Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Blu-Ray/DVD Releases: August 21, 2012

Welcome back!  Not a very exciting week (although there are plenty to choose from), that is of course with the exception of a high-profile, offensive comedy and an amazing foreign film.   Aside from those gems, there are a couple straight to video releases starring well known actors scraping the bottom of the barrel for a paycheck, some Disney hits arriving on blu-ray for the first time and other cult favorites making the high-def transition.  Have your money ready and be sure to spend it all in one place (it will be a lot easier).

Hit the jump for this week's DVD/Blu-ray releases!

-Special Features are for Blu-ray editions only-


The Dictator (BLU/DVD)


Actors: Sacha Baron Cohen, Megan FoxDirector: Larry Charles
Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: Unrated
Studio: Paramount
Run Time: 83 minutes


-Special Features-

Deleted and Extended Scenes
Music Video: "Your Money is on the Dresser" featuring Aladeen
Larry King Interview
DVD Copy
UV Digital Copy



Chimpanzee (BLU/DVD)

Actors: Tim AllenDirectors: Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield
Producers: Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield, Alix Tidmarsh, Connie Nartonis Thompson, Don Hahn
Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: G
Studio: Walt Disney VideoRun Time: 78 minutes


-Special Features-

On Location: The Making of Chimpanzee
See Chimpanzee; Save Chimpanzees
"Rise" music video
McClain Sisters speak
Disney's Conservation Legacy
Disney's Friends for Change
DVD Copy of the movie




The Tigger Movie (BLU/DVD)



Format: AC-3, Animated, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: G
Studio: Walt Disney Video


-Special Features-

A Tigger Tale 
Mini Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Sing-Along Song: "Round My Family Tree"
Music Video: "Your Heart Will Lead You Home" 




A Separation (BLU/DVD)



Actors: Peyman Moaadi, Leila Hatami
Director: Asghar Farhadi
Format: Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: Farsi
Subtitles: English
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
Run Time: 123 minutes


-Special Features-

Audio Commentary
An Evening with Asghar Farhadi 
Birth of a Director 
A Separation Theatrical Trailer 
Previews: Additional Sony titles




One In The Chamber (BLU/DVD)


Actors: Dolph Lundgren, Cuba Jr. Gooding, Louis Mandylor
Directors: William Kaufman
Format: Color, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: R (Restricted)
Studio: ANCHOR BAY
Run Time: 91 minutes


-Special Features-

One In The Chamber: Behind The Scenes



Freelancers (BLU/DVD)


Actors: 50 Cent, Forest Whitaker, Robert De Niro
Format: AC-3, DTS Surround Sound, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: R (Restricted)
Studio: Lions Gate
Run Time: 96 minutes


-Special Features-

Audio commentary
Behind-the-Scenes Interviews
Extended Interviews 




The Rescuers: 35th Anniversary Edition (BLU/DVD)


Format: Animated, Color, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 3
Rated: G
Studio: Disney


-Special Features-

Deleted Song, "Peoplitis"
Water Birds - A True Life Adventure 
"Three Blind Mouseketeers"
Sing-Along Song: Sing along with The Rescuers' "Someone's Waiting for You."
The Making of The Rescuers Down Under




Pocahontas Two-Movie Special Edition (BLU/DVD)


Format: Animated, Color, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 3
Rated: G (General Audience)
Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertaiment


-Special Features-

Audio Commentary
Drawing Inspiration: The Lost Story of Hiawatha
Deleted Song, "If I Never Knew You"
The Music of Pocahontas
Deleted Scenes 
Cartoon Short, "Little Hiawatha"
Disney's Virtual Vault 




The Aristocats (BLU/DVD)


Format: Animated, Color, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: G
Studio: Walt Disney Video
Run Time: 78 minutes


-Special Features-

The Lost Open
The Sherman Brothers: The Aristocats of Disney Songs
Deleted Song, "She Never Felt Alone."
Movie with On-Screen Lyrics
Classic Song Selection 
Music Video: "Oui Oui Marie"
1956 Animated Special Excerpt: "The Great Cat Family"
Bonus Short: "Bath Day" 




Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Meyers (BLU)

Actors: Donald Pleasence, Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell, Michael Pataki
Director: Dwight H. Little
Format: Widescreen
Language: English
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: R
Studio: Anchor Bay
-Special Features-

Audio Commentaries 
Halloween 4/5 Discussion Panel
Theatrical Trailer



Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Meyers (BLU)

Actors: Donald Pleasence, Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell, Beau Starr, Jeffrey Landman
Director: Dominique Othenin-Girard
Format: Box set, Widescreen
Language: English
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: R
Studio: Anchor BayRun Time: 98 minutes


-Special Features-

Audio Commentaries
Halloween 5: Orginal Promo
Halloween 5: On The Set
Theatrical Trailer



Wargames (BLU)


Actors: John Wood, Matthew Broderick, Barry Corbin, Dabney Coleman
Format: AC-3, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
Run Time: 113 minutes


-Special Features-

Commentary 
Loading WarGames
Attack of the Hackers
Inside NORAD: Cold War Fortress
Tic Tac Toe: A True Story
Theatrical Trailer




Stephen King's Thinner (BLU)


Actors: Robert John Burke, Joe Mantegna, Michael Constantine, Kari Wahrer, Lucinda Jenney
Director: Tom Holland
Writers: Stephen King
Format: Widescreen, Anamorphic, Color, NTSC
Language: English
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: R
Studio: Olive Films
Run Time: 92 minutes


-Special Features-

Not Yet Announced




Well, there you have you folks, another week of impulse spending.  Not sure if any of these have my name on them just yet, but surely time will tell.  Anything jump out at you?

Check back next week for more DVD/Blu-ray releases!