Kate Winslet & Josh Brolin make sexy pie and more inLabor Day; Vanessa Hudgens gets gritty forGimme Shelter; '80s TV classicHill Street Bluesreturns; Meryl Streep inSophie's Choicewith cool new round-table discussion and more…
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New Blu-ray Buzz: This Week's Picks
Kate Winslet & Josh Brolin make sexy pie and more in Labor Day; Vanessa Hudgens gets gritty for Gimme Shelter; '80s TV classic Hill Street Blues returns; Meryl Streep in Sophie's Choice with cool new round-table discussion and more…
Oscar-nominated writer/director Jason Reitman's follow-up to Juno and Up in the Air stars Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin in the story of a New Hampshire mother (Winslet) who takes in a mysterious stranger (Brolin) over a long Labor Day weekend, providing some life lessons for her tween son Henry (Gattlin Griffith) and leading to a second chance at love. Blu-ray bonus features include commentary by Reitman, director of photography Eric Steelberg and first assistant director/co-producer Jason Blumenfeld; the featurette End of Summer: Making Labor Day; and deleted scenes.
Hill Street Blues
"Let's be careful out there…" The classic '80s cop series that changed the way dramatic television was filmed and set the bar for small-screen characterization and episodic storytelling is finally out on DVD as a complete series set for the first time ever! Created by Steven Bochco and Michael Kozoll, Hill Street Blues ran on NBC for seven seasons between 1981-1987 and featured a large ensemble cast of characters inhabiting a Chicago police station in the worst part of town. From the street gangs, junkies and prostitutes to the beat cops, undercover detectives and administrators of Hill Street Station, the show's myriad storylines deftly balanced the crime, power-struggles and politics of the setting with the very human emotions that were affected by the ebb and flow of circumstance.
Escape From Tomorrow
How'd they do that! The Sundance sensation that got everybody talking is now on DVD and Blu-ray, featuring a cool, behind-the-scenes at how the filmmakers managed to pull a fast one on Disney. Shot entirely at The Happiest Place on Earth – with discreet home video cameras to evade Disneyland and EPCOT park management suspicion – Escape From Tomorrow is Disney meets David Lynch in a story of a dad and his family enjoying their last day at a theme park – where he starts to experience strange and surreal incidents that begin to unravel his mind. Is it all in his head, or is it really happening?
The Oscar-winning Meryl Streep classic is now on Blu-ray, complete with an all-new, bonus feature round-table discussion of the film with Meryl and Kevin Kline alongside Donald Laventhall (director Alan Pakula's assistant during the film), Hanna Pakula (Pakula's widow), Rose Styron (the widow of the novel's author, William Styron) and moderator Boaty Boatwright (who was Pakula's agent at the time of the film). Meryl's commanding performance won her the first Best Actress Oscar of her career in the story of a Polish-Catholic immigrant, Sophie, who had survived a Nazi concentration camp and shares her deepest, darkest secrets with a would-be writer, played by Peter MacNicol, and her all-consuming lover, played by Kline.
Vanessa Hudgens portrays a pregnant, homeless teen forced to flee her abusive mother (played by Rosario Dawson) in the harrowing new film Gimme Shelter, inspired by a true story. Gimme Shelter casts Vanessa as Agnes "Apple" Bailey, who finds herself on a desperate and isolated journey of survival after she leaves her home life and comes knocking on the door of her Wall Street father (played by Brendan Fraser), only to be turned away. Desperate for help, she turns to a compassionate stranger (played by James Earl Jones), who leads her to find help and support in a suburban shelter for homeless teenagers, ultimately inspiring her to help others. Written and directed by Ronald Krauss.
Star Trek Enterprise: Season Four om Blu-ray
This is it, the celebrated final season: Captain Jonathan Archer (Scott Bakula) and his crew of the Starship Enterprise NX-01 continue to explore strange new worlds and seek out new life and new civilizations, 100 years before James T. Kirk helmed the starship of the same name. Includes all 22 exciting episodes, commentary, deleted scenes, and an all-new, 90-minute writing staff reunion special In Conversation: Writing Star Trek Enterprise.