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Aug 13, 2013

DVD / Blu-ray News: August 13, 2013: THE COMPANY YOU KEEP, EMPEROR

Robert Redford The Company You Keep

Robert Redford‘s suspense film The Company You Keep (2012) streets today. Robert Redford stars as Jim Grant, a single-father attorney who lives a tranquil and fulfilling life until a reporter (Shia LaBeouf) exposes his identity as a 70’s radical on the run from a murder charge. Grant must burrow further underground and travel cross country in search of the one person who can clear his name. This thriller also stars Stanley Tucci and Nick Nolte and is based on a novel by Neil Gordon. Special features include: “Behind the Scenes: the Movement” a look at the cultural climate that contributed to the formation of the infamous Weather Underground, “Behind the Scenes: The Script, Preparation, and The Cast,” “On the Carpet” a look at the New York premiere, The Company You Keep press conference. The film is available as either a single-disc Blu-ray ($35.99) or single-disc DVD ($30.99).

Lionsgate Films releases The Big Wedding (2013) today on home video. The comedy stars Robert DeNiro, Susan Sarandon, Diane Keaton, Katherine Heigl, Amanda Seyfried, and Topher Grace as family and friends perpetrating a fraud of togetherness and unity for a wedding weekend. The film is available as either a single-disc Blu-ray for $24.99 or a single-disc DVD for $19.98.

Tommy Lee Jones delights as General Douglas MacArthur in Emperor (2012). Set in the last days of WWII, MacArthur and General Bonner Fellers (Matthew Fox) are tasked with deciding the fate of the divine Japanese Emperor Hirohito and chasing down an intriguing young woman Fellers once met in the United States. Emperor is available as either a single-disc Blu-ray ($24.99) or a single-disc DVD ($19.98).

Riding on the heels of the successful summer blockbuster, White House Down, Sony Pictures has decided to release director Antoine Fuqua‘s action thriller, Olympus Has Fallen, on home video today. Like the aforementioned, Olympus‘ plot involves a terrorist takeover of the White House and kidnapping of the President of the United States. The film stars Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Dylan McDermott, and Rick Yune. Olympus is available as a Blu-ray combo pack (Blu-ray+DVD+UltraViolet Copy; $40.99) and a single-disc DVD ($30.99).

Well Go USA offers up yet another palace intrigue martial arts flick today in The Guillotines (2012). Director Andy Lau introduces The Guillotines, a group of assassins employed the Emperor to consolidate his power. Their trademark weapon is a flying disc that decapitates their opponents in the midst of their Wuxia-style battles. Like most of Well Go’s offerings, The Guillotines is available as either a single-disc Blu-ray for $29.98 or a single-disc DVD for $24.98.

Disney/Buena Vista are releasing The Muppet Movie (1979) on Blu-ray in a special Nearly 35th Anniversary Edition for $26.50. The Muppet Movie has been released previously several times on VHS and DVD. This anniversary edition set includes a Blu-ray and Digital Copy and is also available as a DVD.

Other notable releases today include:

A Band Called Death (2012)

Once Upon a Time: The Complete Second Season

Girls: The Complete Second Season (Digipak)

Doctor Who: Spearhead from Space (Special Edition)

Super Storm (2013)

Dolphin Tale (2011)

Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)

Speed Racer (2008) (Blu-ray)

March of the Penguins (2005) (Blu-ray)

Charlotte’s Web (2006) (Blu-ray)

Inkheart (2009)

August Rush (2008)

Ocean Men: Extreme Dive (2001) (Blu-ray)

Shaft (2000) (Blu-ray)

Scooby Doo (2002) (Blu-ray)

Sexy Beast (2000) (Blu-ray; Exclusive Limited Edition limited to 3000)

The Presidio (1988) (Blu-ray)

The Odd Angry Shot (1979) (Blu-ray)

The House of Seven Corpses (1974) (Blu-ray)

The Damned (1947) (Blu-ray)

Good Luck Miss Wyckoff (1979) (Blu-ray)

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