Notable releases for today, July 30, 2013, include: G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Banshee: Season One, Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 4, and Redemption.
Framed as traitors, Team G.I. Joe is forced to disband by presidential order. The team does battle with Team Cobra in an attempt to clear their names and save the world, blowing up things, shooting up things, and beating up people in high action style. Channing Tatum, Dwayne Johnson, and Bruce Willis deliver in this classic high-impact action flick. Paramount Pictures releases Retaliation on DVD (1-disc, SRP $29.99) and Blu-ray (Blu-ray+DVD+UltraViolet Copy+Digital Copy, SRP $39.99) today.
The first season of True Blood creator’s new series Banshee hits the shelves today. Banshee chronicles con-man Lucas Hood’s assumption of the identity of the town sheriff of Banshee, Pennsylvania. Lucas comes to town to find his former lover and partner in crime, Ana, who is also hiding her former identity –and $10 million in stolen diamonds. Banshee‘s anti-hero has more twists and turns than Twin Peaks in this engaging small town-collides-with-organized crime drama. Cinemax‘s original drama is available on Blu-ray (Blu-ray+Digital Copy+UltraViolet Copy, SRP $49.99) and DVD (5-disc set, SRP $39.98) today.
Paramount Pictures releases two gems for Trekkies today: The Next Generation, Season 4 and The Next Generation, Redemption. Season 4, which ran from 1990-1991, provides 1180 minutes spread over multiple discs. Supplemental material includes audio commentary and archival mission logs such as resolving the season three cliffhanger (“The Best of Both Worlds”), character development, location scouting, alien design, production, set and make-up design, a gag reel, and deleted scenes, amongst others. The Blu-ray set consists of six discs for $129.99, while the DVD set has seven discs for $69.98.
In Redemption, the 87 minute cliffhanger connecting seasons 4 and 5, Captain Jean Luc Picard journeys to a ceremony in the Klingon Empire. The U.S.S. Enterprise is intercepted by a Klingon ship bearing Gowron, the intended guest of honor. Pi card and Lt. Worf fight to bring an end to the Klingon War and to redeem the Worf family name.
Assault on Wall Street
Under the Bed
Pineapple Express (Blu-ray)
Peggy Sue Got Married
That Touch of Mink
Love Me Tender
Angel and the Bad Man
The Fog (Collector’s Edition)
The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell
Bullfighter and the Lady
Bee Gees: One Night Only
Sommernachtskonzert 2013 Summer Night Concert
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
Puccini: Manon Lescaut
Bellini: La Sonnambula (Alaimo/Gutierrez)
Salzburg Festival 2012: Strauss, Wagner, Brahms
Mariss Jansons Conducts Brahms & Janacek
60th Anniversary Concert: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Wolfgang Rim: Dionysos – An Opera Fantasy
From the New World – Andris Nelsons
Bruckner / Wolf: Symphony 7 / Lieder
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