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New on DVD & Blu-Ray: Draft Day and a Universal Monsters Collection

by | September 2, 2014 | Comments

This week on home video, we’ve got a number of fairly decent smaller films and a handful of popular TV shows, but we kick things off with a sports drama directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Kevin Costner. Then, for all of you horror buffs getting ready for Halloween, Universal is releasing a number of collections dedicated to their iconic monster lineup, including a 30-film set that gathers some of the best stuff in one place. Read on for details:

Draft Day

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The only major new release we’ve got out this week is the Kevin Costner-powered sports drama Draft Day, which critics found pleasant enough, even if it covered a lot of the familiar elements of its genre. Kostner plays Sonny Weaver, the GM for the Cleveland Browns, who finds himself in a pickle when the Seattle Seahawks offer to trade him the number one pick in the upcoming NFL draft. When Sonny accepts the offer, he must deal with the unexpected consequences — including unhappy fans, a disappointed front office, and stunned players — before deciding who to draft. At 62 percent on the Tomatometer, Draft Day is a solid choice for football fans, but those unfamiliar with or indifferent to the sport may find it a bit dry. The Blu-ray comes with a making-of featurette, a spotlight on the draft process, and deleted scenes.

Universal Classic Monsters – Complete 30-Film Collection

Now that September is officially upon us, the studios have decided to start rolling out their Halloween rereleases in earnest. The biggest of these this week is a hefty 30-movie collection on DVD from Universal, highlighting their most iconic monster movies dating from 1931-1956. The set includes classics from the 1930s like Dracula, Frankenstein, and The Mummy, and it continues through the years with titles like Phantom of the Opera, House of Frankenstein, and even Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy. The collection also comes with a number of extras: a 48-page collectible book, behind-the-scenes documentaries, 13 commentary tracks, archival footage, and more (click the title link to see the full details). In addition, Universal is also releasing separate “Complete Legacy” collections dedicated to each monster, including the three mentioned above and the Creature from the Black Lagoon, the Invisible Man, and the Wolf Man. It’s not the first time they’ve done this, but it’s worth checking out if you missed out on it before.

Also available this week:

  • Kelly Reichardt’s Night Moves (85 percent), starring Jesse Eisenberg and Peter Sarsgaard in a Certified Fresh drama about three environmental activists who come together to destroy a hydroelectric dam in protest.
  • David Wain’s They Came Together (69 percent), starring Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd in a romantic comedy that specifically skewers rom-com conventions.
  • For No Good Reason (64 percent), a documentary looking back at 15 years of acclaimed illustrator Ralph Steadman’s work.
  • 14 Blades (64 percent), starring Donnie Yen in a martial arts film about a skilled assassin who attempts an uprising against a powerful eunuch who has usurped imperial power.
  • Moms’ Night Out (18 percent), starring Sarah Drew and Patricia Heaton in a comedy about a group of mothers who head out for a night without their families and leave their husbands in charge.
  • Season nine of hit FX comedy It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (100 percent) is available on Blu-ray and DVD.
  • Season three of Fox comedy New Girl (93 percent), starring Zooey Deschanel, is available on DVD.
  • Season five of FX comedy The League (83 percent) is out on DVD and Blu-ray.
  • The first season of pirate drama Crossbones (61 percent), starring John Malkovich, is available on DVD.
  • The first season of the CW’s Vampire Diaries spinoff The Originals (56 percent) is also available on Blu-ray and DVD.

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