What to Watch this Fall

What to Watch this Fall

This fall promises to be one of the most exciting ever when it comes to DVD releases. Some of the year’s biggest blockbusters will finally arrive on the small screen for you to enjoy in your home. Super-heroes, aliens and zoo animals will descend onto HD TV screens all over the world; here are just a few you should look out for.


The first of the summer’s hit moves to reach the small screen this fall is Joss Whedon’s The Avengers. Officially now the second-highest grossing film of all time, The Avengers features and ensemble cast of the universe’s most impressive super-heroes. The Hulk, Iron Man, Thor and Captain America join forces to take on evil and save the world. The film’s expertly crafted blend of humor and action made it a huge hit with cinema-goers across the world and it is now available on Blu-Ray and DVD.


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A successful reboot of the Spiderman franchise featured Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield from the Social Network. The Amazing Spiderman took the story back to the very beginning of Peter Parker’s incredible life as a hero. The wise-cracking, mischievous Spidey makes a welcome return to a franchise that appeared dead and buried after the much-maligned Spiderman 3. Spidey’s web-slinging antics are sure to look nothing short of sensational on your HD TV.

Aliens, Monsters and Zoo Animals

This fall will see the long-awaited DVD and Blu-Ray release of Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. Fans of the classic movie, Alien, can expect to learn a little more about the circumstances that led to Ellen Ripley’s ordeal in Scott’s cult science-fiction 1979 movie. Stunning performances from Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron captivated audiences throughout a very busy summer in cinemas. Breathtaking cinematography, and an incredible scene that captured the spirit of Ridley’s first Alien movie, will provide you with an awesome home-movie experience.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter charts the fictional younger days of Abraham Lincoln before he became President of the United States. Lincoln is determined to avenge his mother’s death at the hands of a vampire slave-owner. Lincoln’s desire for revenge takes him on a path that will culminate in a fierce battle to save the earth from a vampire invasion. Packed with action and stunning set-pieces, this is a movie that will look fantastic on a HD TV at home!

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted will hit the small screen this fall and will involve the welcome return of all the gang. Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, and Ben Stiller reprise their roles in one of the most successful animated franchises of all time. The third installment follows the animals as they leave the confines of their New York zoo for a European adventure.

Patrick Whalen is a part of an elite team of writers who have contributed to hundreds of blogs and news sites. Follow him @2patwhalen.

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