This compilation brings you the biggest and best new releases on Blu-ray and DVD this week, all available to purchase from zavv.com now! Click on the picture to check out each title, or visit the DVD homepage by clicking here, and the Blu-ray homepage by clicking here.
From up and coming actress Elle Fanning’s latest movie to a new Woody Allen-directed film, this top ten has the crème de la crème of this week’s releases. In no particular order:
The Three Stooges – A modern day interpretation of the classic, The Three Stooges is a slapstick comedy film starring Sean Hayes, Will Sasso and Chris Diamantopoulos as Larry, Curly, and Moe respectively. These three knuckle heads accidentally stumble into a murder plot whilst trying to save their childhood orphanage, as well as into fame and glory with their own reality TV show! Mischief and mayhem follows this troublesome trio wherever they go, and they’re sure to find plenty of misadventures in this film.
To Rome With Love – Woody Allen’s film To Rome with Love features a star-studded cast from Alec Baldwin to Penélope Cruz, Ellen Page to Jesse Eisenberg. The film revolves around a host of characters in the beautiful city of Rome, both residents and visitors, and the people and experiences they encounter whilst in the Eternal City. Watch as people from all different backgrounds and different walks of life react when their lives collide in this beautiful film.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Based on the best-selling modern classic novel of the same name by Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a coming of age film that stars Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, and Ezra Miller. The film tells a tale that manages to encapsulate all of the highs and lows of growing up, from love to loss, fear and hope, and those that help us through all of life’s difficulties and joys in the forms of unforgettable friends.
Savages – Three time Oscar winning film maker Oliver Stone brings us Savages, a film that brings a savage drug war to an otherwise idyllic lifestyle to Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, and Aaron Taylor-Johnston’s character’s lives. The Mexican Baja Drug Cartel has set their sights on this unfortunate trio due to their small marijuana business, resulting in a savage battle of wills with high stakes as they fight to keep their lives.
Ginger and Rosa – Starring up and coming actress Elle Fanning, Sally Potter’s film takes us on a journey through post-war Britain, through the eyes of teenager Ginger (Fanning). Ginger’s father is a pacifist and anti-nuclear, and severely strains her friendship with the passionate Rosa (Alice Englert). Ginger and Rosa is a talented piece of film that explores political and personal responsibility through its characters.
Madagascar 3 – Your favourite escaped zoo animals are back in Madagascar 3, a fun-filled misadventure that takes our foursome of friends on a hilarious trip through Europe! Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria are on the run from the evil mastermind Captain Dubois of Animal Control, and find themselves joining the circus! Come along for the ride with all the old favourites, including the penguins, King Julian, and more.
Ruby Sparks – From the directors of the cult classic Little Miss Sunshine comes Ruby Sparks, a film revolving around the life of young celebrated author Calvin (Paul Dano). Suffering from writer’s block, Calvin suddenly gets inspired with his new fictional character Ruby (Zoe Kazan), a make believe woman who one day suddenly shows up in Calvin’s apartment, completely real and alive. Is Calvin losing his mind?
Sinister – Sinister is a supernatural horror film that follows true crime writer Ellison Oswalt (Ethan Hawke), who moves his family into a house where a horrific crime had taken place in the hope of inspiration for his struggling career. However, Ethan gets much more than he bargained for when he finds a box of homemade snuff films in the attic; in each is a mysterious figure. As Ethan starts to unravel the mysterious and horrors of the house, he finds that he and his family have got more than they bargained for.
Pusher – From the director of the critically acclaimed Drive comes Pusher, a film revolving around Frank, a big time drug pusher in London who lives his life to the excess. However, Frank’s lavish lifestyle catches up with him and he finds himself £55,000 in debt to a lethal drug lord out for his blood. As desperation takes hold of him, Frank starts to violently tear his way through the streets of London on the hunt for the cash, with nobody left to turn to and his mind only on survival.
L.A., I Hate You – Based on true events, L.A., I Hate You takes you on a twisted journey through three tales of sex, murder, violence and redemption in the city of Los Angeles, the City of Angels. A desperate husband’s mistake sets in motion a string of events far beyond his reach or control, touching upon the lives of those who are seemingly unconnected to him. Watch as their tales unsuspectingly intertwine.