Archive for August, 2013

US 'Star Trek' fans angry at Blu-ray 'rip-off'

Bonus features have been released as 'retailer exclusives' to different stores.
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The Disappearance (Blu-ray)

DVD Talk Collector Series One of the real finds on Blu-ray this year is The Disappearance (1977), a heretofore almost impossible to see Canadian-British co-production starring Donald Sutherland as an assassin-for-hire whose effectiveness is compromised when his wife inexplicably disappears. Despite handsome production values and a top-flight cast of Canadian and British actors, actor-turned …
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Video: Revolution DVD/Blu-ray Shines a Light on Season 1 Mysteries

Where were you when the lights went out? Revolution: The Complete First Season arrives Tuesday, Sept. 3 on DVD and Blu-ray bringing fans of the hit NBC blackout drama all 20 episodes of the premiere season and 90 minutes of new material, including two featurettes, a gag reel, deleted scenes and bonus webisodes. Among the […]

‘The Fugitive,’ ‘On a Clear Day’ reissued on Blu-ray, DVD

One of Harrison Ford’s best films, “The Fugitive,” gets a 20th anniversary upgrade, and Barbra…
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DVD & Blu-ray review: Mud (12)

Mike Nichols's excellent rite-of-passage drama channels Whistle Down The Wind, Stand By Me and, mainly, Huckleberry Finn. Two 14-year-olds, Ellis and Neckbone, unearth a charismatic fugitive, Mud (Matthew McConaughey), hiding out near the Mississippi river. He impresses the noble Ellis, in particular, with his enduring love for a childhood sweetheart (Reese Witherspoon), so he promises […]

DVD & Blu-ray review: A Hijacking (15)

Tobias Lindholm's claustrophobic, gripping hostage drama centres on a ship's chef (Pilou Asbaek, the spin doctor in Borgen) and a control-freak CEO (Soren Maling), who negotiates from a sterile office in Copenhagen. Somali pirates have seized a Danish cargo ship in the Indian Ocean, and the shipping company decides to handle the crisis itself. A […]

DVD & Blu-ray review: Southcliffe (15)

“It's weird, alright,” maintains Rory Kinnear's jaded TV reporter who reluctantly returns to his Kent hometown to cover the gun massacre wreaked by his former schoolmate (Sean Harris, excellent). Channel 4 has been pummelled in the ratings of late, however Tony Grisoni's fiercely intelligent Southcliffe is the best drama they've screened in a fair while. […]

Hyper ‘Great Gatsby’ arrives on Blu-ray and DVD this week

Baz Luhrmann’s hyperkinetic remake of “The Great Gatsby,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, leads an array of…
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