Monday, March 11, 2013

Blu-Ray/DVD Releases: March 12, 2013

Is it a bad sign that because you are so tired, you wonder how that wind-up kitchen timer replaced the cup of coffee on your desk? Anyways...looks like we have a nice variation this week, so those of you who get frustrated with my habit of stacking dark or depressing selections should rejoice. Ang Lee's Life of Pi is probably the most anticipated release, as it has proven a delight to both critics and audiences around the world, and even took home some coveted Academy Awards a couple of weeks ago.  

Hit the jump for details on The Life is Pi and more!



-Special Features are for Blu-ray editions only-



Life of Pi (Blu/3D/DVD)


Actors: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Gérard Depardieu
Director: Ang Lee
Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, Subtitled, 3D, Widescreen
Language: English (DTS 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Dubbed: English, French, Spanish
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 3
Rated: PG
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Run Time: 185 minutes


-Special Features-

2D Disc
  • A Filmmaker's Epic Journey 
  • A Remarkable Vision 
  • Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright 
  • Gallery 
  • Storyboards

3D Disc
  • Deleted Scenes 
  • VFX Progressions
  • Theatrical Trailer







Rise of the Guardians (Blu/3D/DVD)

Actors: Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Jude Law, Isla Fisher, Hugh Jackman
Director: Peter Ramsey
Writers: David Lindsay-Abaire, William Joyce
Format: AC-3, Animated, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, 3D, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Dubbed: French, Spanish
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 3
Rated: PG
Studio: DreamWorks Animation
Run Time: 97 minutes

-Special Features-
  • Jack Frost Snowball Showdown!
  • Rock, Paper, Scissors with Sandy 
  • Behind the Magic 
  • The Man Behind the Guardians
  • Dreamers & Believers Sandy's Dream Guide 
  • Filmmakers' CommentaryPreviews 
  • World of DreamWorks Animation







Hitchcock (Blu/DVD)

Actors: Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Toni Collette, Danny Huston
Director: Sacha Gervasi
Format: AC-3, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English (DTS 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Dubbed: English, French, Spanish
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: PG-13
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Run Time: 98 minutes


-Special Features-
  • Deleted Scene
  • Becoming the Master: From Hopkins to Hitchcock
  • Obsessed with Hitchcock
  • Sacha Gervasi's Behind the Scenes Cell Phone Footage
  • Hitchcock Cell Phone PSA
  • The Story
  • The Cast
  • Danny Elfman Maestro
  • Hitch and Alma
  • Remembering Hitchcock
  • Commentary with Sacha Gervasi and Stephen Rebello
  • Theatrical Trailer







Smashed (Blu/DVD)

Actors: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Paul, Octavia Spencer, Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally
Director: James Ponsoldt
Writers: James Ponsoldt, Susan Burke
Producers: Alishe Beardeaux, Andrea Sperling, Elise Salomon, Jennifer Cochis, Jonathan Schwartz
Format: AC-3, Blu-ray, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: Arabic, English, German
Dubbed: German
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: R
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Run Time: 81 minutes


-Special Features-
  • Commentary - Director James Ponsoldt & Actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead 
  • Making Smashed 
  • Toronto Film Festival Red Carpet and Q&A
  • Deleted Scenes 
  • Theatrical Trailer







Who Framed Roger Rabbit: 25th Anniversary Edition (Blu)

Actors: Bob Hoskins, Charles Fleischer, Christopher Lloyd, David Lander, Wayne Allwine
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Writers: Jeffrey Price, Peter Seaman
Format: Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English (DTS-HD High Res Audio), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
Dubbed: French
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: PG
Studio: Touchstone Home Entertainment
Run Time: 104 minutes


-Special Features-
  • Audio Commentary: Robert Zemeckis, Frank Marshall, Steve Starkey, Ken Ralston, Jeffrey Price, and Peter S. Seaman
  • The Roger Rabbit Shorts
  • Who Made Roger Rabbit Behind the Ears
  • Toontown Confidential
  • Deleted Scene Before and After
  • Toon Stand-Ins 
  • On Set!



Willow (Blu)


Actors: Val Kilmer, Warwick Davis, Joanne Whalley
Director: Ron Howard
Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English (DTS 5.1), French (DTS 5.1), Spanish (DTS 5.1)
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Dubbed: French, Spanish
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: PG
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Run Time: 126 minutes


-Special Features-
  • Willow: Deleted Scenes with Ron Howard 
  • The Making of an Adventure with Ron Howard 
  • From Morf to Morphing with Dennis Muren 
  • Willow: An Unlikely Hero - Personal Video Diary of Warwick Davis 
  • Matte Paintings