New to Blu-Ray/DVD – Sept. 30, 2014

Transformers Age of Extinction 3D blu-ray coverTransformers: Age of Extinction – Michael Bay returns to the driver’s seat for the fourth chapter of his Transformers series. This time, Mark Wahlberg joins him as the leading man, but Optimus Prime and Bumblebee are ready to tangle with the Decepticons thanks to the help of some new allies – the Dinobots.
Buy it on 3D Blu-Ray here: Transformers: Age of Extinction (3D Blu-ray + Blu-ray + DVD)

Buy it on Blu-Ray here: Transformers: Age of Extinction (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD)

Buy it on DVD here: Transformers: Age of Extinction

chef blu rayChef – One of the year’s best reviewed films comes to home video. Director/Writer Jon Favreau stars as a chef who loses his restaurant job and tries to spark his creativity by starting a food truck and making amends with his estranged family.

Buy it on Blu-Ray: Chef (Blu-ray + DVD + DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet)

24 live another day blu cover24: Live Another Day – Like most seasons of “24,” I start off watching it on a weekly basis, but the commercials and the required patience of waiting 24, or in this case 12, weeks to unfold proves too much for me and I resort to binge watching the season when it comes out on home video.

Exiled in London for four years, former Counter Terrorist Unit agent Jack Bauer (Sutherland) must spring into action to try to save U.S. President James Heller
(William Devane). In retribution for a drone strike he ordered, Heller sits in the crosshairs of the widow of an al-Qaeda leader.

DVD: 24: Live Another Day

Blu-Ray: 24: Live Another Day [Blu-ray]

  • Fred

    This is probably going to only be the 6th biggest domestic grosser of the year, but as far as global goes it’s going to be 2014’s biggest overall grosser. Hobbit 3 is the only film left this year that could make a reasonable run at Transformers: AOE as far as global box office gross goes, and I think it’s going to be very tough for even that film top the global take of T4.

  • I think Hobbit 3 could top it as the franchise remains a killer worldwide even if domestically, the fanfare has kinda cooled on it.

  • Fred

    Hobbit 3 is the only film with a chance to do it this year. I think T4 and Hobbit 3 will definitely be the only two films we see this year to top 1 billion worldwide. While I do think “Mockingjay part1” will make good amount of money worldwide, I don’t see enough global pop in that film to top 1 billion. It might get to 900 million or so since the previous film reached 850-860 million worldwide. One thing I think Hobbit 3 has no chance of reaching is T4’s 300 million gross in China, it’s not coming close to touching that.

  • Yeah $300 million is crazy! I don’t see Mockingjay topping either of them. At least for the first part. Next year’s sequel could be a major box office winner worldwide.

  • Fred

    Now being that “Mockingjay part 2” will be the last film in the series, I do see that one cracking 1 billion worldwide. It should finish number #3 worldwide in 2015 behind AOU and Star Wars VII. I do think ‘Mockingjay part 2’ and Star Wars VII is going to slug it out for the number 2 and 3 domestic spot next year, ‘Mission Impossible 5’ opening a week after Star Wars is the one piece that could slightly tip the scales in favor of ‘Mockingjay part 2’ as far as domestic box office goes.

  • I dunno man. The SW fanbase is rabid for any news or set pics so I’m feeling more comfortable with that being #2 (maybe 1) at this point. Don’t hear any buzz for M:I 5 yet.

  • Fred

    I think both movies will make strong runs at 400 million domestic, but I wouldn’t go beyond that right now. MI5 definitely is not going to stop Star Wars VII from making money but it will be an obstacle in it’s way, trust me. I definitely think MI5 will knock Star Wars out of the top spot, but I could also see Star Wars returning to the top like GOTG did, assuming MI5 doesn’t show too strong of legs at the box office. MI:5 will never generate buzz like Star Wars is obviously, but it will still be a box office hit.