Monday, April 15, 2013

Blu-Ray/DVD Releases: April 16, 2013

Not going to lie to you today. I'm feeling both uninspired and underwhelmed with the selection of titles this week, aside from Django Unchained and the Blu-ray criterion release of a cult classic. So, I took a chance with a couple of movies I've never heard of and added them to the list on the hope that they might entertain. Django Unchained is Quentin Tarantino's latest film and is about a slave (Jamie Foxx) turned bounty hunter on a quest to save his wife (Kerry Washington) from a despicable plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio). This comes with pretty much universal praise within our blog, as it made our top 15 of 2012 and many of our individual lists for the year; I can't remember the specifics, but feel free to peruse our post history.

-Special Features are for Blu-ray editions only-


Empire of Silver (Blu/DVD)

Actors: Aaron Kwok, Jennifer Tily, Tie Lin Zhang, Hao Lei
Director: Christina Yao
Format: Anamorphic, Blu-ray, NTSC, Surround Sound, Widescreen
Region: Region A/1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: NeoClassics Films
Run Time: 112 minutes


-Special Features-
Not yet announced





Not Suitable for Children (Blu/DVD)


Actors: Ryan Kwanten, Ryan Corr, Sarah Snook, Bojana Novakovic
Director: Peter Templeman
Format: Widescreen, NTSC, Digital Sound, Dolby, THX
Language: English
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: R
Studio: Well Go USA
Run Time: 97 minutes



-Special Features-

  • Interviews with Cast and Crew include:
    • Peter Templeman, Director
    • Ryan Kwanten (Jonah)
    • Ryan Corr (Gus)
    • Sarah Snook (Stevie)
  • Behind the Scenes 
  • Trailer 



Django Unchained (Blu/DVD)

Actors
: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Format: Blu-ray, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: R
Studio: Weinstein Company/Anchor Bay
Run Time: 165 minutes


-Special Features-
  • Remembering J. Michael Riva: The Production Design of Django Unchained 
  • Reimagining the Spaghetti Western: The Horses and Stunts of Django Unchained
  • The Costume Designs of Sharen Davis 
  • Tarantino XX Blu-ray Collection Promo 
  • Django Unchained Soundtrack Promo






Repo Man: Criterion Collection (Blu/DVD)

Actors
: Harry Dean Stanton, Emilio Estevez
Directors: Alex Cox
Format: Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Region: Region 1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: R
Studio: Criterion Collection
Run Time: 92 minutes


-Special Features-
  • Trailers 
  • The TV Version 
  • The Missing Scenes 
  • Harry Zen Stanton 
  • Repossessed
  • Iggy Pop 
  • Plate O' Shrimp 
  • Commentary 
  • Booklet