happen if Bram Stoker, Marry Shelley, and Oscar Wilde got together and decided to do some opium and create the world’s creepiest origin story cum fanfiction. This series is available in a three disc Bluray version and a three disc DVD version. I don’t do horror, and I don’t have Showtime. However, I wouldn’t mind checking this out. Nor should you.
This is a wicked good series, doncha know? Starring Martin Freeman, Billy Bob Thornton, Oliver Platt, Allison Tollman, and Colin Hanks, this series revisits the world created by the Coen Brothers as they’re set in Bemidji, Minnesota and casts a series of new cases. Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman are inexplicably joined together, and Allison Tollman is paired up with Colin Hanks to solve a new murder mystery. This series is available in both a three disc Bluray version and a four disc DVD version. This is another trippy series, and it’s worth a look – especially if you were a fan of the original movie.
Jonathan Rhys Myers stars as the titular movie monster as he poses as an American visiting London to help modernize Victorian London. In actuality, he wants to destroy the people who ruined his life centuries before. The only kink in the armor is that he meets a woman who reminds him of his long-dead wife. This series is available in a single disc Bluray version and a single disc DVD version. This series only lasted one season, but it’s certainly worth your time.
Well, that’s all I’ve got for this week. Got any questions or comments? Did I miss something you wanted to discuss? Feel free to hit me up in the comments section below.
Until next time…