Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Blu-Ray/DVD Releases: January 29, 2013

Those who are looking for a few light-hearted films to cozy up with this week are out luck. The majority of titles are looking dark and gritty, with the exception of Hotel Transylvania. If that's what you are looking for, there are plenty of flavors to choose from. Seven Psychopaths and Paranormal Activity 4 are probably the standout titles, and while I personally can't attest for PA4, Psychopaths is a must see.  

In addition to the "new" releases, there are some cult classics getting the hi-def treatment, so hit the jump to get the full rundown of my picks this week.


-Special Features are for Blu-ray editions only-


Seven Psychopaths (Blu/DVD)


Actors: Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken, Tom Waits
Director: Martin McDonagh
Writer: Martin McDonagh
Producers: Martin McDonagh, Betsy Danbury, Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin, Sarah Harvey
Format: AC-3, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: R
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Run Time: 110 minutes


-Special Features-
  • Martin McDonagh's Seven Psychopaths 
  • Colin Farrell is Marty
  • Woody Harrelson is Charlie 
  • Crazy Locations 
  • Seven Psychocats 
  • Layers 
  • Previews
  • Ultraviolet digital copy


Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 (Blu/DVD)


Actors: Peter Weller, Michael Emerson, David Selby, Michael McKean, Ariel Winter
Director: Jay Oliva
Format: Animated, Full Screen, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English (Stereo)
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: PG-13
Studio: Warner Home Video
Run Time: 78 minutes


-Special Features-
  • From Sketch to Screen: Exploring the Adaptation Process 
  • Superman vs. Batman: When Heroes Collide 
  • The Joker: Laughing in the Face of Death 
  • Additional Episodes: From the DC Comics Vault
  • Sneak Peek: Superman Unbound
  • Sneak Peek: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 
  • Digital Comic Excerpt
  • Theatrical Trailer 




Hotel Transylvania (Blu/Blu3D/DVD)

Actors
: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Fran Drescher
Director: Genndy Tartakovsky
Writers: Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Peter Baynham, Robert Smigel, Todd Durham
Producers: Adam Sandler, Lydia Bottegoni
Format: AC-3, Animated, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, 3D, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French
Dubbed: French

Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 3
Rated: PG
Run Time: 91 minutes

-Special Features-
  • Audio Commentary: Director Genndy Tartakovsky, Producer Michelle Murdocca, and Visual Effects Supervisor Daniel Kramer 
  • Goodnight Mr. Foot 
  • Deleted Scenes 
  • Meet the Staff and Guests: Voicing Hotel Transylvania 
  • Making the Hotel 
  • Progression Reels 
  • Music Video 
  • Behind the Scenes of "Problem (Monster Remix)"
  • Previews (3D)
  • DVD Copy.
  • UV Digital Copy.





Paranormal Activity 4 (Blu/DVD)

Actors: Kathryn Newton, Katie Featherston, Alexondra Lee, Matt Shively, Stephen Dunham
Directors: Ariel Schulman, Henry Joost
Writers: Chad Feehan, Christopher Landon, Oren Peli
Producers: Akiva Goldsman, Gregory Plotkin, James Moran, Jason Blum
Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, EP, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Dubbed: French, Portuguese, Spanish
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: Unrated
Studio: Paramount
Run Time: 88 minutes


-Special Features-
  • The Recovered Files: Nearly 30 minutes of footage not shown in theaters
  • Digital Copy
  • UltraViolet: Instantly Stream or Start Downloading Now!





The Cold Light of Day (Blu/DVD)

Actors: Henry Cavill, Sigourney Weaver, and Bruce Willis
Director: Mabrouk El Mechri
Format: AC-3, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG-13
Studio: Summit Entertainment


-Special Features-
Not yet announced



All Superheroes Must Die (Blu/DVD)


Actors: James Remar, Lucas Till, Jason Trost
Director: Jason Trost
Format: NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: Unrated
Studio: IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT
Run Time: 78 minutes


-Special Features-
None


Citadel (Blu/DVD)


Actors: James Cosmo, Aneurin Barnard
Format: Widescreen
Language: English
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: Unrated
Studio: New Video Group
Run Time: 84 minutes


-Special Features-
None





White Zombie (Blu)


Actor: Bela Lugosi
Director: Victor Halperin
Format: NTSC, Original recording remastered
Language: English
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR
Studio: Kino Lorber
Run Time: 69 minutes

-Special Features-
  • Audio Commentary: Film historian Frank Thompson 
  • Bela Lugosi Interview 
  • Trailer 




Flight of the Navigator (Blu)

Actors: Paul Reubens, Joey Cramer
Director: Randal Kleiser
Format: Import
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Run Time: 90 min
Subtitles: English
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Ais
Rated: PG

-Special Features-
None