'Jack Reacher', 'Upstream Color' and 'Band of Outsiders' On DVD and Blu-ray Today

Plus release dates for To the Wonder, Spring Breakers and more

This Week On DVD and Blu-ray: May 7, 2013

Upstream Color
Shane Carruth's new film found its way into 43 theaters and grossed $352,400 over the course of 31 days and now the self-distributed picture finds its way to DVD and Blu-ray. I've already discussed the film and its meaning on more than one occasion (here and here) and certainly recommend you give it a look. I'm not entirely sure it is a film you simply must buy, but I'm certain those of you intrigued by its mysteries will enjoy diving in yourselves.

Buy Upstream Color


The Rabbi's Cat
Perhaps the best animated film released last year, The Rabbi's Cat was ignored by the Academy in favor of studio features. No surprise considering the worst Pixar film to date actually ended up winning the Oscar for Best Animated Feature. For those of you unafraid to watch a movie with subtitles, add Rabbi's Cat to your queue, you won't be sorry.

Buy The Rabbi's Cat


Jack Reacher
Jack Reacher on DVD Blu-ray today
As a big Tom Cruise fan I was quite disappointed in the simplicity of Jack Reacher. Now arriving on DVD and Blu-ray this is probably the best place for this film to be, it's not a bad watch, just not something worthy of a theatrical outing.

Buy Jack Reacher


Mama on DVD Blu-ray today
A lot of people enjoyed Mama, I'm not sure why. I never found a maternal connection as some viewers might and the constant diversions from the narrative in an attempt to scare the audience were more distracting than anything.

Buy Mama


Safe Haven
Safe Haven on DVD Blu-ray today
Safe Haven is one of the craziest films of the last several years. I won't spoil it's third act secrets here, but I will direct you to my review from earlier this year for a bit of light reading.

Buy Safe Haven


The Oranges
The Oranges on DVD Blu-ray today
I saw this film a couple years ago in Toronto and it took forever to find its way into theaters and now onto DVD and Blu-ray. I enjoyed it when I saw it, but haven't seen it since. It's one of those "once is enough" kind of watches and at home it should satisfy a night on the couch.

Buy The Oranges


The Great Escape
The Great Escape on DVD Blu-ray today
The Great Escape is descent, but I can't say I feel the need to purchase a Blu-ray copy for my collection. I don't consider it one of those "must own" classics that entertains me on a level where I suddenly feel the urge to watch it. For those of you that feel that urge, have at it.

Buy The Great Escape


Band of Outsiders (Criterion Collection)
Criterion is releasing the Blu-ray upgrade for Jean-Luc Godard's 1964 Band of Outsiders starring Anna Karina, Sami Frey and Claude Brasseur. I already own the DVD copy and can't say I feel the urge to upgrade at the moment. As for the film, probably my most memorable moment, outside of the fascinating opening montage, is the following...

Buy Band of Outsiders (Criterion Collection)



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  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    I thought Upstream Color was excellent, but I don't think I want to buy it just yet. Jack Reacher was decent but I don't plan on watching it again.

  • http://www.criterion.com/my_criterion/27913-criterion10 Criterion10

    Damn, I didn't realize Upstream Color came out today. Will definitely be checking that out, along with The Great Escape, which is one of my favorite films. I'll probably wait for the Criterion sale to pick up Band of Outsiders, which, while I enjoy it, is probably one of my least favorite of Godard's. Also happy to see a release date for Spring Breakers.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

    I watched Upstream Color couple of days ago and at first it was intriguing but then I found myself waiting for it to end. This movie is like and has the feel of Tree of Life which I actually really liked. But Upstream Color just did not click for me like Tree of Life did.

    I have The Great Escape on bu-ray but I don't think it's worth to replace it with blu-ray given the video quality is the blu-ray looks just like the DVD. Not a good transfer.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

      * great escape on DVD

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kessler/ Kessler

    Agreed on Jack Reacher. A rental is the best way to watch it. I'll put Upstream Color on my watchlist and maybe The Rabbi's Cat if I can find it.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Jake17/ Jake17

    I didn't know Upstream Color was out. I definitely plan on renting it.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/maja/ maja

    I had no idea that Upstream Colour was already coming out on DVD/blu-ray. Will be sure to check it out in the coming week.

    Apart from that...Jack Reacher was pretty poor.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/JoshP./ Josh P.

    I'm not a huge Godard fan, but Band of Outsiders is a movie I definitely love. And that moment of them dancing in in the cafe is also one of my favorites in that film.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Winchester/ Winchester

    I really though Jack Reacher was Cruise's worst leading man film in..............pretty much ever since he became a leading man. Really not well done at all.

    I'm interested in The Oranges and Mama as rentals and may catch Upstream Colour in time, but The Great Escape is one of those 'classic' movies that has absolutely never once appealed to me to watch. It just doesn't feel like something that needs to be remedied.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

    I finally picked up Django Unchained and I'll be giving that another watch soon.

    The Gatekeepers is a fantastic and important documentary which I highly recommend to those who haven't seen it.

  • http://cinemmaconfessions.com Gautam Anand

    Well, here's what I am going to do. Today, I am catching up with Upstream Color in theater and then I am going to buy it since I know one viewing won't be enough to get everything out of the film.
    I have watched Carruth's previous film Primer more than 4 times and still feel there are few mysteries left to be cracked.
    Infact films like Upstream Color, Inception and Primer require multiple viewings and hence are good buys anyday.

  • http://www.twitter.com/GregDinskisk GregDinskisk

    Upstream Color being my favorite film of the year thus far (I'm at 20+ 2013 movies so far), it's a definite buy for me. Bluray.

  • dslacker

    I thought The Gatekeepers was the worst excuse for a documentary I'd ever seen. It gave the Israeli secret service (or whatever they call it) an opportunity to have it both ways. They brag about the atrocities they've committed in the past, and NOW admit that they were excessive and contrary to international law. These guys are war criminals and should be treated as such - but they sit there and smirk and congratulate themselves for what they did. No time given to their victims in the film. That this film was nominated for an Oscar is an indication of just how far Hollywood (and the US in general) have their nose up the Israeli bum.