‘Wreck-It Ralph,’ ‘Schindler’s List’ and ‘The Intouchables’ on DVD and Blu-ray Today

This Week On DVD and Blu-ray: March 5, 2013

The Intouchables
The Intouchables on DVD Blu-ray today
I’m not sure you need to buy it, but I would say you should most definitely see it. The Intouchables is a great movie, that for a while almost made my top ten list of 2012. The film is based on a true story of a wealthy quadriplegic (François Cluzet) who hires a young man from the projects (Omar Sy) to be his caretaker. Their relationship becomes the center of the story and it’s extraordinarily well done. It’s also France’s highest grossing film of all-time, pulling in over $420 million worldwide.

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Wreck-It Ralph
Wreck-It Ralph on DVD Blu-ray today
If you want to get into “should haves”, Wreck-It Ralph probably should have won the Best Animated Oscar over Brave, but that’s just my opinion and in the end it doesn’t really matter, it doesn’t change the quality of the film and this is a rather good film. I can’t say I would consider it a must buy, however, as last year’s crop of animated films (at least the studio films) weren’t all that great. The best was a film called The Rabbi’s Cat, but that’s another conversation.

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Schindler’s List (20th Anniversary)
Schindler's List (20th Anniversary) on DVD Blu-ray today
I received this Blu-ray and I have to admit, I just haven’t found the want to put it in the player. Schindler’s List is a great film, but it’s hardly one I want to watch over and over again, so owning it doesn’t seem like much of a necessity, though I probably should have at least watched a few minutes to determine the high-definition quality. However, judging by the screen captures at DVD Beaver, it looks like an impressive transfer.

Buy Schindler's List (20th Anniversary)

The Bay
The Bay on DVD Blu-ray today
Saw this movie in Toronto and was not a fan. You can read my full review right here.

Buy The Bay

Lay the Favorite
Lay the Favorite on DVD Blu-ray today
Directed by Stephen Frears and starring Rebecca Hall, Bruce Willis, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Vince Vaughn and this one was not received well most everywhere it went. I never actually ended up seeing it, largely because no one really had anything good to say about it.

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Red Dawn
Red Dawn on DVD Blu-ray today
Now this was one of the here for my theatrical review.

Buy Red Dawn

Playing for Keeps
Playing for Keeps on DVD Blu-ray today
Sorry, didn’t see this one either.

Buy Playing for Keeps



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