Monday, February 11, 2013

Blu-Ray/DVD Releases: February 12, 2013

If you're a regular reader of our blog, you might recall a recent post detailing our Top 15 films of 2012. Two movies from that list, Skyfall and The Perks of Being a Wallflower, are releasing this week, so if you haven't had the chance to check out either of those, you can rest assured that they have the Slackers' seal of approval. Aside from those, there are some other interesting titles that look well worth at least a one time rental. As a whole, this appears to be a solid week for releases, so there should be something for everybody.

Hit the jump for the rundown on the above titles and more!


-Special Features are for Blu-ray editions only-


Skyfall (Blu/DVD)

Actors: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris
Director: Sam Mendes
Format: Color, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Dubbed: Spanish, French
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG-13
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
Run Time: 143 minutes


-Special Features-
  • Shooting Bond
    • Shooting Bond: Intro
    • Shooting Bond: Opening Sequence
    • Shooting Bond: The Title Sequence
    • Shooting Bond: 007
    • Shooting Bond: Q
    • Shooting Bond: DB5
    • Shooting Bond: Women
    • Shooting Bond: Villains
    • Shooting Bond: Action
    • Shooting Bond: Locations
    • Shooting Bond: Music
    • Shooting Bond: End Sequence
    • Shooting Bond: M
    • Shooting Bond: The Future
  • Skyfall Premiere
  • Commentary with Sam Mendes
  • Commentary with Producers Michael G. Wilson & Barbara Broccoli; Production Designer Dennis Gassner
  • Theatrical Trailer




The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Blu/DVD)

Director: Steven Chbosky
Actors: Dylan McDermott, Johnny Simmons, Brian Balzerini, Kate Walsh, Emma Watson
Format: AC-3, DTS Surround Sound, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG-13
Studio: Summit Entertainment
Run Time: 103 minutes


-Special Features-
  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Stephen Chbosky
  • Audio Commentary with Stephen Chbosky, Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller, Johnny Simmons, Emma Watson, Mae Whitman and Erin Wilhelm
  • Best Summer Ever 
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Writer/Director Stephen Chbosky 
  • Dailies with Optional Commentary by Writer/Director Stephen Chbosky
  • Theatrical Trailer





The Man with the Iron Fists (Blu/DVD)


Actors: Russell Crowe, Cung Le, Lucy Liu, Byron Mann, RZA
Director: RZA
Writers: RZA, Eli Roth
Producers: Marc Abraham, Eric Newman, Eli Roth
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), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (DTS 5.1)
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: Unrated
Studio: Universal Studios


-Special Features-
  • Theatrical and Unrated Cuts
  • Deleted Scenes 
  • A Look Inside 
  • On the Set with RZA 
  • A Path to the East 
  • My Scenes Bookmarking



The Sessions (Blu/DVD)

Director: Ben Lewin
Actors: John Hawkes, William H. Macy, Helen Hunt
Format: Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Dubbed: French, Spanish
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: R
Studio: 20th Century FoxRun Time: 95 minutes


-Special Features-
  • “John Hawkes becomes Mark O’ Brien”
  • “Helen Hunt as the Sex Surrogate”
  • “The Women Who Loved Mark O’ Brien”
  • Deleted Scenes
  • “Writer/Director Ben Lewin Finds Inspiration”
  • “A Session with the Cast”
  • Ultraviolet





Bully (Blu/DVD)


Actors: Alex Hopkins, Tyler Long
Director: Lee Hirsch
Writers: Lee Hirsch, Cynthia Lowen
Format: Color, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: PG-13
Studio: The Weinstein Company
Run Time: 99 minutes


-Special Features-
  • Special Version of Bully Edited For A Younger Audience 
  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Bully Project at Work 
  • Alex After Bully
  • Alex's Character Sketch 
  • Alex Raps
  • Kelby's Original Sketch 
  • Meryl Streep on Bullying 
  • Communities in Motion 
  • Sioux City After Bully 
  • Good Morning America 
  • Kevin Jennings, An Advocate's Perspective 
  • We Are Daniel Cui 
  • Bully, The Book





Silent Hill: Revelation (Blu/DVD)


Actors: Adelaide Clemens, Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Sean Bean, Radha Mitchell
Director: Michael J. Bassett
Writers: Michael J. Bassett
Producers: Don Carmody, Samuel Hadida
Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1)
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: R
Studio: Universal Studios
Run Time: 95 minutes


-Special Features-
  • A Look Inside Silent Hill: Revelation
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • pocket BLU™ App
  • BD-LIVE™
  • My Scenes: Bookmark your favorite scenes from the film.
  • D-Box Motion Enabled