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Dec 17, 2013

DVD / Blu-ray New Releases December 17, 2013: AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS

Rooney Mara Casey Affleck Ain't Them Bodies Saints

In the curiously titled Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, lovers Bob and Ruth hide out in the Texas hills after a crime spree. The law eventually catches up to them in a little mountain shack and a shootout ensues where Ruth takes down an officer. Her love takes the rap to keep her out of prison, earning him a long sentence. Years later, he discovers he fathered a daughter with Ruth, prompting him to plan a daring prison escape in order to locate and reunite his family. The film stars Rooney Mara, Ben Foster, and Casey Affleck.

Sci-Fi dystopian future Elysium streets today. In the year 2159, the poor are consigned to a hellish Earth while the wealthy elite have retreated to the heavily guarded Elysium, a fortified space station. Max (Matt Damon) has always longed to go to Elysium, but his socioeconomic class restricts him to a manufacturing job on the resource-poor planet. His friend Frey (Alice Braga) has the same aspirations, but is frustrated watching her ill daughter grow weaker when a few moments in Elysium’s healing bays would cure all that ails her. When Max has an industrial accident and is given days to live before he dies of radiation poisoning, his only hope is to attempt to breach the security guarding the fortress. He agrees to perform a reconnaissance mission in exchange for a forged pass to the space station, but a dangerous sleeper agent (Sharlto Copley) has orders to intercept him with deadly force. Director Neill Blomkamp‘s Elysium also stars Jodie Foster as the Secretary of Defense Jessica Delacourt, charged with defending their perfect world. Elysium is available as a Blu-ray combo pack with Blu-ray, DVD, UltraViolet Copy, and Digital Copy.

Disney/Buena Vista releases its expensive remake The Lone Ranger today. The project, starring Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Helena Bonham Carter, and Ruth Wilson, offers a new and strange take on the origins of the relationship between the lawman who became the Lone Ranger and his sidekick Tonto. In this reboot, Tonto has the upper hand as a mystical loner Indian who roams the land with a dead crow on his head while the Lone Ranger bumbles from one sticky situation to another. Both are given a humanistic slant with backstory on their motivations for fighting lawlessness in the old west and the Lone Ranger gains a love interest. Heavy on gun fights, train wrecks, slapstick, mysticism, and moralistic posturing, The Lone Ranger has a little something for everybody.

Other notable releases include:

One Direction: This is Us

The Best Man

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Kick Ass 2

Sweetwater

Prisoners

The Family

Predator 3D (Blu-ray)

Jobs

Force of Execution

Justified: The Complete Fourth Season

Ocean Giants 3D

Wild Madagascar 3D

The Grand Canyon 3D: The American Masterpiece

Rocky Mountains 3D: The Impressive Natural Paradise

Boston Red Sox 2013 World Series

Bach: Christmas Oratorio

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Blu-ray)

Dick Figures: The Movie

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