Sunday, January 12 2014, 03:31 PM MST
New Release DVD and Blu-ray for January 7, 2014
(KUTV) 2014 gets off to a soft start with the release of Runner Runner, an online poker crime thriller starring Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck, Closed Circuit, a terrorist drama starring Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall as ex-lovers assigned to the defense the accused suspect, Thanks for Sharing, a sex-addiction comedy starring Mark Ruffalo and Gwyneth Paltrow, director Jim Mickle's excellent Sundance Film Festival cannibal drama We Are What We Are and the Hong Kong comedy (a la Stephen Chow) Badges of Fury, which features Jet Li in a minor role along with Zhang Wen.
Also this week marks the release of The Act of Killing, Joshua Oppenheimer’s unmissable documentary about the 1965-66 mass killings in Indonesia, the second season of the BBC post-Civil War drama Copper and the third season of the American version of the supernatural horror series Being Human.
Elsewhere Warner Bros celebrates the 30th anniversary of Roland Joffe's Cambodian massacre drama The Killing Fields with a digibook Blu-ray release, the Criterion Collection brings Akira Kurosawa's excellent transposition of Macbeth, Throne of Blood, to Blu-ray and the Cohen Film Collection adds two Jean-Luc Godard films to its ranks with For Ever Mozart and the director’s controversial retelling of the virgin birth Hail Mary.
Ryan Michael Painter
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