9 items from 2011
As you may recall, The Roommate made its way to both DVD and Blu-ray this week, and in honor of the occasion Sony Pictures has provided two clips from the release - a deleted scene entitled "ID Check" and a minute and a half from the Obsession: The Making of The Roommate featurette.
Sometimes…murder can really ruin a friendship. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment's terrifying new thriller The Roommate (review here) debuts on Blu-ray and DVD May 17, 2011. Leighton Meester (TV’s “Gossip Girl,” Country Strong) leads a hot young cast, including Minka Kelly (TV’s “Friday Night Lights,”), Cam Gigandet (Burlesque, Priest) and Aly Michalka (TV’s “Hellcats,” Easy A), in this spine-tingling tale of a co-ed (Kelly) who becomes the deadly obsession of her new roommate (Meester). Directed by Christian E. Christiansen, The Roommate is a taut thriller full of nail-biting suspense and shocking twists that’s had »
- The Woman In Black
IMDb would have you believe that Billy Zane shaves his head for aerodynamics in the swimming pool, but we all know that’s not true. It’s our hearts he slips into so effortlessly, and maybe your girlfriend’s vagina, and he does it with a mischievous grin, a dastardly glimmer in his eyes, and yes, that frequently shaven head of his. He’s a memorable actor in every one of his films and often the best thing about many of them too… mostly the direct to DVD ones. Speaking of which, his latest film is the third sequel in the Sniper franchise and the first to see him reprise his role from the original. Sniper: Reloaded hit shelves this week, and we’ve got a free DVD for one lucky winner. How can you win? Simple… tell us your favorite Billy Zane performance in the comment section below. I know what you’re thinking. Narrow »
- Rob Hunter
The home video moment you've been waiting for all year is nearly upon us. That's right, kids, The Roommate is making its way to both DVD and Blu-ray. Please for the love of all that is holy, try and contain yourselves!
From the Press Release
Sometimes…murder can really ruin a friendship. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment terrifying new thriller The Roommate, debuts on Blu-ray and DVD May 17, 2011. Leighton Meester (TV’s “Gossip Girl,” Country Strong) leads a hot young cast, including Minka Kelly (TV’s “Friday Night Lights,”), Cam Gigandet (Burlesque, Priest) and Aly Michalka (TV’s “Hellcats,” Easy A), in this spine-tingling tale of a co-ed (Kelly) who becomes the deadly obsession of her new roommate (Meester). Directed by Christian E. Christiansen, The Roommate is a taut thriller full of nail-biting suspense and shocking twists that’s had audiences on the edge of their seats all winter long. Now, »
- Uncle Creepy
It's an absolute wasteland out there on store shelves this week, as studios are offering virtually no major releases to speak of and instead we are left to sort through a pile of pathetic-looking direct-to-dvd titles. Believe it or not, South Park: Season 14 is probably the only high profile release out today, but if that's not your bag, you can always check out Sniper: Reloaded starring Billy Zane, Blood Out starring Val Kilmer and 50 Cent, or Sacrifice starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Christian Slater! A couple of potential hidden gems include British comedy Bunny and the Bull from the makers of The Mighty Boosh and the lottery winner doc Lucky from director Jeffrey Blitz (Spellbound). Fortunately, Criterion also has Brian De Palma's Blow Out and Terry Gilliam's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas on Blu, while Anchor Bay is releasing high-def versions of Alejandro Jodorowsky's The Holy Mountain and El Topo. »
I have seen enough "straight-to-dvd sequels" in my day to know that most of them lack one basic element: they aren't really sequels. Sure, they may be in the same tone or genre as the original, but they are completely different characters and, most of the time, set in completely different worlds. Sniper: Reloaded has the distinction of being one of the first "straight-to-dvd sequels" I've seen in many years that actually deserves to call itself a sequel, and it's a damn good movie as well. The story centers around the son of Tom Berenger's character, from the original 1993 movie Sniper, and also features a fantastic return performance from Billy Zane, who reprises his role of Richard Miller from the original as well.
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Blow Out (Criterion Collection) I will hopefully have my review of this one finished tomorrow around noon -- before my screening of Hobo with a Shotgun -- but I will say right now this is a title worthy of your consideration. The best and obvious comparisons are Antonioni's Blow Up and Coppola's The Conversation, at least in terms of genre. I had never seen this film before and the opening sequence had me completely baffled and as it moves forward the way it turns into just as much a film about filmmaking as it is a paranoid thriller is quite exciting, but more on that soon enough...
- Brad Brevet
Your Weekly Source for the Newest Releases to Blu-Ray Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 Jesse Eisenberg & Kristen Stewart star in Greg Mottola’s Adventureland (2009) Billie Bob Thornton is naughty in Terry Zwigoff’s Bad Santa: Unrated Director’s Cut (2003) French cult classic Betty Blue: Original Theatrical Release (1986) Val Kilmer stars in Blood Out (2011) John Travolta stars in Brian de Palma’s Blow Out: Criterion Collection (1981) D.A Pennebaker’s documentary Bob Dylan: Don’T Look Back (2010) Matt Damon & Heath Ledger star in terry Gilliam’s The Brothers Grimm (2005) Ben Affleck stars in Kevin Smith’s Chasing Amy (1997) Korean horror director Shin Jung-Won’s Chawz (2011) Renee Zellweger & Catherine Zeta-Jones star in Rob Marshall’s Chicago (2002) Kevin Smith’s Clerks: 15th Anniversary Edition (1994) Sylvester Stallone & Viggo Mortenson star in Daylight (1996) Francis Ford Coppola’s Dementia 13: Blu-Ray/DVD Combo pack (1963) Jeffrey Obrow’s The Dorm That Dripped Blood: »
- Travis Keune
The Sniper: Reloaded Blu-ray and DVD are set to hit stores on April 26th. Billy Zane reprises his role as Richard Miller, from the original Sniper film, for an explosively entertaining new chapter in this action-packed franchise. Once the inexperienced protégé of renowned U.S. military sniper Thomas Beckett, Miller is now an expert marksman and instructor who joins Beckett's son, Marine Sgt. Brandon Beckett, on a deadly mission to stop a mysterious sniper targeting innocent civilians. We have an exclusive clip from Sniper: Reloaded, which you can check out in the vido below.
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While working with the Un Forces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Marine Sgt. Brandon Beckett (Chad Collins), son of renowned sniper Thomas Beckett, receives orders to rescue a European farmer trapped in the middle of hostile rebel territory. When he and his men arrive at the farm, »
Dive into four curiously non-action clips from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s “Sniper: Reloaded”, the fourth entry in the “Sniper” series. You’d think the studio would release more action-packed clips from the movie, but not so much. “Reloaded” replaces Tom Berenger with a younger, Tom Berenger-ish Chad Michael Collins, and Billy Zane, one of the stars of the 1993 original, reprises his character as a mentor to the young tyke, who is running afoul of guys with Ak-47s in Africa. While working with the Un Forces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Marine Sgt. Brandon Beckett (Chad Michael Collins), son of renowned sniper Thomas Beckett, receives orders to rescue a European farmer trapped in the middle of hostile rebel territory. When he and his men arrive at the farm, a mysterious sniper ambushes them, wounding Beckett and killing everyone else. With the help of his father’s former protégé, »
9 items from 2011
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