As the TV season is wrapping up, the studios are putting out a ton of TV-related releases in June, it almost dwarfs all the big movies hitting Blu-ray, DVD and Digital. Among the big releases are the final seasons of Two and a Half Men and Parks and Rec, along with an extra special box set from Twentieth Century Home Entertainment for Season 1 of The Strain, which comes with an exact copy of the Master’s head. In addition, HBO has continued the trend of releasing complete series Blu-rays, and this month, The Wire is getting a big release. There’s lots to look at, so find out what’s coming out in June 2015, below.
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The Wire: The Complete Series Blu-rayThe Wire: The Complete Series has been available on DVD for a few years now, but HBO has been busy in recent months revitalizing some of its more famous TV series for Blu-ray. The latest to get the treatment is The Wire, the crime-heavy, Baltimore-set drama focusing on local law enforcement and the people of the city, complete with captivating dialogue. The show made names out of the likes of Dominic West and Michael K. Williams and was part of a series of dramas that built HBO’s reputation as must-watch TV, namely due to its precise and engaging storytelling, its unique location and a plethora of minute details that make The Wire a sometimes slow but always fascinating watch. The best way to view it, of course, is in High Definition, and while HBO has been downsizing it’s Blu-ray sets recently, favoring slim packaging over the stiffer stuff, there’s still a lot to like about the set—-namely the remastering in HD picture. A lot of the extras are rehashes from The Wire complete series DVD set, but they should be interesting for new purchasers, especially the three prequels involved with the set. And there is one new extra, a look at The Wire Paleyfest reunion from 2014. You can order the Blu-ray over at Amazon.
Justified: The Complete Final Season Blu-rayFX’s Justified never achieved the ratings prowess that some of the network’s heaviest hitters have brought in over the years, but Elmore Leonard fans and more have banded together to give the show a nice fanbase and a lengthy six-season run. Season 6 kicks off with a bang, following the complex relationship between Ava Crowder (Joelle Carter), Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins) and Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant). Ava’s connected to both men, as she’s trying to convince Boyd she still loves him while she dishes his dirt to Raylan as his informant. Meanwhile, we get to meet new baddie Avery Markham (Sam Elliott) and his lovely partner Katherine Hale (Mary Steenburgen), who want to swoop in and take over Harlan’s criminal enterprise, much to Boyd’s chagrin. The drama aired its last few episodes a few months ago, and now Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has released the final season onto Blu-ray. Justified: the Complete Final Season boasts just a few extras (nothing to write home about), but it’s still worth a purchase, if only to re-watch the final few scenes between Raylan and Boyd who, after all, did dig coal together. You can order Justified: The Complete Final Season over at Amazon.
Other June 2 Blu-ray And DVD ReleasesSpongeBob SquarePants 2: Sponge Out of Water
Justified: The Final Season
Rectify: The Complete Second Season DVD
Falling Skies: The Complete Fourth Season
Killing Jesus Parks and Recreation: Season 7, The Farewell Season DVD
Parks and Recreation: The Complete Series
Apollo 13: 20th Anniversary Edition
Pretty Little Liars: The Complete Fifth Season
Rizzoli & Isles: The Complete Fifth Season
June 2 Early Digital ReleasesRun All Night (iTunes)
Marfa Girl (iTunes)
June 9 Blu-ray And DVD ReleasesKingsman: The Secret Service
Teen Wolf: Season 4 DVD
The Last Ship: The Complete First Season
The Strain: The Complete First Season Premium Blu-ray
June 9 Early Digital ReleasesGet Hard
ChappieChappie is a strange movie, populated with strange characters, but at its core, it has a lot to say about technology, about humanity and about manipulation. Desperate to pay off a debt, a mixed gender mini-gang of weirdo thugs kidnaps a genius programmer, wanting him to reprogram a police robot. Instead, he adds artificial intelligence, unleashing an emotional, desperate to please robot child with unmatched power. What follows is uncomfortable, strange and extremely interesting. The film divided audiences quite a bit, probably because it’s really out there and many of the characters are unlikeable, but it never, at any point, is boring, which is actually a big compliment. The same could be said about Chappie’s disc too. The set, put together by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, features more than a half dozen featurettes, an alternate ending, extended scene and more. It’s really pretty expansive look, and it’s worth owning for anyone who enjoyed it in the theater and would like to see more. Order it here.
Other June 16 Blu-ray And DVD ReleasesChappie
Run All Night
The Lazarus Effect
Welcome To Me
The Newsroom: The Complete Third Season
Two and a Half Men: The Complete Twelfth And Final Season DVD
Laverne & Shirley: The Complete Series DVD
June 23 Blu-ray And DVD ReleasesRipper Street: Season Three
If There Be Thorns DVD
Mythbusters: Collection 12 DVD
Workaholics: Season 5
Pound of Flesh
June 26 Early Digital ReleasesThe Longest Ride
Woman in Gold
June 30 Blu-ray And DVD ReleasesGet Hard
While We’re Young
Pound of Flesh
Vanilla Sky with Alternate Ending
June 30 Early Digital ReleasesPaul Blart Mall Cop 2
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel