At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.
New on DVD and Blu-ray
"Mad Max: Fury Road"
Tuesday, September 1 will be a lovely day -- oh, what a lovely day! -- 'cause that's when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases "Fury Road" on 2D Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, and DVD. Here are the special features on both Blu-ray editions: "Maximum Fury: Filming Fury Road," "Mad Max: Fury on Four Wheels," "The Road Warriors: Max and Furiosa," "The Tools of the Wasteland," "The Five Wives: So Shiny, So Chrome," "Fury Road: Crash & Smash," and deleted scenes. The "Mad Max 4-Film Blu-ray Anthology" will also be on sale September 1, including "Mad Max," "The Road Warrior," "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome" and "Mad Max: Fury Road" on Blu-ray, plus the documentary "Madness of Max" on DVD, and "Mad Max Anthology" trading cards. Whew!
Sean Astin, Chris Mulkey, and Mimi Rogers star in this action drama, which is available on DVD, VOD, and Digital HD on September 1. When a plane crashes in the waters of Lake Michigan, the pilot is pulled from the wreckage by Mitch (Sean Astin), who has been stranded on his boat. Immediately suspicious of each other, these two strangers must overcome their differences to find a way back to shore. (Maybe just call Gandalf for help?)
"Power Rangers RPM" stars Milo Cawthorne, Olivia Tennet and Ari Boyland reunite in this bloody thriller centered on a murderous love triangle that takes a shocking, supernatural turn. Catch it on DVD, Digital HD and VOD starting September 1.
New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital Only
"Pitch Perfect 2"
You may have seen the aca-amazing news that "Pitch Perfect 3" is happening, so why not catch up on the most recent blockbuster when it comes out on Digital HD on Tuesday, September 1? Or you can wait three weeks and get "Pitch Perfect 2" on Blu-ray and DVD on September 22.
Melissa McCarthy plays a desk-bound CIA analyst who volunteers to go undercover to prevent global disaster in Paul Feig's hilarious action comedy, which comes out on Digital HD September 4. Jude Law, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Allison Janney and Morena Baccarin co-star. Once again, the digital release is several weeks before the DVD/Blu-ray drop, which comes on September 29.
"Game of Thrones"
HBO is releasing the most recent season of "Game of Thrones" -- which just ended in June -- on Digital HD on August 31, seven months before the Blu-ray and DVD release on March 15, 2016. They've never done that before. What do you get with the download? "Game of Thrones: The Complete Fifth Season" bonus features include "Introduction to Dorne," "Poisons of Westeros," "A Day in the Life," "The Weapons of Dorne," "Invitation to the Set," "Set Design," "New Characters & Locations," Season 4 Recap and the trailer. FYI, those first two listed features are never-before-seen pieces available exclusively with the Digital HD release.
"Hand of God"
Amazon Prime is streaming Season 1 of this original drama series starting September 4. Ron Perlman stars as Pernell Harris, a morally corrupt judge who suffers a breakdown and believes God is compelling him onto a path of vigilante justice. Dana Delany, Andre Royo, and Garret Dillahunt co-star.
Producer Sam Raimi backed this contemporary version of the 1982 horror classic, and it's out on Digital HD September 4, before the Blu-ray/DVD release on September 29. Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris and Jane Adams star in the 2015 movie, and it might be fun to do a binge night, watching both the original and the remake back-to-back.
Netflix will start streaming this animated 13-episode preschool series on September 1. "Puffin Rock" is set on a beautiful island off the coast of Ireland. Here's the description: "Oona is a charismatic and plucky young puffling, who along with her ever-curious little brother Baba, explores the diverse array of sea, sky, land and underground creatures. The series introduces a combination of preschool themes and soft natural history learnings to young viewers. Actor Chris O'Dowd narrates the English language version, with a diverse group of international talent narrating in other languages across the globe." Here's the trailer:
The 1990 Franco Zeffirelli version of Shakespeare's tragedy -- starring Mel Gibson, Glenn Close and Helena Bonham Carter -- hits Netflix September 1.
"Up in the Air"
George Clooney, Anna Kendrick and Vera Farmiga star in this ... can we call it a modern classic? Let's do it ... modern classic about corporate downsizing and human connections. It is also coming to Netflix September 1.
TV Worth Watching
"Wild"(Saturday on HBO at 8 p.m.)
Watch Reese Witherspoon's Oscar-nominated performance as Cheryl Strayed when "Wild" has its "Saturday night premiere" September 5 on HBO. You can also watch it on HBO NOW, if you just have the streaming service.
"Drunk History" (Tuesday on Comedy Central at 10:30 p.m.)
Comedy Central's hilarious history lessons resume with "New Jersey," which premieres September 1. According to the Season 3 premiere synopsis, "rival paleontologists Edward Cope and Othniel Marsh clash over fossil discoveries; and physicists Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson find evidence of the big bang."
"The Impractical Jokers LIVE Punishment Special" (Thursday on truTV at 10 p.m.)
In celebration of the 100th episode of truTV's "Impractical Jokers," the Jokers (Joe, Sal, Q, and Murr) take on their most challenging dare yet -- an epic high-wire walk five stories in the air above New York City during the show's first ever live punishment extravaganza. Howie Mandel is hosting the big September 3 event.
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