Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Blu-Ray/DVD Releases: July 31, 2012

Welcome back! This week shows a few independent horror titles, a Miley Cyrus flick, straight to DVD action and some oldies but goodies. There is a couple titles that I've personally been waiting to watch, so hopefully you'll find something in this weird assortment of movies. So, move some cash around and clear a spot on the shelf, because it's time to add to that collection.

Hit the jump for this week's releases!

-Special Features are for Blu-ray editions only-


Hatfields & McCoys (BLU/DVD)


Actors: Kevin Costner, Bill Paxton, Matt Barr, Tom Berenger, Powers Boothe
Format: AC-3, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: Unrated
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Run Time: 290 minutes



-Special Features-

The Making of : "Hatfields & McCoys"
Music Video: "I Know These Hills"
Previews: Additional Sony titles.




Detention (BLU/DVD)



Actors: Josh Hutcherson, Shanley Caswell, Spencer Locke, Dane Cook, Brooke Haven 
Directors: Joseph Kahn
Writers: Joseph Kahn, Mark Palermo
Producers: Joseph Kahn, Clayton Reaser, David Kang, Greg Tharp, Jennifer Krobot
Format: AC-3, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: Arabic, English, German
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: R
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Run Time: 93 minutes


-Special Features-

Cheat Mode: The Unbelievably Mind Melting Making of Detention
Fight Rehearsal 
Riffing with Dane
Screen Tests
Previews: Additional Sony titles




Forever Marilyn (The Blu-Ray Collection)



Actors: Charles Coburn, Elliott Reid, Tommy Noonan
Format: AC-3, Box set, DTS Surround Sound, Full Screen, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 7
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: 20th Century Fox


-Special Features-

Word on the web is to not bet on any





LOL (BLU/DVD) 



Actors: Miley Cyrus, Demi Moore, Ashley Greene, Douglas Booth, Thomas Jane
Format: Closed-captioned, DTS Surround Sound, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG-13
Studio: Lions Gate
Run Time: 97 minutes

-Special Features-

Audio Commentary
“The Cast of LOL”
“Like Mother Like Daughter”
“Lots of Love for Lisa Azuelos” 





Bunny Game (BLU/DVD)



Actors: Rodleen Getsic, Jeff Renfro
Directors: Adam Rehmeier
Format: NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: Unrated
Studio: Autonomy Pictures
Run Time: 76 minutes

-Special Feature-

Audio Commentary 
“Caretaking the Monster”:  making-of featurette
Trailer and Alternate trailer
Easter Egg




ATM (BLU/DVD)



Actors: Josh Peck, Alice Eve
Directors: David Brooks
Format: NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: R
Studio: MPI Home Video
Run Time: 90 minutes

-Special Features-

Behind the Scenes
Trailer 





Whisperer in the Darkness (BLU/DVD)



Actors: Barry Lynch, Stephen Blackehart, Annie Abrams, Matt Lagan, Andrew Leman
Directors: Sean Branney
Format: Subtitled
Language: English
Subtitles: Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: Unrated
Studio: Microcinema
Run Time: 103 minutes

-Special Features-

Audio Commentary
Behind the Scenes
Documentary Featurettes
 Deleted and Extended Scenes
 Bonus Features
Trailers




Hijacked (BLU/DVD)



Actors: Craig Fairbrass, Randy Couture, Vinnie Jones, Dominic Purcell, Holt McCallany
Directors: Brandon Nutt
Format: Color, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: R
Studio: ANCHOR BAY
Run Time: 90 minutes

-Special Features-

None



Fire With Fire (BLU)


Our Review

Actors: Virginia Madsen, Craig Sheffer, Jon Polito, Jean Smart, D.B. Sweeney
Directors: Duncan Gibbins
Format: Original recording remastered, Widescreen, Anamorphic, Color, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG-13
Studio: Olive Films
Run Time: 103 minutes

-Special Features-

None




Total Recall: Mind Bending Ed. (BLU)



Actors: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Ironside, Ronny Cox
Format: AC-3, DTS Surround Sound, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: R
Studio: Lions Gate
Run Time: 113 minutes

-Special Features-

Audio Commentary 
Interview with Director Paul Verhoeven
Making Of Featurette
Models and Skeletons: The Special Effects of Total Recall
Trailer 
Imagining Total Recall Documentary
Restoration Comparison 
Photo Gallery 





I'll probably be checking out Detention and The Bunny Game, as I've read positive things about both films. I also have Total Recall pre-ordered, so am looking forward to that arriving because it looks like it will be as close to a definitive release as we can hope for. Also, I will pretty much soak up anything having to do with Lovecraft, so The Whisperer in Darkness is sort of beckoning me like a slumbering Cthulhu. When you think about it, this is kind of a great week for a morbid soul like myself. A guy has got to win sometime. Anything interest you this week?

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