Terminators and dinosaurs invade the video shelves this week as Terminator Salvation, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, and other movies and television shows come out on DVD and Blu-ray.
The latest installment in the Terminator series follows John Conner (Christian Bale) as resistance leader in the aftermath of Judgment Day. The machines have taken over, and Skynet is working to terminate mankind. Director McG tries to bring new life to the Terminator movie series with satisfying results. The Director’s Cut edition includes both the theatrical and direct cut versions on Blu-ray, a digital version of the theater release, plus bonus features that include story-board comparisons, Terminator mythology timeline, Terminator Salvation Official Movie Prequel Digital Comic Issue #1, video archive, and more.
Available from Amazon.com and other retailers. Retail price $35.99 (Blu-ray director’s cut three disc)
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Following the continuing adventures of museum guard Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) and the exhibits brought to life by an ancient Egyptian tablet, the action takes place this time within the halls of the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. The three-disc Blu-ray set includes the Blu-ray version, DVD version and digital copy, along with numerous extras including director commentary, Scavenger Hunt game, Show Me the Monkey featurettes, alternate ending, and more.
Available from Amazon.com and other retailers. Retail price $39.99 (Blu-ray three disc)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: XVI
Served up a series of four awful flicks on the Satellite of Love, the helpless souls on board cope the best way they know how: with a running commentary of wisecracks and sarcastic observations. Such is the world of Mystery Science Theater. In this limited edition set, Joel, Mike, and robots Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot suffer through the films The Corpse Vanishes, Warrior Of The Lost World, Santa Claus, and Night Of The Blood Beast. The first edition of this box set comes packaged with a limited-edition Tom Servo figurine, four mini-posters, original trailers and more special features on four discs.
Available from Amazon.com and other retailers. Retail price $64.99
Other DVD and Blu-ray releases this week: