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Beauty,’ ‘Jack,’ ‘Adventure Time,’ ‘Rick and Morty’ Rush Video Shelves

October 8th, 2014 | Admin | Tags:

Clear your schedule and stock up the fridge — it’s a big home video week and you’re going to be spending some quality time with your couch.

First, it’s time to update a classic with the release of Sleeping Beauty: Diamond Edition (Disney, $36.99 Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy, $29.99 DVD). This edition features the restored 1959 classic in pristine high-definition and includes new special features: deleted scenes, including one revealing deleted character “The Vulture”; a sing-along with Aurora; an alternate scene and more.

ASleeping-Beauty-Diamond-Edition-post more recent hit is Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart (Shout! Factory, $24.97 Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy, $16.97 DVD), a French release arriving in an English-language edition. Based on the novel and album by Mathias Malzieu, who co-directs with Stephane Berla, this is a charming and romantic tale of a boy born on the coldest day ever and forced to use a cuckoo clock instead of his frozen heart.

Few animated TV shows have as devoted a fan base as Adventure Time, which makes the release ofAdventure Time: The Complete Fourth Season (Warner Bros., $32.07 Blu-ray, $26.95 DVD) a must-own for many fans. In addition to the full fourth season, this release includes a 19-minute Distant Bands: The Music of Adventure Time featurette with series creator Pendleton Ward, creative director Pat McHale, and storyboard artists Jesse Moynihan and Rebecca Sugar offering their commentary on the important role music plays in the series. In addition, each episode will feature commentary with the cast and crew.

When it comes to crazy and funny, few shows beat out Cartoon Network’s hit Rick and Morty: Season 1 (Warner Bros., $29.02 Blu-ray and digital copy, $24.98 DVD). This release includes an exclusive, 16-page comic book created by Dan Harmon (Community) and Justin Roiland (House of Cosbys), as well as guest commentary tracks from industry luminaries like The Simpsons writers, Pendleton Ward and Kent Osborne (Adventure Time), and Robert Kirkman and Scott Gimple (The Walking Dead)