RT On DVD

Tuesday, May. 29 2012, 01:29 PM

On this abbreviated Memorial Day edition of RT on DVD, we've got a few decent choices to pick from, beginning with an early year thriller starring Sam Worthington and Elizabeth Banks. After that, we've got a few indies critics really liked, and another poorly reviewed thriller starring Amanda Seyfried. Lastly, Criterion is releasing a pair of Bergman films perfect for the season. Click through for the full list!

Tuesday, May. 22 2012, 04:30 PM

This week on home video, we've got a smattering of commercial misfires and critical darlings, with a little bit of horror tossed in for spice. The biggest releases we have unfortunately fall into the former category, with a spy love triangle comedy and an arguably too old-fashioned story about the Tuskegee Airmen. Following that up are the latest from Studio Ghibli, a completely under-the-radar sci-fi romance, Daniel Radcliffe's first post-Potter film, Abbas Kiarostami's latest, and a collection of buddy cop classics. Click through for the full list!

Tuesday, May. 15 2012, 01:41 PM

After a couple of pretty thin weeks on home video, we've got a good number of new releases this week, and a few of them are actually pretty decent. First off, if you're looking for hi-def re-releases of older films, the choices are many, but random: Bernardo Bertolucci's 1900, Jon Voight thriller The Odessa File, New York Stories, and the original 1973 version of Walking Tall, for example. But we've got some good choices this week, including Liam Neeson's angsty survival thriller, a superpowered found-footage film, an Oscar-nominated period piece, and Woody Harrelson's latest effort with Oren Moverman. Sure, we've got a couple of stinkers too, but the new Criterion should help make up for that. Click through for the full list!

Tuesday, May. 08 2012, 02:00 PM

We're getting hit with a double-whammy this week, as we not only have few home video releases worth talking about, but even among those worth mentioning, the highest-rated new release comes in at a mediocre 46% on the Tomatometer; that distinction belongs to a home invasion thriller headlined by Rebecca DeMornay. The other films we've got? The latest Underworld film, the Rachel McAdams/Channing Tatum drama, Tim and Eric's feature film, and a new Criterion Blu-ray. Click through to read more!

Tuesday, May. 01 2012, 02:29 PM

This week on home video brings us a couple of gems and a couple of duds. Some notable Blu-ray reissues hit stores this week: Clueless, Men in Black II, Jeremiah Johnson, Pillow Talk, and About a Boy. But we'll be focusing on the brand new releases, which include Steven Soderbergh's gritty actioner, Garry Marshall's latest holiday-themed rom-com, a gospel musical, Madonna's second directorial effort, a Beatle biopic, and a collection of Tim Burton's Warner Bros. films. Click through to read up!

Tuesday, Apr. 24 2012, 04:54 AM

This is, quite possibly, one of the thinnest weeks for DVD releases that we've ever seen. If TV miniseries are your thing, you may want to check out the 2011 British retelling of the story of the Titanic or the 1979 television version of John le Carre's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. There are also a couple of poorly rated horror flicks (11-11-11 and The Wicker Tree) and a couple of new Criterions (Mario Monicelli's The Organizer and a collection of Hollis Frampton films). But this week, our attention will be limited to the new Mark Wahlberg actioner, Ti West's haunted house story, a powerful coming-of-age drama that flew under the radar, and a Japanese cult classic on Blu-Ray. Click through for the full list!

Tuesday, Apr. 17 2012, 12:09 PM

This week, pickings are slim yet again, but at the very least, most of the choices we do have are pretty good ones. As usual, we will note that there are some other things hitting home video shelves, like Frozen Planet, the BBC nature series by the same guys who brought you the stunning Planet Earth and Life; and a new Criterion of ˇAlambrista!, the 1977 Robert M. Young film about immigration. Aside from those, though, we'll be covering the latest Ethan Hunt adventure, the Michael Fassbender-powered film about sex addiction, a doc about animal orphans, a post-apocalyptic thriller, and a classic from Japanese auteur Yasujiro Ozu. Click through for the full list!

Tuesday, Apr. 10 2012, 01:46 PM

We've got a relatively unremarkable week on home video, so the list will be pretty short. To kick things off, we've got Meryl Streep's latest award-winning effort, an artsy erotic drama, an alien invasion flick that got no love, and Werner Herzog's latest documentary (he's so good at those, isn't he?). Wrapping things up are two reissues: the Elia Kazan film that made Brando a star and the complete box set of a strange daytime soap from the '60s. Click through for the full list!

Tuesday, Apr. 03 2012, 03:47 PM

There wasn't a whole lot going on in the world of home video this week, so we've got a shorter list today. If you scour the release lists, you'll find some TV shows, some direct-to-DVD stuff, and a couple of reissues (like Cleopatra), but it won't be long before you start running up against the yoga videos and Guys Gone Wild. So, with that out of the way, let's just move on. This week brings us one of last year's Best Picture nominees, a critically acclaimed documentary, a lukewarm drama from Cameron Crowe, and a Certified Fresh UK import. Then, to close out the set, we've got a Miyazaki Blu-ray import and an HD reissue of a bona fide classic.

Tuesday, Mar. 27 2012, 04:50 PM

The home video releases for this week are sort of all over the place, so bear with us. To kick things off, we have a critically panned kid flick, a solid hit from David Cronenberg, and a Best Picture nominee that induced a lot of head-scratching. After that, we've got Angelina Jolie's directorial debut, a well received doc on Roger Corman, a couple of notable Criterion Collection selections, and a bona fide classic getting a brand new anniversary edition. Click through for the full list!

Tuesday, Mar. 20 2012, 12:11 PM

This week on home video, we've again got a pretty decent collection of Oscar-nominated films, as well as a couple that barely anyone liked, a great documentary barely anyone saw, and the Blu-ray release of a certain Japanese film that many have compared to this week's biggest movie opening in theaters. Click through for the full list!

Tuesday, Mar. 13 2012, 04:10 AM

This week is looking good! Whether you're looking for dumb fun, Academy darlings, arthouse favorites, or something for the kids, we're sure you'll like the selection hitting stores tomorrow. We'll just start off by listing the five (that's right, five) Certified Fresh new releases: The Descendants, The Adventures of Tintin, Melancholia, My Week with Marilyn, and Young Adult. Not bad, eh? Then we've got two not-so-well-reviewed films, but they're both geared towards the younger demographic, so that may not matter. And lastly, we've got a controversial Scorsese film getting a shiny hi-def upgrade in the Criterion Collection. Click through for the full list!

Tuesday, Mar. 06 2012, 01:26 PM

This week on home video, we again have a wide variety of films to choose from, ranging from the highly acclaimed to the widely panned. First off, we want to let you know that Universal is celebrating their 100th anniversary with a ton of Blu-ray reissues, like The Blues Brothers, Charade, Duck Soup, and The Deer Hunter. There's also a new Blu-ray for the Hitchcock thriller To Catch a Thief, and Season 1 of the hugely popular HBO series Game of Thrones is available. As for other new releases, we've got Tarsem Singh's Greek myth actioner, Craig Brewer's '80s remake, and Adam Sandler's latest Razzie nominee. Then, we've got a highly acclaimed documentary, a Certified Fresh romance, Pedro Almodovar's psychodrama, and a couple of cult classics on Blu-ray for the first time. Click through for the full list!

Tuesday, Feb. 28 2012, 03:02 PM

Perhaps it's because the Oscars were last night, or perhaps it's just because it's a slow week for DVD releases, but there isn't a whole lot going on in the world of home video this week. The biggest news we have is that Martin Scorsese's latest, a family film and loving tribute to the cinema, is available tomorrow, after having taken home five statues last night. After that, we've got a spy spoof sequel, a failed bromance (of sorts), a critically acclaimed Mexican drama, and a new Criterion edition of a Louis Malle film. See below for the full list!

Wednesday, Feb. 22 2012, 11:15 AM

This week on home video, we've got a number of new releases that will probably be of interest to the discriminating movie watcher. Among those we won't be mentioning in the article are the Certified Fresh doc about pioneering band Fishbone called Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone, the poorly reviewed Channing Tatum/Al Pacino crime thriller The Son of No One, and the inspirational (but formulaic) sports drama The Mighty Macs. Aside from those, however, we still have a solid selection, ranging from an entertaining animated film to a Clint Eastwood-directed biopic, from an acclaimed drama with a powerhouse performance to a heist comedy starring Eddie Murphy in prime form. Click through for the full list!

Tuesday, Feb. 14 2012, 02:25 PM

This week on home video, we've got an interesting mish-mash of movies to mention. We'll kick things off with the new "Johnny Depp as Hunter S. Thompson proxy" movie and the psychological thriller featuring a powerhouse Michael Shannon performance. Then, we've got Brazil's top moneymaker (ever!), the second installment (and "full sequence") of a horror movie that'll leave a bad taste in your mouth, and an acclaimed documentary about the inner city. Rounding things out are a low-budget indie comedy and an American war movie classic. Click through for the full list!

Tuesday, Feb. 07 2012, 12:40 PM

Last week was especially robust with new releases, so it's not surprising that only a few new items of note are hitting shelves this week. Among the rereleases are the George Cukor classic A Star Is Born, the 1967 James Bond parody Casino Royale, the 1963 ensemble screwball comedy It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, and the romance Love Story. The new releases include the latest installment of a certain vampire love saga, the third film starring a lovable stoner duo, and Roland Emmerich's pseud-historical period thriller. Then, we've got the highest rated documentary of 2011, another Disney classic in hi-def, and a couple of films from a French New Wave auteur. Click through for the full list!

Tuesday, Jan. 31 2012, 04:21 AM

This week on home video, we've got a long list comprised almost entirely of new releases. Kicking things off are the Ryan Gosling-powered arthouse action movie and the Michael Bay-directed giant robot movie. Then we've got a sci-fi thriller, a horror "prequel," a not-so-funny dramedy, and a psychological thriller whose stellar cast couldn't raise its Tomatometer. After that, we've got an import from a Japanese auteur, a father-daughter bonding flick, an acclaimed music documentary, and finally, the 50th Anniversary Blu-ray of an American classic. Click through for the full list!

Tuesday, Jan. 24 2012, 01:57 PM

We've got a lot going on this week in the home video department, and thankfully, most of it is relatively good. First up, though we won't be mentioning them outside of this intro, there are a handful of nifty Blu-ray reissues hitting shelves: a few Alfred Hitchcock films (Notorious, Rebecca, and Spellbound) are getting the hi-def treatment, as well as a couple of Woody Allen classics (Annie Hall and Manhattan). Oh, and if you're into fad workout programs, you might be interested to know that the Insanity line of training videos are also being released. Otherwise, we've got one of the best-reviewed wide releases of the year, a robotic underdog story, and the latest in Paranormal Activity. Then there's the sex trade thriller starring Rachel Weisz, the indie horror film with the crazy third act, and a quirky teen romance by... Gus Van Sant? Lastly, there are two new Criterions hitting shelves, so we'll be covering those as well. Click through for the full list!

Tuesday, Jan. 17 2012, 05:05 PM

This week on home video, we've got an interesting mix of really good and really bad (oh, so bad). But before we get to those, let's mention some of the other items coming out this week that we won't be talking about: The Robin Williams classic Good Morning, Vietnam is getting a 25th Anniversary Blu-ray, Criterion releases a new Blu-ray of Steven Soderbergh's Traffic, and the recent Journey to the Center of the Earth gets the hi-def 3D treatment... you know, for the kiddies. As far as new stuff, there's the George Clooney directed political drama starring Ryan Gosling, the new Christian film from the makers of Fireproof, two of the moldiest movies to come out in 2011, and a retro coming-of-age tale. Finally, Criterion is also introducing its new transfer of a Luis Bunuel classic featuring one of Catherine Deneuve's most iconic roles. Click through to see the full list!


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