• High-Def Digest's Blu-ray Hot Sheet: Fall 2016

    Posted Wed Sep 7, 2016 at 05:00 PM PDT by
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    Fall is in the air, which means the big summer blockbusters are making their way to Blu-ray. On top of that, new seasons of our favorite TV shows are also hitting the airwaves, making this the perfect time to binge on previous seasons.

    At High-Def Digest, we think this is a great time to alert you to some of the big summer movies making their Blu-ray debuts in the coming months, as well as highlight some of our most-anticipated TV releases. We've also selected an assortment of some of the most exciting back-catalogue hits coming down the pipe.

    [/teaser]Make room on your shelves, there are some really exciting movie and television titles heading your way. All of these are up for pre-order right now![/teaser]

    September 6

    Star Trek 50th

    Summer Blockbusters:

    Now You See Me 2

    If you loved the first film, no doubt you were down like a clown hanging with Charley Brown when this one hit theaters. Order it on Blu-rayUHD

    Money Monster

    This one sort of snuck up on us, as Jodi Foster proves she's still a powerhouse behind the camera. Oh and this movie also stars Julia Roberts and George Clooney, so if you're up for a mini 'Oceans Eleven' reunion, you're all set! Order it on Blu-ray 

    Hit TV Shows:

    South Park: The Complete Nineteenth Season

    Who would have thought that South Park would be on TV this long, let alone that it would still be this funny? Don't forget to check your privilege before checking out this Blu-ray! Pre-Order on Blu-ray

    American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson

    We never thought reliving the weirdest part of the 90s could be this thrilling and entertaining. One engrossing episode after another proved that The Trial of the Century was worth turning into a TV series. Pre-Order on Blu-ray

    Supernatural: The Complete 11th Season

    Our favorite Monster hunters are still at it! Without showing any signs of letting up, we think we're going to be enjoying the exploits of the Winchester Brothers for a long time to come. Pre-Order on Blu-ray

    The Flash: The Complete Second Season

    The Fastest Man Alive is back in an all-new season featuring more exciting world-saving exploits. Pre-Order on Blu-ray

    Back-Catalogue Favorites:

    Star Trek 50th Anniversary TV and Film Collection

    Just when you thought you'd gotten enough Star Trek, along comes a set like this. It may seem like a lot of fuss to repackage all of the old discs in a snazzy case, but for the first time, the Animated Series is making its Blu-ray debut, making this one hell of a way to celebrate the original cast and crew of the Enterprise. Pre-Order on Blu-ray

    The Iron Giant

    One of the greatest animated films of all time is finally making its due and proper grand entrance onto the Blu-ray stage. Brad Bird's little opus is a modern classic making this release a real joy. Pre-Order on Blu-ray

    Road House Collector's Edition

    Pain don't hurt, neither does a new special edition of Patrick Swayze's best film. Shout! Factory has been killing it with their new Shout Select titles, making this one an exciting release. Pre-Order on Blu-ray

    September 13th

    Summer Blockbusters:

    Captain America: Civil War

    It's not always fun to watch your two best friends fight each other, but on the other hand, when those two best friends are Captain America and Iron Man - there is a lot of amazing stuff to see on screen. Pre-Order on Blu-ray3D Blu-ray

    The Conjuring 2

    After the amazing success the first film enjoyed, a sequel was all but guaranteed. While 'Annabelle' may have been a slight step backward for the budding franchise, this eerie sequel righted the ship with creepy results. Pre-order on Blu-ray

    PopStar: Never Stop Stopping

    What happens when you let Lonely Islands make a movie? You get one of the funniest flicks of the summer. Pre-order on Blu-ray

    De Palma

    Filmmakers Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow deliver an engrossing look at one of the most prolific filmmakers with an incredibly diverse catalogue of work. Pre-order on Blu-ray

    Hit TV Shows:

    The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Ninth Season

    Those lovable nerds are back with no signs of slowing down. Kick back and enjoy the hilarity. Pre-order on Blu-ray

    Longmire: The Complete Fourth Season

    This modern western proves the genre isn't deadm with some solid old west style action and adventure. If you haven't caught this show yet, it's time to get caught up quick! Pre-order on Blu-ray

    Back-Catalogue Favorites:

    Aliens: 30th Anniversary Edition

    While this may not have a lot of new material here, it's got some gorgeous packaging and if you haven't bought this film yet - there's no time like the present. Pre-order on Blu-ray

    Transformers: The Movie

    If you were a child of the 80s, no doubt this movie made you cry - at least a little bit. This exciting entry in the Transformers mythology is getting the full 30th Anniversary Edition treatment and we can't wait! Pre-order on Blu-ray

    September 20th

    Blood Simple

    Summer Blockbusters:

    TMNT: Out of the Shadows

    Say what you will about the previous film, 'Out of the Shadows' was an arguably better film - the one fans of the original cartoon always deserved. Enjoy our favorite Heroes in a Half Shell! Pre-order on Blu-ray3D Blu-rayUHD

    Neighbors 2

    It may not have been as good as the first film, but it was a heck of a lot of fun and proves the Zac Efron / Seth Rogen partnership amounts to a solid comic pairing. Pre-order on Blu-ray

    Free State of Jones

    Matthew McConaughey leads a southern uprising during the Civil War in this new action drama from Gary Ross. Well alright alright alright. Pre-order on Blu-ray

    Hit TV Shows:

    The Originals: The Complete Third Season

    It's hard not to love a show about thousand-year-old vampires, but this campy horror drama delivers the goods. Pre-order on Blu-ray

    Back-Catalogue Favorites:

    Beauty and the Beast 25th Anniversary Edition

    Can you believe this movie is 25 years old already? Disney is honoring this milestone with a new Blu-ray special edition set chock full of extras - just enough to get you ready for their new live action version coming 2017. Pre-order on Blu-ray

    Blood Simple Criterion Collection

    Who knew this little film would transform the Coen Brothers into the dynamic duo of cinema they are today. All of our future hours of entertainment from the brothers is owed to this gritty little thriller. Pre-order on Blu-ray

    Labyrinth 30th Anniversary Edition

    Has it really been thirty years since this came out?! This movie has hardly aged a day - well, maybe the hairstyles did a bit, but this creative gem is as much fun nw as it was 30 years ago. Pre-order on Blu-rayUHD

    September 27th

    Summer Blockbusters:


    This may not have been the definitive video game adaptation everyone was hoping for, but it should provide some entertainment value to die hard fans of the game. Pre-order on Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, UHD 

    Central Intelligence

    Dwayne Johnson meets Kevin Hart in this hilarious action comedy. It's no frills, turn off your brain entertainment at its finest. Pre-order on Blu-ray, UHD

    The Shallows

    A great white shark terrorizes Blake Lively for 86 minutes. You're either going to love this flick or bask in its ridiculousness. Pre-order on Blu-rayUHD

    Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

    Zac Efron and Adam Devine meet their match with Anna Kendrick and Aubrey Plaza in this wild comedic romp of bad behavior. Pre-order on Blu-rayUHD

    The Neon Demon

    Nicolas Winding Refn divides critics and fans once again with his latest thriller starring Elle Fanning and Christina Hendricks. Pre-order on Blu-ray

    Hit TV Shows:

    Ripper Street: Season 4

    Whitechapel continues to be plagued by the Ripper killings and this series only gets better and better. Pre-order on Blu-ray

    Indian Summers: Season 2

    Life for the English aristocracy in India becomes even more complicated as their favorite summertime destination is beset by local politics. Pre-order on Blu-ray

    Grimm: Season 5

    While some of the seasons have been a bit rocky, 'Grimm' proves that it can serve up some great entertainment - along with a couple good scares. Pre-order on Blu-ray

    Back-Catalogue Favorites:

    Bill & Ted's Most Excellent Collection

    What's better than these lovable doofuses and their quests to save the world through their music? We can only hope that rumored third movie becomes a reality!  Pre-order on Blu-ray

    An American Werewolf in London 35th Anniversary Edition

    All these years later and it's clear that this film is still one of the best werewolf films ever made - not to mention the incredible creature effects still give us chills! Pre-order on Blu-ray

    Valley of the Dolls / Beyond the Valley of the Dolls Criterion Collection

    Honestly, you can't have one without the other and these films deserve the Criterion Collection Treatment. Pre-order Valley of the Dolls on Blu-rayPre-order Beyond the Valley of the Dolls on Blu-ray

    The Hills Have Eyes

    Arrow Video has us salivating yet again for this Collector's Edition release of the Wes Craven classic. Pre-order on Blu-ray

    October 4

    Summer Blockbusters:

    X-Men: Apocalypse

    While the film may not have enjoyed the success of 'Days of Future Past' - that Quicksilver scene is more than enough reason to give this flick a whirl.  Pre-order on Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, UHD

    The Purge: Election Year

    After the first film, who would have thought that an independent horror flick would have spawned its own franchise. Given the box office reception alone, people seem to be enjoying themselves! Pre-order on Blu-ray

    Swiss Army Man

    A man befriends a farting corpse on a deserted island. That should be enough for most people to get excited about this flick. Pre-order on Blu-ray

    Sharknado: The 4th Awakens

    For better or worse, this series is onto its fourth entry. You're either on board for the hilarity or you've already jumped the proverbial shark. Pre-order on Blu-ray


    Hit TV Shows:

    Miami Vice: The Complete Series

    Perhaps one of the greatest television series is finally coming to Blu-ray ray. Crank those sound systems and bask in the 1980s soundtrack glory. Pre-order on Blu-ray

    Knight Rider: The Complete Series

    David Hasselhoff drives a talking car and fights the forces of evil. Enough said. Pre-order on Blu-ray

    Banshee: Season 4

    Four seasons of action, drama, and criminal dealings come to a head in Banshee Pennsylvania. Pre-order on Blu-ray

    Penny Dreadful: The Final Season

    One of the best horror series of recent memory concludes. If you're yet to give this show a try, you've got two seasons to marathon as quickly as possible to get caught up. Pre-order on Blu-ray

    Preacher: Season One

    Dominic Cooper nails Jesse Custer and makes this series a must watch for any DC Vertigo fan. Pre-order on Blu-ray

    American Horror Story: Hotel

    Just in time for Halloween is the latest entry in the American Horror Story anthology series. Pre-order on Blu-ray

    Venture Bros.: Complete Season Six

    Six seasons on and it's hard to believe people haven't gotten hooked on the exploits of Dr. Rusty Venture. Pre-order on Blu-ray

    Back-Catalogue Favorites:

    Stephen King's IT

    Sure this made for TV movie is a little clunky in parts, but damn it all if Tim Curry isn't the most terrifying clown ever committed to film - which is saying a lot because clowns are downright scary. Pre-order on Blu-ray

    Prince Movie Collection

    With 'Purple Rain,' 'Under the Cherry Moon,' and 'Graffiti Bridge' all in one convenient purple package - it'll be difficult to pass this one up. Pre-order on Blu-ray

    October 11


    The Legend of Tarzan

    The latest iteration of Edgar Rice Burroughs vine-swinging hero may not have blown apart box office records, but this flick managed to hold its own and find an audience. Pre-order on Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, UHD

    Ghostbusters: Answer the Call

    This film didn't deserve all of the hate flung at it. It also managed to bring in some solid bucks and deliver a few laughs - making it at least a worthwhile watch. Now that it will be coming with an extended cut, maybe some of the excised material will make the film roll a little smoother? Pre-order on Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray / UHD

    Ice Age Collision Course

    Most figured this franchise sailed off a long time ago, and yet here we are again. Kids eat it up and that's what's important. Pre-order on Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, UHD

    The Infiltrator

    Brian Cranston goes up against Pablo Escobar, nuff said. Pre-order on Blu-ray

    Blood Father

    Angry Mel Gibson goes after the men who hurt his daughter. That idea alone is worth at least one watch. Pre-order on Blu-ray

    Hit TV Shows:

    Adventure Time: The Complete Sixth Season

    This silly animated series maintains it's wild sense of humor and brings hours more entertainment with this latest season.  Pre-order on Blu-ray

    Back-Catalogue Favorites:

    The Thing: Collector's Edition

    Shout Factory aims to pull together the definitive special edition of one of the scariest science fiction movies ever made - and we think they can pull it off! Pre-order on Blu-ray

    Carrie 40th Anniversary Collector's Edition

    Another Shout Factory release of a classic horror title. Perhaps one of the best Stephen King adaptations finally gets the deluxe treatment it has long deserved. Pre-order on Blu-ray

    Glengarry Glen Ross 

    Learn the true meaning of "A.B.C." in this taught drama about men working themselves to the bone. Pre-order on Blu-ray 

    October 18

    Independence Day: Resurgence

    Maybe twenty years was a wee bit too long to wait for a sequel to the original international box office hit. While this film failed to ring up record ticket sales, the flick proved to be fun for some and should look great on disc! Pre-order on Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, UHD

    Alice Through The Looking Glass

    File this in the "unnecessary sequel" file. Without nearly enough of Mr. Depp to bring his trademark weirdness, the film had to rest on some impressive visual effects to tell a thin story. Pre-order on Blu-ray

    Hit TV Shows:

    Bates Motel: Season Four

    Every boy loves his mother and Norman is no exception. This series proves there's a lot of backstory to one of the best thrillers ever made. Pre-order on Blu-ray

    Back-Catalogue Favorites:

    The Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection

    With five of the best comedies ever made in one set, color this release as one we never expected to see - but am extremely excited for! Pre-order on Blu-ray

    Pan's Labyrinth

    One of the best movies of the 2000s is getting the full Criterion Collection treatment and we couldn't be more excited. Well, maybe we could, but our excitement levels are almost pinched out. Pre-order on Blu-ray

    Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

    Getting the full Special Edition treatment with a long overdue 4k transfer puts this one high on our wish lists! Pre-order on Blu-ray, UHD

    Child's Play Collector's Edition

    Shout Factory wants to make us all bankrupt with their incredible release slate. While this one may have made a couple trips to Blu-ray already, this new set has us excited! Pre-order on Blu-ray

    October 25th

    Captain Fantastic

    There is a lot of love for this fish-out-of-water parental comedy and Viggo Mortensen is his usual fantastic eccentric self in this little independent gem. Pre-order on Blu-ray

    Lights Out

    Did you not see the trailer for this one? That's all you need to know going into this Blu-ray release - also you may want to keep at least one light on while watching. Pre-order on Blu-ray

    Back-Catalogue Favorites:

    The Exorcist III

    As the only good sequel to the original 'The Exorcist' this Collector's Edition from Shout Factory has us intrigued - especially since they're trying to bring together a Director's Cut of the film! Pre-order on Blu-ray

    The Quiet Man

    John Ford and John Wayne's classic film is getting the full 4k treatment with this new special edition from Olive Films and we're thrilled. Pre-order on Blu-ray

    November 1

    Bad Moms

    This one managed to do pretty well in theaters and wooed some critics while it was at it making the movie a worthwhile comedy. Pre-order on Blu-ray

    Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders

    Adam West and Burt Ward return for one last grand hurrah, voicing their most famous characters in this animated film that aims to continue the exploits of the dynamic duo '66 style! Pre-order on Blu-ray


    Harry Potter infiltrates a gang of skinheads - while the film may not be winning over critics, everyone says it's worth watching for Daniel Radcliffe alone. Pre-order on Blu-ray

    More Big Releases We Can't Wait For!

    Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens 3D

    War Dogs

    Dead Ringers

    Kubo And The Two Strings

    Florence Foster Jenkins

    Ben-Hur 2016

    Sausage Party

    Suicide Squad

    One-Eyed Jacks

    Punch Drunk Love

    100 Rifles

    Star Trek: Beyond

    To Live And Die In L.A.

    Jason Bourne

    Don't Think Twice

    The Secret Life of Pets

    Finding Dory

    Bubba Ho-tep Collector's Edition

    Lone Wolf and Cub Criterion Collection

    That's our list! What titles are you excited for this Fall?

    Stay tuned for many more title announcements, along with release dates, tech specs, and bonus features. Don't forget to get those pre-orders in so you lock in the best price ahead of street date!

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