New DVD and Blu-ray movies this week include Labor Day (Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin), Gimme Shelter (Vanessa Hudgens), Devil’s Due (Zach Gilford) and Legend of Hercules (Kellan Lutz). Labor Day looks the most promising and Gimme Shelter sounds good too. Read on for a summary of the new Blu-ray and DVD releases.
Blu-ray and DVD movie coming out the week of April 29, 2014
- Labor Day
A story of love, passion, and betrayal as seen through the eyes of a teenage boy and the man he later becomes. Henry looks back on his fateful 13th year, when he lived with his reclusive divorced mother. At the start of Labor Day weekend, while on a rare excursion to town, Henry and his mother encounter an injured man who asks for refuge in their home. Over the course of the next four days, they’re taken ‘hostage’ by a man who ultimately captures them, body and soul.
- Gimme Shelter
Based on inspiring true events, and starring Vanessa Hudgens. A teenage girl (Hudgens) flees life with her drug-addicted mother to find the wealthy father she’s never known. GIMME SHELTER tells the extraordinary and courageous tale of one girl’s fight against the odds to find redemption and ultimately to create a family she can call her own.
- Devil’s Due
A young couple’s blessed event turns into their worst nightmare in one of the most terrifying horror films ever conceived. After a mysterious night on their honeymoon, Zach and Samantha McCall find themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy. While recording everything on video for posterity, Zach notices odd behavior in his wife, which they initially attribute to nerves, although it soon becomes evident that the disturbing changes to Samantha’s body and mind have a much more sinister origin. All will suffer… but who will survive?
- Legend of Hercules
In this epic origin story, the mythical Greek hero Hercules — the son of Zeus, a half-god, half-man is blessed with extraordinary strength. Betrayed by his stepfather, the King, and exiled and sold into slavery because of a forbidden love, Hercules must use his formidable powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom. Through harrowing battles and gladiator-arena death matches, Hercules embarks on a legendary odyssey to overthrow the King and restore peace to the land.