This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: Prometheus, Rock of Ages, E.T.: Anniversary Edition

Whether you’re looking for something new or something old, it’s a pretty solid week for DVD and Blu-ray releases. Ridley Scott’s Prometheus leads the way with 35 minutes of alternate and deleted scenes plus five hours of documentary material, but no Director’s Cut (apparently Ridley Scott is still happy with the version that hit theatres). Other new releases include Rock of Ages starring Tom Cruise, The Raven starring John Cusack, and the Oscar-nominated animated film A Cat in Paris, not to mention the acclaimed LCD Soundsystem documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits. The most notable TV releases are probably new seasons of The League and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and there are quite a few exciting titles hitting Blu-ray for the first time including the Little Shop of Horrors remake, Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train and Dial M for Murder, and Steven Spielberg’s E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial. What will you be buying or renting this week? Check out the full list of releases after the jump.

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  • FoxMulder

    Loved Prometheus and the documentary The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus is worth every penny of that collectors edition!!!

  • Steve

    The artwork for the Prometheus bluray looks WAY better than the DVD. So glad I sprung for that 4-disc special edish.

  • Stinker

    Just watched the Prometheus making of and it is nice and long, and not one of those “my god, we were all good friends and what a great Movie” kind of crap.

    The movie itself is great, the transfer is great and so great all around.

    Hope ET is in the same league.

  • Owozifa

    I also sprang for the 4-disc just for the documentary (as I have not much interest in 3D). I liked the really long doc Dangerous Days on the Blade Runner set so I’m looking forward to it.

  • Jr

    Target exclusive E.T. Steelbook!

  • patrik

    I also pounced on the 4 disc special delight of Prometheus. Great set, I love listening to Ridley Scott talk.

  • Gerry

    I re-watched Prometheus and I’ve gone from being hugely disappointed on the first – cinema – watch to thinking this film is masterfully directed by Ridley Scott and is a really good film. Who knew.

    I think I’t’ll be getting a few re-watches in the not too distant future. Plus the 3d is great.

  • Steve

    I’m really hoping that watching it at home with the insane expectations deflated will make the internet hate over Prometheus finally dissipate. The clincher will be whether or not Sean changes his mind on it.

  • scott

    I never really got all the hate. I watched it well after all the discussion at the cheap theater and it was fine. But that android fuck really pissed me off.