Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Blu-Ray/DVD Releases: July 24, 2012

Welcome back to another edition of our weekly Blu-Ray and DVD picks. While we don't cover every title, there is sure to be something that will strike your fancy. This week brings us only one wide theater release and a few "straight to" titles for the new releases. However, don't give up hope just yet, there are a few re-releases that are getting the Criterion treatment, and a couple of other titles you might want to upgrade to Blu-ray status.

Hit the jump for this week's releases!

-Special Features are for Blu-ray editions only-


Silent House (BLU/DVD)


Actors: Elizabeth Olsen, Adam Trese, Eric Sheffer Stevens, Adam Barnett
Format: Color, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: R
Studio: Universal Studios
Run Time: 86 minutes



-Special Features-


Audio Commentary





Big Easy Express (BLU/DVD)

Actors: Mumford & Sons, Old Crow Medicine Show, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros.
Director: Emmett Malloy
Format: Import, NTSC, Subtitled
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: PG
Studio: ALLIANCE ENT SPECIAL
Run Time: 67 minutes

-Special Features-

Not Yet Available





Mystery Men (BLU)

Actors: Ben Stiller, William H. Macy, Janeane Garofalo, Hank Azaria, Paul Reubens
Format: Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Region: Region A/1 
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG-13 
Studio: Universal Studios
Run Time:121 min

-Special Features-

Audio Commentary:  Director Kinka Usher
The Making of Mystery Men





Treasure Island (BLU/DVD)

Actors: Eddie Izzard, Elijah Wood, Donald Sutherland, Toby Regbo, Rupert Penry- Jones
Directors: Steve Barron
Format: Dolby, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: Unrated
Studio: Vivendi Entertainment
Run Time: 183 minutes

-Special Features-

Audio Commentary:  Director Steve Barron and  Eddie Izzard.
The Making of Treasure Island 
Cast Interviews
A Tour of the Hispaniola
Anatomy of a Stunt 
Trailer
 




The Deep Blue Sea (BLU/DVD)

Actors: Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston, Simon Russell Beale, Ann Mitchell, Jolyon Coy
Director: Terence Davies
Format: Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: R
Studio: Music Box Films
Run Time: 98 minutes

-Special Features-

Not Yet Announced




The Island of Dr. Moreau :Unrated Director's Cut (BLU)

Actors: Val Kilmer, Marlon Brando, David Thewlis, Fairuza Balk
Director: John Frankenheimer
Edward R. Pressman
Format: Director's Cut, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: Unrated
Studio: New Line Home Video
Run Time: 96 minutes

-Special Features-

Not Yet Available




The Last Days of Disco : The Criterion Collection (Blu-Ray)

Actors: Kate Beckinsale, ChloeSevigny, Chris Eigeman
Directors: Whit Stillman
Format: Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Region: Region A/1 
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: R (Restricted)
Studio: Criterion Collection
Run Time: 113 minutes

-Special Features-

Trailer
Deleted Scenes
From the Novel
Featurette
Stills Gallery
Audio Commentary
Leaflet 





Metropolitan: The Criterion Collection (BLU)

Actors: Chris Eigeman, Taylor Nichols
Directors: Whit Stillman
Format: Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG-13
Studio: Criterion Collection
Run Time: 99 minutes

-Special Features-

Audio Commentary
Outtakes Montage Reel
Memorial to Line Producer Brian Greenbaum
Alternate Casting Scenes
Theatrical Trailer
Pamphlet
"Timeline"




Footnote (BLU)

Actors: Shlomo Bar-Aba, Lior Ashkenazi, Aliza Rosen, Yuval Scharf, Edna Blilious
Directors: Joseph Cedar
Writers: Joseph Cedar
Joseph Cedar, David Mandil, Leon Edery, Michal Graidy, Moshe Edery
Format: AC-3, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: Hebrew
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Region: Region A/1 
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Run Time: 103 minutes

-Special Features-

"Behind the Scenes of Footnote"
"An Evening with Joseph Cedar"
 Theatrical Trailer 





Dracula Vs. Frankenstein (BLU)

Actors: J. Carrol Naish
Directors: Na
Format: NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: Unrated
Studio: Tokyo Shock
Run Time: 90 minutes

-Special Features-

Stills Gallery
Audio Commentary
Trailer
TV and Radio Spots





Well, there you have it. Another week of collecting to break the bank. Nothing really stands out as something I need right now, but Dracula Vs Frankenstein would be fun to have for the novelty factor. On a side note, writing this post every week and seeing all of the bare bones releases is really starting to rub me the wrong way. You'd figure studios would want to entice consumers to actually buy their products, but I guess they just want to lazily release title after title on the gamble that we will buy them strictly for the Blu-Ray format alone. Seriously, get off of your money pile and give us some definitive releases. At least Criterion knows that film fans want the best possible experience. Anyways, that was my short rant. Anything you will be picking up this week?

Check back next week for more Blu-Ray and DVD releases. As always, keep watching!