New DVD and Blu-ray movies this week include Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron (review | Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth), Spy (Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Jude Law), Poltergeist (Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt), and Aloft (Jennifer Connelly, Cillian Murphy). Avengers 2 is awesome, Spy looks funny, Poltergeist seems scary, and Aloft might be an interesting drama. Continue reading for a summary of the new Blu-ray and DVD films for this week.
DVDs coming out the week of September 29, 2015
Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron (review)
Marvel Studios unleashes the next global phenomenon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe — Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. Good intentions wreak havoc when Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) unwittingly creates Ultron (James Spader), a terrifying A.I. monster who vows to achieve “world peace” via mass extinction. Now Iron Man, Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) — alongside Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) — must reassemble to defeat Ultron and save mankind…if they can! This action-packed adventure is a mind-blowing blast!
Queen of Comedy Melissa McCarthy embarks on the mission of a lifetime as secret agent Susan Cooper in Spy. The Blu-ray release will include two versions of the film — Theatrical and never-before-seen Unrated Cut. The DVD will only feature the Theatrical version. McCarthy is armed and hilarious in this comedy hit from director Paul Feig (The Heat, Bridesmaids). Deskbound CIA analyst Susan Cooper is about to become the world’s newest — and unlikeliest — secret weapon. When her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Jason Statham) is compromised, Susan volunteers to go deep undercover and bring down a deadly arms dealer. Loaded with wise-cracking action and adventure, Spy is a mission impossible to resist!
Poltergeist contemporizes the 1982 classic about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces. When terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever.
As we follow a mother (Jennifer Connelly) and her son (Cillian Murphy), we delve into a past marred by an accident that tears them apart. She will become a renowned artist and healer, and he will come into his own as a peculiar falconer who bears the marks of abandonment. In the present, a young journalist (Mélanie Laurent) will bring about an encounter between the two that puts the very meaning of life and art into question, so that we may contemplate the possibility of living life to its fullest, despite the uncertainties littering our paths.