New to Blu-ray on February 14, 2012
There are slow weeks and then there are SLOW WEEKS and this definitely qualifies as the latter. There’s only one major new release, followed by two art house films, and two television shows making their Blu-ray premiere. What’s even more disappointing is that there is only one major catalog release; thankfully it is an extremely distinguished film that deserves to be seen in High Definition.
The Rum Diary- A very average movie comes to Blu-ray very light on extras for Hunter S. Thompson fans that might have been hoping for some more insight into the eccentric author’s life. Read my review of the film HERE.
Human Centipede II: Full Sequence- More sewing of people’s assholes to other people’s faces. I haven’t seen it and I don’t expect to see it anytime soon.
Take Shelter- Boardwalk Empire’s Michael Shannon stars as a man who is suffering from apocalyptic visions and takes drastic measures to keep his family safe in an underground shelter. Includes a commentary track with director Jeff Nchols & Michael Shannon, a behind the scenes featurette, and Q&A; session, and deleted scenes.
All Quiet on the Western Front- One of the earliest anti-war films comes to Blu-ray after being meticulously restored. This digi-book edition also includes a standard definition version of the silent film version from the Library of Congress. Also included is the theatrical reissue trailer, a restoration featurette, an Academy Award featurette, and a film introduction by TCM host and film historian Robert Osborne. Also include a DVD and Digital Copy of the film.