New DVD and Blu-ray releases this week include Earth to Echo (giveaway), Sex Tape (Jason Segel, Cameron Diaz), The Purge: Anarchy (Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford), Snowpiercer (Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton), and The Fluffy Movie (giveaway). I have not seen any of them, but they all sound interesting. Continue reading for a summary of the new Blu-ray and DVD releases for this week.
Blu-ray and DVD movies coming out the week of October 21, 2014
Earth to Echo (giveaway)
Tuck, Munch and Alex are a trio of inseparable friends whose lives are about to change. Their neighborhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project that is forcing their families to move away. But just two days before they must part ways, the boys begin receiving a strange series of signals on their phones. Convinced something bigger is going on, they team up with another school friend, Emma, and set out to look for the source of their phone signals. What they discover is something beyond their wildest imaginations: a small alien who has become stranded on Earth. In need of their help, the four friends come together to protect the alien and help him find his way home. This journey, full of wonder and adventure, is their story, and their secret.
The Fluffy Movie (giveaway)
Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, the world-famous Hawaiian shirt-clad comedian, takes viewers on a joke-filled journey into his life in this nonstop laugh fest. The funnyman delves into subjects such as the joys of parenting a teen, the similarities between India and Mexico, and more hilarious observations, while also providing fans with special backstage access and exclusive never-before-seen footage from his sold-out Unity Through Laughter tour. See Fluffy himself unleashed, as he puts his animated storytelling, spot-on impressions and vivid sound effects on display before audiences around the world in this must-own comedy event.
Jay (Jason Segel) and Annie (Cameron Diaz) are a married couple still very much in love, but ten years and two kids have cooled the passion. To get it back, they decide — why not? — to make a video of themselves trying out every position in The Joy Of Sex book in one three-hour marathon session. It seems like a great idea until they discover that their most private video has gone public. In a panic, they begin a wild night of adventure — tracking down leads, roping in friends and duping Annie’s boss — all to reclaim their video, their reputation, their sanity and, most importantly, their marriage.
The Purge: Anarchy
The New Founders of America invite you to celebrate your annual right to Purge. The Purge: Anarchy, the sequel to summer 2013’s sleeper hit that opened to No. 1 at the box-office, sees the return of writer/director James DeMonaco to craft the next terrifying chapter of dutiful citizens preparing for their country’s yearly 12 hours of anarchy.
The film is set in the future (AD 2031) where, after a failed experiment to stop global warming, an Ice Age kills off all life on the planet except for the inhabitants of the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe and is powered by a sacred perpetual-motion engine. Its inhabitants are divided by class; the lower-class passengers in one of the last cars stage an uprising, moving car by car up to the front of the train, where the oppressive rich and powerful ride.