This Week on Blu-ray: Pacific Rim, The Heat, Vikings: Season One and More

M&C has added cover art and details for this week’s Blu-ray releases – which includes Pacific Rim, The Heat, Maniac, the Colony, and Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain.

This week also see Blu-ray releases for catalog titles such as In the Mouth of Madness, Love Actually, The Haunting, High Plains Drifter, Weird Science, Embrace of the Vampire, and The Eagle Has Landed (Collector’s Edition).

TV on Blu-ray releases this week include Vikings: Season One, Untold History of the United States, Star Wars: The Clone Wars – The Complete Season Five, and Defiance: Season One.

Visit the DVD database for more information on these releases.

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanitys resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankinds last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

Oscar Winner Sandra Bullock and Oscar Nominee Melissa McCarthy team up in this outrageously funny comedy from the director of Bridesmaids, Paul Feig. Uptight FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Bullock) and foul-mouthed Boston cop Shannon Mullins (McCarthy) couldnt be more incompatible. But when they join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord, they become the last thing anyone expected...buddies.

Oscar Winner Sandra Bullock and Oscar Nominee Melissa McCarthy team up in this outrageously funny comedy from the director of Bridesmaids, Paul Feig. Uptight FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Bullock) and foul-mouthed Boston cop Shannon Mullins (McCarthy) couldn’t be more incompatible. But when they join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord, they become the last thing anyone expected…buddies.

This 12-chapter documentary series created and executive produced by Academy Award-winning writer/director Oliver Stone. As Americans do we really know and understand our shared and complicated history? How do we recall the small details and forgotten players that influenced some of the biggest events from Americas past? Will our children actually get the whole story from reading history books? And how will it affect the future of our country?

This 12-chapter documentary series created and executive produced by Academy Award-winning writer/director Oliver Stone. As Americans do we really know and understand our shared and complicated history? How do we recall the small details and forgotten players that influenced some of the biggest events from America’s past? Will our children actually get the whole story from reading history books? And how will it affect the future of our country?

Frank (Elijah Wood, The Lord of the Rings) leads a deceptively peaceful life: to the outside world, he s a withdrawn and somewhat eccentric owner of a mannequin store. But his quiet façade masks an inner rage that forces him to brutally kill the women who manage to get too close to him. When a young artist named Anna (Nora Arnezeder, Safe House) appears one day at Frank s shop and asks for his help with her new exhibition, Frank develops an obsession with her that threatens to completely destroy his already fragile psyche. Soon the streets become unsafe for any woman after dark as this newly-awakened maniac begins to stalk and kill. A 21st century Jack the Ripper story set in present day Los Angeles, MANIAC is an intimate, visually daring, psychologically complex and profoundly horrific trip into the downward spiraling nightmare of a killer and his victims.

Frank (Elijah Wood, The Lord of the Rings) leads a deceptively peaceful life: to the outside world, he s a withdrawn and somewhat eccentric owner of a mannequin store. But his quiet façade masks an inner rage that forces him to brutally kill the women who manage to get too close to him. When a young artist named Anna (Nora Arnezeder, Safe House) appears one day at Frank s shop and asks for his help with her new exhibition, Frank develops an obsession with her that threatens to completely destroy his already fragile psyche. Soon the streets become unsafe for any woman after dark as this newly-awakened maniac begins to stalk and kill. A 21st century Jack the Ripper story set in present day Los Angeles, MANIAC is an intimate, visually daring, psychologically complex and profoundly horrific trip into the downward spiraling nightmare of a killer and his victims.

Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix), Bill Paxton (Aliens) and Kevin Zegers (Dawn of the Dead), headline an all-star cast in this savage and unrelenting thriller about mankinds greatest enemy: himself. As an endless winter engulfs Earth, humans struggle to survive in remote underground outposts. When Colony 7 receives a distress call from a nearby settlement, Sam (Zegers) and Briggs (Fishburne) race through the snow on a dangerous rescue mission. What they find at the desolate base could mean mankind’s salvation—or its total annihilation. Terrifying discoveries will unfold that will change the rules of survival forever.

Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix), Bill Paxton (Aliens) and Kevin Zegers (Dawn of the Dead), headline an all-star cast in this savage and unrelenting thriller about mankind’s greatest enemy: himself. As an endless winter engulfs Earth, humans struggle to survive in remote underground outposts. When Colony 7 receives a distress call from a nearby settlement, Sam (Zegers) and Briggs (Fishburne) race through the snow on a dangerous rescue mission. What they find at the desolate base could mean mankind’s salvation—or its total annihilation. Terrifying discoveries will unfold that will change the rules of survival forever.

Kevin Hart, one of todays most successful comedians, delivers a hysterically funny performance in this record-breaking, sold-out, live performance from Madison Square Garden.

Kevin Hart, one of today’s most successful comedians, delivers a hysterically funny performance in this record-breaking, sold-out, live performance from Madison Square Garden.

Journey to a thrilling ancient world in this epic new series about historys bravest and most brutally fearsome warriors...VIKINGS. Ragnar, a would-be Viking chieftain, longs to fulfill his destiny as an explorer and conqueror, alongside his ambitious brother Rollo and loyal wife Lagertha. But as Ragnar leads daring raids in distant realms across the ocean, treacherous forces in his Norse homeland conspire against him. Faced with shocking betrayals and the temptations of a mysterious seductress, Ragnar must wage war on the battlefield -- and within himself -- to protect his freedom, family and life. Includes 9 episodes with extended and alternate scenes.

Journey to a thrilling ancient world in this epic new series about history’s bravest and most brutally fearsome warriors…VIKINGS. Ragnar, a would-be Viking chieftain, longs to fulfill his destiny as an explorer and conqueror, alongside his ambitious brother Rollo and loyal wife Lagertha. But as Ragnar leads daring raids in distant realms across the ocean, treacherous forces in his Norse homeland conspire against him. Faced with shocking betrayals and the temptations of a mysterious seductress, Ragnar must wage war on the battlefield — and within himself — to protect his freedom, family and life. Includes 9 episodes with extended and alternate scenes.

Executive Producer George Lucas and Lucasfilm Animation present Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Complete Season Five. The galaxys conflicts reach critical levels of danger as the shadow of the dark side looms. A Rebellion is born as freedom fighters battle for justice on the Separatist-held planet of Onderon. A group of Jedi younglings new strengths are tested by pirates. Seeking revenge, the ruthless Darth Maul comes face to face with Obi-Wan Kenobi. Ahsoka Tanos loyalty to the Jedi is challenged when she must prove her innocence for a crime she didnt commit. With unparalleled animation and sound, Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Complete Season Five delivers explosive action, exotic worlds and shocking twists of fate as several major players face their destinies.

Executive Producer George Lucas and Lucasfilm Animation present Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Complete Season Five. The galaxy’s conflicts reach critical levels of danger as the shadow of the dark side looms. A Rebellion is born as freedom fighters battle for justice on the Separatist-held planet of Onderon. A group of Jedi younglings’ new strengths are tested by pirates. Seeking revenge, the ruthless Darth Maul comes face to face with Obi-Wan Kenobi. Ahsoka Tano’s loyalty to the Jedi is challenged when she must prove her innocence for a crime she didn’t commit. With unparalleled animation and sound, Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Complete Season Five delivers explosive action, exotic worlds and shocking twists of fate as several major players face their destinies.

From the producers of Battlestar Galactica, Caprica, and Farscape comes Defiance, the critically- acclaimed action-packed tale of courage, and survival. Its 2046 and over 30 years have passed since aliens arrived, changing life on Earth forever. In the frontier town of Defiance, a drifter-turned-lawkeeper (Grant Bowler, True Blood) and the newly-appointed mayor (Julie Benz, Dexter) attempt to lead the human and alien residents through the prejudices and politics that threaten the fragile peace theyve fought for. Combining epic scope with the intrigue of a small-town drama, Defiance is science fiction at its best. Watch every riveting episode back to back and uninterrupted, with exclusive bonus content including deleted scenes and featurettes that go inside this incredible new world.

From the producers of Battlestar Galactica, Caprica, and Farscape comes Defiance, the critically- acclaimed action-packed tale of courage, and survival. It’s 2046 and over 30 years have passed since aliens arrived, changing life on Earth forever. In the frontier town of Defiance, a drifter-turned-lawkeeper (Grant Bowler, True Blood) and the newly-appointed mayor (Julie Benz, Dexter) attempt to lead the human and alien residents through the prejudices and politics that threaten the fragile peace they’ve fought for. Combining epic scope with the intrigue of a small-town drama, Defiance is science fiction at its best. Watch every riveting episode back to back and uninterrupted, with exclusive bonus content including deleted scenes and featurettes that go inside this incredible new world.

Feel the love this holiday season with the Love Actually 10th Anniversary Edition! Funny, charming and heartwarming, this delightful romantic comedy follows eight couples whose lives intersect shortly before Christmas. Headlined by an incredible roster of stars, this beloved film also features early movie appearances by Martin Freeman (The Hobbit), Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead), January Jones (Mad Men) and Thomas Sangster (Game of Thrones). From the makers of Bridget Joness Diary and Notting Hill, its the perfect companion for every Christmas. Gift Box with Collectible Ornament

Feel the love this holiday season with the Love Actually 10th Anniversary Edition! Funny, charming and heartwarming, this delightful romantic comedy follows eight couples whose lives intersect shortly before Christmas. Headlined by an incredible roster of stars, this beloved film also features early movie appearances by Martin Freeman (The Hobbit), Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead), January Jones (Mad Men) and Thomas Sangster (Game of Thrones). From the makers of Bridget Jones’s Diary and Notting Hill, it’s the perfect companion for every Christmas. Gift Box with Collectible Ornament

A best-selling authors newest novel is literally driving readers insane. When the author inexplicably vanishes, a special investigator hired to track him down crosses the barrier between fact and fiction and enters a terrifying world from which there is no escape. Directed by horror legend John Carpenter (Vampires).

A best-selling author’s newest novel is literally driving readers insane. When the author inexplicably vanishes, a special investigator hired to track him down crosses the barrier between fact and fiction and enters a terrifying world from which there is no escape. Directed by horror legend John Carpenter (Vampires).

No one lives in the 90-year-old Hill House. Or so it seems. But come in. Even if you dont believe in ghosts, theres no denying the terror of The Haunting. Robert Wise, whose started his directorial career with The Curse of the Cat People (1944), returned to psychological horror for this first screen adaptation of Shirley Jacksons The Haunting of Hill House. Four people (Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson and Russ Tamblyn) come to the house to study its supernatural phenomena. Or has the house drawn at least one of them to it? The answer will unnerve you.

No one lives in the 90-year-old Hill House. Or so it seems. But come in. Even if you don’t believe in ghosts, there’s no denying the terror of The Haunting. Robert Wise, whose started his directorial career with The Curse of the Cat People (1944), returned to psychological horror for this first screen adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House. Four people (Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson and Russ Tamblyn) come to the house to study its supernatural phenomena. Or has the house drawn at least one of them to it? The answer will unnerve you.

Anthony Michael Hall, Kelly Le Brock. Two high school computer geeks create a beautiful woman who turns them from duds to studs when she schools them in romance, sex and personality.

Anthony Michael Hall, Kelly Le Brock. Two high school computer geeks create a beautiful woman who turns them from duds to studs when she schools them in romance, sex and personality.

A mysterious gunfighter without a name rides across the desert landscape and arrives in the mining town beside the sea Lago to stay for the night. After gunning down three desperados who tried to kill him, the town hires the gunfighter to help defend the town from three murderous outlaws.

A mysterious gunfighter without a name rides across the desert landscape and arrives in the mining town beside the sea “Lago” to stay for the night. After gunning down three desperado’s who tried to kill him, the town hires the gunfighter to help defend the town from three murderous outlaws.

An old-time hockey player tells his minor-league team to play dirty, and fans love it.

An old-time hockey player tells his minor-league team to play dirty, and fans love it.

Alyssa Milano stars in one of her most controversial roles ever - an innocent girl becomes the victim of an ancient curse in this erotic horror story. Charlotte is a beautiful but chaste college freshman who is nearing her 18th birthday. Charlottes boyfriend would like to take their relationship to the next level, but Charlotte isnt sure if shes ready. Meanwhile, Charlotte finds herself aggressively pursued by a mysterious new suitor. What Charlotte doesnt know is that shes the reincarnation of a Transylvanian princess, and her new friend is a vampire who once loved her. The vampire will be able to retain his powers of eternal life only if he can seduce Charlotte before she turns 18 -- which only gives him three days.

Alyssa Milano stars in one of her most controversial roles ever – an innocent girl becomes the victim of an ancient curse in this erotic horror story. Charlotte is a beautiful but chaste college freshman who is nearing her 18th birthday. Charlotte’s boyfriend would like to take their relationship to the next level, but Charlotte isn’t sure if she’s ready. Meanwhile, Charlotte finds herself aggressively pursued by a mysterious new suitor. What Charlotte doesn’t know is that she’s the reincarnation of a Transylvanian princess, and her new friend is a vampire who once loved her. The vampire will be able to retain his powers of eternal life only if he can seduce Charlotte before she turns 18 — which only gives him three days.

Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland and Robert Duvall lead a star-studded cast in this World War II classic based on Jack Higgins’best-selling novel. A Nazi Strike Force plots to kidnap Winston Churchill while he is resting in a desolate Norfolk village. Colonel Radl (Duvall), Colonel Steiner (Caine) and Liam Devlin (Sutherland) are enlisted to carry out the operation, which if successful, would irrevocably alter the outcome of the war. Disguised as Polish airmen, these paratroopers descend upon England only to be interrupted by an unforeseeable incident which threatens to derail their treacherous mission. Packed with action and suspense, this unrelenting thriller was the final picture directed by the great John Sturges (The Great Escape, The Magnificent Seven).

Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland and Robert Duvall lead a star-studded cast in this World War II classic based on Jack Higgins’best-selling novel. A Nazi Strike Force plots to kidnap Winston Churchill while he is resting in a desolate Norfolk village. Colonel Radl (Duvall), Colonel Steiner (Caine) and Liam Devlin (Sutherland) are enlisted to carry out the operation, which if successful, would irrevocably alter the outcome of the war. Disguised as Polish airmen, these paratroopers descend upon England only to be interrupted by an unforeseeable incident which threatens to derail their treacherous mission. Packed with action and suspense, this unrelenting thriller was the final picture directed by the great John Sturges (The Great Escape, The Magnificent Seven).

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