New on Blu-Ray/DVD for 10/4/16 – X-Men: Apocalypse; Preacher

Here’s the new home video releases for 10/4/16

Following the success of X-Men: Days of Future Past, 20th Century Fox was pretty confident about its X-Men franchise. Deadpool was a surprise early hit for 2016, but the latest chapter in the X-Men saga, X-Men: Apocalypse was a disappointment.

So far it’s the No. 11 highest grossing film of the year. For reference, Deadpool clocked in at No. 5.

It seems audiences weren’t particularly interested in an X-Men film that didn’t feature heavy doses of Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellan and Halle Berry.

The new chapter saw the X-Men battle longtime foe Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) in a reboot of sorts for the series.

Also coming out this week, The Purge: Election Year. This has been a surprisingly resilient series that continues to do well with critics and fans. It helps that it sticks consistent with its premise.

On the TV front, the first season of AMC’s latest hit, Preacher, debuts. AMC is great about getting its series out quickly to take advantage of the buzz. I haven’t caught it yet, but I’m looking forward to checking it out.

Additionally, Vikings Season 4 and American Horror Story: Hotel make their debuts.