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Home Entertainment News: August 28, 2013: BEFORE MIDNIGHT, ARGO

Ethan Hawke Julie Delpy Before Midnight

Sony Pictures will release Before Midnight, the threequel to Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, on home video on October 22, 2013.  Set 18 years after their first meeting, Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) are living in Paris as parents to two young girls. Jesse is a successful author while Celine struggles to define herself professionally. Jesse also strives to connect with his visiting teenaged son. Unlike its predecessors, Before Midnight will be available on both Blu-ray and DVD.

Warner Brothers UK announced it will release Fire With Fire on Blu-ray and DVD September 16, 2013. David Barrett’s crime thriller sees firefighter Jeremy (Josh Duhamel) witness a murder at a convenience store. He testifies to put the perpetrator (Vincent D’Onofrio) behind bars and enters the witness protection program. The white supremacist murderer manages to find him and strike out at Jeremy’s new love interest Talia (Rosario Dawson) prompting Jeremy to take matters into his own hands. Detailed special features will include a nine minute behind-the-scenes look with cast and crew interviews.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has officially announced a two-disc special edition release of Argo: The Declassified Extended Edition Blu-ray on December 3, 2013. The collector’s edition features director Ben Affleck’s 129-minute director’s cut of the critically-acclaimed film (a full nine minutes longer than the theatrical release), a 64-page photo booklet with behind-the-scenes photos, a 14”x20” map of Argo locations, an ID card replica, and a 14”x20” Argo: A Cosmic Conflagration movie poster reproduction.

Danish Director Nicholas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives will street on October 22, 2013. The crime thriller stars Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Vithaya Pansringarm. Gosling plays Julian, a fugitive from justice hiding in Thailand while running a local boxing club as a front for his family’s drug business. When Julian’s brother kills a local prostitute and is killed in return, Julian’s mother (Scott Thomas) arrives in town demanding he avenge his brother. He learns the killer is a retired cop vigilante (Pansringarm) known as ‘The Angel of Vengeance,’ and grows confident he can best him. He is mistaken. Anchor Bay Home Entertainment has detailed special features for the release including:

  • The Music of Only God Forgives with Cliff Martine
  • Behind the Scenes Featurette
  • Director Interviews
  • Audio Commentary with Director Nicholas Winding Refn

Director Kat Coiro’s While We Were Here will be released by Well Go USA on November 19, 2013. The drama stars Kate Bosworth as a woman in love with her husband though their marriage is distant. Her writing brings opens her to the beauty of her town on the Amalfi Coast and introduces her to the attentions of a younger man. Jane (Bosworth) must decide which path she will allow her heart to take.

Universal Pictures UK has announced Grimm: Season Two will hit the shelves as a five-disc Blu-ray set on October 28, 2013 while Scream! Factory will release The Vincent Price Collection on October 22, 2013.  The four-disc set will include Fall of the House of Usher, The Haunted Palace, The Masquerade of the Red Death, and the classic The Pit and the Pendulum.

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