Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Blu-ray/DVD Releases: July 3, 2012

Welcome back to another addition of our weekly Blu-ray/DVD picks.  This week shows quite a few older titles being brought to Blu for the first time and only a couple new releases.  While it may not be an exciting week, there is a diverse crop of films to choose from, if that empty spot on the shelf is just begging to be filled.


Hit the jump for this week's releases!
Special Features are for Blu-ray editions only


GOD BLESS AMERICA (BLU/DVD) 

Click here for our review
Actors: Joel Murray, Tara Lynne Barr, Mackenzie Brooke Smith
Directors: Bobcat Goldthwait
Format: Closed-captioned, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: Spanish
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: R (Restricted)
Studio: Magnolia Home Entertainment
Run Time: 105 min



-Special Features-

Audio Commentary: Bobcat Goldthwait, Joel Murray, and Tara Lynne Barr
Behind the Scenes: Killing with Kindness
God Bless TV
Outtakes
Interview with Bobcat Goldwait, Joel Murray and Tara Lynne Barre
HDNet: A Look at God Bless America
Roxy & Frank Music Video
Theatrical Trailer 



THE HUNTER (BLU/DVD)

Actors: Willem Dafoe, Frances O'Connor, Sam Neill
Directors: Daniel Nettheim
Format: Closed-captioned, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: Spanish
Region: Region A/1 
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: R 
Studio: Magnolia Home Entertainment
Run Time: 102 minutes

-Special Features-

Audio Commentary: Daniel Nettheim and Vincent Sheehan
Making of The Hunter
Deleted Scenes
Theatrical Trailer
Also from Magnolia Home Entertainment 



BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY: UNIVERSAL 100TH ANNIVERSARY (BLU)


Actors: Tom Cruise, Raymond J. Barry, Josh Evans, Jamie Talisman
Format: Color, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region A/1 
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: R (Restricted)
Studio: Universal Studios
Run Time: 145 minutes

-Special Features-

Audio Commentary - Director Oliver Stone
NBC News Archive - Backstory
100 Years of Academy Award Winners
100 Years of Universal in the 80's




BARBARELLA (BLU)

Actors: Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Anita Pallenberg, Milo O'Shea, Marcel Marceau
Directors: Roger Vadim
Writers: Roger Vadim, Brian Degas, Claude BrulĂ©, Clement Biddle Wood, Jean-Claude Forest
Format: Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Region: Region A/1 
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG 
Studio: Paramount
Run Time: 98 minutes

-Special Features-

Theatrical Trailer



TREASURE PLANET: 10TH ANNIVERSARY ED. (BLU)

Format: Animated, Color, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Region: Region A/1 
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: PG 
Studio: Walt Disney Video
Run Time: 95 minutes

-Special Features-

Audio Commentary:  Roy Conli, John Musker, Ron Clements, Glen Keane, John Hanna, Andy Gaskill
Legacy virtual tour
Disneypedia: The Life of a Pirate Revealed
Disney Animation Magic
Deleted scenes



THE ENTITY (BLU)

Actors: Barbara Hershey, Ron Silver, Alex Rocco, David Labiosa
Directors: Sidney J. Furie
Format: Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Region: Region A/1 
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: R 
Studio: Anchor Bay Entertainment
Run Time: 125 minutes

-Special Features-

Special Features might be ported over from previous DVD edition.



HOME ON THE RANGE (BLU)

Format: Animated, Color, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Region: Region A/1 
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: PG 
Studio: Walt Disney Video
Run Time: 95 minutes

-Special Features-

A Dairy Tale: The Three Little Pigs
Deleted Scenes
Music Video
- "Anytime You Need A Friend" Performed by The Beu Sisters
Trailblazers: The Making of Home On The Range
Yodelmentary - The history of the Yodel plus a Yodel-off!
Joke Corral: Herd of Jokes



HORSE WHISPERER: 15TH ANNIVERSARY ED. (BLU)

Actors: Robert Redford, Sam Neill
Format: Dubbed, Enhanced, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG-13
Studio: Touchstone / Disney 
Run Time: 170 minutes

-Special Features-

Theatrical Trailer
Production Featurette
Robert Redford Featurette
Buck Brannaman Featurette
Music Video
: “A Soft Place To Fall” by Allison Moorer


PHENOMENON(BLU)

Top 5 Movie Guide: John Travolta 
Actors: John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Jeffrey Demunn, Forest Whitaker
Format: 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: Touchstone / Disney
Run Time: 123 min

-Special Features-

Not yet released







UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN (BLU)
Actors: Diane Lane, Sandra Oh, Lindsay Duncan, Vincent Riotta, Raoul Bova
Format: Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: Spanish
Region: Region A/1 
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Touchstone / Disney
Run Time: 113 minutes

-Special Features

Deleted Scenes
Making-Of Featurette
: "Tuscany 101"
Interviews
Audio Commentary: Director Audrey Wells





I don't think any of these stand out as a "must buy". Born on the Fourth of July might have been an impulse purchase if the special features were worth while, but as you can see it is lacking in that department. Hopefully next week will blow our socks off.

As always, keep watching!