‘Pacific Rim’, ‘The Heat’, ‘Maniac’ and ‘Eyes Without a Face’ Lead This Week’s New DVDs and Blu-rays


This Week On DVD and Blu-ray: October 15, 2013

The Heat
The Heat on DVD Blu-ray today
For the most part it seemed the majority of people enjoyed The Heat, at least on some small level. Personally I found it a little lackluster, at least for a theatrical offering, at home I expect it would play a little better as most films will while you’re sitting on your couch. You can read my “C-” review right here and I expect if I were to watch it again that might move up to a C+… maybe.

Buy The Heat

High Plains Drifter (Blu-ray)
I already watched and offered up some thoughts on this restored release of Clint Eastwood’s early Western. While the transfer is vivid and detailed, the curious thing is that it doesn’t have one single special feature. What gives?

Buy High Plains Drifter (Blu-ray)

Eyes Without a Face (Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
I also already reviewed Georges Franju’s Eyes Without a Face and found this to be an incredibly fascinating. Here’s how I summed up the review:

Overall I was quite glad I finally had a chance to see this film as it feels like the center of a web of connecting films from all those I mentioned already and certainly several more. Among many other reasons, it’s these connections that add a layer to film history that is continually rewarding when explored. To see how director are not only influenced, but how they interpret those influences and make them their own opens an opportunity for each and every new film you see to be rewarding.

Read the full review here.

Buy Eyes Without a Face (Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]

Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain on DVD Blu-ray today
I have a copy of this one here, but haven’t yet watched it though I want to. I think Hart is incredibly funny and expect this to follow suit.

Buy Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain

Pacific Rim
Pacific Rim on DVD Blu-ray today
The best part of knowing Pacific Rim arrives on DVD and Blu-ray this week is the knowledge it may be the last time I have to write about it. Yes, they are talking about a sequel, but I’ll believe it when I see it.

Buy Pacific Rim

Maniac on DVD Blu-ray today
Interesting idea, really poor execution. You can read my theatrical review right here.

Buy Maniac