Top Stories | Stories - New DVD and Blu-ray Releases for June 24, 2014
Monday, June 23 2014, 10:53 PM MDT
New DVD and Blu-ray Releases for June 24, 2014
(KUTV) This week's  releases from films recently in theaters is headlined by 300: Rise of an Empire, which serves as a prequel and sequel to 2007's 300 as it expands upon the original film's narrative by focusing on the events that led to the rise of Xerxes (with Rodrigo Santoro reprising the role) and the disastrous events that followed. The film also stars Eva Green, Game of Thrones' Lena Headey and Sulivan Stapleton and while it didn't quite match the box office success of its predecessor it did manage to make a healthy profit.

The same cannot be said about Winter's Tale, Akiva Goldsman's adaptation of Mark Helprin's supernatural novel. Having not read the novel I can only say that the film is a narrative mess that takes place during various time periods starting in 1895 and finishing up in present day. What was apparently intended to be a story about the endurance of spirit, soul and character is more of a test of patience. 

Independent films seeing release this week include  Enemy, starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a man who becomes obsessed with an actor who looks exactly as he does, Blood Ties, the English-language remake of the French thriller Les liens du sang starring Clive Owen, Billy Crudup, Marion Cotillard and Mila Kunis, the found footage thriller The Jungle, a movie about a pair of documentary filmmakers who find themselves stalked by a mysterious predator while filming in the Indonesian jungle and The Chef, the Actor, the Scoundrel, a Chinese action comedy packed with effective twists.

This week also sees the long awaited Blu-ray release of The Beatles film A Hard Day's Night as part of The Criterion Collection (the film was released by Criterion on laserdisc two decades ago).

Also this week is a massive unloading of television series titles that includes Duck Dynasty: Season 5, Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6, Mama's Family: Complete Fourth Season, Witches of East End: Complete First Season, NYPD Blue: Season 6, Masters of Sex: Season One, Lost Girl: Season as well as The Boondocks: Season 4 and The Boondocks: The Complete Series.

By: Ryan Painter

(Copyright 2014 Sinclair Broadcasting Group.)

Follow us on Twitter @KUTV2News and LIKE us on Facebook for
updates.New DVD and Blu-ray Releases for June 24, 2014

News Photo Gallery - View More

Related Stories

More Top Stories

Anaconda Fire evacuations lifted, officials warn residents to be ready at moments notice
Becoming a Mighty 5 ambassador
Behind the scenes of the Days of '47 Parade
Police: Calif. man drove to Utah for sex with girl
California firm issues nationwide fruit recall
Man sentenced for drug-related kidnapping, robbery
Salt Lake City bike program grows
Rodeo embezzler will serve no jail time
SLCPD arrest 3 in connection with fatal shooting
Accused Lindon rampage shooter in court for evidence hearing decision
Kids Count report shows good news for Utah teens
Firework fire damages Provo duplex
Mother arrested, baby tested positive for meth
Sheep Fire burns 1,000 acres in Tooele County
Teenage Pilot encountered bad weather on flight to Vegas
Refusing to be lazy costs injured firefighter his retirement earnings
Teen brothers from Utah killed in plane crash
Study finds infants' journey on Mormon Pioneer Trek safer than home
Utah reacts to Obama signing executive order banning gay discrimination
Tunnel Hollow Fire burns 300 acres near Morgan
Cement truck crash snarls traffic on I-215
Police search for restaurant robber
French fries scattered on highway in Utah accident
Red Cross unveils new smartphone app to help families with evacuation
Utah mom accused of killing 6 babies goes to court
New remodel, soccer stadium among proposed changes for Utah State Fair Park
Olympic Oval installs solar panels to power facility, save money
Modifying safety protocols to control deadly diseases
Proton radiation maybe the future of tumor treatment
Arguments to move Utah teen's trial postponed
Hours separate deadly Arizona plane crashes
Tongan Crip Gang member pleads guilty to manslaughter charges
Obama gives protection to gay, transgender workers
Orem man appears for preliminary hearing on sexually assault charges
Utah man appears in court for 20-year-old murder case
Crews battle brush fire near Herriman
Ogden residents thank fire crews for saving their homes
2 Americans killed in fighting in Gaza Strip
Utah politicians take "ice bucket challenge" for charity
Crews battle building fire in Duchesne County
Crash in Logan Canyon sends 3 to hospital
Police looking for suspects in drive-by shooting
Man in critical condition after being injured by power line
Bodies from downed jet piled in boxcars in Ukraine
First moonwalk was 45 years ago today
Scores dead in first major ground battle in Gaza
Ten horses found dead in Magna field
Man found with gunshot wound in Ogden motel
Divers find body of female in Weber County reservoir
Locals beat heat on downtown slip and slide
Malaysian plane shot down in Ukraine: What happened?
Utah County man faces bestiality charge
St. George fire displaces dozens; burns 4 mobile homes
5 critically injured after rollover crash in Ogden
Shooting deaths of 4 horses in Utah prompt outrage
$5,000 reward for info about Davis County horse shooting
Apparent animal neglect leaves nine horses dead near Magna
U of U Health Care adds a big helicopter for small patients
Utah’s unemployment rate continues to drop
War veteran says VA police officer kicked out his service dog
Advertise with us!


Pay It Forward
Fresh Living
Family Matters
Road Trippin
Hooked On Utah

Advertise with us!