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.
DVD and Blu-ray
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.
We had a blast with 'Captain America 2' and it's the kind of film that we can see ourselves watching over and over again. And, what better way to do that than with the 'Captain America 2' DVD and Blu-ray, which has officially been announced for a September 9 release date.
'X-Men: Days of Future Past' claimed the box office after one weekend in theaters with a cast that includes more mutants than you can throw a Sentinel at, and it's one of the best 'X-Men' films to date. Because we know you're wondering when you can bring this puppy home, we've got the first look at the upcoming 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Deluxe Blu-ray Edition!
Summer is officially here, and what better way to beat the heat than indoors with a great movie? From Robocops to 'Non-Stop' action, from animated adventure to drama and critically acclaimed indies, there's no shortage to new releases hitting DVD and Blu-ray in June 2014. Read on for our guide to the best new flicks to take home this month.
It's the holy grail for 'Star Wars' fans: the original theatrical releases of 'A New Hope,' 'The Empire Strikes Back' and 'Return of the Jedi' on DVD and Blu-ray. Right now, if you want to watch the theatrical versions of the original trilogy - without all the crap from the 1997 special editions - you have to own one of the original VHS copies, or find a bootleg rip of the 1985 Laserdisc. But, with 'Star Wars: Episode 7' headed to theaters from their new home at Disney, could the original theatrical releases finally be commercially available for the first time in over 20 years?
'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' hasn't even hit theaters in the United States yet and they've already started trying to sell us on the home video release. But, before we can say "Hey, hold your horses! We'll contemplate picking up the physical media after we've seen the movie!", they go ahead and reveal the special edition Blu-ray set and it is a thing of hideous, baffling beauty. Behold the 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' deluxe edition, which is housed inside the cranium of Jamie Foxx's Electro.