This Week On DVD and Blu-ray

'Brave', 'Lawrence of Arabia' and 'Savages' This Week on DVD and Blu-ray

Plus Criterion releases Pier Pasolini's 'Trilogy of Life'

This Week On DVD and Blu-ray: November 13, 2012

Before we get into this week's new releases, I have a deal to bring to your attention, which is Amazon is selling the Coen Brothers Collection on Blu-ray for $19.99, which includes Blood Simple, Fargo, Miller's Crossing and Raising Arizona. You can pick that up right here.

In addition to that, Amazon is having a pre-Black Friday Deals Week, which you can learn more about here.

Now let's get to this week's new releases.

Lawrence of Arabia
Lawrence of Arabia on DVD Blu-ray today
I did not receive a review copy of this title, though I did try, which tells me I have either been shunned by Sony or my email is going in the Junk Mail box on the opposite side of the digital spectrum. Oh well, it looks like I will be adding it to my Wish List as I really do love Lawrence of Arabia and owning it on Blu-ray would be excellent, though it's also a film I still want to be sure and see in the theaters one day, especially now that it has been restored and will look better on the big screen than ever.

As for this new release, there is a $65 collector's set option (pictured) and a $19.99 option... I'll be going the cheaper option, but that's just me.

Buy Lawrence of Arabia

 

Savages (Unrated Blu-ray)
Savages (Unrated) on DVD Blu-ray today
I still plan on watching the unrated edition of this even though I didn't like the theatrical version all that much. 11 extra minutes has to include something of note right? I mean, that's a lot of additional footage.

Buy Savages (Unrated DVD)

 

Brave
Brave on DVD Blu-ray today
It has now been two Pixar films in a row that I have not requested a review copy of their latest Blu-ray release. Fortunately Finding Nemo arrives December 4 on Blu-ray and I will be able to remember what a great Pixar film looks like.

Buy Brave

 

The Watch
The Watch on DVD Blu-ray today
This film is much funnier than anyone gave it credit for. This and That's My Boy are both better than the reviews claimed. Granted, neither are worth purchasing, but I would definitely say a rental is in order if only for Richard Ayoade.

Buy The Watch

 

Trilogy of Life
Trilogy of Life (Criterion Collection)
Pier Paolo Pasolini's "Trilogy of Life" arrived at my doorstep yesterday, suffice to say, I have not had a chance to even remove the cellophane yet, though I do hope to dig into his adaptations of Giovanni Boccaccio's The Decameron, Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales and The Arabian Nights soon. The package certainly looks impressive.

Buy

 

Pixar Short Films Collection 2
Pixar Short Films Collection 2
You've likely seen all the shorts this collection holds, but I imagine some of you will be just excited to see them again. This second set of Pixar short films includes Your Friend the Rat, Presto, Burn-E, Partly Cloudy, Dug's Special Mission, George & A. J., Day & Night, Hawaiian Vacation, Air Mater, Small Fry, Time Travel Mater and the most recent title La Luna.

Buy

 

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  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Criterion10/ Criterion10

    I'll be patiently waiting for Godard's Weekend to arrive from B&N. I'm a big Godard fan, and I've never seen this film, so it should be rather interesting. Lawrence of Arabia and the Trilogy of Life will hopefully be Christmas gifts for me.

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

    The only thing that needs to be bought is Friends. Nothing else. That is all.

    • http://kaisaccofilm.tumblr.com/ Kai Sacco

      The thing that really sucks about the "Friends" release is that it's the broadcast version of the episodes, not the full-length. :(

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

    Pretty weak this week. I've never got the hype surrounding Lawrence of Arabia but I guess I didn't grow up in the age of all these sandals n swords epics like this and Spartacus (another I find highly overrated). The Watch is decent but it's nothing more than a rental.

    • G.Clem

      I grew up in it and I didn't get it either.

  • http://kaisaccofilm.tumblr.com/ Kai Sacco

    I'm thinking those 11-minutes of deleted footage from "Savages" has to do with Uma Thurman's role as O's mother; which the movie suffered greatly for not having in my opinion.

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

    Oh man, am I excited for Brave. My brother and I have a special event where we live blog sarcastic things during bad movies (usually inspired by the B&L podcast), and we have settled on Brave.

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

    I'll definitely watch Savages again. An underrated film, IMO.

  • gary james

    Brad,If you like richard ayoade then you should check out the bbc sitcom the mighty boosh if you havent already done so.Surreal comedy has never been better for a number of years

    • TORRYZ

      Amen to that Gary! I am a huge fan of the Mighty Boosh and Richard is fantastic in it.

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

    No review for Friends on Blu-Ray? Darn...

  • Disco Paco

    I don't mean to douche up the joint but you stated that since it is now restored in a 4K version Lawrence of Arabia would look better than ever. I don't mean to split hairs (although I am) but I would reckon that when it is projected in 70MM (especially back when those prints were newer) is when the film looked its best.

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

    I just got a chance to see Lawrence of Arabia on the big screen last night. The theatre was packed with young and old alike.

    I had never seen the movie before and I was completely blown away by it - score, cinematography, direction, acting are all outstanding. It was pure magic for me and I couldn't believe how quickly the 3+ hours went by. I may have to put the DVD on my Christmas wish list, but it will be hard to duplicate seeing it at the theatre.