Every Monday Blu-ray Bob gazes into his crystal ball and predicts what discs will be spinning in your DVD player in the upcoming months. This week’s forecast calls for a shower of bullets with a chance of flooding by a giant ensemble cast.
If you liked the ballsy action featured in director Pierre Morel’s Taken, you’ll want to check out his follow-up, From Paris With Love, when it arrives on DVD and Blu-ray on June 8. Jonathan Rhys Meyers stars as a low-level CIA operative living in Paris who is paired up with a trigger-happy special agent (John Travolta) for a baptism by bullets as they try to bust a crime ring in the Parisian underworld. Both the DVD and Blu-ray contain a commentary track by Morel, a making-of featurette, “Spooks, Spies and Special Ops: Life Under Cover,” “Secrets of Spy Craft: Inside the International Spy Museum,” a peek inside John Travolta’s character’s gun locker and a trivia game.
Garry Marshall’s artificially sweetened romantic hit Valentine’s Day featured a huge ensemble cast that included Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Kathy Bates, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Patrick Dempsey, Anne Hathaway, Julia Roberts and many more. Warner Bros. will release the film on DVD and Blu-ray on May 18, so ladies, start planning that party. The BD is said to contain over 40 minutes of exclusive extras, including a sneak-peek trailer for Sex and the City 2 (Cosmos must be purchased and mixed separately).
Francis Ford Coppola’s latest drama, Tetro, is about a naïve 17-year-old boy (Alden Ehrenreich) searching for his older brother, Tetro (Vincent Gallo), who has been missing for more than a decade. Tetro turns out to be a volatile and sullen poet—and not at all what his younger brother expected. Lionsgate is bringing Coppola’s mystery home on DVD and Blu-ray on April 6 with six making-of featurettes and a commentary track with the director and Ehrenreich.
Universal has announced a Bob Hope: Thanks for the Memories Collection DVD box set for June 8 that includes Thanks for the Memory, The Cat and the Canary, The Ghost Breakers, Nothing but the Truth, The Road to Morocco and The Paleface.