O-p-u-l-e-n-c-e. Opulence! Some big, flashy money be on the screen this week in home entertainment, queens!
Star Trek Into Darkness follows the crazy successful reboot’s cast as they confront a re-imagined classic Trek villain, while Madge’s latest concert can be enjoyed at home with Madonna: The MDNA Tour.
Meanwhile, the classic queer comedy, La Cage Aux Folles, gets a Criterion edition, and you can prepare for the upcoming third season of Showtime’s hit Homeland wit ah Homeland: The Complete Second Season binge.
Star Trek Into Darkness
($54.99 3D Blu-ray, $39.99 Blu-ray, $29.99 DVD; Paramount)
Chris Pine’s Captain Kirk and Zachary Quinto‘s Spock encounter a mysterious new villain played by Sherlock‘s Benedict Cumberbach (well, mysterious only if you haven’t read or seen anything media-related for a year) in this supremely entertaining popcorn-y sequel to JJ Abrams’ reboot of the classic series. Bonus for 3D Blu-ray owners — the 3D is pretty cool, especially those nifty jumps into warp speed. Extras include a batch of short featurettes.
($24.95 Blu-ray, $15.99 DVD; Universal Music)
Madonna’s 29-country, 27-dancer, hit-filled 2012 world tour comes to your screen. What else need be said?
($39.99 Blu-ray, $29.99 DVD; Criterion)
The classic 1978 French farce about a couple of big ol’ flaming queens — Renato and Albin — who attempt to play things straight when the the conservative family of their son’s fiancee comes calling gets a gorgeous digital restoration. Still brilliant after all these years. Extras include a new interview with the director, archival footage, and more.
Homeland: The Complete Second Season
($69;99 Blu-ray; $59.98 DVD; 20th Century Fox)
In preparation for its September 29th season three debut, binge-watch the entire second season of Showtime’s multiple Emmy-winning, twist-filled, brilliant drama about the relationship between a returned soldier who may or may not be a brainwashed terrorist and the bipolar CIA agent tasked with finding out. Extras include deleted scenes, several featurettes, and a a special prologue, “The Border,” to season three.
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