New Blu-ray Releases: Week of April 7, 2015

It’s a light week for new Blu-ray releases, but we’ve got a pair of recommendations that are worthy of your home movie collection.

We’re less than a month away from the release of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. If you’re planning to catch up on the entire Marvel cinematic story prior to seeing the Avengers follow-up, the Iron Man 3-Movie Collection will help you get started. The collection includes all three Iron Man movies, as well as a fourth disc with bonus content. At under $30, we think it’s a great deal.

If you’re a fan of science fiction, you’ll likely agree that some of the best works in the genre were released between the mid ’70s and early ’80s. Films like Star Wars and Alien redefined sci-fi with their compelling stories and incredible special effects, but there are some hidden gems among the critically acclaimed hits. Silent Running, starring Bruce Dern doesn’t have the mainstream recognition a Star Wars does, but it’s a great piece and its plot and undertones are still relevant today. You’ll even find nods to Silent Running in Duncan Jones’ 2009 masterpiece Moon, showing just how influential a piece it was. If you haven’t seen Silent Running, it’s worth the price of Blu-ray admission.

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