Home Entertainment Must-See Releases of the Week (8/6)

We are into the first week of August and it’s off to a good start with home entertainment movie releases. This week a furry yellow powerhouse delights and an evil spirit returns. Check out this week’s must see Blu-ray, DVD and Digital releases.


The detective has arrived, all of a few pounds and barely two feet of him. Most won’t recognize him as a detective, but merely as Pikachu! The fuzzy, yellow furball that can unleash a ton of force if you mess with it. The legendary Pokemon character gets his first live-action film.

In the movie Pikachu, voiced by Ryan Reynolds (fittingly) joins forces with a teenage boy named Tim (Justice Smith) to uncover the truth behind the mystery of Tim’s father’s disappearance.

Detective Pikachu is a fun and enjoyable film. Lots of your favorite colorful Pokemon characters appear throughout the film. I liked the decision they made to place humans among the world of Pokemon living side-by-side. The Pokemon CGI looks great also. It’s pretty entertaining and visually appealing. Detective Pikachu nails the essence of Pokemon while adding a nice spin with the original story and characters.

“POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” 4K UHD Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack contain the following special features:

  • Detective Mode
  • Alternate Opening
  • My Pokémon Adventure
  • Creating the World of Detective Pikachu: Welcome to Ryme City
  • Creating the World of Detective Pikachu: Uncovering the Magic
  • Creating the World of Detective Pikachu: Action
  • Creating the World of Detective Pikachu: Colorful Characters
  • Creating the World of Detective Pikachu: Bringing Pokémon to Life
  • Mr. Mime’s Audio Commentary
  • Ryan Reynolds – Outside the Actor’s Studio
  • “Carry On” by Rita Ora and Kygo (Music Video)

‘POKEMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU’ releases on 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD Special Edition on August 6, or Own It Early on Digital on July 23


Written by Jim Alexander

Jim Alexander hails from Chicago where he started his journalism career as a film critic and founder of the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle (CIFCC). He's a Rotten Tomatoes approved critic. Jim founded Reel Talker as a platform to share his love of movies and entertainment. Jim's favorite part of being a journalist is getting to meet and interview actors, filmmakers and entertainers. Jim is a host and on-camera personality for AfterBuzz TV. Aside from his work with Reel Talker, he's the site owner of the Bachelor Universe website, where he recaps and talks about all this ABC's 'The Bachelor'. He also runs the Reel Talker Podcast that can be found on iTunes. In his free time he enjoys attending sports events and playing in recreational leagues. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

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