Saturday, August 24 2013, 01:15 PM MDT
New DVD and Blu-ray Releases for Autust 5, 2013
By Ryan Michael Painter
(KUTV) This week sees a nice variety of titles including the release of Joseph Kosinski’s post-apocalyptic science fiction film Oblivion. Starring Tom Cruise as a drone repairman, Kosinski’s film offers familiar tropes in a gorgeous packaging.
Also out this week is Ryan Gosling’s reunion with Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance for the crime drama The Place Beyond the Pines and Brazilian filmmaker Walter Salles’ (The Motorcycle Diaries) cinematic adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road starring Sam Riley, Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams and Garrett Hedlund.
Disney celebrates a trio of anniversaries with the release of the 50th Anniversary Edition of The Sword in the Stone, the 40th Anniversary Edition of Robin Hood and the 25th Anniversary Edition of Oliver and Company. All titles are available as Blu-ray/DVD combos.
Hot on the heels of Sunday’s announcement that Peter Capaldi will take over as the new Doctor Who the BBC releases the complete series (to this point) of the fantastic The Thick of It starring Capaldi as the hilarious and terrifying Malcolm Tucker, the vulgar director of communications for the British government.
Those looking to stray from the mainstream have the Indie romantic comedy Amelia 25th, the Uwe Boll produced Zombie Massacre (aka Apocalypse Z) and the Chinese street-fighting film King of the Streets.
Fans of classic cinema have 20th Century Fox’s Blu-ray release of 1933’s Academy Award darling Cavalcade. Adapted from Noel Coward’s play the film won Best Picture, Best Director for Frank Lloyd and Best Art Direction.
Television fans have the second season of Cinemax’s military series Strike Back, the third season of Top Gear USA or the fourth season of the critically acclaimed comedy Community.
On the documentary front is the Peter Jackson produced West Memphis Three documentary West of Memphis and WWII Top Secret: Dieppe Uncovered.
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