It is a big Blu-ray release week, as evidenced in the Blu-ray Cover Art Gallery for the week of the November 3rd, 2014.
Top title this week is Maleficent from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, who also have the animated titles Planes: Fire & Rescue and Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas / Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas this week.
It is also a big week for Hobbit fans with the extended edition of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 3D from New Line Home Entertainment.
Other Warner distributed titles include HBO releases The Newsroom: The Complete Second Season and The Sopranos: The Complete Series as well as BBC releases Sherlock Limited Edition Gift Set and Doctor Who: The Complete Matt Smith Years.
Paramount Home Entertainment’s big release is of course Hercules, with a Blu-ray 3D Hercules 3D edition to boot.
Watch for A Most Wanted Man and Step Up All In from Lionsgate Home Entertainment – the latter being Lionsgate’s first Dolby Atmos title.
Universal has a new collection of steel-book releases, including An American Werewolf in London, Psycho, The Big Lebowski, Scarface, Shaun of the Dead, The Blues Brothers, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
The studio also has special editions of Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2 that feature ‘Minion’ Christmas ornaments.
Sony Pictures has Land Ho! on Blu-ray this week.
Indie titles include the documentary The Dog from Cinedigm, Style Wars from Public Art Films, and Man of the West from Kino Lorber Incorporated.
Christmas title Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer from Anderson Merchandisers features a 50th Anniversary Edition of the classic television movie.
Acorn Media has the final Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Series 13, along with compilation releases Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Complete Cases Collection and Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Final Cases Collection on Blu-ray this week.