This Week on Blu-ray and DVD: March 24, 2015


This Week on Blu-ray and DVD

Welcome to’s look at all the top entertainment hitting this week on Blu-ray and DVD. Check out the gallery viewer below for a look at all the major new releases, television season sets and catalogue titles hitting the shelves today, March 24, 2015.

Peter Jackson’s second Middle-earth trilogy comes to an end with the home video release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies while Walt Disney Pictures brings home a very different recent big screen fantasy feature with Into the Woods, director Rob Marshall’s all-star adaptation of the hit Broadway musical. Then, rounding out this week’s recent theatrical releases is Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken, nominated for Best Picture for its dramatic telling of the life of Olympian and POW Louis Zamperini.

Recent indie releases now available on Blu-ray include the romantic drama Song One, starring Anne Hathaway and Johnny Flynn, and the horror mockumentary Digging Up the Marrow, the latest from Frozen and Hatchet‘s Adam Green.

Two key catalogue titles arriving this week include The Beyond, a three-disc definitive edition of Lucio Fulci’s 1981 giallo masterpiece, and, in a new special edition from Shout! Factory, The Sure Thing, Rob Reiner’s 1985 comedy that helped launch the career of leading man John Cusack.

On the TV front, Shout! Factory is delivering (on DVD only) Mr. Bean: The Whole Bean, a four-disc set that includes every episode of the Rowan Atkinson series, available uncut for the first time. 

The Criterion Collection, finally, adds some Errol Morris documentary classics with both The Thin Blue Line and a two-disc set of Gates of Heaven & Vernon, Florida, all backed by a host of special features, including Les Blank’s short film “Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe,” the result of a bet between Herzog and Morris.

You can check out all the cover art in the gallery viewer below alongside a listing of each release’s special features (where applicable):