New on DVD/Blu-ray: It's a Good Week for Old and Indie Horror Movies

New on DVD/Blu-ray: It's a Good Week for Old and Indie Horror Movies

Jul 30, 2013

G.I. Joe: Retaliation - Paramount Pictures - Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD
Director: Jon M. Chu
Cast: Dwayne JohnsonD.J. CotronaLee Byung-hunAdrianne PalickiRay ParkJonathan PryceFull cast + crew

G.I. Joe: Retaliation is an almost universal step up in quality over the first film, so if Rise of Cobra left a bad taste in your mouth, try to look past that and give it a shot. The ensemble cast has much more chemistry together and the action is apropriately over-the-top. It's not the action movie of the summer, but it's still a fun, slick, glossy movie that knows exactly what kind of tone it's going for and never tries to reach higher than it should.

Special Features: Commentary with Jon M. Chu and producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura; deleted scenes (four minutes); over an hour of individual featurettes focusing on the film's main characters and action set pieces.

Read our interview with Jon M. Chu here.

 

Other Notable New Releases


BD, DVD

BD, DVD

DVD

BD, DVD

BD, DVD

I'm not sure what stars aligned to make this a good week for horror movies hitting Blu-ray, but here we are with Shout Factory's new issue of John Carpenter's The Fog, which is one of the best campfire story horror movies ever made. It still holds up to this day and watching any random 10 seconds of it will make you wonder how the remake failed so very miserably to tap into any of this magic.

On the more modern front we have Under the Bed, which would actually make a nice double bill with The Fog. Steven C. Miller's (Automaton Transfusion) film is a cool, contained thriller about a kid who may or may not be crazy returning home. It starts out as a bit of a family drama, but by the time it ends it's a full-blown horror movie that features one of the raddest head rips I've seen in quite some time. Think of it as an R-rated Goosebumps story and you won't be too far off.

I haven't seen the next two genre offerings this week, but I've heard fantastic things about The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh. I've heard less enthusiastic things about Black Rock, but our chat with director Katie Aselton makes a pretty convincing argument to see it. And finally we have Criterion's edition of The Devil's Backbone, which is arguably the best movie Guillermo del Toro has ever made.

 

Everything Else


BD, DVD

Blu-ray

BD, DVD

Blu-ray

Blu-ray

BD, DVD

Blu-ray

Blu-ray

BD, DVD

Blu-ray

 

 

blog comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement

Facebook on Movies.com

The Burning Question

Which one of these people is in the movie Muppets Most Wanted?

  • Cameron Diaz
  • Maurice Compte
  • Channing Tatum
  • Steve Whitmire
Get Answer Get New Question

Steve Whitmire