‘Ride Along’ and ‘Walter Mitty’ out on Blu-ray and DVD
April 22, 2014 - box office
It’s another good week for renters with a different line-up of releases. The possibilities operation from a comedy “Ride Along” to a dainty journey of “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” to a capricious thriller “Mobius.”
“Ride Along,” Universal Studios Home Video, 99 minutes, Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence, passionate calm and brief clever language — Ben (Kevin Hart) is a propagandize confidence ensure who’s in adore with Angela (Tika Sumpter). Before he can ask her to marry him, Ben wants to infer himself estimable in a eyes of her brother, James (Ice Cube). After Ben is supposed into a military academy, James sees an event to absolved himself of Ben by holding him on a float along and display him what a pursuit is unequivocally like. As we competence expect, things don’t go as James designed and shortly both organisation are fighting for their survival. It’s an enchanting comedy with a clever ancillary expel that includes Laurence Fishburne, Bruce McGill and John Leguizamo. Bonus facilities on a Blu-ray embody an swap ending, deleted scenes and 4 featurettes.
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“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 114
minutes, Rated PG for some wanton comments, denunciation and movement assault — In this remake, Walter (Ben Stiller) works for Life Magazine. When a print that was to be Life’s final cover goes missing, Walter sets out to lane down globe-trotting photographer Sean O’Connell (Sea Penn). Suddenly his daydreams are existence as he jumps from a helicopter, skateboards opposite Iceland and treks into a Himalayas. Sadly, a film loses all clarity of caprice and becomes only another movement flick. The ancillary expel includes Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine and Adam Scott. Extras on a Blu-ray embody deleted and extended scenes, swap scenes and a song video.
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“Copperhead,” Warner Home Video, 120 minutes, Rated PG-13 for an unsettling method — Set during a Civil War and desirous by tangible events, a film follows dairy rancher Abner Beech (Billy Campbell), who despises labour though is equally opposite to a fight that Lincoln is waging. As a result, Abner shortly finds himself branded a “copperhead,” and he becomes a aim of a protest opposite his products. Leading a assign opposite Abner is Hagadorn (Angus Mavfadyen), an anti-slavery zealot. Complicating matters serve is a fact that Abner’s son is in adore with Hagadorn’s daughter. This is a tiny film with a good understanding to say. No extras.
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“Mobius,” Lions Gate Home Video, 103 minutes, Rated R for sexuality, brief striking nudity, and denunciation — In this general thriller, Alice (Cecille de France), a ashamed American investment landowner operative in France is a pivotal to bringing down general banker Ivan Rostovsky (Tim Roth). Alice is wooed by Moise (Jean Dujardin), a Russian representative sanctimonious to be a French journalist. It’s an fascinating film that tries to seem grounded in reality. The bulk of a discourse is in French with English subtitles. Add-ons embody a “making-of” featurette as good as interviews with a expel and a writer/director.
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“Better Living by Chemistry,” Universal Studios Home Video, 91 minutes, Not rated — Doug Varney (Sam Rockwell) is a pharmacist who has always finished a right thing. That includes putting adult with his rude wife, granting his repulsive father-in-law and perplexing to cope with his rebel son. One day, Doug yields to enticement and embarks on a wild, drug-fueled event with prize mother Elizabeth Roberts (Olivia Wilde). However, when a DEA comes sniffing around and Elizabeth suggests removing absolved of her husband, Doug realizes that he might have left too distant too fast. The Blu-ray comes with a digital copy.
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Best of a rest:
“Philomena” – A publisher pursues a story of a woman’s hunt for her son, who was taken from her decades ago after;
“The Nut Job” — After being banished from a park, a squirrel helps his aged friends raid a bulb store that is front for a squad of bank robbers;
“The Invisible Woman” — Bored by his wife, Charles Dickens meets a immature singer who becomes his mistress;
“Flowers in a Attic” — After their father dies, 4 children are abused by their cruel grandmother;
“Great Expectations” — Helena Bonham Carter and Ralph Fiennes star in this instrumentation of Charles Dickens’ classical novel;
“Confessions of Murder” — After a government of reduction expires, a torpedo publishes an journal describing all in good detail.
“Date and Switch” — Two best friends determine to assistance any other “score” before comparison promenade — though one unexpected announces he’s gay;
“Cowgirls ‘n Angels 2: Dakota’s Summer” — A immature lady who has been adopted, learns that genuine families are done in a heart;
“Boys of Abu Ghraib” – An American infantryman reserved to a jail develops a tip loyalty with one of a Iraqi detainees;
“7 Days in September” – Documentary examines a impact of a events of 9/11 on a lives of a organisation of different Americans;
“Stan Lee’s Mighty 7: Beginnings” – After a organisation of aliens pile-up lands on Earth, Stan Lee agrees to censor them in his beach residence and learn them how to turn superheroes.
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This week’s Blu-ray special is “A Touch of Evil” ($29.98). Orson Welles destined this story of a hurtful military arch who frames a Mexican girl as partial of an perplexing rapist plot. The Blu-ray includes 3 versions of a film – a Preview version, a Theatrical chronicle and a Reconstructed version, formed on Welles’ strange vision.
Universal has also given “Double Indemnity” ($29.98) a star treatment. Billy Wilder destined this story of a calculating mother who encourages her rich father to pointer a double indemnification process due by soft word representative Walter Neff. The front is installed with extras.
Both “Touch of Evil” and “Double Indemnity” embody UltraViolet copies of a film.
Also out this week are “The Carol Burnett Show: Carol’s Crack-ups” (six discs, $59.85) and a fourth and final deteriorate of “Farscape.” This 15th anniversary book contains 6 discs and is labelled during $39.98.
Children’s titles out this week embody “Thomas and Friends: Railway Mischief” ($14.98) and “Barney: Happy Birthday Barney” ($9.98).
Also accessible on Blu-ray is “Angry Birds Toons: Season One – Volume Two” ($26.99). While Cinedigm is releasing “Saint Seiya: Sanctuary” (11 discs, $99.95) and “Shuriken School: The Ninja’s Secret” $14.95).
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New Blu-ray titles out this week embody “Ride Along” ($34.98), “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” ($39.99), “Philomena” ($34.99), “The Nut Job” ($34.98), “The Invisible Woman” ($35.99), “Confessions of Murder” ($29.98), “Date and Switch” ($29.98), “Great Expectations” ($29.99), “Mobius” ($24.98), “Cowgirls ‘n Angels 2: Dakota’s Summer” ($29.99) and “Better Living Through Chemistry” ($26.98)
Catalog titles on a shelves embody “Rock Star” ($19.98), “Smokin’ Aces” ($14.98) and “Reality Bites” ($19.98).
And from TV comes a second deteriorate of “Ripper Street” (three discs, $39.98).
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Upcoming: “Devil’s Due” (April 25); “Legend of Hercules,” “Labor Day” and “Bad Country” (April 29); “Veronica Mars” (May 6); “That Awkward Moment,” “I, Frankenstein,” “Endless Love,” “Her” and “Squatters” (May 13); “The Monuments Men,: “3 Days to a Kill” and “Pompeii,” “About Last Night” (May 20); “Lone Survivor” (June 3); “Non-Stop” and “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” (June 10); “The LEGO Movie” (June 17).
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