Tuesday, June 19, 2012

DVD/Blu-Ray Releases: June 19, 2012

Welcome to the first installment of a weekly segment covering the new DVD and Blu-Ray releases. While we won't be covering every single title, there will be a diverse selection of current and older films that will hopefully quench your cinephile thirst for quality entertainment.

This week we have some variety in our releases. While I won't be waiting anxiously for any of these, I know a few people who definitely will. After the break, we'll take a look at these bad boys, outlining what you can expect with each. Hit the jump for this weeks releases!

Project X (Blu-Ray, DVD)
  • Actors: Thomas Mann, Oliver Cooper
  • Director: Nima Nourizadeh 
  • Format: NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen 
  • Language: English (DTS 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1) Region: All Regions 
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1 
  • Number of discs: 2 
  • Rated: R (Restricted) 
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures 
  • Run Time: 88 minutes

Special Features
  • Extended Cut 
  • Damage Control 
  • The Pasadena Three 
  • Ground Zero: Party Central


Big Miracle (Blu-ray, DVD)

  • Actors: Drew Barrymore, John Krasinski, Ted Danson, Kristen Bell 
  • Directors: Ken Kwapis 
  • Format: Color, Widescreen 
  • Language: English 
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish 
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1 
  • Number of discs: 2 
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested) 
  • Studio: Universal 
  • Run Time: 107 minutes
       
Special Features
  • Deleted Scenes
  • A "Big Miracle" in Alaska
  • Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction
  • Audio Commentary



Wanderlust (Blu-ray, DVD)

  • Actors: Jennifer Aniston, Paul Rudd 
  • Director: David Wain 
  • Format: Color, Subtitled, Widescreen 
  • Language: English 
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish 
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 
  • Number of discs: 2 
  • Rated: R (Restricted) 
  • Studio: Universal Pictures 
  • Run Time: 98 minutes Special Features 
Special Features
  • Audio Commentary 
  • Gag Reel 
  • Line-o-Rama 
  • God Afton! Behind the Scenes of 'Wanderlust' 
  • Penis Envy 
  • The Elysium Campaign 
  • Wainy Days 
  • Trailer 
  • The Bizarro Cut ( 1hr. 20 min.)



Jeff, Who Lives At Home (Blu-ray, DVD)

  • Actors: Jason Segel, Ed Helms, Judy Greer, Susan Sarandon, Rae Dawn Chong
  • Directors: Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass
  • Writers: Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass
  • Producers: Bob Dohrmann, Helen Estabrook, Jason Reitman, Lianne Halfon
  • Format: AC-3, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Subtitled, Widescreen 
  • Language: English 
  • Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish 
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 
  • Number of discs: 1 
  • Rated: R (Restricted) 
  • Studio: Paramount  
  • Run Time: 83 minutes
Special Features
  • No special features


Seeking Justice (Blu-ray, DVD)

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  • Actors: Nicholas Cage, Guy Pearce, January Jones, Xander Berekely
  • Directors: Roger Donaldson
  • Format: Color, Widescreen 
  • Language: English 
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish 
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 
  • Number of discs: 2 
  • Rated: R (Restricted) 
  • Studio: ANCHOR BAY
  • Run Time: 105 minutes
Special Features
  • Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
  • Trailer



Evita: 15th Anniversary Edition (Blu-Ray)

  • Actors: Madonna, Jonathan Pryce, Antonio Banderas, Jimmy Nail, Victoria Sus
  • Directors: Alan Parker
  • Writers: Alan Parker, Oliver Stone, Tim Rice
  • Producers: Alan Parker, Andrew G. Vajna, David Wimbury, Lisa Moran
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen 
  • Language: English 
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish 
  • Region: Region A/1 
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 
  • Number of discs: 1 
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested) 
  • Studio: Walt Disney Video 
  • Run Time: 135 minutes 
Special Features
  • “The Making of Evita”
  • “You Must Love Me” Music Video by Madonna
  • Teaser Trailer


Newsies: 20th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray) 

  • Actors: Luke Edwards, Christian Bale, Max Casella, David Moscow, Gabriel Damon
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen 
  • Language: English 
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish 
  • Region: Region A/1 
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 
  • Number of discs: 1 
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested) 
  • Studio: Walt Disney Video 
  • Run Time: 121 minutes
Special Features
  • Behind-the-scenes featurettes:
  • Newsies, Newsies, See All About It
  • Newsies: The Inside Story
  • The Strike! The True Story
  • Storyboard-to-scene comparison sequence with audio commentary
  • Sing-along feature
  • Audio commentary with filmmakers


Sister Act: 20th Anniversary Edition (Blu-Ray, DVD)


  • Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Najimy and Maggie Smith
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English 
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish 
  • Region: Region A/1 
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 
  • Number of discs: 3 
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested) 
  • Studio: Touchstone / Disney
Special Features
  • “Inside Sister Act”
  • Music Videos
  • Theatrical Trailers





Overall, not a very exciting week for releases. Hopefully, the bare boned Evita and the Sister Act combo won't be too much of a disappointment for all you collector's out there. At least there is a lot of variety.  As always, keep watching!