Yo, ProFans! Joseph here, and I’m bringing you the latest and greatest in home releases for September 10, 2013. In this week’s episode, we talk about a return trip to everyone’s favorite starship, the coolest geeks around, espionage, the Winchesters, and Idris Elba. All good? Let’s take off, then.
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 87%
When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew. This movie comes in a three disc 3D Bluray/Bluray/DVD + Digital Copy version, a two disc Bluray/DVD + Digital Copy version, and a single disc DVD version. I don’t think it should come as a surprise that I loved this movie, and it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to anyone that it’s my pick of the week. Live long and prosper, damn it!
Whether on or above Earth, hilarity is outrageously universal in TV’s most popular comedy featuring four forward-thinking but socially backward geniuses. Fun discoveries multiply: Leonard learns jealousy is bad for a relationship (with Penny) but science is good for seduction (of Penny). Howard finds life in the International Space Station life is no escape from terrestrial turmoil between his mom and his new wife Bernadette. Raj meets someone special who may be a good match, if he can keep her from fleeing mid-date. And then there’s Sheldon. He learns what not to say after facing harassment charges or competing for tenure at work and how Dungeons & Dragons can be the icebreaker his relationship with Amy needs. For those who need laughter with scientific regularity, this 24-episode Season Six set of The Big Bang Theory will rock your cosmos. This series comes in both a five disc Bluray/DVD + Ultraviolet version and a three disc DVD version. I’ve heard mixed reviews about this show; some people find it genuinely funny, but some others find the laugh track insulting and the humor passé at best. I haven’t seen much of it, so I can’t call it. But, if you’re a fan, have at it.
Homeland makes its triumphant return after winning six Emmy® Awards, including Outstanding Lead Actress for Claire Danes, Outstanding Lead Actor for Damian Lewis and Outstanding Drama Series. Marine Sgt. Nicholas Brody (Lewis) is now a U.S. congressman, and former CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Danes) has returned to civilian life. But when a new and potentially devastating terrorist threat emerges, Brody and Carrie’s lives become intertwined once again and they resume their delicate dance of suspicion, deceit and desire. Delve deeper into the edge-of-your-seat excitement with the thrilling second season of this “unmissable and gloriously suspenseful” (USA Today) hit show. This series comes in both a three disc Bluray version and a four disc DVD version. I love Claire Danes for her diverse roles, and I love Damian Lewis for the spectacular police procedural “Life” that NBC cancelled after two seasons…sons of bitches. But, I can honestly say I haven’t seen any of this show. It appears to be a very intriguing show, so I can recommend it fully.
After a year apart, Sam and Dean are reunited in the Eighth Season premiere. After escaping from Purgatory with the help of a vampire named Benny, Dean heads straight for Sam, but the reunion isn’t exactly everything he imagined it would be. Although Sam drops everything to join his brother, leaving the life he had grown accustomed to enjoy turns out to be harder than he imagined. In the meantime, Benny’s help turns out to be more than what Dean bargained for. As the brothers struggle with their unexpected reunion, they make a shocking discovery that could lead them on a deeply personal mission to settle old scores. If only they could agree – is this a “family business” or isn’t it? Discover the secrets and mysteries in these 23 must-watch episodes. This series is available in both a four disc Bluray version and a six disc DVD version. Inexplicably, this show is still on the air, as it was supposed to be over after Season Five. However, the show seemed to pick up after Season Six and is still riding high. This show is sufficiently creepy and awesome at the same time, so give it a watch.
Idris Elba (The Wire) won a Golden Globe for his depiction of John Luther in this gripping, smart, and riveting psychological thriller from the BBC. In this new mini-series, a twisted fetishist is targeting young women in London. As Luther is called to another case, will the killer escape his grips? Luther faces an even bigger threat as members of his own team will stop at nothing to bring him down. And as a vigilante killer takes justice into his own hands, Luther questions his own sense of morality. Can he continue to walk the thin line between right and wrong, or has he finally met his match? This series is only available in a two disc DVD version. We at Project Fandom love anything from the BBC, and this is no exception. If it weren’t for Star Trek Into Darkness and “The Gloriously British” Benedict Cumberbatch™, this would be the pick of the week. But, as it stands, it’s a close number two. I couldn’t recommend this more.
Well, that’s all we have for now. Got any questions or comments? Did I miss anything you wanted to talk about? Hit me up in the comments section below.
Until next time…