New DVD and Blu-ray movies this week include Robocop (review | Joel Kinnaman), Son of God (giveaway | Gary Oliver), Lone Survivor (Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch), and True Blood: Season 6. I’ve seen Robocop and liked it. I also plan on watching Lone Survivor and season six of True Blood (I love this TV series). Continue reading for a summary of the new Blu-ray and DVD releases.
Blu-ray and DVD movie coming out the week of June 3, 2014
Robocop stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley and Samuel L. Jackson. In Robocop, the year is 2028 and OmniCorp — the world’s leader in robot technology — sees a golden opportunity to reap billions for their company. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) — a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit — is critically injured, OmniCorp grabs their chance to build a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and will stop at nothing — no matter the cost to Alex — to make sure the program succeeds. But OmniCorp never counted on one thing: there is still a man fighting inside the machine.
Son of God (giveaway)
Son of God brings the story of Jesus’ life to audiences through compelling cinematic story-telling that is both powerful and inspirational. Told with the scope and scale of an action epic, this film features powerful performances, exotic locales, dazzling visual effects and a rich orchestral score. Son of God shows the life of Jesus from his humble birth through his teaching, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.
Based on The New York Times bestselling true story of heroism, courage and survival, Lone Survivor tells the incredible tale of four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative. The four men must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find reserves of strength and resilience to fight to the finish. Academy Award nominee Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter) leads an all-star cast including Taylor Kitsch (Savages), Ben Foster (3:10 to Yuma), Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild), and Eric Bana (Munich).
True Blood: Season 6
True Blood is HBO’s sexy, scary, wildly entertaining series from Oscar- and Emmy-winner Alan Ball (Six Feet Under) and based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. In addition to returning TB favorites — led by human/faerie hybrid Sookie (Anna Paquin), her unlikely vampire ally Eric (Alexander Skarsgård), and newly reconstituted supervamp Bill (Stephen Moyer) — Season 6 introduces several jarring storylines that threaten what little sense of normalcy remains in and around Bon Temps. As “Billith” comes to terms with his newfound powers after emerging from a pool of blood at the end of Season 5, Louisiana Governor Truman Burrell (new cast member Arliss Howard) declares open season on vampires, replete with novel anti-vamp weapons and a high-tech internment camp. Meanwhile, Sookie and Jason steel themselves for an encounter with the killer of their parents: the mysterious and ancient Warlow, whose identity remains a troubling mystery as the season unfolds.