Home Entertainment Release recap for Feb 15th, 2011

ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN

(Blu-ray) Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Jason Robards $34.99 Extras: Telling the Truth About Lies: The Making of All the President’s Men, Woodward and Bernstein: Lighting the Fire, Out of the Shadows: The Man Who Was Deep Throat, Commentary by Robert Redford, Vintage Featurette Pressure and the Press: The Making of All the President’s Men, Vintage Jason Robards Interview Excerpt from Dinah!, Alan J. Pakula Thrillers Trailer Gallery
In the Watergate Building, lights go on and four burglars are caught in the act. That night triggered revelations that will drive a U.S. President from office. Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward (Robert Redford) and Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) grabbed the story and stayed with it through doubts, denials and discouragement. Directed by Alan J. Pakula and based on the Woodward/Bernstein book, the film explores a working newspaper, where the mission is to get the story – and get it right.

THE FUGITIVE: Season 4, Volume 2

(1967) David Janssen, Barry Morse, Bill Raisch , $39.98. (CBS/Paramount).

Dr. Richard Kimble is accused to be the murder of his wife. The night before his execution, he escapes. The only chance to prove his innocence is to find the man who killed hi wife. Kimble, persecuted by the Lt. Gerard, risks his life several times when he shows his identity to help other people out of trouble.

GAME OF DEATH

(2010) Wesley Snipes, Robert Davi, Gary Daniels, Zoe Bell. Extras: Six mini-featurettes.  (Sony).

Snipes is CIA Agent Marcus Jones, a professional hit man caught in a double-cross between his partners in the agency, a ruthless arms dealer and a powerful Wall Street broker worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Framed for a murder he didn’t commit and chased by expert assassins, Jones must clear his name before it’s too late.

LAST TANGO IN PARIS:

Uncut (Blu-ray) Dir: Bernardo Bertolucci; Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider. $19.95 (Fox)

The legendary Marlon Brando (On the Waterfront)stars as Paul, a middle-aged American who goes to Paris after his estranged wife commits suicide. During a chance meeting with the alluring Jeanne (Maria Schneider, Jane Eyre), Paul enters into a sadomasochistic, carnal relationship with her, indirectly attacking the hypocrisy all around him through his raw, outrageous sexual behavior. Groundbreaking and controversial, the film was nominated for two Academy Awards, including Best Actor (Brando) and Best Director (Bernardo Bertolucci, The Last Emperor). LAST TANGO IN PARIS: Uncut Version features the original explicit edition.

MURPHY’S LAW: Series Three

James Nesbitt $39.99 Extras: Biography of James Nesbitt. (Acorn Media)

Taking on the biggest challenge of his career, undercover cop Tommy Murphy (James Nesbitt, Cold Feet, Match Point) poses as a hit man to bring down a London crime boss and cop killer. He goes deeper underground than ever, faking an assassination, putting his life at risk, and sabotaging a complex, costly police operation in pursuit of a bigger prize.

The story builds through all six episodes, each darker than the last, as Murphy walks the line between deception and detection. A man with a tragic past, he has already lost friends, lovers, even his own daughter. Now he’s in danger of losing himself.

In Series 3 of this hit British crime drama, “Nesbitt is a law unto himself” (The Guardian, U.K.) in the role created especially for him by novelist Colin Bateman (Divorcing Jack). Guest stars include Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds, Hunger), Mark Womack (Judge John Deed), Owen Teale (Island at War, Ballykissangel), and Michael Feast (Touching Evil). As seen on BBC America.

NETWORK (Blu-ray)

Dir: Sidney Lumett; Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch Extras: The Making of Network 6-Part Documentary: Tune in to How a Movie Landmark Caught Media Lightning, with Sidebars on Paddy Chayefsky, Getting Mad As Hell and Walter Cronkite’s Reflections, Vintage Paddy Chayefsky Interview Excerpt from Dinah!, Hosted by Dinah Shore, Commentary by Director Sidney Lumet, Private Screenings with Sidney Lumet: Turner Classic Movies Host Robert Osborne Interviews the Director. (Warner)

Most famous for articulate, eloquent and funny dialogue, this prophetic satire takes equal jabs at the establishment and the counter- revolutionary movement. In addition to four Oscar® wins — Best Actor in a Leading Role (Peter Finch), Best Actress in a Leading Role (Faye Dunaway); Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Beatrice Straight) and Best Writing, Screenplay ( Paddy Chayefsky), the film was nominated for another six other awards — Best Supporting Actor (William Holden, Ned Beatty), Best Director (Sidney Lumet), Best Cinematography (Owen Roizman), Best Film Editing (Alan Heim) and Best Picture.

RAINMAN

(Blu-ray) Dir: Barry Levinson;Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise $19.99 (Fox)

Following the death of their father, Charlie Babbitt (Tom Cruise, Valkyrie) discovers he has an autistic brother namEd Raymond (Dustin Hoffman, Tootsie) and now the two are on the cross-country trip of their lives. Nicknamed RAIN MAN, Raymond pushes hot-headed Charlie to the limits of his patience and then pulls him completely out of his self-centered world. But what began as an unsentimental journey for the Babbitt brothers becomes much more than the distance between two places; it’s a connection between two vastly different people and a poignant, profound and powerful film. Among its eight Academy Award® nominations, RAIN MAN won Best Picture, Best Actor (Hoffman), Best Director (Barry Levinson, Wag the Dog), and Best Original Screenplay.

UNSTOPPABLE

(2010) Dir.: Tony Scott; Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson, Jessy Schram, Jeff Wincott, Kevin Dunn, Kevin Chapman, Ethan Suplee, T.J. Miller. DVD: $29.98, Blu-ray: $39.99 Extras: Commentary by director Tony Scott, “Tracking the Story: Unstoppable Script Development.” Blu-ray adds “Derailed: Anatomy of a Scene,” “Hanging Off the Train: Stunt Work,” “On the Rails With the Director and Cast,” “The Fastest Track: Unleashing Unstoppable,” digital copy. (Fox).

Hang on for the ride of your life as Oscar® Winner Denzel Washington and Chris Pine (Star Trek) team up for the year’s most electrifying action-thriller. A runaway train, transporting deadly, toxic chemicals, is barreling down on Scranton, Pennsylvania, and only two men can stop it: a veteran engineer (Washington) and a young conductor (Pine). Thousands of lives hang in the balance as these ordinary heroes attempt to chase down one million tons of hurtling steel and prevent an epic disaster. Helmed by visionary director Tony Scott (Man on Fire), this story inspired by true events delivers excitement and suspense that are — unstoppable!