Out on DVD and Blu-Ray this week: An epic search for the origins of humanity, and the latest version of the Wolf Man tale.
Not just for Alien competists or Ridley Scottophiles, Prometheus stars with a powerful atmospheric sense and is brought home by a magnetic performance from Michael Fassbender.
Formats: DVD, Digital Copy, Blu-ray, 3D (2 to 4 discs).
The story: A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
Starring: Noomi Rapace (Elizabeth Shaw), Michael Fassbender (David), Charlize Theron (Meredith Vickers), Idris Elba (Janek), Guy Pearce (Peter Weyland), Logan Marshall-Green (Charlie Holloway), Sean Harris (Fifield), Rafe Spall (Millburn), Emun Elliott (Chance), Benedict Wong (Ravel), Kate Dickie (Ford), Patrick Wilson (Shaw's Father), Lucy Hutchinson (Young Shaw).
Directed by: Ridley Scott.
Features: Commentary by Director/Producer Ridley Scott; Commentary by Writer Jon Spaihts and Writer/Executive Producer Damon Lindelof; The Peter Weyland Files; Deleted and Alternate Scenes that include an Alternate Opening / Ending; Prometheus: Weyland Corp Archive Second Screen App.
Word is this was supposed to be the new Wolf Man direct-to-video for once-again-monster-conscious Universal, but instead we got a new version of the story with a, well, direct-to-video caliber monster.
Formats: DVD and Blu-Ray.
The story: Set in a 19th century village, a young man studying under a local doctor joins a team of hunters on the trail of a wolf-like creature.
Starring: Steven Bauer, Nia Peeples, Stephen Rea, Ed Quinn, Ana Ularu, Rachel DiPillo, Adam Croasdell.
Directed by: Louis Morneau.
Features: Commentary with director Louis Morneau and producer Mike Elliott; Behind-the-scenes featurettes: Making the Monster, Transformation: Man To Beast, Monster Legacy; Deleted scenes.