Prime Day Countdown 2021: Superhero Hype’s Best Amazon Movie/DVD Deals
Amazon Prime Day is coming! Forget the old cliche of hating Mondays; this upcoming one is the day to score some excellent deals. Because Black Friday is a long way away, and because some folks still worry about lifted restrictions outside, the slew of online deals offer a perfect opportunity to grab that major item at a massive discount. And while doing that, maybe pick up some DVDs and Blu-rays too. Here are the best Amazon movie/DVD deals that we highly recommend:
A man and a dinosaur bond through tragedy in this nearly dialogue-free primeval adventure from Genndy Tartakovsky. Highly acclaimed by reviewers and fans alike, and probably too violent for the kids.
In a world where nearly everyone is an assassin, but the most dangerous of them all has retired, one damn fool makes the mistake of killing his dog. Oh. From there, the whole world expands and gets ever crazier, as the all-powerful Wick (Keanu Reeves) must escape every other killer in the world, with only an underground chain of hotels as safe sanctuary. The contrast of an extremely basic character up against ever more convoluted mythology keeps bringing viewers back. As do the likes of Ian McShane, Halle Berry, Ruby Rose, Mark Dacascos, Laurence Fishburne, Anjelica Huston and more. Think The Matrix without computers.
Before the live-action version comes to Netflis, bone up on the true Cowboy Bebop. Join Spike, Faye, Jet and the rest on interplanetary bounty hunting antics as they avoid and confront the Red Dragon Syndicate.
In this adaptation of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale’s 13-part story, a young Batman must stop a killer who acts on every major holiday. Witness the origin of Two-Face, and the evolution of key characters from small-time crooks to supervillains.
Worried that Kevin Smith’s new version won’t be sufficiently pure? Own the original Filmation series and keep that going. The power continues, as He-Man saves Eternia from foes like Skeletor, Count Marzo, Evilseed and more! Until next time…
Dun da DA da! Dun da dah! Da da DA DA! Da da dah, dah, dah! Look, if you don’t know what the Indiana Jones movies are, what are you even doing on the Internet?
Can’t wait for an as-yet-unannounced domestic home release? Don’t have HBO Max? Then unleash the Snyder Cut on 4K Blu-ray with this region-free UK edition. Be prepared: like the HBO version, this disc uses the Imax ratio and includes almost no extras. But Snyder fans don’t like to wait for longer versions of things if they don’t have to.
The most utterly somber of Legendary’s Monsterverse quadrilogy. This Godzilla retains his aura of dread as an atomic allegory, even as it still casts him as our ally against far worse creatures. Prior to getting cats as Marvel siblings, Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron-Taylor Johnson played separated spouses who must deal with the threat to America’s cities in different ways. But let’s face it: you’ll buy this for the scene where Godzilla gives the MUTO monster some nuclear-blast mouth-to-mouth.
The president is a puppet, installed by an enemy power! The military are plotting a secret coup! A retired war hero thinks the country has gone nuts! No, these aren’t conspiracy theories plucked from today’s newspapers, but the plot of G.I. Joe: Retaliation. In it, Bruce Willis’ original Joe teams with Roadblock (Dwayne Johnson), Lady Jaye (Adrienne Palicki), and Snake Eyes (Ray Park) to wake the world up to the threat of President Zartan and his Cobra backers. This movie saw release long before current events, but it may have given some bloggers too many ideas.
Enjoy the ultimate monster throwdown as giant ape takes on nuclear lizard in a battle for apex predator status. Meanwhile, a third threat emerges that…look, by now the secret’s out. It’s Mechagodzilla. Like all good hero fight movies, the combatants will obviously team up, but director Adam Wingard ensures there is a clear winner. At least for now.