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 April 29th, 2014 in Region 1 (North America) coming to retail on Blu-Ray and/or DVD:
The Legend of Hercules (PG-13, Summit/Lionsgate, DVD & Blu-Ray) – Based on the Greek myth, The Legend of Hercules is the latest film adaptation follows the hero's origin and journey from birth to maturity and beyond. The film stars Kellan Lutz, Scott Atkins and Roxanne McKee.
Francis the Talking Mule: The Complete Collection (G, Universal Studios, DVD Only) – Before the television series of Mister Ed, there was Francis the Talking Mule, a series of films from the 1950s. In the films, Francis is an army mule who can talk, but only chose to talk to his master, who was played by Donald O'Connor in six films, and Mickey Rooney in the seventh. This DVD set includes all seven films of the series: Francis, Francis Goes to the Races, Francis Goes to West Point, Francis Covers The Big Town, Francis Joins the WACS, Francis in the Navy, and Francis in the Haunted House.
Star Trek: Enterprise – The Complete Fourth Season (Paramount, Blu-Ray Only, TV Release) – Starting in 1987, Star Trek television series were continuously in production, spanning four series. That would come to an end when the fourth season of Star Trek: Enterprise wrapped up in 2005. This Blu-Ray set includes all 22 episodes of the fourth season, held in high regards by some fans for its multiple story arcs and tie-ins with previous Trek lore and stories. The release also includes extras such as commentaries and interviews.
Godzilla: The Complete Animated Series (Mill Creek Entertainment, DVD Only, TV Release) – This animated series, which began in 1998, continued the story of the American Godzilla film of the same year. In the series, a hatchling of Godzilla imprints on Dr. Nick Tatopoulous, who leads a team called HEAT to investigate and battle monsters. This release includes all 40 episodes of the series.
Spongebob: You're Fired (Nickelodeon, DVD Only, TV Release) – This single-disk Spongebob Squarepants release is headlined by the recent Season 9 special, “Spongebob: You're Fired.” It also includes 14 other shorts from the hit animated series.