Another month has come around, and now that the Oscars are over, we can all collectively breathe out a sign of relief and just enjoy films for what they are – a relief from real life. So what new Blu-ray releases are coming out in March? Let’s take a look.
The first of a handful of Oscar nominees this month, this movie stars Natalie Portman (who was nominated for Leading Actress for this one) as Jackie Kennedy. This biopic/drama follows the first lady from the moments after her husband’s assassination and shows how she handled the tragic event and the times afterwards. Jackie comes out on Blu-ray from 20th Century Fox on March 7th.
Everyone loves Disney movies right? Especially if they feature Dwayne Johnson as a demigod who’s come to the Hawaiian islands to help a chieftain’s daughter undo a curse and set things right, right? Best Buy has an exclusive steelbook for this one (two actually, one reg Blu-ray and one 3d), which is what I recommend you grab. Moana hits Blu-ray on March 7th thanks to Disney.
Ghost in the Shell Mondo
Just in time for the reboot, we have another version of Ghost in the Shell coming out thanks to Mondo. This anime classic follows a cyborg police officer who is tracking down a hacker named “The Puppet Master”. Plus Mondo artwork and their awesome steelbooks. This is a definite purchase on March 14th.
Passengers is one of the bigger theatrical releases from last year that I missed out on. Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence are both super fun to watch, and throwing them together in space for a romantic sci-fi thing makes perfect sense to me. This one releases on March 14th by way of Sony.
The Love Witch
This tribute to the 60s style pulp melodramas is coming out on Blu-ray thanks to one of my favorite boutique distributors, Oscilloscope. This movie follows a witch who uses a spell to make a series of men fall in love with her, which doesn’t always work out in the end for them. This one fully embraces it’s throwbacks to the past and looks to be a highly stylized and sexy romp and thrill. I can’t wait to see it on March 14th.
I had the opportunity to see Miss Sloane in an advanced screening, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Jessica Chastain absolutely nailed her role in this one, playing the titular character, a nasty, brilliant woman in the world of lobbying. You can see my theatrical review here, and pick it up on Blu-ray on March 21 thanks to 20th Century Fox.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them
Harry Potter and the wizarding world of J.K. Rowling didn’t become so massively adored by accident, they are really damn good stories that bring magic to life. In this latest tale from that universe, we see Newt Scamander (played by the awesome Eddie Redmayne) journey to 1950’s New York City with a briefcase full of rare and magical animals. What could possibly go wrong? Best Buy has an exclusive 4k Steelbook for this release from Warner Bros. Don’t miss out on March 28th.
What will you be picking up this month? Let us know or, even better, post some haul pics in the comments below!