DVD Forecast: Release News for MacGruber, Letters to Juliet, Solitary Man and More

DVD Forecast: Release News for MacGruber, Letters to Juliet, Solitary Man and More

Jul 12, 2010

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 some spirited spoofing with lots of romance in the air.

It may not have broken any box office records but some have called MacGruber the funniest Saturday Night Live-based flick since Wayne's World. Universal is bringing the MacGyver spoof starring Will Forte, Ryan Philippe, Powers Booth and Val Kilmer to DVD and Blu-ray on September 7. Both versions will contain the theatrical cut and a hopefully more risqué unrated cut.

"That's amore" this September 14 when Summit Entertainment releases a DVD/Blu-ray flipper disc of Letters to Juliet starring Amanda Seyfried. The romantic comedy includes special features such as an audio commentary with cast and director Gary Winick, deleted and extended scenes, "The Making of Letters to Juliet: in Italia" and "The Courtyard in Verona."

The critically acclaimed comedy Solitary Man, which features a reteaming of on-screen and off screen pals Michael Douglas and Danny DeVito, arrives on DVD and Blu-ray on September 7 from Starz/Anchor Bay and co-stars Mary-Louise Parker, Jenna Fisher, Jesse Eisenberg and Susan Sarandon. Douglas plays a successful man who got it all—a great career, family and luxury Manhattan apartment—due to his irresistible charm only to find that it might also be his undoing. Both the DVD and Blu-ray contain a commentary track and a behind-the-scenes featurette.

Queen Latifah gets her dribble on in the basketball-themed romantic comedy Just Wright co-starring Common and featuring cameos by hoops superstars like Dwight Howard, LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Kobe Bryant as well as singer John Legend. Both the DVD and Blu-ray come out on September 14 and contain "The One You Can't Live Without," "Common the Fast Break" and a gag reel; the BD adds "When Amazing Things Happen" and BD-Live extras.

Danis Tanovic's intense war drama Triage starring Colin Farrell and Christopher Lee didn't get a U.S. theatrical release but was honored at several film festivals last year. National Entertainment Media is bringing the film home on DVD and Blu-ray on August 10. Both versions will contain interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and deleted scenes.

Do you remember the scary small-budget film Open Water , about a couple who go scuba diving and are left by the boat out at sea while sharks close in? Well, Adam Green's Frozen has the same feel except this time there are three snowboarders stuck on a chairlift at a ski resort with no means of getting down. Starz/Anchor Bay is bringing the chilling story home on both DVD and Blu-ray on September 28.

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