What to Watch prides itself on often offering a wide variety of material from TV seasons to On Demand exclusives to remasters of classic flicks. Not this week. All six of the New Releases that you may be drawn to in your favorite store or on your favorite service are movies, and all released in the last 18 months. But the variety within those movies is remarkable. A Best Picture winner, action flicks, a superhero, and two indie drams that waste talented casts. Pick your favorites. Here’s how we would rank ‘em.
“24” SEASON SEVEN — On Blu-ray Disc and DVD May 19
This just in from Fox…
Get ready to get addicted again with another heart-pounding, nail-biting thrill ride when “24” Season Seven arrives for the first time ever on high-definition Blu-ray Disc and DVD May 19 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. The countdown starts over as Jack Bauer (Emmy® Award winner Kiefer Sutherland) is thrust back into action in a new city, with a new role and a new enemy to bring down. Set in Washington, D.C., Jack is under investigation for his “high crimes” during his time at CTU as a mysterious new threat is attempting to take the government down. As the race against the clock escalates, Jack is forced to take matters into his own hands, working with old friends and new allies to once again protect the country. Featuring stunning performances by returning from dead cast member Carlos Bernard (“Tony Almeida”), Mary Lynn Rajskub (“Chloe O’Brian”), James Morrison (“Bill Buchanan”), Carlo Rota (“Morris O’Brian”) and Elisha Cuthbert (“Kim Bauer”), new faces emerge including comedian-actress Janeane Garofalo (The Truth About Cats & Dogs, Ratatouille) and two-time Tony Award-winner Cherry Jones, as the first female President of the United States.
Fans can experience the long-awaited return of the nonstop adrenaline-charged intense thriller only “24” on Blu-ray Disc and DVD can bring, loaded with special features including deleted scenes, commentaries and featurettes. The “24” Season Seven Blu-ray Disc will be available for the suggested retail price of $69.99 U.S. and the DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $49.98 U.S. Pre-book is April 22. On DVD & BD, you control the clock!!
“24” Season Seven Synopsis
Set in Washington D.C., for the first time, the season opens four years after Season Six with the Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU) dismantled and Jack on trial for all his “misconduct” at CTU. Jack’s day takes an unexpected turn when the government is threatened and his expertise are needed once again.
Blu-ray Disc Specifics
The “24” SEASON 7 Blu-ray disc is presented in widescreen format with English 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio and includes English, French and Spanish subtitles. Disc content and bonus feature details are listed below.
o 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Commentary by Executive Producer/Director Jon Cassar and Carlos Bernard
o 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Commentary by Executive Producer Manny Coto, Co-Executive Producer Brannon Braga and Carlos Bernard
o The Fimucité Festival Presents: The Music of 24
o 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Commentary by Executive Producer/Director Jon Cassar and Annie Wersching
o 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Commentary by Executive Producer David Fury and Hakeem Kae-Kazim
o 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Commentary by Executive Producer Manny Coto, Co-Executive Producer Brannon Braga and Annie Wersching
o 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Commentary by Co-Executive Producer/Director Brad Turner and Tony Todd
o 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM Commentary by Co-Executive Producer/Director Brad Turner, Composer Sean Callery and James Morrison
o 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM Commentary by Executive Producer Juan Carlos Coto, Annie Wersching and Bob Gunton
o 1:00 AM – 2:00 AM Commentary by Executive Producer Howard Gordon, Carlos Bernard and Jeffery Nording
o 5:00 AM – 6:00 AM Commentary by Executive Producer Evan Katz, Mary Lynn Rajskub and Glenn Morshower
o 6:00 AM – 7:00 AM Commentary by Executive Producer David Fury, Co-Executive Producer Alex Gansa and Glenn Morshower
o 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Commentary by Executive Producers Howard Gordon and John Cassar
o Deleted Scenes with Optional commentary by Co-Executive Producer Stephen Kronish and Producer Paul Gadd
o 24-7: The Untold Story
DVD-Specific Special Features
The “24” SEASON 7 standard DVD is presented in widescreen format with English 5.1 Dolby Surround as well as French and Spanish Dolby Surround and includes English, French and Spanish subtitles. The DVD contents all the same content and bonus features listed above.