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This Week on DVD / Blu-ray: July 16, 2013: 42, EVIL DEAD, REGULAR SHOW

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Notable releases for today, July 16, 2013, include: Evil Dead, Regular Show: the Complete First and Second Seasons, and Shark Week: Fins of Fury. The long-awaited Jackie Robinson biopic, 42, hits the shelves today. The film stars Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Alan Tudyk, Christopher Meloni, Lucas Black, John C. McGinley, and is directed by Brian Helgeland. The dynamic tale follows Jackie Robinson’s life up through his historic signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under Branch Rickey

Prior to Robinson’s home run smashing through the color barrier, Major League Baseball adhered to a strict white’s only rule, turning away countless talented African Americans from its ranks. Robinson’s determination carried with it the hopes and fears of an entire people; he endured institutionalized racism as well as personal attacks. 42 does an excellent job of recreating that period both in set and costuming. The Blu-ray combo pack includes a Blu-ray, DVD, UltraViolet Copy, and Digital Copy packaged in a slipcover in original pressing for $35.99; the DVD + UltraViolet set has an SRP of $28.98.

b>Evil Dead (2013) comes out today on Blu-ray and DVD. The Sony Pictures release retails for $35.99 for the Blu-ray + UltraViolet Copy and $30.99 for the 1-disc DVD. Following a familiar formula, the plot involves a group of young people who vacation at a cabin in the woods and discover The Book of the Dead. As they delve into the secrets of the book, they unleash a series of evil events placing themselves in untold danger.

Fans of Regular Show can now scoop up the complete first two seasons on Blu-ray and DVD today. Both seasons come as either a 2-disc set (Blu-ray, SRP $39.98) or a 3-disc set (DVD, SRP $36.94). The sets provide a whopping 440 minutes of zany antics of Rigby the racoon, Mordecai the blu jay, Skips the yeti, Pops, and their gumball machine boss.

The Discovery Channel‘s Shark Week has gained a cult following over the years. This year’s release, Shark Week: Fins of Fury (2013) offers 301 minutes of spine-tingling deep sea action on either two Blu-ray discs ($19.98) or one DVD ($14.93). Begun in 1998, Shark Week is considered the longest-running programming event on television and seeks to dispel myths and educate viewers about the habits and inherent characteristics of this long-misunderstood endangered marine predator.

Hell on Wheels: The Complete Second Season

Bullet to the Head

Jackie Chan: Battle Creek Brawl/City Hunter

City Hunter

Battle Creek Brawl


Solomon Kane

White Frog


Orphan Black: Season One

Endeavor: Season 1

An Affair of the Heart

The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (Director’s Cut)

Spiderman 2 (2004)

Men In Black (1997)

Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013)

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