Couple of big new releases for the week of Aug. 30, 2016.
One is Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book. This was an amazing adaptation and now eight months in remains one of my favorite films of 2016. The animal animation was stellar. Going 3D is definitely the best viewing option to truly experience this one. While this won’t be the same as seeing it in theaters, I highly recommend seeing it, but I think it’s going to be one worth adding to your collection.
Additionally, the second season of Star Wars Rebels arrives on Blu-Ray/DVD. Rebels has been one of the pleasant surprises on Disney XD. It’s done a great job of filling in the gaps of the Star Wars saga. Season 2 saw the shocking arrival of Darth Vader as well as his former padawan Ahsoka Tano. Check out the full 20 episode season now in time for the Sept. 24 premiere of Season 3. Here’s the Rebels details:
· From Apprentice to Adversary: Vader vs. Ahsoka (Exclusive to Blu-ray) – Executive Producer Dave Filoni reflects on the climactic ending of the season, when Ahsoka Tano finally confronts Darth Vader in a long-awaited, fierce and epic lightsaber battle.
· Connecting the Galaxy: Rebels Season Two – Uncover hidden references, Easter eggs and connections to the Star Wars universe found throughout the season.
· Rebel Recons – Blast off with 20 fun, fast-paced episode recons, featuring behind-the-scenes footage, interviews with cast and crew, and more!
Release Date: August 30, 2016
Format: Blu-ray (3-Disc) & DVD (4-Disc)
Rating: TVY7 FV; CE: PG; CF: G (Bonus Material Not Rated)
Run Time: Approximately 485 minutes (not including bonus)
Closed Captioned: Yes
Aspect Ratio: 1:78 (Widescreen)
Audio: 5.1 Dolby Digital
Languages/ Subtitles: English, French, German & Spanish