Historical drama and horror mix with super spies and superheroes in this week's major releases.
These are some of the notable releases for January 14th, 2014 in Region 1 (North America) coming to retail on Blu-Ray and/or DVD:
The Butler (PG-13, Anchor Bay, DVD & Blu-Ray) – This drama stars Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey and tells the tale of a man who was the butler for several United States presidents throughout the decades. Many other famous actors appear as various presidents, such as Robin Williams and John Cusack.
Carrie (R, MGM, DVD & Blu-Ray & DVD) – This remake of the Stephen King tale follows a teenager who is taunted and bullied and finally gets her revenge when she finds she has telekinetic powers. The 2013 version of Carrie stars Chloe Moretz, Julianne Moore, and Gabriella Wilde.
Totally Spies: Mission Mania & Rank: Super Spies! (New Video Group, DVD Only) – Totally Spies! Is an animated series that follows the adventures of three teenagers who are also undercover spies for the organization known as WHOOP. These two DVD releases comprise the third season of the series. Totally Spies! Features the voice talents of Jennifer Hale, Andrea Baker and Katie Griffin.
VR Troopers: Season 2, Volume 2 (Shout! Factory, DVD Only) – VR Troopers aired during the height of the Power Rangers craze and was also produced by Saban. The series featured three teenagers who fight villains in a virtual world. This release includes the 20 final episodes of the series. This release, previously planned as a retail release, then cancelled, will be available as a “select” release through Shout Factory's website.