That other big summer movie featuring giant robots invades stores today as well as the classic rock documentary about the Rolling Stones. Here are this week’s highlights:
Terminator Salvation: Director McG’s underrated post-apocalyptic sequel starring Christian Bale and Sam Worthington follows the human resistance’s war against the machines in 2018. Available on DVD and Blu-ray, the latter also contains an R-rated director’s cut that makes this Terminator feel more in line with the other three movies in terms of violence. Want to know more about it straight from the director’s mouth? Watch the movie along with McG himself during a BD-Live Live Community Screening December 5 at 6 p.m. PST, where BD users will be able to ask him questions and interact through their Blu-ray players (the first 100,000 fans to register on Warner Bros. BD Live will secure a spot). We hope McG, Bale and Worthington are not “done professionally” with this series.
Gimme Shelter: Some have called it “the greatest rock film ever made.” This landmark 1970 documentary follows the Rolling Stones during their infamous 1969 U.S. tour. Its BD debut contains never-before-seen performances and comes packaged with a 44-page booklet.
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian: Ben Stiller returns in this family comedy about a night watchman with a propensity for working at museums where the exhibits come to life after dark. This time his nocturnal friends come to life at the Smithsonian as a cantankerous Egyptian pharaoh attempts to take over the museum and, if that works out, the world. Available on DVD and Blu-ray, the BD has the exclusive Museum Scavenger Hunt Game.
Gremlins: Until now your only choice if you wanted Gizmo and the gang on Blu-ray was to buy the BD at Target. That exclusive arrangement expires today and Gremlins is available everywhere—just don’t feed them after midnight.
The Green Mile: Easily one of the best Stephen King adaptations ever made, The Green Mile makes its BD debut today with lots of behind-the-scenes featurettes and exclusive Digibook packaging.
Also new this week: Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels (BD), Snatch (BD), The Mask of Zorro (BD), Paper Heart and Secondhand Lions.