Monday, March 18, 2013

Blu-Ray/DVD Releases: March 19, 2013

I'm confident in saying we have a pretty strong week ahead us - it might be hard to single out which one of these will be your choice for movie night (I could be wrong, though it is unlikely). And for what it's worth, The Hobbit and Zero Dark Thirty gain the prestige for being my top picks of the week, so if you missed them in theaters or just want to relive that movie magic, now is the perfect time to take these home while the anticipation is high. Les Miserables also comes soaring into home video, though it will be released in a few different editions; only one of them is covered here.

Those aren't the only titles that were worthy enough to gain a spot in this post; hit the jump to find out what else made the cut!


-Special Features are for Blu-ray editions only-



The Hobbit (Blu/3D/DVD)


Actors: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, James Nesbitt, Ken Stott
Director: Peter Jackson
Format: Widescreen
Language: English
Dubbed: French
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
Number of discs: 5
Rated: PG-13
Studio: New Line/Eurpac
Run Time: 169 minutes


-Special Features-
  • The Desolation of Smaug Sneak Peek Access Code
  • New Zealand: Home of Middle-Earth 
  • Video Blogs: 
    • Start of Production (April 14, 2011)
    • Location Scouting (July 9, 2011)
    • Shooting Block One (July 21, 2011)
    • Filming in 3D (November 4, 2011)
    • Locations Part I (December 24, 2011)
    • Locations Part II (March 2, 2012)
    • Stone St. Studios Tour (June 6, 2012)
    • Wrap of Principal Photography (July 24, 2012)
    • Post-Production Overview (November 24, 2012)
    • Wellington World Premiere (December 14, 2012)
  • Trailers 
  • Game Trailers




Zero Dark Thirty (Blu/DVD)

Actors
: Jessica Chastain, Chris Pratt, Joel Edgerton
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: R
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Run Time: 157 minutes


-Special Features-
  • No Small Feat 
  • The Compound
  • Geared Up Targeting Jessica Chastain
  • DVD Copy
  • UV Digital Copy





Les Miserables (Blu/DVD)

March 22
Actors
: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen
Director: Tom Hooper
Writers: William Nicholson, Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schonberg, Herbert Kretzmer
Producers: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron Mackintosh
Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (DTS 5.1), English (DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1)
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: PG-13
Studio: Universal Studios


-Special Features-
  • Feature Commentary by Director Tom Hooper
  • Les Misérables: A Revolutionary Approach 
  • The Original Masterwork: Victor Hugo's Les Misérables
  • BD Live Functionality



Rust and Bone (Blu/DVD)


Actors: Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts, Armand Verdure
Director: Jacques Audiard
Format: AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: French
Subtitles: English, French
Region: Region 1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: R
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Run Time: 122 minutes

-Special Features-
  • Audio Commentary with Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain and Arnaud Calistri
  • The Making of Rust and Bone
  • The Special Effects of Rust and Bone
  • Deleted Scenes


Bachelorette (Blu/DVD)

Actors: Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, Lizzy Caplan, Rebel Wilson, Horatio Sanz
Director: Leslye Headland
Format: Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: R
Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
Run Time: 87 minutes


-Special Features-
  • Bloopers
  • Behind the Scenes of Bachelorette featurette
  • Audio commentary with writer /director Leslye Headland





Badlands (Blu)

Actors
: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek
Directors: Terrence Malick
Format: Blu-ray, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG
Studio: Criterion Collection
Run Time: 94 minutes

-Special Features-
  • Trailer 
  • Making Badlands 
  • Producer Edward Pressman 
  • Editor Billy Weber 
  • "Charles Starkweather" 
  • Booklet