Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Blu-Ray/DVD Releases: October 23, 2012

Welcome back! You're probably clamoring for those new releases, so I'll make this quick. We  have five standout titles this week, which includes Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Magic Mike, and Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. There isn't really anything noteworthy in the classic reissue section, so this week will be rather short. Still, there should be a little something for everybody.  Hit the jump for this weeks releases!


Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (Blu/DVD)
Actors: Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Melinda Dillon, Melanie Lynskey, Patton Oswalt
Director: Lorene Scafaria
Writer: Lorene Scafaria
Producers: Joy Gorman, Kelli Konop, Mark Roybal, Nathan Kahane, Nicole Brown
Format: Color, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: R (Restricted)
Studio: Universal Studios
Run Time: 101 minutes


-Special Features-
  • Audio Commentary
  • Outtakes
  • A Look Inside Seeking a Friend for the End of the World 
  • Music for the End of the World: What’s on Your Playlist? 




Magic Mike (Blu/DVD)
Actors: Channing Tatum, Mather McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer, Olivia Munn
Director: Steven Soderberg
Rated: R
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Warner Home Video


-Special Features-
  • Backstage on Magic Mike
  • Dance Play Mode 
  • Extended Dance Sequences 





Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (Blu3D/Blu/DVD)
Actors: Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rufus Sewell
Director: Timur Bekmambetov
Format: Color, 3D, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: R
Studio: 20th Century Fox


-Special Features-
  • The Great Calamity Graphic Novel
  • Audio Commentary with Writer Seth Grahame-Smith
  • The Making of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
  • Dark Secrets: Book to Screen
  • On the Set: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
  • Vampire Hunting: Fight Choreography
  • The Art of Transformation: Make-Up Effects
  • A Visual Feast: Timur Bekmambetov’s Visual Style
  • “Powerless” Music Video by Linkin Park


Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection (Blu/DVD)
Actors
: Tyler Perry
Format: Closed-captioned, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG-13
Studio: Lions Gate
Run Time: 114 minutes


-Special Features-
  • "Tyler Perry: Multi Hats & Costumes" 
  • "Thank yer, Heller: Impersonating Madea"
  • "The Needleman's" 
  • "Madea's Fun House" 
  • "Madea's Comedy Icons"


Take This Waltz (Blu/DVD)
Actors: Seth Rogen, Michelle Williams, Luke Kirby, Sarah Silverman
Directors: Sarah Polley
Format: Closed-captioned, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: Spanish
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: R
Studio: Magnolia Home Entertainment


-Special Features-

Not Yet Announced




Blade Runner: 30th Anniversary (Blu)
Actors: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer
Directors: Ridley Scott
Format: Box set, Collector's Edition, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
Number of discs: 3
Rated: R
Studio: Warner Home Video
Run Time: 117 minutes


-Special Features-

Supposedly, the bonus content is mostly the same as the previously released OOP edition released a few years back. 
  • Disc 1 (BD): The Final Cut Blu-ray
  • Disc 2 (BD): Theatrical/Director's/International cuts
  • Disc 3 (BD): Bonus content disc w/ Workprint Cut
  • Disc 4 (DVD): The Final Cut DVD






It might be time for me to upgrade my previous Blade Runner HD-DVD (definitely a bad purchase in hindsight). Anything you are looking forward to?

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