Home Video Release for March 24
This week’s home video releases offer a lot for older teens and adults. However fairytale Into the Woods isn’t a story for younger kids. The film adaptation of the musical combines characters from several stories including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and others in a cautionary tale about being careful what you wish for.
The dramatic bio-pic Unbroken tells the story of Olympic runner and World War II prisoner of war Louis Zamperini. As a kid, Louis was always in trouble with the law until his brother coaxed him to try running. Louis did so well he qualified for the 1936 Games in Berlin. But the real test of his perseverance comes when he is captured by the Japanese and sent to a POW camp after spending 47 days lost at sea.
The final installment of The Hobbit releases to home video this week as well. In The Battle of the Five Armies, the timid, book-loving hobbit who set out on an adventure in the first film has found his way to Smaug’s lair where he and the Dwarves will try and reclaim the treasure.
If you need more hobbit action, Warner Brothers is releasing The Hobbit: The Motion Picture Trilogy this week as well with all three movies in one package.