Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Blu-Ray/DVD Releases: September 25, 2012

Welcome Back!  Be sure to have some spending money because the new releases are upon us yet again, with this week containing a superhero mega-blockbuster and a few indie releases. May Odin smile upon your movie purchasing efforts.

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



-Special Features are for Blu-ray editions only-

Marvel's The Avengers (BLU/DVD)


Actors: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson
Director: Joss Whedon
Format: Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English (DTS-HD High Res Audio), French (Unknown), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: PG-13
Studio: Walt Disney Video
Run Time: 143 minutes


-Special Speatures-

Audio Commentary 
The Avengers Initiative: A Marvel Second Screen Experience
Marvel One-Shot: Item 47
Gag Reel 
Deleted and Extended Scenes
Featurettes 
Soundgarden Music Video "Live to Rise" 




The Tall Man (BLU/DVD)


Actors: Jessica Biel, Jodelle Ferland, Stephen McHattie, William B. Davis, Samantha Ferris
Director: Pascal Laugier
Format: Anamorphic, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: R
Studio: IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT
Run Time: 106 minutes


-Special Features-

8-minute Deleted Scene
Visual Concepts gallery




Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 (BLU/DVD)


Actors: Peter Weller, Michael Emerson, David Selby, Michael McKean, Ariel Winter
Director
: Jay Oliva
Writers: Bob Goodman
Producers: Alan Burnett, Bruce Timm, Sam Register
Format: Animated, Full Screen, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: PG-13
Studio: Warner Home Video
Run Time: 76 minutes

-Special Features-

Her Name is Carrie... Her Role is Robin 
Batman and Me: A Devotion to Destiny, The Bob Kane Story
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 Sneak Peek
Batman: The Animated Series Episodes 1 & 2

"The Dark Knight Returns" Digital Comic
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Sneak Peek 




Klown (BLU/DVD)


Actors: Frank Hvam, Casper Christensen
Directors: Mikkel Norgaard
Format: Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: Danish
Subtitles: English
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: Unrated
Studio: IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT
Run Time: 99 minutes


-Special Features-

Klown From Behind: The Making Of Klown
Audio Commentary 
"Its A Jungle Down There" - Episode of Klown television series written by Lars von Trier
Inside ''Castello Alleycat'
Crafting 'The Willie'
Deleted Scenes
Outtake Reel
Trailers
Danish Teaser Trailer
Danish Theatrical Trailer
US Theatrical Red Band Trailer
US Theatrical Green Band Trailer




Arachnophobia (BLU)


Actors: Jeff Daniels, John Goodman, Roy Brocksmith, James Handy, Peter Jason
Directors: Frank Marshall
Writers: Don Jakoby, Al Williams, Wesley Strick
Format: Enhanced, NTSC, Restored, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English (DTS-HD High Res Audio), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Hollywood Pictures Home Entertainment
Run Time: 105 minutes


-Special Features-

Featurettes




Overall, it is a slow week for releases. Fortunately, The Avengers makes up for the lack titles available, even though I'll probably hold out for the director's cut that we all know will be primed for the inevitable double dip. If the price is right, I might purchase Arachnophobia, as it was a childhood favorite and anyone that knows me can attest to my irrational fear of spiders. Anything that interests you this week?

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