The Best New Amazon Releases: Beauty and The Beast and The Ninja Turtles

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A slow week for games makes way to major Blu-ray releases for films both new and old. Check out everything that’s making its Amazon debut this week in our roundup!

Woot! It’s time for another fun-tastic week here at Laser Time! We’ve got the thrilling conclusion to our Live-Action Movies-Turned ‘Toons saga, a new fantasy fight featuring the recently returned South Park, and streams lined for WWE Clash of Champions predictions and Alf on the Master System (HEY!). If all of those features aren’t tickling your nostalgia bone already, we’ve also got a great slate of classic movies landing on Blu-ray this week alongside some decent new releases. As we approach the holiday season, keep in mind if you have an Amazon Prime subscription, you’ll save 20% on new or pre-order physical games we link to (read: not digital codes). Why wait for a deep discount when you get one at launch?! Anywho, here’s this week’s best new games and movies!

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse
What could make a Shin Megami Tensei game even more outrageous than the JRPG norm? How about THE END OF THE WORLD. The SMT series has been one of the most reliable RPGs in gaming and on the 3DS and SMT4: Apocalypse looks to continue the trend. While it’s an offshoot, you can still count on dozens of hours of role-playing goodness, and there’s a good chance a game like this will only raise in value, so it’s best to get in as early as possible! It definitely won’t be apocalypse on your wallet as you’ll save 20% with an Amazon Prime subscription!

Forza Horizon 3 – Ultimate Edition
Want Forza Horizon 3 early? Just pay a few bucks more! While I’m all for special editions that sub in DLC or season passes in the place of physical content, I’m a little iffy on “early editions” that aren’t 1996 TV shows (future Thirty Twenty Ten plug!). Granted, Forza Horizon 3 includes a neat steelbook and some good add-on content, but getting Forza this week as opposed to next isn’t a deal that sits well with me. Though if you’re a Forza fanatic, FH3’s Ultimate Edition might be worthwhile, and of course, you’ll be in the winner’s circle of savings if you have an Amazon Prime and its 20% discount.

Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters Daybreak: Special Gigs!
And the winner for the most Japanese title of 2016 goes to… this one! While I’m lost after the word Tokyo, TTGHD:SG is the kind of niche game you’ll only find on PlayStation. Sure, you can get your sports games and shooters on any platform, but when you want a strategy RPG/visual novel/adventure game starring anime babes and hunks, it’s PlayStation or bust. Special Gigs comes with a special price, as you can get a 20% price break with an Amazon Prime subscription.

Labyrinth (30th Anniversary Edition)
Agh, man… it’s been just over eight months since David Bowie died and it still hurts. While we’ve reacted to the events on Laser Time, discussed Labyrinth on Thirty Twenty Ten and covered the iconic film via Patreon/Bandcamp commentary, there’s still plenty more nostalgia and fandom to apply to this puppety adventure classic. New interviews and retrospectives ahoy to Bowie’s best movies and one of the best non-Muppet flicks to ever hit the silver screen via Jim Henson.

Beauty and the Beast: 25th Anniversary Edition
Picking the best movie of Disney’s early-90s renaissance is pretty tough. Between Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Lion, King and Beauty and the Beast (and Pocahontas and Hunchback of Notre Dame for you *millenials*), there’s a reason to argue for each movie’s legacy. However, there can only be one movie that was the first animated movie to nab an Oscar nomination, and it’s none other than BATB (and it’s pretty sad that the Academy has recognized so few features since). Even amongst Disney’s elite, the mix of classic tunes, lovable anthropomorphized characters, and gorgeous animation, few films do it quite as well as the tale as old as time.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows
The new TMNT series gets a bad rap. Yes, shlock-meister Michael Bay is at the helm, and these giant CGI goofs lack the charm of the 1989 original (which you can find on Patreon/Bandcamp), but I didn’t hate the 2014 revival of the franchise (and it was way more popular amongst the younger generation without a true TMNT to call their own. To that end, I’ll probably give TMNTOOTS a shot at some point. The turtles have some good gags, Will Arnett is there, and this time WWE’s own Sheamus plays a villain as we finally have a live-action Bebop and Rocksteady! Not even the original trilogy could provide that.

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising
Here’s a comedy with “lazy weekend morning” written all over it. The original Neighbors was a decent-enough comedy (though it is weird to see Seth Rogen graduate to husband/dad roles since I’m still used to him in stunted adolescence roles). The real star of the original was Zac Efron flexing one of the few muscles you won’t see in a paparazzi pic; his comedic muscle. This time around, ZE is on the side of good as Rogen takes on a house full of unruly sorority girls led by the always-entertaining Chloe Grace-Moretz. Wait, she’s playing college-aged roles now? Man, I really am getting old…

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Kingdom Hearts III
Gears of War 4
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare PS4 Legacy Edition
Dishonored 2: Limited Edition
Watch Dogs 2: Gold Edition
The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim Special Edition
Pokemon Sun and Moon Steelbook Dual Pack
Mafia III

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