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 and catalogue titles hitting the shelves!
Universal Home Entertainment launches things off with their return to the “Universal Monsters” franchise, Dracula Untold. Starring Luke Evans, the “origin story” of one of horror’s greatest villains blends elements of the true story of Vlad Dracula with the dark fantasy of Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel. ComingSoon.net recently paid a visit to Romania to explore both the facts and folklore of the region and you can check out our first video, a visit to Bran Castle, right here.
Also coming home from a recent theatrical run is John Wick, the super-slick actioner starring Keanu Reeves that has been a major hit with audiences and critics alike. ComingSoon.net also recently paid a visit to directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski’s studio, 87Eleven Action Design, to receive some gun training of our very own! You can check that out right here.
The Best of Me, the latest adaptation from author Nicolas Sparks, also arrives today. Click here to check out our video interviews with Sparks alongside cast members Liana Liberato, Luke Bracey, Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden.
Dear White People, meanwhile, marks a triumphant feature film debut from writer/director Justin Simien, while The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby offers up three full films (subtitled “Her,” “Him” and “Them”) in the same Blu-ray package. Also, The World Made Straight adapts Ron Rash’s 2006 novel of the same name with a cast that includes Noah Wyle, Jeremy Irvine and Minka Kelly.
Walt Disney Home Entertainment has a big treat for animation fans, offering up three Studio Ghibli classics: the recent Tales From Earthsea (based on Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea series and directed by Hayao Miyazaki’s son, Gor? Miyazaki), Pom Poko (a delightful family adventure about a society of magical tanuki) and Porco Rosso (quite arguably Studio Ghibli’s best film, telling the story of a World War I flying ace who has been transformed into a pig).
Joining the Criterion Collection this week is Jean-Luc Godard’s “second first film,” Every Man For Himself, while Warner Bros. gives Barry Levinson’s fantastic feature debut, Diner, its first-ever HD release.
Finally, hitting DVD only, is Coffee Town, CollegeHumor’s first feature film, starring Glenn Howerton, Ben Schwartz, Steve Little, Adrianne Palicki and Josh Groban.
You can check out all the cover art in the gallery viewer below alongside a listing of each release’s special features (where applicable):