This Week In DVD And Blu-Ray: 15th August – 21st August

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Way out west there was this Blu-Ray… Blu-Ray I wanna tell ya about. Blu-Ray by the name of The Big Lebowski.
August 16th

The Big Lebowski

Year: 1998
Newly Released On: Blu-Ray
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 79%
Synopsis: Jeff Bridges is Jeff Lebowski, or “The Dude” as he is referred to as. One night his life is turned upside down when thugs turn up at his house, beat him up and piss on his rug because they got the wrong Jeff Lebowski. The Dude then finds the other Lebowski and this kickstarts a whole chain of events involving ransoms, bowling, getting a replacement rug and Creedence tapes.

Priest

Year: 2011
Newly Released On: DVD/Blu-Ray
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 17%
Synopsis: A priest goes all Van Helsing when his niece is kidnapped by murderous Vampires in a apocalyptic world where the Church and vampires are at war.


The Conspirator

Year: 2011
Newly Released On: DVD/Blu-Ray
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 56%
Synopsis: James McAvoy is plays a lawyer in post Lincoln assassination America, who reluctantly agrees to defend the women thought to have murdered him at a military tribunal, only to slowly unravel the mystery surrounding the real conspirators of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination.

Killer’s Kiss/The Killer

Year: 1955/56
Newly Released On: DVD/Blu-Ray (Criterion Collection)
Rotten Tomatoes rating: N/A
Synopsis: Two early Kubrick films here now a part of the Criterion Collection. Both are film noirs, the former about a boxer and the latter about a gang planning to rob a racetrack.

Jane Eyre

Year: 2011
Newly Released On: DVD/Blu-Ray
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 84%
Synopsis: The latest high profile adaptation of the English novel Jane Eyre, this time starring Mia Wasikowska and Micheal Fassbender.

Demolition Man

Year: 1993
Newly Released On: Blu-Ray
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 61%
Synopsis: The first of four Stallone films released on Blu-Ray this week, in Demolition Man he plays a cop brought out of suspended animation to pursue an violent enemy who is loose in the peaceful future.

The Ward

Year: 2010
Newly Released On: DVD/Blu-Ray
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 31%
Synopsis: John Carpenter’s latest follows a young woman in an institution who begins to believe she is being haunted by a ghost.

Cul-De-Sac

Year: 1966
Newly Released On: DVD/Blu-Ray (Criterion Collection)
Rotten Tomatoes rating: N/A
Synopsis: A business man and his wife live on an a small British island when two gangsters, on the run, end up on the island.

Cobra

Year: 1986
Newly Released On: Blu-Ray
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 13%
Synopsis: Street tough detective Slyvester Stallone takes on an entire gang of bikers.

The Muppets Take Manhattan

Year: 1984
Newly Released On: Blu-Ray
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 80%
Synopsis: The Muppets head to Manhattan with the hope that they can take their variety show musical onto Broadway.

Muppets From Space

Year: 1999
Newly Released On: Blu-Ray
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 62%
Synopsis: Gonzo and Rizzo go on a quest to discover who Gonzo’s real family are, only to find out that they’re aliens and the two and the rest of The Muppets soon find themselves in the middle of a Government conspiracy.

Other releases
August 16th
Assassins (1995)
The Specialist (1994)
Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs Evil (2011)
Something Borrowed (2011)
Armed And Dangerous (1986)
Hush (1998)
Meet Monica Velour (2010)
David Holzman’s Diary (1967)
Subspecies (2011)
The Bang Bang Club (2010)
Breaking Glass (2010)
Agent 8 3/4 (1964)
That’s What I Am (2011)
Two Can Play That Game (2011)
Campbell’s Kingdom (1957)
Marley And Me: The Puppy Years (2011)

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