Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Blu-Ray/DVD Releases: December 18, 2012

It's that time of the week again, which is rather convenient as Christmas is just around he corner. There are multiple titles to choose from this week - though a couple of them are not available until Friday. The biggest names are probably the remake of Total Recall - one of the most expensive and boring remakes to be produced as of late, and the cinematic wet fart that is Resident Evil: Retribution. At least they will look good on Blu-ray...right?


-Special Features are for Blu-ray editions only-


Total Recall (Blu/DVD)


Actors: Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, Bokeem Woodbine
Director: Len Wiseman
Format: Director's Cut, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: French
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: PG-13
Studio: Sony
Run Time: 118 minutes


-Special Features-
Disc One:
  • Audio Commentary
  • Total Recall: Insight Mode 
  • Previews
Disc Two
  • Gag Reel (HD, 8:00).
  • Science Fiction vs. Science Fact 
  • Designing The Fall Total Action 
  • Stepping Into Recall: Pre-Visualization Sequences 
  • Video Game Demo


Trouble with the Curve (Blu/DVD)

Actors
: Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman, Matthew Lillard
Director: Robert Lorenz
Writer: Randy Brown
Producers: Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Michele Weisler, Tim Moore
Format: AC-3, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: Portuguese (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (DTS 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles: French, Portuguese, Spanish
Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: PG-13
Studio: Warner Home Video
Run Time: 111 minutes

-Special Features-

  • Trouble with the Curve: For the Love of the Game
  • Trouble with the Curve: Rising Through the Ranks


Pitch Perfect (Blu/DVD)

Actors
: Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Rebel Wilson, Alexis Knapp
Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (DTS 5.1)
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: PG-13
Studio: Universal Studios
Run Time: 224 minutes

-Special Features-

  • Audio Commentaries
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes 
  • Meanwhile...Line-O-Ramas 
  • Backstage at Barden 
  • A Look InsideOn the Set: Burrito Drive By!
  • Music Video


Sleepwalk with Me (Blu/DVD)

Actors
: Mike Birbiglia, Lauren Ambrose
Director: Mike Birbiglia
Format: Widescreen
Language: English
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG-13
Studio: MPI HOME VIDEO
Run Time: 81 minutes

-Special Features-

  • Q&A With Ira Glass & Mike Birbiglia Moderated By Joss Whedon At The
  • Writers Guild Foundation
  • Making Of
  • Outtakes
  • Behind The Scenes
  • Shorts
  • Trailer
  • Commentary With Mike Birbiglia & Ira Glass



Liberal Arts (Blu/DVD)


Actors: Elizabeth Olsen, Josh Radnor, Zac Efron
Director: Josh Radnor
Format: Widescreen
Language: English
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: Unrated
Studio: MPI HOME VIDEO
Run Time: 97 minutes

-Special Features-
  • Audio Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurette 
  • Trailer


10 Years (Blu/DVD)

Actor
: Channing Tatum, Rosario Dawson, Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza, Justin Long
Director: Jamie Linden
Writer: Jamie Linden
Format: Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Anchor Bay Entertainment
Run Time: 120 minutes

-Special Features-
Not yet announced



Premium Rush (Blu/DVD)

Available December 21
Actors
: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon
Director: David Koepp
Format: AC-3, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: Chinese, English, French, Korean
Dubbed: French
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG-13
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Run Time: 91 minutes



-Special Features-

  • The Starting Line 
  • Behind the Wheels
  • Previews


Arbitrage (Blu/DVD)

Actors
: Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Tim Roth
Format: AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Region: Region 1

Number of discs: 1
Rated: R
Studio: Lions Gate



-Special Features-

  • Audio Commentary
  • “A Glimpse into Arbitrage” 
  • “Who Is Robert Miller?” 
  • Deleted Scenes 
  • Trailers


Killer Joe (Blu/DVD)

Available December 21
Actors
: Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Thomas Haden Church
Director: William Friedkin
Format: AC-3, Closed-captioned, DTS Surround Sound, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: Unrated
Studio: LIONSGATE
Run Time: 102 minutes

-Special Features-

  • “Southern Fried Hospitality: From Stage to Screen” featurette
  • SXSW Q&A with Cast
  • SXSW Intro by William Friedkin
  • Red Band Theatrical Trailer
  • Audio Commentary with William Friedkin


Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

Available December 21
Director
: Paul W.S. Anderson
Format: AC-3, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French
Dubbed: French
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: R
Studio: Sony
Run Time: 96 minutes

-Special Features-

  • Director and Cast Commentary
  • Director and Producer Commentary
  • ”Drop (Un)Dead: The Creatures of Retribution”
  • Outtakes
  • Deleted & Extended Scenes
  • “Maestro of Evil: Directing Resident Evil: Retribution”
  • “Evolving Alice”
  • “Resident Evil: Reunion”
  • “Design & Build: The World of Resident Evil: Retribution”
  • “Resident Stuntman”
  • “Code: Mika”
  • Project Alice: The Interactive Database


Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet (DVD)

Actors
: Jason Becker, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani
Director: Jesse Vile
Format: Anamorphic, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Surround Sound, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR
Studio: Kino Lorber
Run Time: 89 minutes