DVD/Blu-Ray Releases: 20 – January – 2015 DVD/Blu-Ray Releases: 20 – January – 2015
Hey, hey everyone, Check out this week’s releases and help us all out. If you see something missing, let us know in the comments.... DVD/Blu-Ray Releases: 20 – January – 2015

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Adua

AKA Adua and Her Friends; AKA Hungry For Love. This is an Italian neo-realist film from 1960 that I have not seen, but have heard people in the know of films chat about it in high regard. Four prostitutes open a restaurant after their brothel closes down. Bet you they serve good pie at that place.


Annabelle-2014

For the listeners of SUK, you know my daughter’s name is Annabel and is a toddler right now (causing all sorts of havok around the house, like toddlers do). So every time a commercial for this came on, my wife and I would lose our shit. No real interest in seeing this Conjuring spin-off film but maybe I’ll end up watching it just to see if the haunted doll sleeps through the night (unlike my daughter).


By-the-Gun-2014

Second film by director James Mottern (whose father worked for the Carter administration) follows a young Boston dude played by Ben Barnes (from the Narnia movies) trying to find his way in the mafia. Such an unoriginal and uninspiring movie title. But I guess better than calling it Edge of Tomorrow. At least we understand what this movie will be about by the title. Just like the titles of AC/DC songs always deliver on what the song will be about. Oh yeah, and Harvey Keitel is in this movie. That’s something.


Fright Night

Fright Night turns 30 years old and celebrates it with … a 3000, limited Blu-Ray release. From what I can see, though, it is already near impossible to get as the pre-order for it already sold out. This Blu-Ray is currently going for close to $200. Apparently, Sony made an agreement with Screen Archives to release cetain films in hi-def Blu-Ray editions – this being one of them. The goal was to pimp these out to “collectors/classic film aficionados.” My guess is that we will eventually see a wider release of this one soon and don’t feel like you are missing out. The Blu-Ray has almost no special features on it (Isolated Score Track / Original Theatrical Trailers).


Lucy-2014

I saw a lot of buzz about this one and it seems like the geek community is split on whether they love or hate this Luc Besson/Scarjo mashup. I’m a fan of Leon the Professional but haven’t seen The Fifth Element in over a decade (nor have I seen any other work by Besson) but I’d be up for checking this one out.


Rudderless-2014Actually, hadn’t heard about this one until now but based off the fact that William H. Macy directed it and it stars Billy Crudup (settle down Watchmen haters) I’ll check it out. Based off the IMDB synopisis, after Crudup’s character’s son dies, he stumbles on some demo tapes the kid had done and finds them to be incredible – so he forms a band in order to cope with his son’s death.


The-Boxtrolls-2014

I remember there being a ton of buzz surrounding this animated flick (based on the children’s novel ‘Here Be Monsters’ by Alan Snow). But after its release, poof, nothing. So not sure if it ended up being any good or if I just wasn’t paying close enough attention to what people were saying about it.


The-Drop-2014

A screenplay by Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone, Shutter Island, etc.), starring Tom Hardy and featuring James Gandolfini and Noomi Rapace (Prometheus) and I’m just finding out about it. Here, take my money!


The-Green-Prince-2014

I’m sure this documentary will be a kick to the nuts based on the IMDB description: “The son of a founding leader in the Palestinian organization, Hamas, becomes a spy for the Israelis.”


The-Internets-Own-BoyA documentary about Aaron Swartz, the programming prodigy who helped develop RSS and co-founded Reddit. Aaron killed himself at the age of 26. I will definitely check this one out.


The-MuleA crime-drama / comedy about a first time drug mule who is caught by the police. Hugo Weaving is in if that matters to anyone.


The-Zero-Theorem-2013One of my favorite movies of 2014. I spend some time talking about it in our Top 3 Best films of 2014 episode. It is a true Terry Gilliam film, beautifully shot and acted, with such a great dark humor bursting through the surface of melancholy. I think this is the best Christoph Waltz role I’ve ever seen.


War_and_PeaceThe 1956, Audrey Hepburn/Henry Fonda adaptation of the Tolstoy novel finds its way to Blu-Ray. With no extras and video-quality improvement not that great, the only upgrade to this is the sound (to help emphasize the score by Nino Rota from Godfather fame). The film has some impressive battles, but is muddled with a bunch of love stories. It makes sense the screenplay wasn’t that great since it had like 7 writers working on it and no one true vision. I’ve heard that the 1966 Russian version of War and Peace (which won the Best Foreign Film Oscar is is over 7 hours long) is supposed to be much better than this one.


White-Bird-in-a-Blizzard-2014

A mystery film about a teenage girl whose life is messed up when her mother disappears with a cast that includes Christopher Meloni, Thomas Jane, Angela Bassett, Gabourey Sidibe, Shailene Woodley and … Eva Green. Wonder if she does her typical “smell the fart” acting or if she tries to do something else for this one.


Wolves-2014Jason Momoa gotta eat, right?


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  • Mr Nick Nightly

    The Twilight Time limited releases irk me. I purchased their blu-ray releases for “Wild At Heart” and “Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia” and I don’t feel like they were worthy of the $35 price tag. I love the movies; they are worth the money, but these are not Criterion level blu-rays. The picture quality for BMTHOAG is a little rough, but WAH looks nice.

  • I_am_better

    “Fright Night”!!!! “Zero Theorem”(which I’ve had on Blu for like 4 months, lol)!

  • I_am_better

    Oh, and Boxtrolls! Laika Studios fuckin’ rules!

  • Dee

    I only heard bad things about “Lucy”. I abstain from movies with Shailene Woodley.

  • gorgarwilleatyou1

    I’m with ya Nick i bought Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia , Rollerball and hardtimes , nice prints but a small fortune to buy. Im a huge fan of those movies and wanted to see them but Twilight are not putting in the extras Criterion do. You also know a huge number of people are buying them just to Ebay. I also recently read Arrow in the UK is releasing Rollerball which if you have a multiregion bluray and even with the exchange rate you can pick up cheaper, not so exclusive now!

  • ColonHell

    That Fright Night release is a kick in the dick.

  • Abe

    That Aaron Swartz story is terrifying and so tragic. I’ll see it when I’m ready to feel depressed and outraged.

  • Stalkeye

    Been meaning to checkout “The Internet’s own Boy” for quite sometime.

    As for Lucy, it just didn’t appeal to me and was too far fetched.

    Leon The professional had me liking the film despite the misleading title; “The Professional” I thought it was about this badass dude!!

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61SCZ63P2GL.jpg

    Anyway, as i was saying, i liked the Movie until I heard that the mention of “Sleeping and having roots”. What started out as a father-daughter relationship, ended up with hints of something else and very uncomfortable.
    Jus saying.

    The Drop was solid! RIP Tony Soprano!
    My Goddaughter loved The Boxtrolls and I can appreciate the stop motion animation instead of everything CGI.

  • Stalkeye

    Iv’e been looking for Bring me the head since you guys talked so much about it, but I’m not shelling out $20.00 for a Movie i may not see more than twice.
    methinks its available on VUDU so i’ll rent it over the weekend.

  • Fate_Slistcrunch

    I think I watched it on YouTube for free.

  • Stalkeye

    Was the quality HD at least? I’m a bit spoiled nowadays. 😛
    I tried to grab a BD MKV but nothing was seeding. )0:’ I don’t mind paying $2.99 for a rental however.
    I’m leary when it comes to watching films on YT. too many pixels on a 60′ Bravia. (With the exception of watch mojo clips, however.)

  • Stalkeye

    Then I take it that its worth a watch?

  • Tim R.R. Something

    Boxtrolls. I remember the hype, then nothing.

  • Tim R.R. Something

    I loved that film to the point where I’m hesitant to watch it again in case it doesn’t live up. It’s been 20 years or more.

  • Abe

    His real story is riveting. They’d have to do a remarkable job to screw it up.

  • Stalkeye

    I’m on it meng!!

  • Fate_Slistcrunch

    No, was not HD. I watched it on my computer and it was fine just to see the film as a refresher. But on a TV probably best to rent it, yeah.

  • Bop

    Awesome soundtrack in that movie.

  • Bop

    Besson has a 100 percent score in the movies he was involved in that I saw. That is why I won’t watch Lucy.

  • coolhandjuke

    I tit-fucked this fat bitch called Lucy once. I was drunk, so I lasted a long time…