New DVD and Blu-ray movies this week include 47 Ronin (Keanu Reeves), The Pirate Fairy (animated), At Middleton (Andy Garcia, Vera Farmiga), Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Will Ferrell), and The Little Rascals Save the Day (giveaway). I’ve seen 47 Ronin and want to watch it again. I also want to see At Middleton. I’m sure my children will want to see The Pirate Fairy. Read on for a summary of the new Blu-ray and DVD releases.
Blu-ray and DVD movie coming out the week of April 1, 2014
- 47 Ronin
Keanu Reeves stars in the action-adventure epic. After a treacherous warlord kills their master and banishes their kind, 47 leaderless samurai vow to seek vengeance and reclaim their honor. This band of ronins must seek help from Kai (Reeves) — an enslaved half-breed they once rejected — in their ultimate fight for redemption in a savage world of mythic and wondrous terrors. Kai becomes their most deadly weapon and the heroic inspiration for these outnumbered warriors to confront their enemy and seize eternity.
- At Middleton
Academy Award nominees Andy Garcia (Ocean’s 11, City Island) and Vera Farmiga (A&E’s Bates Motel, Up in the Air) star as straight-laced, George and eccentric Edith, two strangers who meet on their children’s college tour at the idyllic Middleton University. Despite their opposing temperaments, George and Edith play hooky together, ditching the textbook tour for a carefree afternoon reminiscent of their youth. But what begins as an afternoon of fun soon becomes a revealing and enlightening experience that will change their lives forever. A light-hearted romance for adults on the surface, At Middleton is a deeply moving and enlightening portrait of the timelessness of romance and youth. Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story), Spencer Lofranco (Jamesy Boy), Peter Reigert (Dads), and Tom Skerritt (Picket Fences) also star in this story about what can happen on your first day of college – no matter who you are – At Middleton.
- Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
With the 70’s behind him, San Diego’s top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), returns to the news desk in ‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.’ Also back for more are Ron’s co-anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), weather man Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), man on the street Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and sports guy Champ Kind (David Koechner) — all of whom won’t make it easy to stay classy… while taking the nation’s first 24-hour news channel by storm. Theatrical version: 118 minutes. Unrated Version: 122 minutes. Super-Sized R-Rated version: 143 minutes. Theatrical version: PG-13 for crude and sexual content, drug use, language, and comic violence. Super-Sized version: R for language, drug use, sexual material, and references.
- The Pirate Fairy
From the world of Peter Pan comes The Pirate Fairy, a swashbuckling new adventure about Zarina (voice of Christina Hendricks), a smart and ambitious dust-keeper fairy who’s captivated by Blue Pixie Dust and its endless possibilities. When Zarina’s wild ideas get her into trouble, she flees Pixie Hollow and joins forces with the scheming pirates of Skull Rock, who make her captain of their ship. Tinker Bell (voice of Mae Whitman) and her friends must embark on an epic adventure to find Zarina, and together they go sword-to-sword with the band of pirates led by a cabin boy named James (voice of Tom Hiddleston), who’ll soon be known as Captain Hook, himself. Enjoy the laughter, heart, magic and thrills of The Pirate Fairy.
- The Little Rascals Save the Day (giveaway)
The Little Rascals are back in an all-new movie. Join the fun with Spanky, Alfalfa, Darla, Buckwheat, Petey the dog and the whole gang as they are up to their usual mischief! The Rascals try anything to raise the money needed to save their grandma’s (Doris Roberts) bakery. The only trouble is – they just can’t seem to do anything right! From botched pet washes to terrible taxi service, they can’t raise a penny. Their only hope is to win prize money from the local talent show – but have you ever heard Alfalfa sing?