New on DVD: ‘Clash of the Titans,’ ‘Repo Men,’ ‘Rambo’ Collection

'Clash of the Titans' on DVDClash of the Titans Though the movie did gangbusters at the box office (to the tune of $163 million, thankyouverymuch), fans and critics dinged the remake of the 1981 camp classic starring man of the hour Sam Worthington for it’s crummy 3D visuals, which looked and felt as tacked on as they really were. Things improve drastically (especially in high-def Blu) with this release, which certainly fares better on the small screen when not you’re not distracted by big glasses and messy 3D. Instead, you’ll focus on the lush and quite beautiful sets and cinematography that Louis Letterier (The Incredible Hulk) sends your way, and even Worthington’s non-existent acting can’t spoil the fun you missed out on in the theaters. Extras: Deleted scenes (DVD/BD); the Blu-ray has a wealth of featurettes (11!), 40 minutes of Picture in Picture commentary, an alternate ending, and more.

Repo Men Remy (Jude Law) and Jake (Forest Whitaker) are the best in the business when it comes to repossessing organs in this dystopian world, where anyone with a failing organ can get a replacement--for a hefty price. Remy becomes the hunted when his own ticker goes bad, and he finds himself on the run. Unfortunately, despite the intriguing (and timely) premise, the film buckles under the weight of unnecessary subplots, tonal inconsistencies and a good cast that doesn’t quite know what to do with their characters. Extras: Deleted scenes, fictional commercials for the organ replacement company, commentary, feature on the effects (DVD/BD)
 
Also new: Vincere, Kites
 
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Operation: Endgame Talk about your wasted opportunities: if you see an R-rated action-comedy listing a cast including Rob Corddry, Ellen Barkin, Jeffrey Tambor, Zach Galifianakis and Ving Rhames, you think “Now that’s gotta be hilarious, dark and weird” right? Sadly, weird and dark it is, but it misses hilarious by a mile. In the beginning, you’ll laugh as the jokes come fast and furious and it starts out with promise as a mock spy thriller. Then suddenly takes a turn into the bizarre-and-not-funny as the team of government assassins we meet decide to take out each other, with gruesome and badly done blood, guts and CGI. By the end, you’re just left scratching your head. (On DVD/BD)
 
New on Blu
Rambo Collection As Stallone gets ready to shoot ‘em up in The Expendables, all four of the guerilla-battling Green Beret’s films appear here in Blu-ray. The fourth is the only one with new features, including a great commentary track with Sly, who proves there’s reason for his longevity besides a pair of well-oiled pecs. Both the DVD and Blu-ray contain over 90 minutes of newly created special features including "Rambo: To Hell and Back—Sylvester Stallone's Production Diary."
 
 
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