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With the holiday season officially behind us, the home video releases are starting to pick up again. Not a whole lot, mind you, considering the best-reviewed stuff this week is, again, mostly limited to TV and the smaller theatrical releases, but it won't be long before the awards contenders start showing up in this column. Speaking of which, we want to note that we previously wrote about The Act of Killing back in the beginning of December, when it was originally scheduled to hit shelves, and it turns out it was actually pushed back to this week; we apologize for the mistake. With all that said, read on for this week's selections.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt's well-received directorial debut highlights another thin week for home video releases -- unsurprising, considering it's the week after Christmas and most folks are done spending money on gifts for now. The other notable items this week are a dud of a rock biopic and a ho-hum horror comedy. Read on for details.
It's a little strange to see a horror movie headline the Christmas week edition of a DVD article, but such is life. Most of you have probably already done all of your gift shopping by now, and the studios recognize that, so there's little new worth talking about. That said, here's a look at the few titles that are hitting video shelves this week.
We've got a lot of big wide releases coming on home video this week, starting with a sci-fi film with a message, a child abduction thriller, and a violent comic book sequel. Then we've got the second film in a young adult adaptation franchise, a rock doc, a blockbuster Western, and still more. Lastly, we've also got some notable TV releases to talk about, so read on for the full list.
This week on home video, we've got Paul Walker's immensely popular blockbuster swan song, a worthy animated sequel, and a very special episode of an international hit TV series. Then, we've also got a gripping Danish drama, Keanu Reeves' pet project kung fu flick, and a number of other small releases, followed by a couple of anniversary reissues and some more notable selections from the Criterion Collection. Read on for the full list.
We've got both critical highs and lows this week, with a relatively well-received action blockbuster followed by a couple of duds. Then, we've also got a couple of Certified Fresh picks, including an indie comedy and a terrifying documentary, and, as always, we finish up the list with a few choice reissues. Read on for the full list.
Another relatively thin week for new releases on home video, with the exception of one outstanding television series. We've got a middling actioner, a lazy biopic, a terrible B movie, a bizarre melodramatic thriller, and Breaking Bad (thank you for saving, the week, Walter White). There are also some notable smaller films and reissues, so bear with us.
This week on home video, we've got a number of notable new releases, but they're sort of hit or miss. The biggest titles we have are Edgar Wright's latest comedy, a Disney Toon animation, and a Jason Sudeikis/Jennifer Aniston comedy, as well as a tech thriller, a Mark Wahlberg/Denzel Washington actioner, and an indie coming-of-age comedy. Then, of course, we've got a number of smaller movies and reissued films, so read on for the full list.
We've got quite a selection this week, beginning with the mega blockbuster hit Man of Steel, along with DreamWorks Animation's Turbo, a slew of smaller, critically acclaimed films, and a couple of worthy reissues. On the TV side, there's the complete series for Showtime's hit drama Dexter, the first season of Last Tango in Halifax, and a pair of older complete series collections.
We've got a lot to cover this week on home video, including a Roland Emmerich actioner, the Extended Edition of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, a box set of Mad Men's sixth season, complete collections for shows like Seinfeld and Saved by the Bell, and notable indie releases like Lovelace, As I Lay Dying, and more. Click through for the full list.
There are only three big releases to talk about this week, but a lot of smaller releases that might be worth a watch. We've also got a couple of notable releases in TV and a pair of rereleases of interest. Click through for the full list.
This week on home video, we don't have a lot of TV releases to talk about, but we've got quite a few from the world of film. The biggest titles include James Wan's haunted house hit, Richard Linklater's third Before romance, a respectable coming-of-age film, the latest from Nicolas Winding Refn, and a failed Owen Wilson-Vince Vaughn collaboration. Then we've got a few well-reviewed docs and indies and a few notable film collections. Click through for the full list.
This week on home video, we've got Guillermo del Toro's affectionate homage to classic Japanese monster movies, a female buddy cop comedy, a high seas hijacking, and a slasher remake, followed by a slew television shows and smaller films. Click through for the full list.
This week on home video, we've got a lot of things to cover, including the latest Hangover film, a home invasion thriller starring Ethan Hawke, and a popular horror-themed TV show. Then, we've got a pair of sci-fi flicks -- one highly rated and the other, not so much -- as well as a wealth of other movies and TV shows. Click through for the full list.
This week on home video, we've got an irreverent end-of-the-world comedy, an animated prehistoric adventure, a serial killer thriller, and classic film anniversary. On the TV side, there's a popular period drama from the UK and a couple of 1980s classics. Then, of course, we've got a slew of other notable titles, including a beloved Disney film and a couple of films from WBs deep catalog. Click through for the full list.
We've always covered the biggest movies coming out on home video for RT on DVD, but in years past, TV coverage has been limited to just a handful of releases we thought were particularly notable. Now that the Rotten Tomatoes TV Zone is up and running, you can expect to see a lot more television showing up here, and it all begins this week with Iron Man 3, Room 237, Hannibal Season 1, and the complete seventh series of the BBC's Doctor Who, plus more. Click through for the full list.
This week on home video, we've got a pair notably different book adaptations (a biopic of Liberace and a zombie outbreak movie), Sofia Coppola's ripped-from-the-headlines crime drama, and a bunch of limited releases you may not have seen. Then, we've got a couple of scary movies ahead of Halloween (more surely to come in subsequent weeks), and two more choices from The Criterion Collection. Click through for the full list.
This week on home video, we've got one blockbuster, a couple of highly rated documentaries about controversial subjects, and a Tyler Perry production. Then we've got a decent low-budget horror flick, a well-reviewed drama, a solid romance, and a smart mystery, plus some new Blu-rays, a couple of choices from The Criterion Collection, and an iconic horror box set. Click through for the full list.
Happy Labor Day, folks! For those of you recovering from your BBQs and margaritas, here's what we've got on tap for home video this week: First off, we have a heist movie full of magic, a sentimental coming-of-age film from Studio Ghibli, and a cheesy SyFy Channel original. Then we've got a chilling crime story, an acclaimed documentary, a Rob Zombie flick, and a curious direct-to-DVD release starring Dwayne Johnson. Click through for the full list.
This week on home video, our list is headlined by Baz Luhrmann's extravagant adaptation of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel and Michael Bay's action comedy. Then, Mira Nair offers up an ambitious post-9/11 tale, and we get an acclaimed historical adventure from Norway, followed by a couple of indie dramas that flew under the radar and a few notable reissues. Click through for the full list.