‘World War Z’, ‘Behind the Candelabra’, ‘Bling Ring’ and More On DVD and Blu-ray


This Week On DVD and Blu-ray: September 17, 2013

Behind the Candelabra
Behind the Candelabra on DVD Blu-ray today
It seems like such a long time ago now, but I saw and really enjoyed Behind the Candelabra when I saw it in Cannes back in May. I wouldn’t say it’s a film I think you need to own, but definitely one you ought to see for both Michael Douglas and Matt Damon’s performances, but especially Rob Lowe. You can read my Cannes review right here.

Buy Behind the Candelabra

World War Z
World War Z on DVD Blu-ray today
They are still talking about potentially filming a sequel to World War Z, but I have a hard time believing they’ll ever get around to it. One thing that could be interesting if they did decide to go that route would be to tackle the same time period, but from the perspective of a different character and try and do a better job of getting to the same moment and location they reached at the end of the first film and then pick things up from there for a third film to end the trilogy. Just a thought.

You can read my theatrical review right here.

Buy World War Z

The East
The East on DVD Blu-ray today
A solid eco-thriller that’s definitely worth a watch, but that seems to be the case with most anything Brit Marling is involved in (see Sound of My Voice). You can read my theatrical review right here.

Buy The East

Disconnect on DVD Blu-ray today
This week has several films worth a look, but not necessarily a buy and Disconnect is another one of those films and this one was probably the most surprising of the lot as I had very low expectations, but was pleasantly surprised with the final product. Read my theatrical review right here.

Buy Disconnect

The Bling Ring
The Bling Ring on DVD Blu-ray today
Eh, another film I saw at Cannes, but this one wasn’t as good. Coppola’s The Bling Ring has a few supporters, but I’m not among them. Read my review of the film right here.

Buy The Bling Ring

Autumn Sonata (Criterion Collection)
This arrived just before I left for Toronto and last night I was able to watch about 30 minutes of it before heading to bed. I’ll get to the full thing and have a full review for you as soon as I can, but the mere fact it’s Ingmar Bergman is reason enough for me to consider it.

Buy Autumn Sonata (Criterion Collection)