'Before Midnight', Bruce Lee, 'Only God Forgives', 'Conjuring' and More on DVD & Blu-ray This Week

This Week On DVD and Blu-ray: October 22, 2013

Before Midnight
Before Midnight on DVD Blu-ray today
I haven't watched this yet, primarily because I want to sit down and watch all three -- Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and Before Midnight -- right in a row and I just haven't found the time. However, the best thing about this release is that we finally get special features. Until now, the only special feature on any of the previous Before films was a trailer, now we get a commentary track with Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, a "Revisiting Jesse and Celine" featurette and a Q&A with the trio.

Now, if you don't own the two previous films, but are preferring to wait until they too come available on Blu-ray, the best option is probably to buy the Before Sunrise / Before Sunset double feature at Amazon, which costs only $10.78. Not a lot of money to make sure you at least have both on hand whenever you need them. You can buy that right here or just click the "Buy Now" button to check out more options.

Buy Before Midnight

Bruce Lee Legacy Collection [Blu-ray]
Bruce Lee Legacy Collection [Blu-ray]
An 11-disc (four Blu-rays, seven DVDs) collection from Shout that contains The Big Boss, Fist of Fury, Way of the Dragon and Game of Death along with two documentaries -- Bruce Lee: The Legend and I Am Bruce Lee -- as well as two hours of bonus content exclusive to this set. I will hopefully be able to say more soon as I'm expecting a review copy to arrive any day now. However, for now you can check out DVDBeaver.com's review in the meantime.

I have never seen any of these films so, for me, it will be a fun exploration and will hopefully make for some fun reviews.

Buy Bruce Lee Legacy Collection [Blu-ray]

The Conjuring
The Conjuring on DVD Blu-ray today
Pretty good little horror movie, though I'm not sure I need to see it again. Of course, we all expect The Conjuring 2 to be released within a year or so, so why not just wait? After all, do you really need to see this one again right away?

Buy The Conjuring

The Way, Way Back
The Way, Way Back on DVD Blu-ray today
Great little movie, perfect rental. You can read my theatrical review right here.

Buy The Way, Way Back

Only God Forgives
Only God Forgives on DVD Blu-ray today
I watched this just last night with Nicolas Winding Refn's audio commentary track on and not only do we learn he believes his daughter can see ghosts, but I am almost quite certain he has as many answers about this movie as any of us do. Upon second viewing it's easier to watch Only God Forgives as more of an art piece than the narrative we were hoping for and in 50 years it may be looked back on as something worthy of a Criterion Collection spine, but for right now it seems like a go-between from Drive to whatever he tackles next.

Buy Only God Forgives

The Internship
The Internship on DVD Blu-ray today
Eh, not a very funny movie, but I'm positive it will play better at home. Rental at best.

Buy The Internship


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

    Before Midnight for me. Best film of 2013.

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


      Don't like Disqus?

    • http://imqwerty.wordpress.com/ Jordan B.

      It's in the running for my top spot as well, really happy I'll be watching it again very soon.

      And I must say, I'm finding Disqus quite upsetting at times as well. I used to just use Ctrl+F to work my way through comments, since they were all shown on one page, but that's not the case anymore. I do like the "edit" and "upgrade/downgrade" features though.

      • http://cineenuruguay.com/ Driver

        Totally agree with the Ctrl+F way of searching, but besides that, it's just getting use to it. It does have a bunch of options the original comment section didn't have, so I'm happy with it.

        • http://imqwerty.wordpress.com/ Jordan B.

          Yeah, like anything else, it's all about adapting to change. Disqus has more options, which is nice, but the older system felt more convenient with how I utilized it. I don't think Disqus is a bad system, there are just certain things I'm not used to yet. In due time, I suppose.

    • Michael

      The Conjuring, The Internship & The Way, Way Back for me. I've seen the former two and loved them both to buy and the latter, i'll see it on Netflix to see if I like it and maybe buy it or not.
      I usually don't agree with you on a lot of stuff AS but i'm with you 100% on Disqus, I hate it. I miss the original comment section a lot. #DeathToDisqus

    • http://letterboxd.com/criterion10/ Criterion10

      I don't like Disqus either.

    • IngmarTheBergman

      Disqus is fine... you're just being mental once more.

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

        I'll take Disqus over Clear History any day.

        • IngmarTheBergman

          And yet you'd take Clear History (YOU CAN USE HTML WITH DISQUS!) over The Double Life of Veronique .

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

    Before Midnight is currently my Best film of 2013 and it's going to be hard to beat that. But I plan on waiting to see if they will announce a box-set for the trilogy.

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

    The Way, Way back was very enjoyable but probably not worth the buy right now.

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

    Before Midnight was very good but I have no desire to return to it, hence it will not make my top 10. I still think the second one was the best.
    The Conjuring: really liked this one and will purchase it at some point.
    Only God Forgives: I loved this one, it was an incredibly unique visual experience & one that still resonates with me. It sucks that the phenomenal steel-book cover will not be available in the U.S....so I will be ordering this from the UK.

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

    I will definitely be picking up a copy of The Way Way Back and probably getting Only God Forgives from Redbox. Before Midnight will have to wait.

  • http://cineenuruguay.com/ Driver

    "Before Midnight" it's a must and "Only God Forgives", I would buy it since it gets better with repeted viewings. Also, I can't wait to see "The Way, Way Back".

    Great DVD & Blu-ray week.

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

    My #1, 2 and 11 films are out today (Way, Way Back, Before Midnight, The Conjuring). I'm excited. I'll probably buy the first and rent the other two at least once.

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

    I liked Way Way Back, I'll see it again sometime.

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

    I'll definitely pick up Before Midnight and The Way, Way Back at some point. Both films are currently my favorites of the year so far. I have no desire to see The Conjuring again, even though it was one of the better horror films I've seen in a while. It's certainly worth the rental.

    I'll rent The Internship at some point, but only because I like Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn. I can't imagine myself hating it.

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

    The Conjuring is one I do want to see as someone who likes a good horror flick and I missed it in theatres.

    Only God Forgives is a rental, as is The Way, Way Back just now. I'll skip most of the rest just now. I do want to see Before Midnight but there's no point just now until I can get the first two films to sit down and watch them in one. I will get to it, it will just have to take longer.

  • http://imqwerty.wordpress.com/ Jordan B.

    Since I pre-ordered Before Midnight way, way back (get it?), it's currently on its way to my house. Can't wait to watch it again.

    And I suspect I may pick up The Way, Way Back sometime down the line. I see it as a film I could quite easily watch repeatedly.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    I'll probably buy The Internship and I'll rent The Way, Way Back. I do wanna see The Conjuring again as well but I'm not willing to buy it until the price goes down.

  • Michael

    Also, i'll be buying The To Do List, Despicable Me 2 & Kick-Ass 2 thank you very much.

  • http://couchpotatodigest.blogspot.com Matt Taylor

    I loved "The Conjuring" and "The Way, Way Back" but I'm not sure if I'll buy them just yet. And I'll definitely get around to renting "Before Midnight" soon.

  • http://moviereviewninja.com themoviewatcher

    I might buy The Way Way Back and might rent Only God Forgives and The Conjuring.

  • http://letterboxd.com/criterion10/ Criterion10

    I will be buying both Before Midnight and Only God Forgives.

    I also recommend the Cassavetes set for those who don't already own the DVD set.

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

    Before Midnight and The Way Way Back are my top two films of the year so far. I will probably buy The Way Way Back at some point, and like several others I'm holding out hope that Criterion will get their hands on the Before Trilogy. Probably pretty unlikely given that WB (who owns the first two) doesn't license their stuff out to Criterion, but you never know. I may just wait 'til the first two are also out on Blu-ray and spring for all three when I have a bit of extra cash.

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

    Looks like a three-piece buy Tuesday. The Way, Way Back, Only God Forgives, Before Midnight. Good, good films.

  • John W

    You never seen a Bruce Lee movie? You're in for a treat. Make sure you seek out Enter The Dragon as well.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/ Brad Brevet

      I've never seen any of these Bruce Lee movies. However, the only one I have seen is Enter the Dragon.

      • John W

        Well the production values in Enter The Dragon are better than his other movies because it's the only Hollywood studio movie he made but the earlier movies are still awesome. I ordered it so I'm curious to see if there's anything different from the previous version I've owned.