Heroes Poster Over the last couple of months, I've been falling behind schedule in informing you on all of the new releases coming to a DVD or BLU-RAY player near you. So, if I may, I would now like to catch up and give you a quick run down on the latest flicks starring Jackie Chan, Will Ferrell, Adrien Brody, Kevin Hart, Mark Wahlberg, John Cusack, Ice Cube, plus a couple of gangsters, a bunch of heroes, and a... coff-coff... orange monster truck. Zoom-Zoom.

Dragon Blade
Dragon Blade

Two thousand years ago a mysterious legion of extremely fearsome and dedicated warriors gallantly galloped alongside the famous Silk Road. Dressed in exquisitely carved armor, this legion used weapons and battle formations that had never been seen in China before.

Eventually, it's revealed that these soldiers are a part of a Roman legion led by General Lucius (played by John Cusack), and they are marching east so they can protect Publius, the youngest son of Consul Crassus, from his vicious brother, Tiberius (played by Adrien Brody). Publicly it's very well known that Tiberius had assassinated his father and blinded his own brother, so Lucius quickly rescues Publius and heads east.

After becoming lost in the desert they arrive at Wild Geese Gate, where Lucius meets Huo An (played by Jackie Chan), the Commander of the Silk Road Protection Squad of the Western Region. What next? Action! Respect! Epic Battles! And the honor of protecting one's country.

Release Date: the 14th of March, 2016 / Running Time: 2 hours 7 minutes / Genre: Adventure / Special Features: No / Distributed by Signature Entertainment.

Following on from the huge success of 'The Rise Of The Krays', 'The Fall of The Krays' picks up the story from where the last one left off.

Two brothers, one's a bit fruity while the others a bit of a nut, together try to maintain their firm grip over London's East End. However, as these things usually go, over time their grip begins to slip, resulting in plans to crawl, brothers to brawl, and gangsters not having a real ball.

Directed by Zackary Adler, 'The Fall of the Krays' once again stars Simon Cotton as Ronnie and Kevin Leslie as Reggie. Having secured their empire and their infamy, the brothers must now fight to keep hold of both as the obsession of one police officer becomes entwined with a burgeoning romance and a dangerous state of mind for Reggie and Ronnie respectively.

Release Date: the 14th of March, 2016 / Running Time: 1 hour 56 minutes / Genre: Crime / Special Features: No / Distributed by Signature Entertainment.

Blaze And The Monster Machines: Blaze Of Glory
Blaze And The Monster Machines: Blaze Of Glory

Say hello to Blaze, Axle City’s greatest hero, and the world renowned champion of the racetrack! Whenever there’s trouble, he'll definitely be there, driving and beeping and skidding with the best of them, doing what he can like no other monster truck around!

Of course, Blaze knows everything about science, technology, engineering, and maths, and along with his human driver and best pal, AJ, they help out Starla the cowgirl truck when she loses a piston on the road, despite Crusher getting his greedy tires in the way!

This pre-school interactive adventure returns as the audience at home must help Blaze on his quest, by exploring the physics of how things move, tackling problems, and discovering the component parts needed to make every day technologies work.

Release Date: the 14th of March, 2016 / Running Time: 1 hour 8 minutes / Genre: Animation / Special Features: No / Distributed by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Daddy's Home
Daddy's Home

What do you get if you find out that your real Daddy is a bit of a maverick wild boy, whilst your step-Dad is a bit of a klutz? Taking into account that it's your step-dad who's looking after your best interests!

Answer: You get 'Daddy's Home'.

Brad (played by Will Ferrell), always dreamed of having the perfect family life, and is determined to become the best step-dad to his new wife's children (played by Linda Cardellini). Problem is, when their biological father Dusty (played by Marc Wahlberg) shows up unexpectedly, Brad’s idyllic family life is turned upside down and he must go toe-to-toe with Dusty in this hilarious family comedy that will have you in stitches.

The Blu-ray version of 'Daddy's Home' features over 45 minutes of bonus content, so go behind-the-scenes with laugh-out-loud cast interviews, deleted & extended scenes, and a look at the outrageous NBA halftime stunt you have to see to believe! The DVD version also has a lot of special features.

Release Date: the 18th of April, 2016 / Running Time: 1 hour 34 minutes /  Genre: Comedy / Special Features: Yes / Distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution & Universal Pictures.

Ride Along 2
Ride Along 2

Ben (played by Kevin Hart) is a recently graduated police rookie who now aspires to be a detective like his soon-to-be brother-in-law, James (played by Ice Cube). But of course, James doesn’t think that he has what it takes, despite being forced to take Ben on a follow up lead involving a new crime wave that suddenly hits Miami. Plans for a quick trip go even more awry when their unorthodox policing methods gets them both into a compromising situation that threatens to derail the case, and, Ben’s upcoming wedding day.

'Ride Along 2' is directed by Tim Story (Think Like a Man), and also stars Ken Jeong (The Hangover), Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse), Benjamin Bratt (Despicable Me 2), Sherri Shepherd (30 Rock) and Tyrese Gibson (Furious 7).

Release Date: the 2nd of May, 2016 / Running Time: 1 hour 42 minutes / Genre: Comedy / Special Features: Yes / Distributed by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

'Heroes Reborn' picks up several years after the original series left off, and 12 months after a terrorist attack hit Odessa, propelling anyone with extraordinary powers into hiding. One of the main reasons for this is because a hoard of hard nosed vigilantes are hunting down the super-powered population as they seek retribution for their attack on Odessa, combined with those who have nefarious motives pulling their strings from afar.

Two such vigilantes include Luke (Zachary Levi) and Joanne (Judi Shekoni), who are seeking to avenge a tragic loss. Noah Bennet, also known as H.R.G. (Jack Coleman), has gone off the grid, but conspiracy theorist Quentin Frady (Henry Zebrowski) finds him and opens his eyes to the truth behind the Odessa tragedy.

Also returning to the Heroes fold are Matt Parkman (Greg Grunberg), Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oka),  Mohinder Suresh (Sendhil Ramamurthy), and the Haitian (Jimmy Jean-Louis), amongst others. Together, their ultimate destiny is to save the world, and mankind, all over again.

Release Date: the 9th of May, 2016 / Running Time: 9 hours 30 minutes / Genre: Sci-Fi Adventure / Special Features: Yes / Distributed by Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Capture The Flag
Capture The Flag

'Capture The Flag' weaves a fantastical tale of a boy, his father, and his grandfather, with each of them coming together to protect the legacy of the original moon landing. With a re-imagined animated sequence that'll recreate the legendary Apollo 11 mission, this adventure will offer fans of all ages an entertaining take on NASA and space exploration.

Basically the story revolves around a 12-year-old boy called Mike Goldwing, who's father and grandfather were both astronauts. In fact, his legacy is so precious to him, that when he hears the news that an eccentric billionaire plans to fly to the moon, and claim its vast and valuable mineral resources, destroying the American flag planted by his grandfather in the process, well, what can I say? He isn't very happy about it. Blast Off!!

Release Date: the 23rd of May, 2016 / Running Time: 1 hour 34 minutes / Genre: Animation / Special Features: Yes / Distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution and Universal Pictures (UK).

The Big Short

Based on the best-selling book by Michael Lewis, 'The Big Short' tells the true life-tale of four outsiders who risked everything to take on the big banks during the greatest financial fraud in U.S. history. Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, and Brad Pitt deliver career-best performances in the most wildly entertaining must-see film of the year. 

The Blu-ray version of the movie is packed with over an hour of bonus content. Go behind the scenes with Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, and Christian Bale as they talk about their characters and the real people in this unbelievable true story. Then discover the facts behind the gripping events as author, Michael Lewis, and the filmmakers discuss how the most incredible heist of the century was pulled off. Plus, catch five deleted scenes that were not shown in theaters and hear director Adam McKay reveal the challenges he faced in bringing the book to the screen.

Release Date: the 23rd of May, 2016 / Running Time: 2 hours 10 minutes / Genre: Drama / Special Features: Yes / Distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution and Universal Pictures (UK).

NEW DVD RELEASES FROM MARCH TO MAY, 2016 NEW DVD RELEASES FROM MARCH TO MAY, 2016 Reviewed by David Andrews on April 05, 2016 Rating: 5

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