'Pacific Rim', 'The Heat', 'Maniac' and 'Eyes Without a Face' Lead This Week's New DVDs and Blu-rays

This Week On DVD and Blu-ray: October 15, 2013

The Heat
The Heat on DVD Blu-ray today
For the most part it seemed the majority of people enjoyed The Heat, at least on some small level. Personally I found it a little lackluster, at least for a theatrical offering, at home I expect it would play a little better as most films will while you're sitting on your couch. You can read my "C-" review right here and I expect if I were to watch it again that might move up to a C+... maybe.

Buy The Heat

High Plains Drifter (Blu-ray)
I already watched and offered up some thoughts on this restored release of Clint Eastwood's early Western. While the transfer is vivid and detailed, the curious thing is that it doesn't have one single special feature. What gives?

Buy High Plains Drifter (Blu-ray)

Eyes Without a Face (Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
I also already reviewed Georges Franju's Eyes Without a Face and found this to be an incredibly fascinating. Here's how I summed up the review:

Overall I was quite glad I finally had a chance to see this film as it feels like the center of a web of connecting films from all those I mentioned already and certainly several more. Among many other reasons, it's these connections that add a layer to film history that is continually rewarding when explored. To see how director are not only influenced, but how they interpret those influences and make them their own opens an opportunity for each and every new film you see to be rewarding.

Read the full review here.

Buy Eyes Without a Face (Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]

Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain on DVD Blu-ray today
I have a copy of this one here, but haven't yet watched it though I want to. I think Hart is incredibly funny and expect this to follow suit.

Buy Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain

Pacific Rim
Pacific Rim on DVD Blu-ray today
The best part of knowing Pacific Rim arrives on DVD and Blu-ray this week is the knowledge it may be the last time I have to write about it. Yes, they are talking about a sequel, but I'll believe it when I see it.

Buy Pacific Rim

Maniac on DVD Blu-ray today
Interesting idea, really poor execution. You can read my theatrical review right here.

Buy Maniac


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

    I really wanna see Dirty Wars which is sposed to be good and because i'm one of the "Hijacking Four" i'd naturally like to give that one a shout out.

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

    Still haven't seem Pac Rim, maybe I'll rent it.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/JimmyB/ Jimmy B

    Going out and buying my copy of the Pacific Rim blu-ray today. Majority of RoS opinions be damned!

    • http://www.rabidpictures.com Yaz

      Amen, brother! Haters gonna hate.

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

    Dirty Wars & Untold History of the United States are must-owns for me. Both are fantastically compelling examinations of US foreign policy. I highly recommend them. Thus far, Dirty Wars is the frontrunner for Best Documentary this year (as far as I'm concerned).

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

      I haven't even watched the trailer for Dirty Wars but its been on my watchlist for about six months. I need to check when its released over here.

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

        See it ASAP.

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

    I'll rent Pacific Rim, but that's about it.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/juanperezcarlos/ Carlos

    Recently saw Pac Rim. Stunning visuals, but, god, what a shitty story.
    A 10-year-old would have made a more creative screenplay.

    • http://www.rabidpictures.com Yaz

      People keep saying this as if it's a bad thing. Who do you think the movie and all the accompanying merch is targeted toward? Certainly not anyone above the age of 10.

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

    I really want to see Dirty Wars and High Plains Drifter. Both Pacific Rim and Maniac are terrible. The Heat isn't very good either, and I personally didn't care for Eyes Without a Face.

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

      High Plains Drifter is great. It goes along with the Dollars trilogy, Pale Rider, and Unforgiven in the great Eastwood Westerns (and The Outlaw Josey Wales is good too).

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

        Sounds good. I love Eastwood's westerns; particularity the Dollars Trilogy and The Outlaw Josey Wales. I plan on watching Drifter soon!

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

    Not a great selection overall. Probably rent most of them and that'll do. But I'm in no rush for anything up there.

  • http://letterboxd.com/gman/ G-Man

    I may pick up the Love Actually blu-ray re-release. On sale for $9.99

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Mv11391/ Michael

      One of my top 3 favorite romantic comedies of all-time.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Mv11391/ Michael

    I'll buy The Heat rather later than sooner as I did liked it but not in a hurry. I'm buying Pacific Rim on Blu-Ray. I find Kevin Hart hilarious as well but i'll wait for Let Me Explain to go Instantly on Netflix like his other stand ups.

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

    It's not listed here, but I will be picking up a copy of Catherine Hardwicke's Plush.

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

    Pacific Rim is probably being delivered today. Groan.

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

    I'll buy The Heat eventually and I'll rent Pacific Rim.

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

    Im buying Brad and Laremy the Ultimate Collectors Edition of Pacific Rim!! Think of it as an early Christmas present!!