‘Hobbit’, ‘Into the Woods’, ‘Unbroken’ & ‘Thin Blue Line’ on DVD and Blu-ray This Week


This Week On DVD and Blu-ray: March 24, 2015

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies on DVD Blu-ray today
We know this won’t be the last we hear of The Hobbit as there will have to be the release of the extended edition and then there are box sets to consider, but we are getting closer to the end of our association with Middle Earth and it actually reminds me, what is Peter Jackson going to do now?

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Unbroken on DVD Blu-ray today
It’s amazing to think that about a year ago we all thought this one had the best chance at winning Best Picture and now here we are, a year later and no one could really care less.

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Into the Woods
Into the Woods on DVD Blu-ray today
I really disliked this movie, but Mike, our resident lover of musicals, loved it. It’s a story that cares nothing for its characters and feels like two movies smushed together to form a Frankenstein of a musical, and wow, the songs, I’m not sure I need to ever hear the word “woods” sung to me ever again.

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Song One
Song One on DVD Blu-ray today
Never saw it, don’t plan on it, but last night my wife was watching Bride Wars and it made me think of two things, 1.) Remember when Anne Hathaway won an Oscar? and 2.) Remember Anne Hathaway?

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The Thin Blue Line (Criterion Collection)
While I have never seen Errol MorrisThe Thin Blue Line, I know of it and it’s interesting it would come out so close to the release of HBO’s “The Jinx”. Why? Here’s Criterion’s description:

Among the most important documentaries ever made, The Thin Blue Line, by Errol Morris, erases the border between art and activism. A work of meticulous journalism and gripping drama, it recounts the disturbing tale of Randall Dale Adams, a drifter who was charged with the murder of a Dallas police officer and sent to death row, despite evidence that he did not commit the crime. Incorporating stylized reenactments, penetrating interviews, and haunting original music by Philip Glass, Morris uses cinema to build a case forensically while effortlessly entertaining his viewers. The Thin Blue Line effected real-world change, proving film’s power beyond the shadow of a doubt.

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