Blu-Ray/DVD Round-up Week of 3/11: LIFE OF PI, SMASHED and more!
This week consists of great releases! Life of Pi, which won for Best Director (Ang Lee) at the Oscars this year, Smashed which got Mary Elizabeth Winstead lots of acclaim for her brilliant performance, Rise of the Guardians, Hitchcock which got Helen Mirren a Golden Globe nomination, Sound City and Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away.
Here’s a clip from Life of Pi:
- Life of Pi, (starring Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Ayush Tandon, Gautam Belur, Tabu, Adil Hussain, Rafe Spall, Gerard Depardieu, James Saito, and Jun Naito). This movie had a lot of awards season buzz and some success! As I said above, Ang Lee won for Best Director at this years Oscars. A preview for the Blu-Ray. It’s available on 3D Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray and DVD at Amazon.
- Smashed, (starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Paul, Octavia Spencer, Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, Mary Kay Place, Kyle Gallner, Bree Turner, Mackenzie Davis, and Patti Allison). This is a small budget indie that catapults Mary Elizabeth Winstead into award worthy performance buzz. The rest of the cast is also quite great, but this film is Mary’s shinning moment. She should of had an Oscar nomination, she gave it her all and delivered a brilliant performance. It’s available on Blu-Ray and DVD at Amazon.
- Rise of the Guardians, (starring Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Jude Law, Isla Fisher, Hugh Jackman, Dakota Goyo, and Khamani Griffin). This film was one of the animation films that got a lot of awards buzz this year! It’s available on Three Disc Combo, Two Disc Combo, and DVD at Amazon and you can get the DVD with 2 hopping egg toys and Blu-Ray with 2 hopping egg toys at Best Buy.
- Hitchcock, (starring Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, James D’Arcy, Jessica Biel, Michael Stuhlbarg, Ralph Macchio, Toni Collette, Danny Huston, and Michael Wincott). A really lovely cast was put together for this film with Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren giving wonderful performances. Read our review of the film here. Also, here’s our soundtrack review. It’s available on Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack at Amazon.
- Sound City, (starring Trent Reznor, Tom Petty, Mick Fleetwood, Dave Grohl, John Fogerty, Rivers Cuomo, Taylor Hawkins, Barry Manilow, Stevie Nicks, and Krist Novoselic). It’s available on Blu-Ray and DVD at Amazon.
- Cirque Du Soleil – Worlds Away, (starring Erica Linz, Igor Zaripov, Matt Gillanders, Jason Berrent, Dallas Barnett, Sophia Elisabeth, and Lutz Halbhubner). A wonderful look at the crazy and beautiful world of Cirque Du Soleil. It’s available on Three Disc Combo, Two Disc Combo, and DVD at Amazon.
Here are the other releases:
- This Must Be the Place, available on Blu-Ray and DVD at Amazon.
- Kumare, available on DVD at Amazon.
- You’ve Been Trumped, available on DVD at Amazon.
- The First Time, available on DVD at Amazon.
- Grave Encounters 2, available on Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack and DVD at Amazon.
- In Their Skin, available on DVD at Amazon.
- Law & Order: Criminal Intent: The Final Year, available on DVD at Amazon.
- Storage 24, available on Blu-Ray and DVD at Amazon.
- The Mob Doctor: The Complete Series, available on DVD at Amazon.