Giant robots, Jedi, witches, genies, and kung-fu animals are teaming up for this week's notable DVD and Blu-Ray releases.
These are some of the notable releases for October 15th, 2013 in Region 1 (North America) coming to retail on Blu-Ray and/or DVD:
Pacific Rim (Warner Home Video; PG-13; DVD and Blu-Ray) – Giant monsters threaten humanity and lead to a great conflict across the globe, between these beasts and giant robots. Directed by Guillermo del Toro, Pacific Rim stars Charlie Hunnam and Idris Elba. The 2013 movie was praised for its special effects.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars – The Complete Fifth Season (Warner Home Video; DVD & Blu-Ray) – The fifth season of the computer-animated Clone Wars series continues to tell the tales of the Clone Wars that began with Attack of the Clones and concluded in Revenge of the Sith. Featuring the voice talents of James Arnold Taylor, Ashley Eckstein and Dee Bradley Baker, this set includes all 20 episodes of the show's 5th season. A collector's set featuring all 5 seasons is releasing the same day.
I Dream of Jeannie – The Complete Series (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; DVD) – This budget-priced re-release includes all 5 seasons of the classic situation comedy starring Barbara Eden and Larry Hagman. The series stars astronaut Tony, who finds a bottle that includes Jeannie—a magic genie.
Bewitched – The Complete Series (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; DVD) – Another budget-priced complete series set, this release includes all 8 seasons of the situation comedy that spanned two decades starring Elizabeth Montgomery. Montgomery plays Samantha, a witch who balances being a housewife and having magical powers.
Kung Fu Panda – Legends of Awesomeness: The Scorpion's Sting (Dreamworks Animation; DVD) – The animated series based on the hit Dreamworks movies continue to the adventures of Po and the Furious Five as they battle villains and get entangled in comedic situations. Featuring the voice talents of Mick Wingert, Lucy Liu, and Kari Wahlgren; this DVD-only release features seven episodes of the series.