Promised Land

Matt Damon re-teams with the director of Good Will Hunting.

River of No Return

Marilyn Monroe explores the Wild West.

Satellite Boy

Pete lives with his grandfather in an old abandoned outdoor cinema.

Wuthering Heights

Forbidden love in the United Kingdom.

Cafe de Flore

Vanessa Paradis in an emotional French tale.

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Notable New Releases

Blue Valentine
Extras include:
  • Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Making of Blue Valentine
  • Frankie and the Unicorn (Home Movie)

The Illusionist
Extras include:
  • The Making of The Illusionist
  • Animation Line Tests
  • Before and After Animation Sequences

I Saw The Devil
Extras include:
  • Deleted Scenes
  • HDNet: A Look at I Saw the Devil

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Notable New Releases

The Social Network
Extras include:
  • Commentary by Director David Fincher
  • Commentary by Writer Aaron Sorkin and Cast
  • 'How Did They Ever Make a Movie of Facebook?' - 90 min. documentary
  • Jeff Cronenweth and David Fincher on the Visuals
  • Angus Wall, Kirk Baxter, and Ren Klyce on Post
  • Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, and David Fincher on the Score
  • In the Hall of the Mountain King: Music Exploration
  • Swarmatron - Trent Reznor introduces viewers to one of the unique instruments that played a critical role in the film's soundtrack
  • Ruby Skye VIP Room: Multi-Angle Scene Breakdown
Extras include:
  • Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes with optional commentary
  • Don't Scream, Just Swim Behind-the-Scenes of Piranha 3D - 2 hour documentary
  • Deleted Storyboard Sequences
Dances With Wolves Blu-ray
Extras include:
  • Commentaries
  • Military Rank and Social Hierarchy Guide
  • Real History or Movie Make-Believe?
  • A Day in the Life on the Western Frontier
  • The Original 'Making of 'Dances With Wolves'
  • The Creation of an Epic - A Retrospective Seven Part Documentary
  • Original Music Video featuring Music by John Barry
  • Second Wind
  • Confederate March and Music
  • Getting the Point
  • Burying the Hatchet
  • Animatronic Buffalo
  • Poster Gallery
  • Photo Montage

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Extras include:
  • Deleted Scenes
Dinner For Schmucks
Extras include:
  • The Biggest Schmucks in the World
  • The Men Behind the Mousterpieces
  • Meet the Winners
  • Gag Reel
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Paul and Steve: The Decision - Actors Paul Rudd and Steve Carell host a fictional press conference during the 2010 ESPY Awards mimicking LeBron James' ESPN special "The Decision"
Extras include:
  • Filmmakers 25-minute Q&A

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Criterion Collection Announces March Titles

My favorite distributors The Criterion Collection have announced three new titles for Blu-ray/DVD release this coming March! On March 22, the Oscar-winning documentary The Times of Harvey Milk (Robert Epstein, 1984) will come out. Then on March 29, Criterion will release Topsy-Turvy (Mike Leigh, 1999) and The Mikado (Victor Schertzinger, 1939).

The Times of Harvey Milk
Extras include:
  • Audio commentary featuring director Robert Epstein, coeditor Deborah Hoffmann, and photographer Daniel Nicoletta
  • New interview with documentary filmmaker and UC Berkeley professor Jon Else
  • New program about The Times of Harvey Milk and Gus Van Sant's Milk, featuring Epstein, Van Sant, actor James Franco, and friends Cleve Jones, Anne Kronenberg, and Nicoletta
  • Postscript containing interview clips not used in the film
  • Rare collection of audio and video recordings of Harvey Milk
  • Interview excerpts from Epstein's research tapes
  • Footage from the film's Castro Theatre premiere and the 1984 Academy Awards ceremony
  • Panel discussion on Supervisor Dan White's controversial trial
  • Excerpts from the twenty-fifth anniversary commemoration of Milk's and Mayor George Moscone's assassinations
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • A booklet featuring an essay by film critic B. Ruby Rich, a tribute by Milk's nephew Stuart Milk, and a piece on the film's restoration by the UCLA Film and Television Archive's Ross Lipman
Extras include:
  • Audio commentary featuring director Mike Leigh
  • New video conversation between Leigh and the film's musical director, Gary Yershon
  • A Sense of History - Leigh's 1992 short film written by and starring actor Jim Broadbent
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurette from 1999 including interviews with Leigh, stars Broadbent and Allan Corduner, and other cast members
  • Theatrical trailer and TV spots

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Notable New Releases

Despicable Me
Loved this movie. It's really funny but also sweet and touching. Pixar watch your back.
Extras include:
  • Commentary with directors Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin, featuring the Minions
  • GRU-CONTROL: Through a picture-in-picture window, see the making of the film with behind-the-scenes footage and cast/filmmaker interviews (BD-exclusive)
  • The World of Despicable Me
  • Despicable Beats: director Chris Renaud talks about the work of renowned music producer Pharrell Williams
  • Gru's Rocket Builder Game
  • A Global Effort: learn all about the global effort behind Despicable Me, A director from France and another from the USA, plus an American and English cast created a movie in France, with artists from all over the world for a truly international movie
  • Three all new shorts starring the Minions: "Home Makeover" "Orientation Day" "Banana"
  • The Voices of Despicable Me
  • Super Silly Fun Land Game
  • Miss Hattie's Top Secret Cookie Recipes
The Other Guys
Adam McKay's send up of the buddy cop genre looks hilarious.
Extras include:
  • Commentary - Dubbed the "Mom"-Mentary, this unique commentary features the mothers of Adam McKay, Christopher Henchy, and Will Ferrell
  • Line-O-Rama
  • Flash Forwards
  • Alternate Action
  • Wasn't That???
  • Crash and Burn!
  • Why Are There Brits in This Movie?
  • Rob Riggle Likes to Party
  • We Shouldn't Kiss Chicken
  • Mark Wahlberg's Eating Contest Entourage
  • Bed Bath and Way Beyond
  • Lendl Global Commercial
  • Extreme Close-Up
  • Music Video "Pimps Don't Cry" performed by Cee-Lo Green featuring Eva Mendes
  • Everyone Hates the DVD Guy
  • Extended & Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel
Indie mumblecore directors The Duplass Brothers make their mainstream debut with Cyrus. Got amazing reviews. Can't wait to see this.
Extras include:
  • Deleted Scenes

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Notable New Releases

The Expendables
Extras include:

  • Commentary
  • Ultimate Recon Mode: a PIP feature that includes Stallone's commentary with a wealth of picture in picture background material
  • Comic Con 2010 Panel
  • Inferno: The Making of 'The Expendables'
  • From the Ashes: Post Production
  • Gag Reel
  • Deleted Scene
  • Trailer, TV Spots, and PR Posters
Eat Pray Love
Extras include:

  • Ryan Murphy's Journey with 'Eat Pray Love'
  • The Beginning of the Journey
  • Praying in India
  • Finding Balance
  • "Better Days" music video
The Complete Metropolis
Extras include:

  • Voyage to Metropolis
  • Interview with Paula Felix-Didier, the curator who discovered the lost footage
  • Promotional Trailer for the 2010 re-release of the film

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Extras include:
  • Commentary by producer Robert Rodriguez and director Nimród Antal
  • Motion Comics
  • Moments of Extraction
  • Crucified
  • Evolution of the Species: Predators Reborn
  • The Chosen
  • Fox Movie Channel presents Making a Scene
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer

Apocalypse Now (Full Disclosure Edition) Blu-ray
Extras include:
  • Apocalypse Now - original 1979 Cut
  • Apocalypse Now Redux
  • Commentary for both versions
  • "A Conversation with Martin Sheen" interview by Francis Ford Coppola
  • "An Interview with John Milius" interview by Francis Ford Coppola
  • Complete Francis Ford Coppola interview with Roger Ebert at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival
  • Monkey Sampan "lost scene"
  • Additional Scenes
  • "Destruction of the Kurtz Compound" end credits with audio commentary by Francis Ford Coppola
  • "The Hollow Men," video of Marlon Brando reading T.S. Eliot's poem
  • The Birth of 5.1 Sound
  • Ghost Helicopter Flyover sound effects demonstration
  • A Million Feet of Film: The Editing of Apocalypse Now
  • The Music of Apocalypse Now
  • Heard Any Good Movies Lately? The Sound Design of Apocalypse Now
  • The Final Mix
  • Apocalypse Then and Now
  • The Color Palette of Apocalypse Now
  • PBR Streetgang
  • The Color Palette of Apocalypse Now
  • The Synthesizer Soundtrack" article by music synthesizer inventor Bob Moog
  • Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse
  • Commentary with Eleanor and Francis Ford Coppola
  • 48-page collectible printed booklet with special note from Francis Ford Coppola, never-before-seen archives from the set, behind the scenes photos and more
  • John Milius Script Excerpt with Francis Ford Coppola Notes
  • Storyboard Gallery
  • Photo Gallery, including images from photographer Mary Ellen Mark
  • Marketing Archive

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Criterion Collection Announces January Titles

Every film geek's favorite distributor The Criterion Collection have announced three new releases for January! On January 18th, the studio will release two films by director Samuel Fuller: Shock Corridor and The Naked Kiss on DVD/Blu-ray. On January 25th, Broadcast News will hit DVD/Blu-ray. Can't wait to check out these editions.

Shock Corridor
Extras include:

  • New video interview with star Constance Towers by film historian and filmmaker Charles Dennis
  • The Typewriter, the Rifle and the Movie Camera, Adam Simon's 1996 documentary on director Samuel Fuller
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Illustrations by cartoonist Daniel Clowes (Eightball, Ghost World) and a booklet featuring an essay by critic and poet Robert Polito and excerpts from Fuller's autobiography, A Third Face: My Tale of Writing, Fighting, and Filmmaking

The Naked Kiss
Extras include:

  • New video interview with star Constance Towers by film historian and filmmaker Charles Dennis
  • Excerpts from a 1983 episode of the BBC's The South Bank Show dedicated to director Samuel Fuller
  • Interview with Fuller from a 1967 episode of the French television series Cinéastes de notre temps
  • Interview with Fuller from a 1987 episode of the French television series Cinéma cinémas
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Illustrations by cartoonist Daniel Clowes (Eightball, Ghost World) and a booklet featuring an essay by critic and poet Robert Polito and excerpts from Fuller's autobiography, A Third Face: My Tale of Writing, Fighting, and Filmmaking

Broadcast News
Extras include:

  • New audio commentary featuring James L. Brooks and Richard Marks
  • New documentary on Brooks's career in television and film, featuring actors Marilu Henner (Taxi) and Julie Kavner (The Simpsons) and several other of Brooks's collaborators
  • Deleted scenes and an alternate ending, with commentary by Brooks
  • New video interview with veteran CBS news producer Susan Zirinsky, one of the models for actress Holly Hunter's character and an associate producer on the film
  • Featurette containing on-set footage and interviews with Brooks, Hunter, and actor Albert Brooks
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Carrie Rickey

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Notable New Releases

The Darjeeling Limited (Criterion Collection)
Extras include:

  • Commentary
  • Documentary by Barry Braverman - a making of featurette with raw footage from the shooting of The Darjeeling Limited in India
  • Conversation with James Ivory 
  • Essay by Matt Zoller Seitz - Mr. Seitz, who reviewed Wes Anderson's Bottle Rocket in the Dallas Observer, deconstructs The Darjeeling Limited
  • American Express commercial
  • Sriharsh's audition - raw footage from the audition
  • Oakley Friedberg/Packer speech
  • Deleted scene and two alternate takes
  • Sketch by Roman Coppola - a short sequence stirred together from Roman Coppolla's footage shot (mostly in India) during the writing of The Darjeeling Limited and set to the electronic tabla
  • Waris' diary
  • Trophy case - a quick look at the various awards The Darjeeling Limited has won
  • Stills galleries - a collection of stills from full-time-on-set photographer James Hamilton, Laura Wilson (mother of Owen Wilson) and Sylvia Plachy (mother of Adrien Brody)
  • Booklet - an illustrated booklet containing Richard Brody's essay "Voyage to India"

Jonah Hex
Extras include:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Inside Story of Jonah Hex
  • The Weird Western Tales of Jonah Hex

I Am Love
Extras include:

  • Commentary with Director Luca Guadagnino and Tilda Swinton
  • Moments on the Set of I Am Love
  • Interviews with the Cast and Crew

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Harry Brown
Extras include:

  • Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes

Red Riding Trilogy
Extras include:

  • Deleted Scenes - all three films
  • TV Spots - all three films and the trilogy as a whole
  • Making Of - Red Riding 1980, Red Riding 1983, & Red Riding Trilogy
  • Julian Jarrold Interview

NCIS: Los Angeles The First Season
Extras include:

  • NCIS Spin-Off Episodes: Paramount has included the sixth-season NCIS episodes that introduced fans to Callen and Hanna, "Legend" Parts 1 & 2, each episode is presented in 1080p and boasts a full-fledged DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track
  • Commentary on the first episode, "Identity"
  • Inspired Television: Brennan and key members of his production crew discuss the genesis of NCIS: Los Angeles, the challenge of developing a successful spin-off, the characters created along the way, and the effort that went into differentiating Los Angeles from its parent series
  • The L.A. Team: A lengthy overview of the series' ensemble cast, their take on the characters, their on-set chemistry, and the reasons Brennan selected each actor
  • Inside the Inner Sanctum: Another detailed EPK, this time with a set tour
  • Do You Have a Visual?: Go inside the LA OPS Center and learn about the team's various toys
  • Lights, Camera...ACTION!: a look at the series' shootouts, car chases and action sequences
  • LL Cool J 'No Crew Is Superior' Music Video and Making Of
  • CBS Promos


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Notable New Releases

Date Night
Extras include:

  • Commentary
  • Gag Reel
  • Extended Car Chase
  • Directing off camera
  • Date Night PSAs (three versions)
  • Directing 301 with Shawn Levy
  • Deleted Scenes (BD-exclusive)
  • Extended Scenes (BD-exclusive)
  • Disaster Dates with the Cast (BD-exclusive)
  • Steve and Tina camera tests (BD-exclusive)
  • Live Lookup (BD-exclusive)

The Joneses
Extras include:

  • Deleted Scenes

La Mission
Extras include:

  • The Music of 'La Mission'

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Extras include:

  • Ass-Kicking BonusView Mode: synchronous with the feature film, this multi-media presentation incorporates video and audio commentary, behind-the-scenes clips and illustrative graphics with co-writer/producer/director Matthew Vaughn, plus cast and crew providing an all-access perspective on Kick-Ass (BD-exclusive)
  • Commentary
  • Documentary: A New Kind of Superhero: The Making of Kick-Ass (BD-exclusive)
  • Featurette: It's On! The Comic Book Origin of Kick-Ass
  • Gallery: The Art of Kick-Ass
  • Marketing archive

The Ghost Writer
Extras include:

  • Interview with Roman Polanski
  • The Cast of The Ghost Writer
  • The Ghost Writer: Fiction or Reality?: an interview with author Robert Harris

A Prophet
Extras include:

  • Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Rehearsal Footage
  • Screen Tests

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Notable New Releases

Clash of the Titans
Missed it in theaters but can't wait to check it out. Yes it got bad reviews but the original was actually pretty cheesy and I don't expect more than a fun popcorn flick. Release the Kraken!

Extras include:
  • Maximum Movie Mode
  • Deleted Scenes and Alternate Ending
  • Focus Points - "Sam Worthington is Perseus," "Zues: Father of Gods and Men," "Enter the World of Hades," "Calibos: The Man Behind the Monster," "Tenerife: A Continent on an Island," "Scorpioch," "Actors and their Stunts," "Wales: A Beautiful Scarred Landscape," "Bringing Medusa to Life," and "Prepare for the Kraken!"
  • Sam Worthington: An Action Hero for the Ages

Batman: Under The Red Hood
Saw it at comic-con and really enjoyed it. Great voice work and a dark story that doesn't pull punches. You also get a Jonah Hex short film.

Extras include:
  • DC Showcase - Jonah Hex
  • Robin: The Story of Dick Grayson
  • Robin's Requiem: The Tale of Jason Todd
  • Superman/Batman: Apocalypse First Look
  • Bonus Animated Series Episodes - Producer Bruce Timm serves up a selection of episodes from Batman: The Animated Series and The New Batman Adventures including "Robin's Reckoning, Parts 1 & 2," "Mad Love," and "The Laughing Fish"

Repo Men
A pretty cliche story but Law and Whitaker make it worth a rental.

Extras include:
  • "Picture-in-Picture Experience" features a somewhat sparse collection of admittedly informative, unexpectedly thoughtful interviews with key members of the cast and crew
  • "Artiforg Tech Specs" mode provides brief descriptions of the artificial organs and prosthetics that appear throughout the film
  • Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Union Commercials
  • Inside the Visual Effects

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Cop Out
I missed Kevin Smith's homage to the buddy cop genre and can't wait to pick this up. His movies always have great extras as well.

Extras include:
  • "Maximum Comedy Mode" - Picture-in-Picture walk-ons, stretches of audio and video commentary, more than an hour of deleted scenes and outtakes, additional behind-the-scenes footage, wisdom from the Shit Bandit, pop-up production factoids, storyboards, etc.
  • Focus Point featurettes:
  • A Couple of Dicks
  • The New Buddy Cop Duo
  • Kevin Pollak - Man of a Thousand Voices and Interests
  • Improvising - Now That's Funny
  • Poh Boy's Diamond Vault
  • Stunts-Brooklyn Style
  • Tracy Morgan Speaks Spanglish
  • Dave's Calling Car
  • Kevin Smith Directs
  • The individual Shit Bandit wisdom shorts

The Losers
Got mixed reviews but as a fan of the comic I wanna check it out.

Extras include:
  • Zoe and The Losers
  • Band of Buddies: Ops Training
  • Action-Style Storytelling
  • Alternate Ending
  • First Look - Batman: Under the Red Hood

The Runaways
Have heard good things about this Joan Jett biopic.

Extras include:
  • Commentary
  • Plugged In: Making the Film