Another week, another slew of new DVDs, Blu-Rays and video games to conquer. This week ending March 3, 2015 will see the DVD and Blu-Ray movie release of one of the biggest films of 2014, a creepy Steve Carell, an Xbox One exclusive game that no one really cares about (hey, just being honest), and more!
All DVD and video game releases will be released on what I like to call New Media Tuesdays — in this case, March 3, 2015 — unless otherwise noted. You can check out last week’s releases here, and keep reading this article for the new DVD and game releases coming this week:
DVD New Releases
1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1
America’s favorite actress returns to her breakout role as Jennifer Lawrence reprises Katniss Everdeen, who is faced with a decision to make that could change the fate of an entire nation. Katniss ends up in District 13, and sets out to save Peeta, while balancing her fragile alliance with President Coin.
Rolling Stone calls it, “A mesmerizing masterwork. One of the year’s very best films.” In this disturbing drama, Foxcatcher tells a dark and fascinating story of an unlikely relationship between an eccentric multi-millionaire (Steve Carell) and two Olympic champion wrestlers (Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo). Discover the strange bond between the trio, and uncover what happens to the troubled millionaire in this chilling drama, possibly Carell’s best performance to date.
3. Outlander: Season 1 Vol 1
Based on Diana Gabaldon’s best-selling book series, Outlander is a highly-rated new series from Starz Network (the network behind the absolutely incredible Black Sails series). Outlander: Season 1 follows Claire Randall, a former British Army nurse in WWII, on her second honeymoon with her husband Frank. Claire is transported to 1743 where her freedom and life are threatened. But it’s not all doom and gloom for Claire, as she forms a passionate relationship with a new man in her new life, forcing her to balance two vastly different men in two different lives. Bring home the first nine episodes in this collector’s edition from Starz.
New Game Releases
1. ScreamRide (Xbox One, Xbox 360)
ScreamRide is the first Xbox exclusive to be released in 2015, and it’s not looking all too good for Microsoft. Build rollercoasters, destroy rollercoasters, and wreak havoc — all without blowing chunks. It sounds like an arcade limited version of Rollercoaster Tycoon. How many rollercoaster games do we really need? Anyway, if you’re interested, it’s coming this week.
2. OlliOlli 2 (PS4 & PS Vita)
Another day, another new zombie game! Zombie Army Trilogy releases on March 6, 2015, making the franchise’s debut on the PS4 and Xbox One (it’s coming to PC as well). The Zombie Army Trilogy is a remastered version of the original Nazi Zombie Army and its sequel, and includes a previously unreleased third installment in the series. The new game supports eight playable characters in co-op, with four of those being new female characters. It is the second full retail zombie game to be released already this year, and it’s only March. Awesome.