G.I. Joe Walmart Exclusive Steelbook 3D Blu-ray Set Unboxing


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Based on the 80’s cartoon, a personal childhood favorite, G.I. Joe Retaliation is a fun movie with plenty of action.




The G.I. Joe Walmart Exclusive Steelbook 3D Blu-ray set contains:

  • One 3D Blu-ray disc
  • One Blu-ray disc
  • One DVD
  • UltraViolet/Vudu Digital Copy

The G.I. Joe Walmart Exclusive Steelbook 3D Blu-ray set contains the following extras:

  • Audio Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • G.I. Joe: Declassified: Deployment
  • G.I. Joe: Declassified: Two Ninjas
  • G.I. Joe: Declassified: The Desert Attack
  • G.I. Joe: Declassified: Cobra Strikes
  • G.I. Joe: Declassified: The Lone Soldiers
  • G.I. Joe: Declassified: The Monastery
  • G.I. Joe: Declassified: Fort Sumter

42 Blu-ray DVD Unboxing

42_blu_rayThis is the WaysToWatch.com unboxing of 42: The Jackie Robinson Story. This is an inspirational movie that should not be missed.

The 42 Blu-ray Disc Set contains:

  • One Blu-ray disc
  • One DVD
  • UltraViolet Digital Copy

The 42 Blu-ray Disc Set contains the following extras:

  • Stepping Into History
  • Full-Contact Baseball
  • The Legacy of Number 42

42 Buyer’s Guide


42_feature_smArguably, the most inspirational movie of 2013, 42: The Jackie Robinson Story starring Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford tells the story of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball (MLB). This movie features a solid cast that convincingly portrays the significance of Robinson’s transition from the Negro League to the Majors.
Considering that this is a historical event I will judge the purchasing options based only on extra features that provide insight into the history of Robinson’s journey and production of the movie.

42 on Google Play

google-play-logo_150Google Play on provides 42 for rental. WaysToWatch.com only considers purchasing options for its Buyer’s Guides.



42 on Amazon Instant

amazon_logo_150I am excited to see that Amazon Instant is providing extra features with this purchase. I am not sure if this is a first, but it is my first time seeing any sort of extras offered by Amazon Instant. For $19.99 you can buy the high-definition version of 42 from Amazon Instant. This purchase offers numerous viewing options for television, computers, tablets and smart phones. Oddly, the listing on Amazon’s website does not specify the bonus features. I reached out to Amazon’s support team and they could not immediately provide that information, but with the inclusion of extra features Amazon Instant is a far more appealing option than it would be normally. I hope that the inclusion of extra features becomes the norm.

42 on iTunes

itunes_logo_150iTunes delivers this movie with excellent convenience, because it is easily downloaded to your computer (Mac or PC) or your iOS device (iPad or iPhone). It comes in 1080p video with 5.1 Dolby surround sound. Priced at $19.99, 42 from iTunes includes two bonus features.




Here is a list of Special Features and Extras:

  • Stepping Into History
  • Full-Contact Baseball

42 on Blu-ray

42_blu_ray42 on Blu-ray is a good buy when considering the presentation in 1080p high-definition and the 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound. The Blu-ray disc set of 42 includes a DVD and Digital Copy, so you can watch it on numerous devices.
Surprisingly, the Blu-ray does not appear to provide any commentary options from director. I have become spoiled, because the director’s (or at least the writer’s) commentary usually is included with the Blu-ray audio options. Not available with any other buying option, the Blu-ray disc has one additional bonus feature, The Legacy of Number 42. For the ravenous fan that one extra may be a deciding factor, but it does not sound like a deal maker for me. Priced at $22.99 (where I live $25 even with tax) this is the most expensive option on the Buyer’s Guide.
Here is a list of Special Features and Extras:

  • Stepping Into History
  • Full-Contact Baseball
  • The Legacy of Number 42

42 on Vudu

vudu_logo_150Comparably priced at $19.99, the purchase of 42 from Vudu is a solid buy. It features the same two extras that are listed with the iTunes purchase for the same price. The benefit of this purchase from Vudu is that you have far more device options for watching the movie. 42 comes in 1080p high-definition video with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound.


Here is a list of Special Features and Extras:

  • Stepping Into History
  • Full-Contact Baseball

Wrap Up

vudu_logo_150The Blu-ray option for most movies has a dominant list of bonus features or extras, but that is not the case with 42. For fans who absolutely have to have every bit of information regarding the movie and Jackie Robinson the Blu-ray disc set with its one extra feature may be the way to go. But for fans of the movie, who can live without it, WaysToWatch.com recommends buying the movie from Vudu. Vudu saves you a trip to the store, provides two special features, has numerous viewing options and a top tier viewing experience.

The Host Blu-ray Unboxing


the_host_blurayHere is the unboxing of The Host Blu-ray disc set. Fans of the book can now enjoy the movie at home.

This case contains:

  • One Blu-ray disc
  • One DVD
  • Digital Copy
  • UltraViolet

The Host Blu-ray disc set contains the following extras:

  • Audio Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Bringing The Host to Life
  • Seeker PSA

Oz The Great and Powerful Blu-ray Unboxing


oz_the_great_and_powerful_smHere is the unboxing of Oz The Great and Powerful Blu-ray. This box comes with a 2D version of the movie and the digital copy from iTunes.


This case contains:

  • One Blu-ray Disc with the 2D version of the movie.
  • iTunes Digital Copy

The Oz The Great and Powerful Blu-ray contains the following extras:

  • The Magic of Oz The Great and Powerful
  • Walt Disney and the Road to Oz
  • My Journey in Oz, by James Franco
  • China Girl and the Suspension of Disbelief
  • Before Your Very Eyes: From Kansas to Oz
  • Metamorphosis
  • Mr. Elfman’s Musical Concoctions
  • Bloopers

The Host Buyer’s Guide


the_host_feature From the writer of the Twilight series, Stephanie Meyer,The Host, gives us a version of Earth where everyone is possessed by alien life forms. Even though the book sold well and has positive reviews, few people went to theaters to watch the movie. Even though it performed poorly at the box office, I believe this movie will find an audience in home video.

The Host on Vudu

vudu_logo_150 If you want a versatile purchase, Vudu is your best choice. When bought from Vudu, The Host can be watched on iOS (iphone and ipad) devices, Android, Smart Blu-ray players, PS3, Xbox 360 and Roku devices. This purchase provides a good visual experience with 1080p video and Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound. Fans of the movie who would like to have an in-depth experience with behind-the-scenes footage and insightful extra features will be disappointed with this purchase, because there aren’t any. If you only want the film it can be purchased for $22.99 from Vudu.

The Host on Blu-ray

the_host_blurayPriced at $22.99 the Blu-ray disc set comes with a Blu-ray disc, DVD, iTunes Digital Copy and UltraViolet. The movie is presented in 1080p video and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1. For a movie that has a fan base from the book it is based on I would expect the Blu-ray disc set to include plenty of extra features, but unfortunately there are not many included. Here is a list of Special Features and Extras:

  • Audio Commentary with Stephenie Meyer, Director Andrew Niccol and Producer Nick Wechsler
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Bringing The Host to Life
  • Seeker PSA

The Host on Amazon Instant

amazon_logo_150 Like Vudu’s purchase, The Host from Amazon Instant offers great versatility in viewing options. You can watch it on all of Amazon’s line of Kindle tablets. You can also watch it on Xbox 360, PS3, Roku, Tivo and Smart Blu-ray players. In stereo sound The Host cost $19.99. This purchase does not come with any extras or Special Features.


The Host on iTunes

itunes_logo_150Surprisingly, The Host on iTunes comes with all of the same extras as the Blu-ray set, minus the Audio Commentary. It cost $19.99 and plays on all iOS devices, Macs and PCs. Anyone with Apple devices will be covered. With the added convenience of being able to buy the movie without a trip to the store this is a competitive option.
Here is a list of Special Features and Extras:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Bringing The Host to Life
  • Seeker PSA

The Host on Google Play

google-play-logo_150 Google Play is similar to the offering available with Amazon Instant providing only stereo sound and 1080p video. The differentiating factor between the two is the limited access offered by Google play. There are a plethora of Android devices on which you could access your Google Play purchases. For $19.99 it does not come with any extras or Special Features.
 

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iTUNES VUDU GP AI
Price $22.99 $19.99 $22.99 $19.99 $19.99
Ways To Watch  2D Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy, Mac and PC, iPad and iPhone Apple TV, iPad, iPhone, iPod and PC PS3, Xbox 360, Roku, Smart Blu-ray players, Smart TV’s, iPad, iPhone, Mac and PC, Roku, Android tablets and Phones Android tablets and   phones, Google TV, Mac and PC PS3, Xbox 360, Roku, Smart Blu-ray players, Smart TV’s, iPad,Kindle Fire (HD), Roku, Mac and PC
Max Resolution On TV 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p
Digital Copy Max Resolution 853 x 478 1080p Standard Definition for mobile devices 1080p 1080p
Audio 5.1 DTS-HD Dolby Digital 5.1 Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 Stereo Stereo

Wrap Up

I believe that any fan of the books that hoped for an exciting home movie experience will be disappointed by what is currently being offered. That being said, iTunes is a great combination of price, extra features and convenience. It is the WaysToWatch.com choice for watching The Host at home.

Upside Down Blu-ray Unboxing


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I was really excited by the trailer for this movie, but then it was never released here in the states. Well, at least it has now been released on Blu-ray. Check out what’s inside.

This Upside Down Blu-ray case contains:

  • One Blu-ray Disc with the 3D and 2D versions of the movie.

The Upside Down Blu-ray contains the following extras:

  • The Making Of
  • Deleted Scenes
  • History of the World
  • Juan and Jim
  • Preliminary Sketches
  • Tango Storyboards
  • Missing Forest Storyboards
  • Sage Mountain Previz
  • Office Previz
  • Final Shot Previz
  • Previews