DVD/Blu-Ray Releases: 10 – February – 2015 DVD/Blu-Ray Releases: 10 – February – 2015
DVD/Blu-Ray releases for this week! DVD/Blu-Ray Releases: 10 – February – 2015

Hey, hey, everyone,

Another week, another reason to spend your hard earned cash. Highlights of this week are Nightcrawler and 101 Dalmatians, though a couple others worth checking out (and even more to probably avoid).

As usual, want to buy it? Click the image and buy through Amazon so a few pennies can come our way and we can finally afford to get some new mascots.

-Dan


101

My daughter keeps seeing the ad for this and flipping out. Guess who is buying it. Hey, we’ll get our first sale from the DVD column now!


Alexander

Steve Carell forces his son Alexander to wrestle and then shoots him when he loses. Or maybe I’m mixing this up with another movie.


FearClinic

Thomas Dekker (from the 2010 Nightmare on Elm Street) teams up with Robert Englund in this horror film involving curing people’s phobias by using some kind of invention. Seems like a possible Toxic Fletch review for the future…


ForceMajeure

A Swedish drama involving a family and an avalanche. Some pretty solid buzz around this one.


KilletheMessenger

Based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb, this film stars Jeremy Renner as Webb, who faces a smear campaign that almost drives him to suicide after he exposes the CIA’s shenanigans in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing coke (not the bottled stuff, the sniffy stuff).


Laggies

By the description of the film, I would probably never watch it. But I heard more about it while preparing for our Sam Rockwell episode and it seems like at the least it will have a solid performance by Sam.


Lilting

This one is probably a punch to the gut type movie. It follows the story of a Cambodian Chinese mother whose son dies and she is approached by a man she’s never met who ends up being her son’s boyfriend. This is the first feature film by director Hong Khaou and stars Ben Whishaw (Q from the current James Bond movies).


Nightcrawler

Seems like one to watch.

Detective Dee said this: Overall a very recommendable movie that is a little rough around the edges, elevated by the brilliant performance of its lead.

And Zod said this: I had no vested interest in anything starring Jake Gyllenhal, but Nightcrawler is the perfect example of a movie taking you by total surprise. Smart, steady performances and a razor sharp script laced with wicked pronouncements and sobering revelations make this a keeper- eye and ears open during Oscar season!


NurseJackie

Never got into this series so not much to say about it. This is the season 6 set so if you like the series, you’ll buy it. And if not, maybe start by buying season 1 first. Seems like the logical move there.


OliveKitteridge

HBO miniseries starring Frances McDormand about a New England town filled with adultery, crime and other bad shit. Not done by the Coens, though it sounds right up their alley.


PokerNight

The cover of this DVD looks so fucking terrible … but Ron Perlman, Giancarlo Esposito, Titus Welliver, Michael Eklund… maybe it could be okay.

Maybe.

Basically, a dude plays poker with cops, hears their stories and must use that experience to help him escape a pyschopath who captures him and locks him in the basement.

Don’t look at me that way!

I said maybe, alright?


Predestination

The Spierig Brothers (Daybreakers) bring us a flick about Ethan Hawke traveling through time to pursue criminals. I’ll check it out.


Rosewater

Jon Stewart’s directorial debut. It’s a feel-good story about a journalist tortured by Iranians.


TheLookalike

Crime thriller about a drug kingpin obsessed with a girl, who dies, and two dudes try to fool him with a … lookalike. It stars Justin Long and Gillian Jacobs – who once played Carl’s wife on Aqua Teen Hunger Force.


TheSong

Nope.


ZNation

Nick Nightly’s birthday was a few days ago. He didn’t specifically say he wanted this, but he does love zombies. So maybe get this for him.


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  • I_am_better

    “Nightcrawler”….yuuuuuup. “Predestination” I already saw, and it’s quite a twisted time-travel yarn…

  • Tarmac492.1

    Nightcrawler was good. Reminded me of Taxi Driver a bit. Rene Russo is still very bangable. Always dug her. JG was good in this one.

  • Stalkeye

    Nightcrawler deserved an oscar nod especially Jake Gyellenhaul as best Actor.
    Once again those Fuckers at AMPAS got it wrong! Also the Selma snub is your typical HW BS. Despite it’s faults, it was a superior film as opposed to The Imitation Game.
    But Birdman was damn praiseworthy.

    I have Kill the messenger on my Smartphone, and I need to finish this interesting Film.
    IMO I feel that Renner is better suited for dramas and Indies, not Action or Comicbook Movies.

  • Stalkeye

    Hah! I wasn’t aware that Nick’s Birthday was a few days away.
    Mr. Nightly, in case you happen to be reading this thread….

  • Stalkeye

    Sheeeeeeeeeeet! I was hopin’ for a Nude scene with Russo and there were hardly any inclination that JG’s character had slept with her.
    What happened to his “demands”??

  • Tarmac492.1

    Russo is growing older very gracefully. I agree with you on JG–he was good in this film. A great, oddball sociopath. They never fleshed out the demands thing as maybe they could have. Did it need more Paxton, as well? Can any film have too much Paxton? Could one OD on Paxton and turn into Chet as a big piece of poop from Weird Science?? So many questions unanswered in this universe.

  • Stalkeye

    One can never get enough of Paxton!

  • CoolHandJuke

    I don’t”t think there’s anyone i used to like and now hate as much as Jon Stewart. I would watch Leno again before this ass…

  • 101 Dalmatians is a must have for me and I’ve been putting off watching Nightcrawler for too long now.

  • “…filled with adultery, crime and other bad shit”

    Did I miss a memo? Since when is adultery a bad thing? :p

  • Slothiplicity

    Nicolas Roeg’s Don’t Look Now was also released on Blu today.As was Jean Renoir’s A Day in the Country.

  • Dee

    I heard that “Predestination” is ought to be very good.

  • Fate_Slistcrunch

    Haven’t watched his show in ages but worse than Leno? Fucking shit…

  • Fate_Slistcrunch

    I mean, it has the word adult in it. Can’t be that bad, right?

  • The only time it is bad having the word “adult” in it is when it is preceded by “ages children to ___” 😉

  • Abe

    I am buying Nick that straight away.

  • CoolHandJuke

    I would rather watch jay walking segments. Stewart has dropped that much better in my eyes. Also, my catheter is full of blood…

  • Bop

    Dan. One small typo in your text. Guess whose buying it needs to be guess who’s buying it,or guess who is buying it. The second phrase below the Dalmatians photo.

  • Fate_Slistcrunch

    Stupid spell-check…

  • Mr Nick Nightly

    Thank you!

  • Stalkeye

    Anytime, Brother!
    Hope you had a great B-Day with pwesants and hugs and kisses from the Missus and Kids. (0:

  • Tim R.R. Something

    It ARE ought to be very good.

  • Dee

    cool

  • Mr Nick Nightly

    Well, I came here to make you some money with my recent blu-ray order but they weren’t on here 🙁

    I got “Don’t Look Now,” “Vampire’s Kiss / High Spirits,” and “Nekromantik 2.”

  • Fate_Slistcrunch

    Blah, should have told me. I can send you the links next time! But next week’s column will be more inclusive.

  • Mr Nick Nightly

    I didn’t even know. I saw these on Amazon yesterday and thought I’d see if they were here. I TRIED, I REALLY DID!!!!