New on DVD: 'Footloose,' 'Immortals'

Footloose People knocked this one when it came out...for coming out at all, questioning the need for a remake of the '80s-defining classic starring Kevin Bacon as dance-rebel Ren. Director Craig Brewer didn't stray from the source material, and came up with a bouncy, fun dance movie and a decent Ren in newcomer Kenny Wormald as the revolt-leading rebel from out of town. Nothing new or groundbreaking here but it's an entertaining way to spend a few spare hours. Extras: Director commentary, deleted scenes, music video (DVD/BD); the BD adds a bunch of featurettes on the dancing, the new cast and a few more music videos.

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Immortals Tarsem Singh brings his signature breathtaking visual style to life in this tale that plays fast and loose with Greek mythology as Henry Cavill stars as Theseus, a villager who vows revenge on the evil King Hyperion who is laying the country to waste on his quest to overthrow the gods and rule the world. This is for those of you who can forgive a bloated, mediocre screenplay for its dazzling, spectacular CG. Extras: Deleted scenes, a few behind-the-scenes featurettes (DVD/BD); the BD adds alternate openings/endings, featurettes on Tarsem's vision, the graphic novel on which it was based, and more.

Jack & Jill I'd love to get inside the brains of people who continue to shell out their hard-earned dollars to see Adam Sandler's movies in the theater, keeping him and longtime director pal Dennis Dugan in business. Don't get it, never will. In any case, here Sandler stars as both Jack and his annoying, havoc-wreaking sister, Jill. Hilarity ensues? Extras: Deleted scenes, blooper reel, two featurettes (DVD/BD); the BD adds two more featurettes to torture you.

The Skin I Live In Director Pedro Almodovar teams up again with Antonio Banderas for a return to the horror genre, with Banderas playing a weirdo plastic surgeon who keeps a deformed young woman in a spare room to conduct experiments involving a damage-resistant skin "suit." Extras: 7-part featurette on the making-of, a director Q&A, NY premiere footage (DVD/BD)

Like Crazy Well-received indie love story starring Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones as a young couple dealing with long-distance romance. Extras: Director commentary (DVD/BD); the BD adds deleted and alternate scenes.

The Town Ultimate Collector's Ed. Seems like an odd choice of movie to get a deluxe edition, but here it is. Director Ben Affleck made a number of changes to the theatrically released version of his Boston bank robbery drama (which is included), the most noteworthy of them being a never-seen new ending. More here is a docu detailing Affleck's journey making the movie, his journal and notes, set memorabilia and film prop reproductions like mug shot cards and rub-on tattoos as seen on the cast.


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