Welcome to ComingSoon.net’s look at all the major releases hitting this week on Blu-ray and DVD! Check out the gallery viewer below for a look at all the major new releases, TV season sets and catalogue titles.
New releases this week begin with Annabelle, a spinoff of James Wan’s critically acclaimed The Conjuring, which itself also became a rather sizable box office hit. Next up is The Boxtrolls, a charming stop motion tale and LAIKA’s third animated feature film (which brings the studio three-for-three when it comes to Best Animated Picture Academy Award nominations). Then there’s Luc Besson’s action-intense Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson, which took in an impressive $458 million worldwide.
Recent indie hits include The Mule, a darkly comic crime drama starring Saw‘s Leigh Whannell as a drug mule who gets arrested his first time out. White Bird in a Blizzard hails from director Gregg Arraki, who adapts Laura Kasischke’s powerful 1999 coming of age drama with Shailene Woodley (Divergent, The Fault in Our Stars) in the lead. The Zero Theorem, meanwhile, delivers the latest work from Terry Gilliam with a dystopic tale in a similar vein to Gilliam’s classic Brazil, starring Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds, Big Eyes).
Hitting DVD only this week are William H. Macy’s directorial debut, Rudderless, a smart, musical melodrama with a clever plot twist, starring Billy Crudup (Almost Famous, Watchmen) and Wolves, a supernatural actioner written and directed by X-Men and Watchmen scribe David Hayter.
The Criterion Collection, meanwhile, offers the first-ever HD presentations of Preston Sturges enduring screwball comedy classic The Palm Beach Story and Guy Maddin’s deliriously laugh-out-loud tour of dreams and half-memories, My Winnipeg.
Shout! Factory rounds things off with On Golden Pond, the 1981 drama that took home three Academy Awards and represented the final big screen pairing for the incomparable Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda.
You can check out all the cover art in the gallery viewer below alongside a listing of each release’s special features (where applicable):