This week’s new Blu-ray releases feature two thrillers, a drama and a trio of animated flicks.
Thrillers Nightcrawler, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, and Kill the Messenger, starring Jeremy Renner, both rank well on Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer. While Kill the Messenger is based on a book with the same name and is a good story, Nightcrawler is my recommendation from the two if you’re looking for a more original story.
If story is what you’re after, Jon Stewart directed Rosewater (yes funnyman Jon Stewart) is based on the memoir of Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari, who was detained by Iranian forces and accused of being a spy after distributing footage of the protests following Iran’s 2009 presidential election.
Looking for something on the lighter side? Disney classic 101 Dalmatians comes in a re-mastered Diamond Edition that includes a transfer true to its original theatrical aspect ratio. If Disney’s not your thing, the Lego: DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League is a humorous take on the DC Universe and best of all, a Lego Batzarro minifigure is included! The Batzarro figure is exclusive to the set and has not been released in any other set to date.
Finally, if you’ve been following our Winter Wonder Fest news from Japan, you’ll have noticed that Sailor Moon had a big weekend with a number of S.H. Figuarts and Figuarts Zero reveals. The Sailor Moon news doesn’t stop there with the release of Sailor Moon Season 1 Part 2 on Blu-ray.