RT on DVD: Friday the 13th, New Madea, and Lost Hits Blu-ray!
See what's new this week on DVD and Blu-ray!
Are you ready for the return of Jason Voorhees (Marcus Nispel's rebooted Friday the 13th)? What about the latest adventures of Tyler Perry's most popular protagonist (Madea Goes to Jail) or the latest unnecessary direct-to-DVD sequel (The Cell 2)? If you're willing to go outside the mainstream, we've found a few rewarding titles (the Certified Fresh Cherry Blossoms, the documentary biopic Scott Walker: 30 Century Man), while a wealth of cinematic enjoyment awaits those with Blu-ray players (Criterion's The Seventh Seal, Ghostbusters' 25th Anniversary Edition, and Lost Seasons 1 & 2). Read on to see what else is hitting shelves this week!
Former Fulbright scholar and music video veteran Marcus Nispel has had a rough go with the critics, thanks to his 2003 remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (36%) and his even lesser acclaimed follow-up, Pathfinder (11%). Unfortunately for him, rebooting the classic slasher flick Friday the 13th did not reverse the trend. (Will his just-announced adaptation of Conan do the trick?) While the scribes actually gave Nispel kudos for directing with technical proficiency, the 12th time around for the Friday the 13th series relies too heavily on its predecessors, making for a fine-enough but unimpressive rehashing of familiar themes, plotting, and scares. Jared Padalecki, Danielle Panabaker, and Amanda Righetti star as Camp Crystal Lake's newest pretty young things, with Derek Mears as a leaner, meaner, new kind of Jason; "slashed" scenes and a featurette accompany the "Killer Cut" DVD, while many more franchise-spanning featurettes and a trivia track pop up on Blu-ray.
Below, watch an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip from Friday the 13th on DVD and Blu-ray!
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