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!
Walt Disney Pictures kicks things off this week with their recent adaptation of the enduring children’s book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Last fall, ComingSoon.net chatted with the cast and, before that, we took a visit to the set.
It was also last year that we spoke with Jeremy Renner and co-star Rosemarie DeWitt about their latest, the disturbingly true political drama Kill the Messenger, which arrives today on both Blu-ray and DVD.
Critically acclaimed and currently nominated for an Academy Award for its screenplay by Dan Gilroy (who also directs), Nightcrawler stars Jake Gyllenhaal in a stylish Los Angeles neo-noir. Check out our conversation with Gyllenhaal and co-star Rene Russo right here.
One of the first 2015 releases to come to home video, Michael and Peter Spierig’s Predestination stars Ethan Hawke and Sarah Snook and offers a trippy take on Robert Heinlein’s time travel tale “All You Zombies.” Watch our conversation with Hawke about the film right here.
Debuting exclusively on home video is the animated adventure LEGO: DC Comics Superheroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League, featuring the return of “Batman: The Brave and the Bold” star Diedrich Bader as the Dark Knight.
Walt Disney Pictures, meanwhile, releases “from the vault” their 1961 animated classic 101 Dalmatians on Blu-ray for the first time in an edition jam-packed with bonus features.
Joining the Criterion Collection this week are both Nicolas Roeg’s intense 1973 thriller Don’t Look Now, starring Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie as two parents trying to cope with the unexpected loss of their daughter, and A Day in the Country, a 1936 short feature in which Renoir himself stars.
Shout Factory, finally, rounds things out with a pair of Blu-ray double features. The first offers two different takes on vampire comedy, offering Stan Dragoti’s 1979 feature Love at First Bite, starring George Hamilton as Dracula, and Howard Storm’s Once Bitten, released in 1985 with Jim Carrey starring as a young man who may be in over his head when he meets an alluring vampire countess. In the next set, we get both the 1989 comedy Vampire’s Kiss (starring Nicolas Cage, who also provides a commentary track) and Neil Jordan’s 1988 ghost romance, High Spirits, starring Daryl Hannah and Peter O’Toole.
You can check out all the cover art in the gallery viewer below alongside a listing of each release’s special features (where applicable):