New Blu-rays: ’10 Cloverfield Lane,’ ‘London Has Fallen’
For the week of June 14th, the J.J. Abrams produced 10 Cloverfield Lane, starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Goodman arrives on Blu-ray this week. Also due out this Tuesday is action thriller, London Has Fallen and sports comedy Eddie the Eagle. For 4K upgrades, Paramount Home Entertainment is releasing Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness.
In 10 Cloverfield Lane, Michelle (Winstead) is involved a car accident one evening only to wake up chained in a concrete room. She is held captive by a disturbed Howard (Goodman) in his underground bunker. Howard found her on the side of road in the midst of an unknown attack. A young man named Emmett (John Gallagher Jr.) is another one of Howard’s captive, who is kept there out of fear of looming attackers. 10 Cloverfield Lane takes place in the same universe as 2008’s Cloverfield and is considered to be a spiritual successor. The first person shaky cam is ditched and replaced by a traditional third-person point of view.
10 Cloverfield Lane comes to Blu-ray from Paramount Home Entertainment, which is releasing the film as a Blu-ray, DVD, UltraViolet combo pack. Best Buy is offering an exclusive steelbook, which includes a free digital copy of the 2008 film.
Universal Studios is debuting action sequel, London Has Fallen this week on Blu-ray. Following up the 2013 hit, Olympus Has Fallen, Gerard Butler has returned as Secret Service agent Mike Banning on a mission to London. After the death of the British Prime Minster, Banning is out to uncover a plot to assassinate the other world leaders. Morgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhart, Angela Bassett and Jackie Earle Haley also star in the sequel. Universal is releasing London Has Fallen as a Blu-ray, DVD, UltraViolet combo pack.
20th Century Fox is releasing the biographical sports comedy Eddie the Eagle this week on various formats. Starring Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service) and Hugh Jackman (X-Men: Apocalypse), Eddie the Eagle follows Great Britain’s first ski jumper to qualify for the Winter Olympics since 1929. Ashley Menzel called the story of Eddie “such an inspiration.” Fox Home Entertainment is releasing Eddie the Eagle in both a Blu-ray combo pack (Blu-ray, DVD, Digital) and 4K combo pack (4K, Blu-ray, Digital).
In 4K news this week, Paramount Home Entertainment is re-releasing the two latest Star Trek films on the new format. First up is J.J. Abrams’ 2009 Star Trek. In an alternate timeline, Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto) and Bones (Karl Urban) undertake their first adventure aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise to stop a renegade Romulan (Eric Bana) from destroying Earth. The 4K combo pack includes a 4K disc, a Blu-ray and Digital Copy.
Its 2013 sequel Star Trek Into Darkness is also slated for release this Tuesday. Set a few years after the previous film, Kirk (Pine) and his crew go on a manhunt to capture a mysterious terrorist (Benedict Cumberbatch) in enemy territory. Into Darkness arrives home as a 4K, Blu-ray, Digital Copy combo pack.