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 3, 2014 in Region 1 (North America) coming to retail on Blu-Ray and/or DVD:
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lionsgate, DVD & Blu-Ray, PG-13) – This is film adaptation of the second novel in the hit Hunger Games book series from writer Suzanne Collins. The latest installment in the dystopian future stars Jennifer Lawrence, Donald Sutherland and Stanley Tucci. It made over $800 million in the box office. The third book in the franchise is now set to be adapted into two movies.
12 Years a Slave (20th Century Fox, DVD & Blu-Ray, R) – Just two days after winning the 2014 Academy Award for Best Picture, 12 Years a Slave is released on DVD and Blu-Ray. The feature film is based on the memoirs of a slave who lived through the 19th century. It features an all-star cast including Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt and Alfre Woodard.
Teen Titans Go!: Mission to Misbehave – Season 1, Volume 1 (Warner Home Video, DVD Only) – Teen Titans Go features the same voice cast as the previous animated Teen Titans series, but brings a more comedic spin on the franchise, focusing less on saving the day and more on comic situations between the main characters. This DVD release features the first part of the first season of the show.
Peabody and Sherman: Volumes 1 & 2 (Classic Media, DVD Only) – With a new feature film based on the characters hitting theaters, these DVD releases feature original shorts with the intelligent time-traveling dog and his human companion. Each release features 60 minutes worth of material.
Nadia: Secret of Blue Water: The Complete Series (Section 23, DVD & Blu-Ray) – This anime series originally aired in Japan from 1990 to 1991. Running for 39 episodes, the series focuses on Nadia, a mysterious girl who is being chased for a blue pendant she keeps with her. This release includes a high-definition release on Blu-Ray and all 39 episodes of the series.