3 items from 2014
Blu-ray Release Date: May 27, 2014
Price: Blu-ray $39.95
Bill Murray (Lost in Translation) stars in Wes Anderson’s (Moonrise Kingdom) quirky 2004 comedy adventure The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, which makes it’s Blu-ray debut on the venerable Criterion label.
Internationally famous oceanographer Steve Zissou (Murray) and his crew—Team Zissou—set sail on an expedition to hunt down the mysterious, elusive, possibly nonexistent Jaguar Shark that killed Zissou’s partner during the documentary filming of their latest adventure. They are joined on their voyage by a young airline copilot (Owen Wilson, Hall Pass), a pregnant journalist (Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine), and Zissou’s estranged wife, Eleanor (Anjelica Huston, Crimes and Misdemeanors).
Criterion issued Steve Zissou on DVD in 2005 and has ported over that edition’s bonus features for the Blu-ray edition. »
Feature Simon Brew 5 Feb 2014 - 06:48
Directing a massive blockbuster is the dream, isn't it? Not always, it seems. Here are some directors who've dropped out of big projects...
The explosion of the DVD market, and of the current generation of American and international independent cinema, has sent movie bosses scouring the shelves and the planet for interesting directors. Said studios then try and pair those interesting directors with blockbuster movies (a trend that continues later this year with the rather excellent decision to give Gareth Edwards Godzilla to make). But things don't always work out, and ways are parted before a single frame of footage has been shot.
So then: what we've looked at here are examples of where interesting directors were hired for blockbuster movies, only for them to leave the project before the film in question was complete. We've avoided stories of directors not returning for sequels »
Digital Release Date: Jan. 21, 2014, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Feb. 4, 2014
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $34.98
The writer of such great romantic comedies as Notting Hill, Love Actually and Four Weddings and a Funeral, Richard Curtis, is behind About Time, which stars Rachel McAdams (Morning Glory) and Domhnall Gleeson (Bill Weasley from Harry Potter) as the lovers with obstacles.
Domnhall Gleeson plays Tim, a guy who’s lower on the social chain. But the night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim gets some interesting news from his father (Bill Nighy, Wild Target): They can travel through time, not to change history, but to change things in their own life.
Tim decides to use his newfound power to get a girlfriend (Rachel McAdams). But the more he travels through time, he discovers his gift can’t always save him from the ups and downs of life. »
3 items from 2014
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