Every Tuesday new movies come out in stores and I love to spotlight our favorite new movie releases! My daughter Danika’s pick for the week is Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Royal Rescue out on DVD today for a suggested price of $14.99!
Lady Knight Dora is joined by the legendary Don Quixote in the brand-new DVD, Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Royal Rescue. The DVD includes a double-length, never-before-aired episode, “Dora’s Royal Rescue,” which features the voices of Andy Garcia as Don Quixote and Placido Domingo as Malambruno. Also included, is the new-to-DVD episode, “Dora’s Knighthood Adventure,” which features the voice of Garcia as Don Quixote. In addition, for a limited time only, kids can enjoy a free Dora coloring and activity book.
Aiden and Danika both love the new Dinosaur Train: Dinosaurs A to Z DVD out today for a suggested price of $12.99!
The Dinosaur Train is filled with its most fascinating passengers yet as it makes new and exciting stops in DINOSAUR TRAIN: DINOSAURS A TO Z. Join Buddy and his family as they embark on a musical tour where they learn about fantastic dinosaur species that Buddy never knew existed. From the singing Corythosaurus to the speedy Ornithomimus, this is one train no one will want to miss! From the world-renowned Jim Henson Company, PBS KIDS and Paramount Home Media Distribution, the DINOSAUR TRAIN: DINOSAURS A TO Z DVD features nine exciting dino-filled adventures including a bonus holiday episode titled “Solstice Time” and loads of special features including Dr. Scott video segments, interactive games, coloring pages, information for parents and more.
Aiden’s favorite pick was The Adventures of Chuck & Friends: Monster Rally which is out on DVD now for a suggested price of $12.99!
Join Tonka Chuck, the little dump truck with huge dreams — not to mention wheels! — and his friends as they steer you through one monster rally of a good time! Take an adventure with Chuck’s friends Handy, Digger, Biggs, Soku, Rowdy and Boomer, through mud-splashing, big-tire fun! No matter what obstacles are in Chuck’s way, he knows that with good friends and a little imagination, he’s always going to cross the finish line a winner.
My date night pick for date night at home is Snow White and the Huntsman Extended Edition out on DVD now! My hubby and I sat down to watch this and we typically don’t pick this type of movie so we were pleasantly surprised to find that we both loved it. It was fantastically done and the acting was superb! It was the perfect flick for date night at home which has become a ritual for us! Even if you saw this one in theaters you will want to pick up a copy to check out the huge variety of special features and the extended edition not seen in theaters!
In this spectacular action-adventure, Kristen Stewart (Twilight) is Snow White, the only woman in the land fairer than the evil queen Ravenna (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron). Ravenna wants nothing more than to destroy her young rival, but she doesn’t know that Show White has been training in the art of war with a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) the queen dispatched to kill her. Together with a handsome prince (Sam Claflin) enchanted by Snow White’s beauty and power, they assemble an armed force to recapture the kingdom. This breathtaking new vision of the legendary tale from Joe Roth, the producer of Alice in Wonderland and acclaimed commercial director and state-of-the-art visualist Rupert Sanders is, in the words of Shawn Edwards, Fox-TV, “A film that soars with creativity, stylistic genius and amazing battle scenes.”
The Combo Pack includes an Extended version of the film not shown in theaters, as well as a Digital Copy of the film, compatible with iPhone®, iTunes®, iPad®, iPod®, iPod® touch, Android™ or online retail partners, and also includes UltraViolet™, the revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows in the cloud to instantly stream and download to TV’s, computers, tablets and smart phones. Consumers can now truly enjoy their movies anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice.
Bonus Features Exclusive to the Blu-rayTM
- Reinventing the Fairy Tale
- Citizens of the Kingdom
- The Magic Of “Snow White and the Huntsman”
- Around the Kingdom: 360° Set Tour
Universal’s Second Screen: An innovative viewing experience that allows viewers to control, interact with and explore Snow White and the Huntsman with groundbreaking features on a networked tablet or computer, in synch with the movie on the television screen! As the movie plays, experience features such as:
- Flick View: Move content from the tablet to the TV screen, and compare storyboards, animatics, and other exciting bonus material with a “flick” of the fingers.
- Behind the Scenes (Picture in Picture)
- Around the Kingdom: 360° Set Tour
- Virtual Flip books
- Cast of Characters
- UltraViolet™: The revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows, store them in the cloud, and instantly stream and download to TV’s, computers, tablets and smartphones. Consumers can now truly enjoy their movies anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice. Currently available in the United States only.
- Digital Copy: Viewers can redeem a digital version of the full-length movie from a choice of retail partners to watch on an array of electronics and portable devices including computers, iPad®, iPhone®, iPod™ touch, Android™ and more!
- pocket BLU™ App: The popular free pocket BLU™ app for smartphones is now even better with newly updated versions for iPad®, Android™ tablets, PC and Macintosh computers, with features made especially to take advantage of the devices’ larger screens and high resolution displays.
- Advanced Remote Control: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray™ player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live™ functions with ease.
- Video Timeline: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the film.
- Mobile-To-Go: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray™ discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there is a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy content on the go, anytime, anywhere.
- Browse Titles: Users will have access to a complete list of pocket BLU™-enabled titles available and coming to Blu-ray™. They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device.
- Keyboard: Entering data is fast and easy with your device’s intuitive keyboard.
- BD-LIVE™: Access the BD-Live™ Center through your Internet-connected player to access the latest trailers, exclusive content and more!
Be sure to check out all of these great titles out on DVD now! This is also a great time to start picking up the kid friendly movies and stashing them away as Christmas gifts!
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