This Week On DVD and Blu-ray

'The Master', 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' and 'Holy Motors' on DVD and Blu-ray This Week

Plus release dates for 'Cloud Atlas', 'Promised Land' and More

This Week On DVD and Blu-ray: February 26, 2013

Holy Motors
Holy Motors on DVD Blu-ray today
I don't know how many of the people that included Leos Carax's Holy Motors on their year end top ten were doing it to seem hip or actually, truly loved it, but I remain unconvinced that anyone can separate this movie from any other nutty, "what the hell?" movie that hits cinema screens each year. That isn't to say it's a bad film, in fact it was one of the more entertaining when it came to post-screening conversation in Cannes last year, but best of the year? Eh, I guess that depends on how you qualify such a status. I determine my year end best by those movies I want, and have a desire, to watch again. Holy Motors doesn't fit in that category, but I suggest all of you at least give it a watch to see what you get out of it. You can read my review from Cannes last year right here.

Buy Holy Motors

 

The Master
The Master on DVD Blu-ray today
A favorite of many and a respected film from others, I'm sure many will rush out to add The Master to their collections as soon as they can, others will catch it again when they get around to it. Personally I don't feel the need to see it again any time soon. I saw it once and have ruminated on it since and just haven't found the desire. I'm sure many of you are champing at the bit to did into Freddie and Lancaster's heads yet again.

Buy The Master

 

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Extended Edition
Available March 2
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Extended Edition on DVD Blu-ray today
Extended edition! What else there is to show I'm not sure, but get some!

Buy The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Extended Edition

 

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2
Available March 2
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 on DVD Blu-ray today
Voted by the people that vote on the Razzies as the worst film of 2012, which is to say they have finally given evidence they don't actually watch the movies they declare the worst.

Buy The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

 

Chasing Mavericks
Chasing Mavericks
Surf's up dude! Gerard Butler goes surfing in this little seen poorly reviewed surfer flick. I never had much of an interest in it and still don't.

Buy

 

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  • adu

    The Master is a must-own for the acting and stunning visuals alone. Now if it was only 10 bucks cheaper on Amazon :)

  • Andrew

    Master all the way for me. Never gotten around to this one in theaters

  • Yaz

    Yeah I already pre-ordered The Master some time ago, but after seeing the clip of Phoenix's performance at the Oscars again, I'm all the more excited. Just can't wait to check it out again. If only for those performances and the cinematography. Damn they overlooked this sucker.

  • Chris138

    The cover for Chasing Mavericks makes it look like a movie that's 40 or 50 years old.

  • Pete

    The Master is $20 on Amazon. That's a steal.

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

    I'll be watching The Master again before I decide whether or not to buy it.

  • SP1234

    Finally, a date has been announced for Cloud Atlas! I've been waiting forever to hear any news about that.

  • Andrew

    Buying Holy Motors and The Master today. Brad, I think part of the appeal of Holy Motors is that what the hell element. I can understand people finding it too odd, but it worked wonders on my mind for a lot of reasons; that being a big one.

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

    I missed The Master in theaters and I really regret doing so, especially since it was one of most anticipated of 2012. My expectations have gone down since it came out, but I'm still going to watch it this week.

    I'm not too interested in Holy Motors, but if I ever get the chance, I'll probably watch it.

    I agree with you 100% on the Razzies. It's all based on internet reaction. I saw Breaking Dawn Part 2 and there's no way it was the worst movie of the year. It wasn't even the worst reviewed movie of the year.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Andrew13/ Andrew13

    Definitely picking up The Master. Also, just fyi Criterion is having a 24-hour flash sale until noon tomorrow. Managed to get a copy of On the Waterfront and Fanny and Alexander.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/LennyFeder/ Lenny Feder

    I would hope most people who bothered to seek out "Holy Motors" in it's limited release (to see it at the Film Forum was a small fortune) would not have gone through the trouble for superficial reasons. I've never questioned your motivations for loving, "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" or suggested it was fashion (though in that instance it very much wasn't). "Motors" is hilarious, visually dazzling, and transparently ponderous. The exact absurdist and uniquely filmic heights that a Herzog would likely call "pure cinema." At the same time I've read your review and understand completely where you're coming from. I just find the assertion that adoration for the film can't possibly be genuine off-putting. You're my most trusted critic on the web so I felt compelled to say something on the subject. My blu-ray's of "The Master" and "Holy Motors" are coming today and I plan to watch them for the 4th and 3rd time respectively. They are my second and sixth favorites of 2012.

  • Pete

    Holy Motors was interesting. It loses steam after about 40 mins though. Why couldn't it be a short? It would have worked so much better.

  • http://timeforafilm.com Alex Thomas

    Out of The Master, Holy Motors and Breaking Dawn Part 2, I have one film I clearly like more than the other 2.

    Hope it's not too sad that it's Twilight! :D