Joaquin Phoenix romances a computerized Scarlett Johansson inHer;Orange Is The New BlackSeason One; Zac Efron hasThat Awkward Moment; the final season ofEastbound & Down; Looney Tunes and more!
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Blu-ray Buzz: This Week's Picks
Joaquin Phoenix romances a computerized Scarlett Johansson in Her; Orange Is The New Black Season One; Zac Efron has That Awkward Moment; the final season of Eastbound & Down; Looney Tunes and more!
Joaquin Phoenix stars in this Oscar-winning, unconventional romantic comedy from director Spike Jonze, a near-future tale about a heartbroken man who falls hard for an advanced, intuitive operating system with a female voice (performed by Scarlett Johansson) that is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. In the end, does it matter whether or not your true love is human? Is Her a window into our upcoming reality around the corner? Amy Adams, Olivia Wilde and Rooney Mara co-star.
That Awkward Moment
Zac Efron, Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan headline this hilarious comedy that follows three best friends who find themselves where we’ve all been -- at that confusing "moment" in every dating relationship when you have to decide, "So... where is this going?" The ladies in the film include Imogen Poots, Mackenzie Davis and Jessica Lucas. That Awkward Moment Blu-ray (also available on DVD and Digital) includes four "Character Profiles" as well as an all-new featurette, a never-before-seen gag reel and Moment of Truth: Behind the Scenes with writer/director Tom Gormican.
Orange is the New Black: Season One
With season two premiering June 6 on Netflix, one of TV's most talked-about shows is finally on Blu-ray and DVD. The story of an engaged Brooklynite whose wild past comes back to haunt her and lands her in a federal penitentiary, opening her eyes to a whole new world of unexpected conflict and camaraderie, Orange Is The New Black stars the Golden Globe-nominated Taylor Schilling alongside all-star cast that includes Laura Prepon, Kate Mulgrew, Jason Biggs, Pablo Schreiber, Natasha Lyonne, Taryn Manning, Michael J. Harney, Danielle Brooks and Uzo Aduba. In addition to all 13 episodes, bonus features include four featurettes that contain behind the scenes interviews with Piper Kerman, series creator Jenji Kohan and fave cast members, plus a gag reel and special episode commentaries with the series producers.
Frankenstein's Monster gets a major makeover as a buff Aaron Eckhart in the new fantasy thriller based on the graphic novel by Kevin Grevioux. Set in a dystopic present where vigilant gargoyles and ferocious demons rage in a battle for ultimate power, Victor Frankenstein's creation Adam (Eckhart) finds himself caught in the middle as both sides race to discover the secret to his immortality. Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Jai Courtney, Socratis Otto, Mahesh Jadu, Caitlin Stasey and Aden Young co-star. Arriving on 3D Blu-ray, DVD and Video On Demand, bonus features include filmmaker commentary and the featurettes Creating a Monster and Frankenstein's Creatures.
Ace in the Hole on Criterion
Billy Wilder’s scathing, topical comedy casts Kirk Douglas as a washed-up, amoral newspaper reporter who happens upon the scoop of a lifetime and will do anything to keep getting the lurid headlines. Sound like a common practice today? Available on a Criterion dual format Blu-ray and DVD edition, the restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack, features multiple bonus features such as commentary by film scholar Neil Sinyard; a 1984 interview with Kirk Douglas from 1984; a 1980 Billy Wilder documentary; essays by critic Molly Haskell and filmmaker Guy Maddin; a video afterword by filmmaker Spike Lee and much more.
You've seen all the wonderful tweets and twitpics of Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen together in various poses and locations. Now find out their stage story in this 8-episode documentary that goes behind the scenes of the West End productions of Waiting for Godot and Breakfast at Tiffany’s, from rehearsals to opening night. Broadcast on public television in October 2010, the documentary is ever more relevant with Stewart and McKellen’s recent Broadway performances. Simon Callow (Four Weddings and a Funeral), Ronald Pickup (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Joseph Cross (Lincoln) and Anna Friel (Pushing Daisies) also appear in the documentary.
The highest-grossing Russian movie of all time -- and the country's official entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars -- is an action-packed World War II drama chronicling the epic 1942 battle between a band of determined Russian soldiers and the ruthless German army that turned the tide of World War II. Directed by Fedor Bondarchuk and based on chapters from the novel Life and Fate by Vasiliy Grossman, the film stars Thomas Kretschmann, Petr Fedorov, Sergey Bondarchuk, Mariya Smolnikova and Yanina Studilina.
Eastbound & Down: The Complete Fourth Season
This is it, the hilarious final season of the hit HBO series: Danny McBride's outrageous, foul-mouthed, washed-up former Major League pitcher Kenny Powers is struggling with his identity after faking his own death and reinventing himself as a family man and assistant manager at a car rental outlet. When a chance to get back in the game as a celebrity commenter drops in his lap, he contemplates a return to the lush life. Bonus features include 25 minutes of deleted scenes, bloopers and audio commentaries.
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection, Volume 8
The gang's all here! This collection of 30 classic Warner Bros. cartoons -- re-mastered and restored for dazzling picture and sound quality -- features all your favorites, from the wise-cracking Bugs Bunny to Yosemite Sam, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Sylvester, Tweety, Speedy Gonzales, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner and more. Includes such classics as Gorilla My Dreams, Tortoise Beats Hare, The Wise Quacking Duck, and Little Red Riding Rabbit.
Crocodile Dundee I & II on Blu-ray
Throw a shrimp on the barbie and enjoy this good ol' fashioned double feature from Down Under, with Paul Hogan in the role that made him a worldwide star: Crocodile Dundee, an Aussie adventurer with a taste for tall tales who finds himself a fish out of water in the Big Apple – and shows the New Yorkers a thing or two about proper etiquette and the right sized carry-around knife.
The Godfather Part III on Blu-ray
An offer you can't refuse: finally complete your collection of Godfather movies on Blu-ray! Al Pacino returns to rule the Corleone family with a new set of problems, responsibilities and deadly threats. Co-starring Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Eli Wallach, Joe Mantegna, Andy Garcia and Sofia Coppola.