Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Blu-Ray/DVD Releases: August 14, 2012

Welcome back! We have an interesting bunch of titles to choose from this week, so be sure to have your finances in line. The two noticeable new releases are an independent thriller and a critically acclaimed foreign action film. On the side lines are some great Criterion editions, as well as the newest Troma release and a Spielberg classic. Surely there is something here that will strike your fancy.

Hit the jump for this week's releases!



-Special Features are for Blu-ray editions-



The Raid: Redemption (BLU/DVD)


Actors: Iko Uwais, Ananda George, Ray Sahetapy, Donny Alamsyah, Pierre Gruno
Directors: Gareth Evans
Writers: Gareth Evans
Producers: Gareth Evans, Aram Tertzakian, Ario Sagantoro, Irwan D. Musry, Nate Bolotin
Format: AC-3, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen
Subtitles: English
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: R
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Run Time: 101 minutes


-Special Features-

Audio Commentary
Behind the Scenes Video Blogs
An Evening with Gareth Evans, Mike Shinoda & Joe Trapanese
Behind the Music with Mike Shinoda and Joe Trapanese
Anatomy of a Scene with Gareth Evans
In Conversation with Gareth Evans and Mike Shinoda
Inside the Score
Claycat's The Raid
THE RAID TV Show ad (circa 1994)
Theatrical Trailer 
Previews: Additional Sony titles.
UV Digital Copy






Kill List (BLU/DVD)


Actors: Neil Maskell, MyAnna Buring
Director: Ben Wheatley
Format: NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: Unrated
Studio: MPI Home Video
Run Time: 95 minutes


-Special Features-

Audio Commentaries
Interviews
The Making of Kill List





Breathless (BLU/DVD)


Actors: Gina Gershon, Val Kilmer, Kelli Giddish, Ray Liotta, Wayne Duvall
Director: Jesse Baget
Format: Color, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: R
Studio: ANCHOR BAY
Run Time: 91 minutes


-Special Features-

Not yet announced





Father’s Day (BLU/DVD)


Actors: Adam Brooks, Matthew Kennedy, Conor Sweeney, Amy Groenig
Director: Astron-6
Format: Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
Number of discs: 4
Rated: Unrated
Studio: Troma Entertainment
Run Time: 99 minutes


-Special Features-

Blu-ray/DVD versions of the film
Deleted scenes
2 SFX videos - Making of the poster video
On the road footage at festival of fear
On the set footage
And more!




Rosetta (BLU)


Actors: Emilie Dequenne
Directors: Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Format: Color, DTS Surround Sound, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled, Surround Sound, Widescreen
Language: French
Subtitles: English
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: Unrated
Studio: Criterion Collection
Run Time: 93 minutes


-Special Features-

Conversation between film critic Scott Foundas and filmmakers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne 

New interview piece featuring actors Émilie Dequenne and Olivier Gourmet
Trailer
New English subtitle translation
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Kent Jones



La Pomesse (BLU)


Actors: Jeremie Renier
Directors: Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Format: Color, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Subtitled, Surround Sound, Widescreen
Language: French
Subtitles: English
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: Unrated
Studio: Criterion Collection
Run Time: 94 minutes


-Special Features-

Conversation between film critic Scott Foundas and filmmakers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne
New interview piece featuring actors Jérémie Renier and Olivier Gourmet
Trailer
New English subtitle translation
Plus: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Kent Jones





Shaft (BLU)


Actors: Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Gwenn Mitchell
Director: Gordon Parks
Format: NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: R
Studio: Warner Home Video
Run Time: 100 minutes


-Special Features-

Behind-the-Scenes Documentary: Soul In Cinema: Filming Shaft on location
Shaft: The Killing (1973 TV Episode)
Theatrical Trailers



The Royal Tenenbaums (BLU)


Actors: Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Luke Wilson
Director: Wes Anderson
Format: Anamorphic, Color, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Subtitled, Surround Sound, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: R
Studio: Criterion Collection
Run Time: 110 minutes


-Special Features-

With the Filmmaker 
Interviews 
Cut Scenes - two deleted scenes
The Peter Bradley Show
Scrapbook 
Trailers 
Commentary
Insert 




Jaws (BLU/DVD)


Actors: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton
Director: Steven Spielberg
Writers: Robert Shaw, Carl Gottlieb, Howard Sackler, John Milius, Peter Benchley
David Brown, Richard D. Zanuck
Format: Color, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: PG
Studio: Universal Studios
Run Time: 124 minutes


-Special Features-

The Shark is Still Working
Jaws: The Restoration 
The Making of Jaws 
From the Set 
Deleted Scenes and Outtakes
Jaws Archive
Original Theatrical Trailer 
UV and DVD Copies
Pocket BLU App
D-Box and BD Live Enabled




There you go, this week's new additions to your collection. I'm fairly positive something rubbed you the right way here. Jaws and The Royal Tenenbaums will make their way to my movie shelves in the near future, maybe even The Raid: Redemption. What are you picking up this week?

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check back next week for more DVD/Blu-ray releases. As always, keep watching!