Blu-ray Releases: 4/21/13 – 4/27/13
This week on Blu-ray: Australians net three new Blu-rays while Americans get four. But, here on Resident Entertainment, we believe in quality not quantity.
People Like Us arrives on Blu-ray this week. People Like Us was a box office failure here in the US and didn’t appear to even come out in Australia although I could be wrong. I personally thought the movie was okay and you can read my full review by clicking here. The Blu-ray does not appear to come with a DVD or Digital Copy.
Les Misérables comes out on Blu-ray this week. Les Misérables was a huge success worldwide grossing over $437 million. I really liked Les Misérables and you can read my review of that film here. DVD and Digital Copies don’t seem to be present.
Finally, the awesome Wreck-It Ralph comes to 3D and 2D Blu-ray this week. Wreck-It Ralph was also a huge success with over $471 million worldwide. I reviewed the Wreck-It Ralph 3D Blu-ray and I loved it. It has a solid presentation and good bonus features that should please the Wreck-It Ralph fan that you should be. You can read my full review here. The 3D Blu-ray appears to come with a 2D and 3D Blu-ray and a Digital Copy. The 2D Blu-ray comes with a DVD and Blu-ray (no Digital Copy). It’s worth noting that the American 3D Blu-ray comes with a DVD copy so Australians might get a similar deal.
Gangster Squad comes to Blu-ray this week. The film was a decent success at the box office with over $100 million worldwide but had a budget of $60 million so it didn’t make too much cash. There doesn’t appear to be any special retailer deals for Gangster Squad. The Blu-ray comes with a DVD and Ultraviolet copy. You can see the review for Gangster Squad here.
A Haunted House haunts the Blu-ray shelves this week. A Haunted House had a teeny budget of $2.5 million so its $40 million domestically was a success for this film. A Haunted House doesn’t have any special deals but I can confirm it comes with a DVD, Digital Copy, and Ultraviolet so you can laugh at the potty humor and slapstick anywhere your heart desires.
Jurassic Park 3D comes out on Blu-ray today for some reason. The film is in more than 2,000 theaters here in America at the moment so it’s strange that the film is coming to 3D Blu-ray today. You get a 3D copy, a 2D copy, a DVD, a Digital Copy, and an Ultraviolet, the whole nine yards. It’s worth noting that you can purchase the entire trilogy on Blu-ray or all of them separately. I thought the 3D conversion was fantastic and you can read my thoughts on the 3D conversion of Jurassic Park here.
Finally, Promised Land comes to Blu-ray this week. This Matt Damon box office disappointment comes with a Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy, and Ultraviolet. No retail exclusives seem to be present.
That’s it for this week. With four new releases it might seem like America won but I wouldn’t exactly say that. Jurassic Park is an incredible film but is already available on 2D Blu-ray. The other three films have done poor critically. Australia gets the decent People Like Us, the very good Les Mis, and the awesome Wreck-It Ralph. We gotta give it to Australia.
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