Web-slinging spiders, terrifying toys and super-creepy mysteries all team up on store shelves for this week's home entertainment releases on Blu-Ray and DVD.
Web-slinging spiders, terrifying toys and super-creepy mysteries all team up on store shelves for this week's home entertainment releases on Blu-Ray and DVD. Check out the new titles below, and let us know which ones are on your wish list.
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2
The world’s most popular web-slinger returns with the release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on 3-disc Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, 2-disc Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone reprise their iconic roles as Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy, who face their most dangerous adversaries yet. In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing his role as New York City’s hero and spending time with Gwen. But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Spider-Man faces his greatest battle yet.
Marc Webb returns to direct The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which also stars Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn (a.k.a The Green Goblin) with Academy Award nominee Paul Giamatti as Aleksei Sytsevich (a.k.a. The Rhino), and two-time Academy Award winner Sally Field as Aunt May.
Fans will be excited to explore the Blu-ray exclusive bonus features, which include the six-part, behind-the-scenes documentary, “The Wages of Heroism: Making The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” which includes more than 100 minutes of immersive featurettes detailing the heroic efforts needed to bring the film to life. Exclusively available on Blu-ray are nine all-new deleted scenes with commentary by Marc Webb, including the scene “Peter Meets His Father.” Both the Blu-ray and DVD versions of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 include a Filmmaker Commentary, four deleted scenes and Alicia Keys’ “It’s On Again” music video.
TOY STORY OF TERROR!
Disney and Pixar’s made-for-TV Halloween Toy Story special Toy Story of TERROR! finally gets a home entertainment release on DVD, Blu-Ray Combo Pack and Disney Movies Anywhere. Reuniting after the events of the blockbuster smash Toy Story 3, Buzz, Woody and the gang join new friend Combat Carl for a spooky tale full of mystery and humor that’s a must-own for Toy Story fans. Never-before-seen bonus features include parody vintage toy commercials, deleted scenes, audio commentary and much more.
What starts out as a fun road trip for the Toy Story gang takes an unexpected turn for the worse when the trip detours to a roadside motel. After one of the toys goes missing, the others find themselves caught up in a mysterious sequence of events that must be solved before they all suffer the same fate in this Toy Story OF TERROR!
Toy Story OF TERROR! features the voice talents of original Toy Story cast members Tom Hanks as Woody, Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear, Joan Cusack as Jessie, Timothy Dalton as Mr. Pricklepants, Don Rickles as Mr. Potato Head, Kristen Schaal as Trixie and Wallace Shawn as Rex, along with series newcomer Carl Weathers as Combat Carl/Combat Carl Jr.
Join the Mystery Incorporated gang as they set out for their next exciting adventure in Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy, the latest original Scooby-Doo animated film, available now from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Halloween comes early this year with a spooktacular story the whole family can enjoy together. Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy is available in a Blu-ray combo pack, which retails for $24.98 SRP and on standard DVD, which retails for $19.98 SRP.
Scooby-Doo and those “meddling kids,” Shaggy, Fred, Daphne and Velma are back! In this spooky adventure, Velma discovers she’s inherited her great-great-uncle Dr. Von Dinkenstein’s cursed castle in the terrifying town of Transylvania…Pennsylvania, that is. Just when the Gang persuades Velma to claim her inheritance, the ghost of Dinkenstein Castle blows up the Mystery Machine as a warning to the group that each of them will lose what is most dear to them if they continue to pursue the mystery of the castle. Now the gang must spring into action to solve the mystery while also dealing with the threats from Dickenstein’s ghost. Can Fred work without his precious Mystery Machine? What happens to Daphne when she loses her good looks? And how will Scooby and Shaggy ever work without their appetites? More importantly, what family secret has Velma been hiding all along?
Bonus episodes include “A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts” and “To Switch a Witch.”
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.