‘Expendables 2’, ‘Heaven’s Gate’ and the Tarantino Collection This Week On DVD and Blu-ray


This Week On DVD and Blu-ray: November 20, 2012

Hopefully you’ve been keeping track of the daily Black Friday Deals Week posts I’ve been featuring each morning, if not here is today’s, but of course there are also new releases to consider and today we have a few that may be of interest.

Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection
Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection on DVD Blu-ray today
This eight-film Quentin Tarantino collection includes True Romance (which Tarantino wrote and Tony Scott directed), Kill Bill: Volume One, Kill Bill: Volume Two, Inglourious Basterds, Jackie Brown, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and Tarantino’s Death Proof from the Grindhouse double feature.

All of these were previously available on Blu-ray before this collection was put together, but it does include a couple of newly produced special features of its own which include:

  • Critics Corner: The Films of Quentin Tarantino – In-depth critics’ discussion piece exploring Tarantino’s films that redefined cinema and the impact of one of the most influential writers/directors of our time.
  • 20 Years of Filmmaking – Take a look at Tarantino’s career from the beginning, with interviews from co-workers, critics, stars and master filmmakers alike as well as a tribute to his greatest collaborator, Sally Menke.

For more information on all it includes click here.


Heaven’s Gate – Criterion Collection
Heaven's Gate - Criterion Collection on DVD Blu-ray today
I wrote a little about Heaven’s Gate a couple months back (here) after watching it for the first time and before it screened at the New York Film Festival and have not yet received a copy of this new Criterion Collection so I can’t comment on the quality of the transfer or the special features, but I am incredibly intrigued as this is a story I can’t get enough of and a film that isn’t all bad until you get to the dusty finale.

The features include a restored transfer and remastered soundtrack along with an illustrated audio interview with director Michael Cimino and producer Joann Carelli and new interviews with actor Kris Kristofferson, soundtrack arranger and performer David Mansfield and second assistant director Michael Stevenson.

Quite honestly I wish the package included more… Oh well.

Buy Heaven's Gate - Criterion Collection


The Expendables 2
The Expendables 2 on DVD Blu-ray today
I have had this for about a week now and I do intend and actually want to watch it. In the midst of the awards season it would be nice to watch a mindless action film and this one could most certainly satisfy if done just halfway decent.

Buy The Expendables 2