Buy Me, Rent Me, Forget Me: 'West Side Story,' 'Bellflower,' 'Larry Crowne,' and More

Buy Me, Rent Me, Forget Me: 'West Side Story,' 'Bellflower,' 'Larry Crowne,' and More

Nov 15, 2011

High-Profile New Releases

 

 

Bellflower (Oscilloscope Laboratories)

Release Date: Aug 05, 2011
Rated: R for disturbing violence, some strong sexuality, nudity, pervasive language and some drug use
Runtime: 1 hr. 45 min.
Genres: Art House/Indie
Director: Evan Glodell
Cast: Rebekah BrandesVincent GrashawAlexandra BoylanChris SnyderFull cast + crew

Verdict: Rent Me (Even if you hate it, it's worth seeing what the fuss is all about)
Available On: DVD, BD/DVD Combo Pack
Special Features: Behind the Scenes of Bellflower, Medusa Rundown, Outtakes, Trailer

 

Larry Crowne (Universal)

Release Date: Jul 01, 2011
Rated: PG-13 for brief strong language and some sexual content
Runtime: 1 hr. 39 min.
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Director: Tom Hanks
Cast: Tom HanksJulia RobertsBryan CranstonCedric the EntertainerTaraji P. HensonFull cast + crew

Verdict: Forget Me (Catch it on cable if you're at all curious)
Available On: DVD, Blu-ray
Special Features: Deleted Scenes, The Making of Larry Crowne, Fun on Set

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High-Profile Catalog Releases

 

Metropolis (Kino International)

Release Date: Mar 13, 1927
Rated: NR
Runtime: 2 hr. 3 min.
Genres: Psychological Sci-Fi, Science Fiction
Director: Fritz Lang
Cast: Alfred AbelRudolf Klein-RoggeTheodor LoosFritz RaspHeinrich GothoFull cast + crew

Verdict: Rent Me (if you're curious to see this sci-fi classic set to early MTV music)
Available On: Blu-ray
Special Features: Giorgio Moroder's new, contemporary score with introduction

 

West Side Story (MGM)

Studio: MGM
Release Date: Oct 18, 1961
Rated: NR
Runtime: 2 hr. 31 min.
Genres: Music/Performing Arts
Director: Robert Wise
Cast: Natalie WoodRichard BeymerRuss TamblynRita MorenoGeorge ChakirisFull cast + crew

Verdict: Buy Me (This is an impressive, fan-cherishing Blu-ray release)
Available On: Blu-ray, Box Set Blu-ray
Special Features: Pow! The Dances of West Side Story, Newly recorder interviews with cast and crew; A Place for Us: West Side Story's Legacy; Song-Specific Commentary by Stephen Sondheim

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