DVD Releases


BigBadWolves-042314.jpg Without a major new release on DVD and Blu-ray this week, acclaimed crime-drama "Big Bad Wolves" looks like the most prominent new title hitting the home market, followed by indie "Barefoot" and heralded documentary "The Trials of Muhammad Ali." But even though there aren't many major new releases, there are a couple of older titles getting new Blu-ray editions.

Philomena-041514.jpg After a decent limited run in theaters and plenty of awards season buzz, drama/comedy "Philomena" heads to DVD and Blu-ray this week hoping to find a few adult audiences, with Judi Dench headlining the cast in another Oscar-nominated role. Also getting launched in the home market this week will be smash hit "Ride Along" and Ben-Stiller-starring comedy "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty."

Hobbit-040814.jpg Following up another enormous box office run in "The Hobbit" series, "The Desolation of Smaug" heads to DVD and Blu-ray this week with hopes of finding another very wide international audience. Also hitting stores this week will be "August: Osage County," an Oscar-nominated drama starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts that was one of the most successful limited releases of late-2013.

anchorman-040214.jpg Coming off a strong box office run, Will Ferrell-starring sequel "Anchorman 2" is the most prominent new release of the week on DVD and Blu-ray, followed by Keanu Reeves' martial arts film "47 Ronin" and animated release "The Pirate Fairy." Also getting launched this week will be the latest season of popular series "Psych" and several other little known features, including thriller "The Bag Man."

wolfofwallstreet-032614.jpg Following up a successful stint in theaters, Martin Scorsese's latest Oscar nominated film "The Wolf of Street" heads to Blu-ray this week in a fairly slow part of the release schedule, with only a few other less prominent titles slated to hit stores.