The studios must've been thinking The Dark Knight Rises would get enough people out of their homes and in theaters even after the movie's release, otherwise how to explain this week's complete lack of even one high-profile movie new on DVD/Blu-ray? But, we do have a cool giveaway of more Chuck Norris classics for you, and a true Hollywood gem gets the ultimate collection treatment.
Silent House Elizabeth Olsen stars in this horror movie for the directors of the chilling Open Water; unfortunately, this movie isn't nearly as alarming as that one was. Its hook, so to speak, is that it is shot in what looks like one long take, as Olsen's character Sarah finds herself trapped in a house in the process of being robbed--or is it? Extras: Director commentary (DVD/BD)
Jiro Dreams of Sushi Been hankering for a documentary on quite possibly the best sushi chef in the world? This will satisfy those unique cravings, and by the end you'll be raring for some raw fish yourself. At 85, Jiro Ono has mastered his art; he has an unassuming sushi bar with only 10 seats in a Tokyo office building basement where he delivers gleaming, gorgeous delicacies so expertly prepared, Michelin gave the place a rare 3 stars. Meaning it's worth traveling to Japan just to experience it.
The Deep Blue Sea Not to be confused with the awesomely campy 1999 horror flick of almost the same name, this period piece stars Rachel Weisz as free spirit who tosses away her boring marriage for an RAF pilot party boy who never loves her as much as she loves him.
Detention Josh Hutcherson and Dane Cook star in this horror comedy about high schoolers who are being victimized by a slasher movie villain named "Cinderhella" (!) terrorizing their town of Grizzly Lake. Extras: Making-of feature (DVD/BD); the BD adds featurettes on fight scenes, Dane Cook's goofs and star screen tests.
Now for the really good stuff...
Chuck Norris Classics Giveaway We have three (3) Blu-ray copies each of Lone Wolf McQuade and Code of Silence, both out new on BD last week, to give to three (3) lucky winners. In Lone Wolf McQuaid (1983), Norris plays a Texas Ranger who wrangles with a gun smuggler/martial arts master played by David Carradine who's behind the hijacking of a U.S. Army convoy; in Code of Silence (1985) he's an honest Chicago cop dealing with a host of problems including a possible conspiracy in his unit, a new rookie and two mob families at war. To win a set, enter below and tell us: What do you love most about Chuck Norris? Winner will be selected at random this Friday, July 27 and have three days to respond. Open to U.S. residents 18 and over please.
Singin' in the Rain 60th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition This Old Hollywood classic marks its 60th anniversary with this spectacular 3-disc Blu-ray and DVD combo pack. Starring Gene Kelly at the height of his career as a silent film actor in love with his squeaky-voiced talkie costar (Debbie Reynolds), the musical earned two Academy Awards and is continually ranked in lists like the AFI and Entertainment Weekly's Top 10 films of all time. In addition to both versions of the film, a 48-page hardcover booklet including never-before-seen production memos and photos, theatrical posters, and a full-size commemorative umbrella you can use to sing in the rain yourself, the special features include:
- Singin' in the Rain: Raining on a New Generation Brand-new documentary in high-def, with Matthew Morrison, Paula Abdul, Harry Shum Jr., Corbin Bleu and Adam Shankman
- Director/actor commentary
- A 1996 PBS documentary about songwriter/producer Arthur Freed
- Musical outtakes
- Scoring sessions
- Stills gallery
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