Every Tuesday, News 4 This Morning takes a look at the major and notable DVD & Blu-Ray releases of the week!
These are some of the notable releases for March 18th, 2014 in Region 1 (North America) coming to retail on Blu-Ray and/or DVD:
Frozen (Disney, DVD & Blu-Ray, Rated PG) – The latest Walt Disney film has earned critical acclaim after its 2013 release, and even won two Academy Awards. One of those was for best animated feature, another was for best original song. That original song, Let it Go, has become extremely popular on the internet, spawning a huge number of parodies. Frozen tells the tale of a young princess on a quest to find her sister and free her kingdom from what could be an endless winter. It features the voice talents of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel and Maurice LaMarche.
American Hustle (Sony Pictures, DVD & Blu-Ray, Rated R) – Despite being nominated for ten Academy Awards, this film didn’t win any. However, it still is critically acclaimed. The movie stars Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale and Amy Adams and follows con artists and corrupt politicians.
Saving Ms. Banks (Walt Disney, DVD & Blu-Ray, PG-13) – Another Oscar-nominated film releasing today is Saving Ms. Banks. The film is based on the true-life story of how Walt Disney tried to convince the author of the Mary Poppins stories to let him make a film adaptation. The movie stars Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks.
TV Guide Spotlight: Totally 80s Toons (Mill Creek, DVD Only) – This variety DVD release features 20 episodes from 1980s animated series such as The Littles, Care Bears, Heathcliff, Dennis the Menace and others.
Pac Man & The Ghostly Adventures: The Ghost Patrol (Phase 4, DVD Only) – This release features four episodes of the animated series based on the classic video game character. Pac Man & The Ghostly Adventures features the voice talents of Erin Mathews, Andrea Libman, and Ashleigh Ball.