Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Blu-Ray/DVD Releases: December 4, 2012

Welcome back to my selection of weekly Blu-ray and DVD releases. As always, I try to cover most of the new releases as well as some older titles that are finally getting the Blu treatment. As you might already know, the heavy hitter this week is The Dark Knight Rises. If that doesn't strike your fancy, rest assured that one shouldn't be too displeased with this week's crop of titles, as there is a little something for everybody.




-Special Features are for Blu-ray editions only-


The Dark Knight Rises (Blu/DVD)


Actors: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Joseph-Gordon Levitt
Director: Christopher Nolan
Format: NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: Spanish, French, English, Portuguese
Dubbed: Spanish, French, Portuguese
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
Number of discs: 3
Rated: PG-13
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Run Time: 165 minutes


-Special Features-

  • Second Screen Experience 
  • Production
  • Characters 
  • Reflections 
  • The Batmobile 
  • Trailer Archive


Beasts of the Southern Wild (Blu/DVD)

Actors
: Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly, Lowell Landes
Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Aspect Ratio: Unknown
Number of discs: 2
Rated: PG-13
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Run Time: 94 minutes

-Special Features-

  • The Making of Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Director Benh Zeitlin
  • Audition video featuring Quvenzhan√© Wallis & Dwight Henry
  • Glory at Sea, Benh Zeitlin’s award winning short film
  • “The Aurochs” and “The Music” featurettes


Hope Springs (Blu/DVD)

Actors
: Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Steve Carrell, Jean Smart, Ben Rappaport
Director: David Frankel
Format: AC-3, Closed-captioned, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Dubbed: French
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG-13
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Run Time: 100 minutes

-Special Features-

  • Audio Commentary
  • Gag-Reel (HD, 5:05).
  • Exploring the Scene - Alternate Takes Gallery 
  • An Intimate Look at Making Hope Springs 
  • An Expert's Guide to Everlasting Passion
  • The Doctor is In: Steve Carell on Dr. Feld 
  • Inside the Perfect Movie Marriage: Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones The Passionate Performer
  • Previews
  • UV Digital Copy


Silent Night (Blu/DVD)

Actors
: Malcolm McDowell, Donal Logue, Brendan Fehr
Format: Color, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: R
Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
Run Time: 94 minutes

-Special Features-
None



Butter (Blu/DVD)


Actors: Jennifer Garner, Ty Burrell, Olivia Wilde, Hugh Jackman, Rob Corddry
Director: Jim Field Smith
Format: Color, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: R
Studio: ANCHOR BAY
Run Time: 91 minutes

-Special Features-
  • Gag reel
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes


Thunderstruck (Blu/DVD)


Actors: Kevin Durant, Taylor Gray, Brandon T. Jackson, Doc Shaw, Jim Belushi
Director: John Whitesell
Writers: Eric Champnella, Jeff Farley
Producers: Mike Karz, Eric Goodwin, Bill Johnson
Format: NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: PG
Studio: Warner Home Video

-Special Features-

  • Deleted Scenes
  • KD's Klinic
  • Coach Z 
  • From Backboards to Clapboards 
  • Tristin Mays' Video Blog


Ninja Scroll (Blu)

Format
: Animated, Subtitled
Language: English, Japanese
Subtitles: English
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: Unrated
Studio: Section 23
Run Time: 94 minutes










Brazil: Criterion Collection (Blu)


Actors: Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Bob Hoskins
Director: Terry Gilliam
Format: Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: R
Studio: Criterion Collection

Run Time: 142 minutes


-Special Features-
Disc 1
  • Audio Commentary
Disc 2
  • What is "Brazil"? 
  • The Production Notebook 
  • The Battle of Brazil: A Video History 
  • The "Love Conquers All" Version
  • Trailer 
  • Booklet