‘Despicable Me 2,’ ‘Fast And Furious 6’ Among This Week’s Blu-Ray Releases

Despicable Me 2 and Fast and Furious 6 are among this week’s new home video releases.

Two of the summer’s biggest motion pictures are hitting DVD and Blu-ray just in time for the holiday season. If you’re still looking for that perfect stocking stuffer for the movie fanatic on your shopping list, then you should probably consider grabbing copies of these money-making sequels before they disappear.

Directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud, Despicable Me 2 continues the adventures of Gru (Steve Carell) and his lovable yellow minions. Since our hero knows a thing or two about wreaking havoc on the world, he’s hired by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a new threat to the planet. Benjamin Bratt and Kristen Wiig co-star.

The follow-up to the 2010 box office hit made quite a bit of cash from moviegoers over the summer. Since so many people were more than willing to shell out a ton of money for the price of a ticket, the folks at Universal Pictures are hoping all of that box office success will translate into home video sales.

In addition to interviews with the film’s stars and a slew of behind-the-scenes features, the Despicable Me 2 Blu-ray release contains a handful of mini-movies featuring Gru’s minions. Each new segment features an introduction from the evil genius himself.

Benjamin Bratt, who famously stepped in to voice the role of El Macho in Despicable Me 2 after Al Pacino’s departure, sits down to discuss his role in the sequel. Miranda Cosgrove, Elsie Kate Fisher, and Dana Gaier also talk about playing Gru’s daughters in the flick.

If the cinematic adventures of Gru aren’t your thing, then perhaps the extended cut of Fast and Furious 6 is more your speed. The latest installment of Universal’s popular action-packed series also arrives on home video today (December 10).

Those who haven’t made the jump to Blu-ray just yet are seriously missing out since the DVD edition of the sequel doesn’t contain the longer version of the box office hit. Anyone who owns a Blu-ray player should definitely splurge a little on the high-definition edition.

Also hitting home video today are Mary Poppins, Keanu Reeves directorial debut Man of Tai Chi, the 1947 version of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, and the documentary Salinger. The new season of Teen Wolf, Doc Martin, The Game, and Futurama arrived as well.

Are you planning to pick up Despicable Me 2 on home video this week?