The summer is winding down, and while there's still plenty of blockbuster greatness to take in on the big screen, there's also plenty of great stuff you can take home for your small screen. From action to horror and even some family-friendly fun, there's something for everyone this month. Read on for our guide to the best new DVD and Blu-ray releases hitting the shelves in August 2014.
DVD and Blu-ray
Are you guys ready for Comic-Con 2014? Fox has just given you another reason to get excited about the San Diego mega convention, with the reveal of the 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Blu-ray set, which comes with a replica of Caesar's head, and can be pre-ordered exclusively at the con! It's one human-made product that we think even apes would approve of.
'X-Men: Days of Future Past' is the most successful film of the franchise yet, and that's saying something, given all the moving parts within the story itself and the immense cast of new and returning stars. A few aspects from the original script were cut for this time-travel tale, mainly the deletion of Anna Paquin's major appearance as Rogue, but fans will get to see everything the original version had to offer through a director's cut.
Michael Bay's 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' won this weekend at the box office, and is the first film in 2014 to cross the hundred million dollar mark over its opening weekend. And now, as is often the case, Paramount has teased their limited edition Blu-ray for the film, which has a collectable that recreates one of the film's best images: Optimus Prime riding a dinobot!
'The Walking Dead' season 5 continues driving fans into a tizzy with announcements of a major marathon and preview for its October return, not to mention Comic-Con, but we've got something to tide you over in the meantime. 'The Walking Dead' season 4 will arrive on Blu-Ray and DVD this August, and we've got the trailer, artwork and full set of features to come!
If you'd rather avoid the crowds and beat the heat, there's plenty of great movies for you to take home this month, from action and sci-fi weirdness to big, bold comedy and critically acclaimed indie favorites. Read on for our guide to the best new DVD and Blu-ray releases hitting shelves in July 2014.
Tony Soprano may have a bit to pout about now that 'The Sopranos' officially lost its HBO throne for most-watched series to the aptly titled 'Game of Thrones,' but don't consider the New Jersey mobster down and out just yet. Over 15 years after the series began, HBO officially set a release date for the Blu-ray box set collection of 'The Sopranos: The Complete Series.'
The biggest problem with the concept of 'Ghostbusters 3' is the fact that 'Ghostbusters' still very much exists and is pretty much perfect. This fact will be reconfirmed when the original is re-released later this summer as part of the film's 30th anniversary celebration, which will also include a new Blu-ray release.
Streaming services, like Netflix, Amazon Prime and HBO GO, are all the rage, especially considering the newfound focus of these major distribution players on producing original content. With more entertainment consumers signing up for access to vast libraries of TV shows and movies, how long do we have before the DVD and Blu-ray become a mere memory, something for the inevitable 'I Love the '00s' to fondly recollect?
It might get kind of lonely for 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier,' as his DVD and Blu-ray sits on store shelves on September 9, so Marvel will also be releasing 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' season 1 on DVD and Blu-ray the very same day -- this way you can take home all kinds of Marvel universe awesomeness at the same time, and get ready for one epic binge-watching marathon.