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BluTuesday – October 8, 2013

What’s good, ProFans? Joseph here, and I’m bringing you the newest home releases for October 8, 2013. In this week’s episode, we feature Will Smith 2.0, the end of an era, Joss Whedon, clever forensics, spooky houses, and Batman. Ready to go? Let’s do this!

After Earth (Two Disc Combo: Blu-ray / DVD + UltraViolet Digital Copy) (PG-13)

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 11%

A crash landing leaves teenager Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) and his legendary father Cypher (Will Smith) stranded on Earth, 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape. With Cypher critically injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help, facing uncharted terrain, evolved animal species that now rule the planet, and an unstoppable alien creature that escaped during the crash. Father and son must learn to work together and trust one another, if they want any chance of returning home. This movie comes in both a two disc Bluray/DVD + Ultraviolet version and a single disc DVD version. This movie stunk. Unless you are a die-hard Will Smith fan, avoid it.

After Earth

The Hangover Part III (Blu-ray+DVD+UltraViolet Combo Pack) (R)

Rotten Tomatoes rating:  19%

It’s been two years. Phil, Stu and Doug (Cooper, Helms and Bartha) are happily living uneventful lives at home. The only member of the Wolfpack who’s not content is Alan (Galifianakis). Still lacking a sense of purpose, the group’s black sheep has ditched his meds and given in to his natural impulses in a big way-which, for Alan, means no boundaries, no filters and no judgment…until a personal crisis forces him to finally seek the help he needs. What could possibly go wrong? When the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off. This movie comes in both a two disc Bluray/DVD + Ultraviolet version and a two disc DVD + Ultraviolet version. The only thing I remember about this movie is the way the title came onscreen in the trailer. That’s not enough. So, unless you just gotta catch ‘em all, I’d pass.

The Hangover: Part III

Much Ado About Nothing [Blu-ray] (PG-13)

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 84%

Winner of the IFF Boston Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature, Much Ado About Nothing is a contemporary spin on Shakespeare’s classic comedy about sparring lovers Beatrice and Benedick (Acker and Denisof), offering a sensual, tragic and occasionally absurd view of the intricate game that is love. This movie comes in both a single disc Bluray + Ultraviolet version and a single disc DVD + Ultraviolet version. I love Joss Whedon and I love Shakespeare. I love them so much that this is my pick of the week.

Much Ado About Nothing

Bones: The Complete Eighth Season [Blu-ray]

Finally cleared of wrongdoing, Bones reunites with Booth (David Boreanaz) and the squints. Although the team solves some of their most challenging cases yet, madman Christopher Pelant continues his murderous rampage – inching closer to Bones and Booth daily. From solving the mystery of a roller derby darling’s demise to uncovering a previously unrecognized 9/11 hero to stopping a pandemic, Bones and the team make one remarkable discovery after another. Meanwhile, as if the challenges Booth faces with parenthood and his unique relationship with Bones aren’t enough, his mother shows up after a 24-year absence, and there is shocking news about some of his colleagues. This season comes in both a five disc Bluray set and a six disc DVD set. I did enjoy this season, although I didn’t finish it Doesn’t mean that I wouldn’t mind completing it eventually, though.

Bones: The Complete Eighth Season

American Horror Story: Asylum [Blu-ray]

The sins of the past haunt the present at the notorious Briarcliff home for the criminally insane, ruled with an iron fist by Sister Jude. Forbidden desire and terrifying evil lurk around every corner…from alien abduction to demonic possession to a skin-wearing psychopath known as “Bloody Face.” Emmy winner Jessica Lange leads an exceptional ensemble cast, including Zachary Quinto, James Cromwell and Sarah Paulson. This season comes in both a three disc Bluray version and a four disc DVD version. This show is spooky and fun, and I recommend it.

American Horror Story: Asylum

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (Deluxe Edition) [Blu-ray]

From the chronicles of the DC Universe comes the sweeping saga of rebirth, revenge and redemption. Now, for the first time, witness the legend of The Dark Knight Returns presented as an over two-hour unabridged and seamless animated feature. Another night falls on Gotham City and with the darkness, out crawls the crime and villainy from the shadows. The days are now the harbingers of our time. with the roving gangs and return of villains such as Harvey “Two Face” Dent and the Joker, an aged and weathered Bruce Wayne dons the mast and cape once more. With the brave, young Carrie Kelley at his side as Robin, the Dark Knights faces off against insurmountable odds, unforgettable battles and even the Man Of Steel as he desperately fights to reclaim Gotham City. With a stellar voice cast headed by Peter Weller (RoboCop), Ariel Winter (Modern Family) and David Selby (Dark Shadows), experience the complete epic journey of the Dark Knight as never before! This movie comes in both a three disc Bluray/DVD + Ultraviolet version and a three disc DVD version. It’s Batman. What more do you need to know?

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - Deluxe Edition

That’s all for now, folks. Got any questions or comments? Did I miss anything you wanted to discuss? Hit me up in the comments section below.

Until next time…

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Joseph K. Seltzer is a movie reviewer for When not writing or talking obsessively about the art of movies and TV to anyone who will pretend to listen – especially when it comes to his love for the musical score – he works as a Help Desk technician for a local school board. Generally, you can find him either burrowed in front of the TV watching movies or playing video games, or spending time with his precocious daughter.
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