One of the summer’s biggest hits and a VFX spectacular comes home with the release this week of Guardians of the Galaxy (Disney, $39.99 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and digital copy; $32.99 Blu-ray; $29.99 DVD).
Based on the Marvel comic book, Guardians was a smash hit with fans and critics for its fresh, fun take on the cosmic superhero genre. Bonus features include deleted scenes, making-of featurettes, gag reel, audio commentary and an exclusive look at next summer’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.
On the animation side, the biggest release this week is Family Guy: Volume 13 (Fox, $29.98 DVD), featuring 21 episodes of the hit series on three discs.
Another TV favorites out this week is Doctor Who: The Complete Eighth Series (Warner Bros., $89.98 Blu-ray, $79.98 DVD).
The kid catalog adds the following new releases: Catdog: The Complete Series (Paramount, $39.99 DVD), Chuggington: Snow Rescue (Anchor Bay Entertainment, $14.98 DVD), Pac-Man & The Ghostly Adventures Collection (Phase 4 Films, $12.99) and The Princess and the Magic Mirror (ANconnect, $20.99 DVD).
Anime fans can pick from Dragon Ball Z: Season 9 (FUNimation, $44.98 Blu-ray, $34.98 DVD) and Ranma 1/2: Set 4 (VIZ Media, $54.97 Blu-ray, $44.82 DVD).
And it’s well worth your time to check out the made-on-demand delights of UPA Jolly Frolics (Turner Classics MOD, $45.95 DVD).