This Week On DVD and Blu-ray

'The Call', 'Shoah', 'Burt Wonderstone' and 'Upside Down' On DVD and Blu-ray This Week

Plus the Oscar-nominated foreign language film No

This Week On DVD and Blu-ray: June 25, 2013

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone on DVD Blu-ray today
I actually thought this movie wasn't half-bad. It wasn't a movie I felt you needed to rush to the cinema to see, but as far as middling comedies go you could do much worse and a home video rental is probably the perfect way to watch it. You can read my "C+" review right here.

Buy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

 

The Call
The Call on DVD Blu-ray today
Here is a movie that should have been much better but instead of bucking the system it followed all the stereotypical pitfalls a thriller such as this can't seem to avoid. I gave it a "C-" when I reviewed it back in March, but I would still say anyone interested might want to give it a look. Ultimately it ends up more disappointing than it should be because there are legitimate moments of quality... the rest just brings it down

Buy The Call

 

Upside Down
Upside Down
Jim Sturgess and Kirsten Dunst play Adam and Eden two teens pulled apart by a world with gravities that pull in opposite directions. Ten years later Adam sets out to find his one true love. Could be good?

Buy Upside Down

 

Shoah (Criterion Collection)
Shoah (Criterion Collection)
At over nine hours long, Claude Lanzmann's Shoah is a documentary on the Holocaust that uses no archival footage, just first-person testimonies (of survivors and former Nazis, as well as other witnesses) to tell its story. I was hoping to review it for you, but alas, no review copy in sight.

Buy Shoah (Criterion Collection)

 

No
No on DVD Blu-ray today
I heard so much about this at last year's Cannes Film Festival. It went on to earn an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Feature and then when I finally saw it, it was such a non-starter I couldn't bring myself to say much more about it than to compliment it as "good" and move on.

Buy No

 

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

    Getting Burt Winderstone as a graduation gift tomorrow, excited to give it a second watch. The Call will be a rental for me if my local library gets a copy of it. Not too interested in anything else.

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

    Upside Down is the worst movie that I have seen this year - I recommend that anyone skips it.

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

    I really liked the style of "No," but it's definitely not one I need (or want) to see again.

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

    I thought The Incredible Burt Wonderstone was decent, but I would never buy it. Shoah sounds very interesting, I may have to look into that.

  • Ryan McCandless

    I'm definitely planning on spending one of the days in summer to watch Shoah. I've heard incredible things about the documentary.

  • http://letterboxd.com/gman/ G-Man

    Saw The Call and Burt Wonderstone in theatres - both worthy of a rental in my opinion.

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

    The Call looks like a decent Friday night pizza 'n' beer style rental and nothing fancier. The rest I can probably mostly leave.

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

    "No" wasnt great, wasnt bad either, its one of those. Shoah sounds interesting but at nine hours, i would seriously have to watch it in chunks #pressuresores

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

    I thought Burt Wonderstone was terrible and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Even if you like Steve Carrell and Jim Carrey. I'll probably rent The Call because I actually heard good things about it, at least until the third act. Shoah sounds interesting, but that nine-hour running time is daunting.

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

    The Fartist looks extremely, extremely stupid.

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

    Quit trolling! It gets really annoying when you do this every week or so!

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

      It's not a troll, it's a spambot... Now and again they get through what Brad sets up. There's a lot less than there used to be.

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

        How dumb of me for not knowing it was a spambot. Anyway, your right there is less spam than their used to be.

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

    Will probably pick up Shoah during the Criterion sale at Barnes and Noble.

  • http://themoviegurusblog.blogspot.com The Movie Guru

    The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is really terrible, and I don't recommend that anyone watch it. I might watch No at some point.

  • dslacker

    What - Brad isn't going to pay for a copy of Shoah ? Me neither.