Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Blu-Ray/DVD Releases: November 6, 2012

Welcome back to another edition of my weekly Blu-ray and DVD picks. There isn't really anything exciting this week, with Your Sister's Sister and The Amazing Spider-Man (Nov 9) being the only notable titles. On the classics side you can look forward to They Live: Collector's Edition and Rashomon: Criterion Collection. Those are definitely the gems in this otherwise dreary week.  




Your Sister's Sister (Blu/DVD)

Actors: Emily Blunt, Mark Duplass
Director: Lynn Shelton
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-
  • Trailer
  • Commentary with Writer/Director Lynn Shelton & Star Mark Duplass
  • Filmmaker & Crew Commentary


360 (Blu/DVD)

Actors: Anthony Hopkins, Jude Law, Rachel Weisz
Director: Fernando Meirelles
Format: Closed-captioned, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Region: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: R
Studio: Magnolia Home Entertainment
Run Time: 110 minutes


-Special Features-
  • Coming Full Circle: The Making of 360
  • Behind the Scenes 
  • AXS TV: A Look at 360
  • Trailer




Fire With Fire (Blu/DVD)

Actors
: Bruce Willis, Josh Duhamel
Director: David Barrett
Format: AC-3, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Number of discs: 1
Rated: R
Studio: Lions Gate


-Special Features-
  • Audio commentary with director David Barrett and cinematographerChristopher Probst
  • Audio commentary with actors Vincent D’Onofrio, Julian McMahon, James Lesure and Eric Winter
  • Behind-the-scenes interviews
  • Extended Interviews with actors Josh Duhamel, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Julian McMahon, Eric Winter, James Lesure and director David Barrett and producer Randall Emmett




Maximum Conviction (Blu/DVD)

Actors: Steven Seagal, Steve Austin, Michael Pare, Bren Foster
Director: Keoni Waxman
Format: Color, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Aspect Ratio: Unknown
Number of discs: 1
Rated: R
Studio: ANCHOR BAY
Run Time: 98 minutes

-Special Features-
  • Audio commentary with executive producer/director Keoni Waxman and co-executive producer Binh Dang
  • Four behind-the-scenes featurettes




The Pact (Blu/DVD)

Actors: Casper Van Dien, Caity Lotz
Director: Nicholas McCarthy
Format: NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: R
Studio: MPI Home Video
Run Time: 89 minutes

-Special Features-
  • Director's Commentary
  • A Haunting in San Pedro 
  • Trailer




The Amazing Spider-Man (Blu/DVD)-Nov 9.

Actors
: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen
Director: Marc Webb
Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: Cantonese, Chinese, English, French, Korean, Spanish
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Number of discs: 3
Rated: PG-13
Studio: Sony
Run Time: 136 minutes


-Special Features-

Disc One:
  • Audio Commentary
  • Second Screen Experience / What is The Amazing Spider-Man Second Screen Experience?
  • Previews
Disc Two:
  • Rite of Passage: The Amazing Spider-Man Reborn 
  • Deleted Scenes 
  • Pre-Visualization
  • The Oscorp Archives Production Art Gallery
  • Image Progression Reels 
  • Stunt Rehearsals
  • Developing The Amazing Spider-Man Video Game


Rashomon: Criterion Collection (Blu)


Actors: Toshiro Mifune
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Format: Black & White, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: Unrated
Studio: Criterion Collection
Run Time: 88 minutes


-Special Features-
  • Trailer 
  • Robert Altman on Rashomon 
  • The World of Kazuo Miyagawa 
  • A Testimony as an Image 
  • Interview with Takashi Shimura 
  • Commentary 
  • Booklet




They Live: Collector's Edition (Blu)

Actors
: Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster
Director: John Carpenter
Format: Anamorphic, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: R
Studio: Shout! Factory
Run Time: 93 minutes


-Special Features-
  • Audio Commentary with John Carpenter and Roddy Piper
  • Independent Thoughts: An Interview with Writer/Director John Carpenter 
  • Woman of Mystery: An Interview with Actress Meg Foster 
  • Watch, Look, Listen: The Sights and Sounds of They Live 
  • Man vs. Aliens: An Interview with Actor Keith David 
  • Original EPK: The Making of They Live 
  • Never-Before-Seen-Footage 
  • TV Spots 
  • Still Gallery
  • Trailers






Those are my picks for the week. A few of them were out of necessity for filler material, so don't judge too harshly. Or do, either way, the week was less than stellar. And yes, Arthur Christmas is new this week as well.

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