Blu-ray Buyer’s Guide: August 29


This Tuesday, one of Disney’s timeless classics comes to Blu-ray for a second time, and in a multi-release. But unlike most of the Disney animated rereleases of late, this one might actually be worth getting. That and a new issue from the Star Wars universe – all today on the Blu-ray Buyer’s Guide!

Here are my picks for August 29, 2017.

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Blu-ray Buyer’s Guide: August 22


This week is a Marvel-palooza! First up is the multi-release, which is one of this summer’s hit films. The recommendations are season releases of two of Marvel’s hit Netflix television shows. To quote one smart-alecky raccoon, “Oh yeah!”

Here are my picks for August 22, 2017.

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DUCKTALES (2017) – An Okay (Re)Start

MV5BNTA2NTc5MzQwNV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwOTY2ODI2MjI@._V1_SY1000_CR0,0,666,1000_AL_“Life is like a hurricane here in Duckburg. Race cars, lasers, airplanes – it’s a duck-blur. Might solve a mystery or rewrite history…DuckTales – woo-oo!”

30 years ago, Disney’s DuckTales was one of the most popular kid shows on television. That first line of the theme song was a rallying cry to millions of children who flocked home after school to watch the latest adventure of Scrooge McDuck and his family. It was a very clever show with great writing, funny gags and a heaping helping of heart.

I was a big fan of DuckTales from the beginning. I still have that ear-worm of a song memorized three decades later. And I know that many people my age still carry fond memories of the show to this day. So it comes as no surprise that Disney decided to reboot DuckTales for the kids of those first fans. The nostalgia train has been brining back many pop-culture staples lately, and grown millennials have been lapping them up.

Last weekend, Disney XD debuted the first two episodes of the refreshed DuckTales (though both episodes serve one continuous story). For the most part, this new version keeps the adventurous spirit of the original, and even adds some new ideas from both the show’s rich past as well as today’s culture. It’s just as fun and funny, with a dash of sophistication for today’s kids.

DuckTales has always been about the interactions of a family, albeit an unconventional one. And the start of this version is based around a concept that many families learn over time: forgiveness of grudges.


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