Friday, November 1 2013, 11:38 AM MDT
New DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 29, 2013
(KUTV) This week sees a pair of Pixar releases in Monsters University, the admirable prequel to Monsters Inc., and Cars 3D: The Ultimate Collectors Edition. Also available is Universal's greatly maligned Ghostbusters meets Men in Black mash up R.I.P.D. and director Neil Jordan's (Crying Game, Interview with the Vampire) intriguing vampire film Byzantium that strays from the written rules in favor of something slightly different.
Director Christopher Guest (Best in Show, Waiting for Guffman) makes a welcome return with the often hilarious first season of Family Tree as Tom Chadwick (Chris O'Dowd) explores his family's bizarre history (of course almost anything that features Nina Conti gets my approval).
The BBC's 2005 adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale The Snow Queen, which features live-action actors placed within an animated world, also comes to DVD this week.
The latest addition to the exquisite Cohen Film Collection is the DVD and Blu-ray release of Rene Clair's take on the German legend of Faust with his 1950 fantasy Beauty of the Devil (Le Beaute du diable).
By Ryan Painter
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