DVD of the Week: ‘Robin Hood;’ More New Releases

DVD of the Week: ‘Robin Hood;’ More New Releases

Robin Hood The tale of a roguish antihero who roams the land far and wide robbing from the rich and giving to the poor with the help of his band of merry men has been told so many times, it now verges upon (or careens straight into) cornball, trite silliness. This time, though, Ridley Scott put Russell Crowe in the titular role, made him a lowly archer who rises through the ranks, and filmed the epic in grim, sweeping detail. 

'Robin Hood'

Many complained that Scott made the movie so serious that nary a smile was to be found, either offscreen or in the audience, but be that as it may, the film is technically marvelous and features several strong performances (including the always excellent, if a bit dour, Cate Blanchett as Maid Marion). Extras:  Deleted scenes, making-of with Ridley Scott, featurettes on the production and creation and effects (2-disc DVD/BD); the BD has those plus “Director’s Notebook,” an interactive look at Scott’s filmmaking process, and “The Art of Nottingham,” the concept art, costume design and more.  Watch this exclusive clip of Scott describing the artistic process.
 
Ondine In this gorgeous, if slight, fairy tale,Colin Farrell stars as an Irish fisherman who one day pulls a mysterious woman out of the sea in his net. Is she a mermaid, as he believes?   
 
(Untitled)  The New York art scene gets skewered in this shallow satire starring Adam Goldberg as an artist and Marley Shelton as the gallery owner he’s dating.  
 
The Secret in Their Eyes Twisty Argentinian mystery/thriller involving obsession, romance and unrequited love.
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