This Week On DVD and Blu-ray

'The Duellists', 'Seven Psychopaths' and 'Paranormal Activity 4' On DVD and Blu-ray This Week

Plus release dates for 'Skyfall', 'Rise of the Guardians' and 'Jurassic Park 3-D'

This Week On DVD and Blu-ray: January 29, 2013

The Duellists [Blu-ray]
I first saw Ridley Scott's The Duellists last April and I enjoyed it enough to write up a three-page feature. What stood out most was the cinematography from Frank Tidy and the DVD came with a fantastic audio commentary with Scott and a "Duelling Directors" featurette with Scott discussing the film with Kevin Reynolds (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves). This new Blu-ray comes with both of those features as well as a new interview with star Keith Carradine. Visually, the Blu-ray is a definite upgrade from the DVD and this is one title I certainly recommend you consider. You can get a lot more on the story and my thoughts on the film in my three-page feature right here, but there are some spoilers so be warned.

Buy The Duellists [Blu-ray]

 

Seven Psychopaths
Seven Psychopaths on DVD Blu-ray today
I found this movie to be more about telling jokes than telling a story. As a result, I thought it was funny yet tedious. That said, I saw this as one of my favorite Christopher Walken performances ever and will still await anything writer/director Martin McDonagh has up his sleeve. You can read my review from the Toronto Film Festival here.

Buy Seven Psychopaths

 

Paranormal Activity 4
Paranormal Activity 4 on DVD Blu-ray today
I liked it and yet, I'm not really sure any of these Paranormal Activity films are really worth buying. As of right now the second and third films are available on NetFlix Instant and I'm sure this one will be soon enough. You can read my full theatrical review here.

Buy Paranormal Activity 4

 

Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey Season 3
Everyone loves the "Downton Abbey". I haven't seen a second of it, but for those of you that love it... here it is, season three.

Buy Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey Season 3

 

Hotel Transylvania
Hotel Transylvania on DVD Blu-ray today
I really had no desire to see this, so I haven't.

Buy Hotel Transylvania

 

The Awakening
The Awakening on DVD Blu-ray today
The fact it stars Rebecca Hall has me interested and a 69% rating at RottenTomatoes tells me this thriller may be worth a look.

 

The Cold Light of Day
The Cold Light of Day on DVD Blu-ray today
Alternatively, I have heard this is one of the worst movies of the last 12 months.

Buy The Cold Light of Day

 

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  • Roger

    I already own that Terminator Anthology on blu-ray for some time now (live in Canada). Is this not released in U.S. yet?

  • Chris138

    I've only seen The Duellists once a few years back but I remember liking it as well. Perhaps if the Blu-ray is at a decent price I'll pick it up.

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

    Looking forward to picking up Skyfall in 2 weeks.

  • adu

    Cant wait to buy Seven Psychopaths, easily the most entertaining movie of 2012.

  • Winchester

    The Awakening is OK. It's nothing more than a rental though. I haven't seen The Duellists advertised on region 2. I may be looking in the wrong place but it would interest me if it were.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/G-Man/ G-Man

    I'll rent PA4.

  • Chris

    While I agree that there was not much of a point to seven psychopaths, I still really liked it. The cast completely made up for any weakness of the script, and it was mainly their performances that kept me entertained for the two hours. I had no idea that this movie was even made until a friend that I work with at DISH recommended it to me. I am not the biggest fan of Mc Donagh, but with DISH’s Blockbuster @Home service I can just exchange it in the store if I don’t like it, so I had nothing to lose. I am really glad that I looked into it out because had me laughing pretty hard during some parts.

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