These are some of the notable releases for April 8, 2014 in Region 1 (North America) coming to retail on Blu-Ray and/or DVD:
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG-13, New Line Cinema, DVD & Blu-Ray) – The second installment of the three-part adaptation of the classic J.R.R Tolkien fantasy novel picks up where An Unexpected Journey left off: with Bilbo Baggins in possession of a mysterious ring and the group of dwarves, along with Gandalf, in enroute to reclaim the kingdom of Erabor. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and Benedict Cumberbatch.
Grudge Match (PG-13, Warner Home Video, DVD & Blu-Ray) – Sylvester Stallone and Robert Deniro play two aging boxers in this late 2013 film. In Grudge Match, they are actually retired, but are coaxed back into the ring for one more match.
Power Rangers Megaforce: The Great Dragon Spirit (TV Episodes, Lionsgate, DVD Only) – This single-disk release continues the story of the 20th anniversary Power Rangers season with 4 episodes.
Mayberry R.F.D: The Complete First Season (TV Episodes, Warner Home Video, DVD Only) – Following The Andy Griffith Show, this series stars Ken Berry along with familiar Mayberry characters like Goober and Aunt Bea. All 26 episodes of the first season of this 1960s situation comedy are included in this release.