Inside Out – The latest Pixar movie, this time about an 11-year-old girl Riley, that moves with her family from the Midwest to San Francisco. Already struggling with a new school and making new friends, inside her mind the emotions are in chaos when Joy and Sadness are sucked into the deepest recesses of Riley’s mind, leaving the remaining emotions to try to guide Riley through life. The Blu-ray also comes with a brand new short showing Riley’s first date. Stars Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Richard Kind, Kyle MacLachlan, Diane Lane, and Kaitlyn Dias. Rated PG.
Toy Story That Time Forgot – The Toy Story Christmas special from 2014 finally is coming to video. The best part of this is how it features The Battlesaurs toyline was had all the Battlesaurs believe they were real. The best part of this home video release is that Studio Trigger (studio behind Kill la Kill) created a fake intro for the fictional TV series. While technically this is a TV special, it’s related to the movie franchise so I put it in the movie section. Not Rated.
Vacation – Rusty Griswold, now all grown up and with a family of his own, tries to create his own memories by taking his family on a cross-country vacation to Wally World, apparently learning nothing from his previous family adventures. However from the looks of it, instead of being a critique of family vacations with some irreverent humor, the movie seems full of modern gross out humor. Stars Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Skyler Gisondo, Steele Stebbins, Chris Hemsworth, Leslie Mann, Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Charlie Day, Catherine Missal, Ron Livingston, Norman Reedus, Keegan-Michael Key, Regina Hall, and Emyri Crutchfield. Rated R.
The Final Girls – The horror version of Last Action Hero as Max and a group of friends attend an anniversary screening of “Camp Bloodbath” that starred Max’s recently deceased mother. They are sucked into the film and must use their knowledge of the movie and of various horror tropes they try to survive to the end of the movie. Rated PG-13.
Bloodsucking Bastards – Bloodsucking Bastards is basically Office Space meets vampires. When a failing company hires a new Sales Manager that happens to be a vampire, the staff slowly starts to become vampires along with dead bodies piling up and it’s up to the remaining humans to battle the undead and purge the company before they are all turned or killed. Not Rated.
A LEGO Brickumentary – A documentary about the history of LEGOs and how they took over the world. Rated G.
Black Sails: Season 2 – The second season of the Starz TV series about the adventures of Blackbeard that’s a prequel to Treasure Island. There is already a third and fourth season on the way. Not Rated.
Doctor Who: Series 9 Part 1 – The first six episodes of season 9 of Doctor Who with the Doctor and his companion Clara as they travel the universe in space and time. Not Rated.
Getting On: Season 2 – The second season of the HBO series based on a UK series about the lives of hospital workers. Not Rated.
A.D.: The Bible Continues – The NBC series that covers more of the New Testament after their previous miniseries of The Bible but only ran for one season before it was canceled. It may still come back from the producers of A.D. The Bible Continues in the future. Not Rated.
The 10th Kingdom – 15th Anniversary Special Edition – The 15th anniversary edition and first time on Blu-ray of one of my favorite miniseries of all time and still incredibly underappreciated. The world of all the fairy tales are real but what we know of the stories wasn’t the end and they didn’t all get their happily ever after in the end. When the Evil Queen escapes from prison with a plot to take over the world is slightly foiled by a magic mirror leading to New York City, a father and daughter team up to return home and save the rest of the 9 Kingdoms before it’s too late. However, they may find out that their fates are more intertwined to the fairy tale worlds then they originally thought. I love this series and still to this day routinely say “Suck an Elf.” Not Rated.
Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas – The stop motion animated Elf Christmas Special from 2014 that’s a shortened franken retelling of movie featuring original songs and songs from the Elf Broadway musical. But it does have a decent voice cast with Jim Parsons, Mark Hamill, Kate Micucci, Ed Asner, Max Charles, and Rachael MacFarlane all starring. Not Rated.
Mobile Suit Gundam (First Gundam): Part 1 – This is technically a re-release but this is the first time that the original Mobile Suit Gundam has been available on Blu-ray in the USA. The neat thing with this re-release is that it has been retransferred from the original 35mm film so it should look really nice. It also comes with episodes 1 – 21 and features both English and Japanese audio. If you’re a fan of the original Gundam, this is actually a really nice collection that you should pick up. Not Rated.
Turn A Gundam: The Movies – The two Turn A Gundam movies which are edited versions of the Turn A Gundam series about a far future universe of Gundam where the Earth’s technology has regressed to that of the early 20th century and the Moonrace, where the more advanced technology has continued. Sadly still sub only but definitely an interesting version of Gundam that I’m interested in. Not Rated.
Fairy Tail: Collection Five – A good way to keep catching up on Fairy Tail with these bundled collections. This one contains episodes 97 – 120. Not Rated.
Gasslip – A sub only release from Sentai Filmworks. A girl who wishes to continue her family tradition of being a glassblower discovers that she can see visions of the future when she looks into reflections of glass. To add to that strangeness, a mysterious male transfer student arrives in town saying that he was sent by a voice from the future to find her. Not Rated.
Umi Monogatari: The Complete Series – A sub only series from Nozomi (Right Stuf) about two female underwater seapeople that want to go to the surface and when they do, unleash a darkness that can cause disaster for both the surface and the seas. Not Rated.
Hidamari Sketch: Honeycomb – The sub only fourth season of Hidamari Sketch from Sentai Filmworks. Not Rated.
Need for Speed – A mixed reviewed reboot of the Need for Speed racing game franchise that makes you feel old when you realize that this is the 22nd installment of the game. Be aware that this latest version requires a broadband connection to play which sounds kind of dumb. Available for PS4, Xbox One, and later PC. Rated T for Teen.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Released on November 06, 2015 – This one is a little tricky because there are some differences between versions. Call of Duty: Black Ops III is the 12th Call of Duty Game set 40 years in the future from Black Ops II (which came out in 2012) and has a good cast that’s been motion captured in both its regular version and its zombie storylines. While Call of Duty: Black Ops III is available on both generations of consoles, it looks like there is a difference in content and that the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game are fairly hampered so you may want to reconsider getting Call of Duty: Black Ops III on those consoles. Available for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC. Rated M for Mature.
Yo-kai Watch – The image for this one won’t show up even though it’s on the page itself so I’m leaving it like this. This is the first Yo-kai Watch video game available in the United States now that it’s finally made its premiere on Disney XD.