‘Killing Them Softly’ and ‘Lincoln’ Come Home to DVD and Blu-ray This Week


This Week On DVD and Blu-ray: March 26, 2013

Killing Them Softly
Killing Them Softly on DVD Blu-ray today
I watched my digital copy on my plane flight home from Park City, Utah on Sunday and enjoyed Killing Them Softly all over again, but I was also able to understand a little better why the film didn’t necessarily work for audiences. Though I still can’t understand the “F” CinemaScore, I can see where audiences that felt duped into the theater, thinking they were getting a gangster film only to be served an allegorical tale of corporate America would be lost and wondering just what the hell they were watching.

Granted, you would hope people would look on and say, “This isn’t what I thought it was going to be, but I’m wiling to explore what the film has to offer,” but I guess that would be asking too much.

The Blu-ray comes with a making-of featurette and some deleted scenes, neither of which I have had a chance yet to watch, but I am curious to check out the four deleted scenes. None are available online, but the slow motion death scene of one of the characters is… I’ll share that below, but don’t watch if you don’t want to be spoiled and if you missed the film in theaters, just imagine how much better this would have been on the big screen.

Buy Killing Them Softly


Lincoln (4-Disc Blu-ray) on DVD Blu-ray today
Along with Killing Them Softly, Lincoln made my Top Ten of 2012. It’s a film that holds up to a second viewing easily and while I do have a few problems with it, Steven Spielberg’s direction and the excellent performance from Daniel Day-Lewis makes this a must see.

Buy Lincoln


Parental Guidance
Parental Guidance on DVD Blu-ray today
Yeah, I won’t even bother with more than one sentence.

Buy Parental Guidance