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Dec 30, 2013

Home Entertainment News: December 30, 2013: LAS VEGAS, WADJDA, DRACULA

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Jon Turteltaub’s coming-of-a-certain­-age film Las Vegas (2013) will street on January 28, 2014. The comedy stars Robert DeNiro, Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas, and Kevin Kline as a group of long-time friends attempting to relive their glory days in Sin City. Upon arrival, the four quickly learn they are not as young as they used to be. In their journey to emotional maturity, they learn a bit about romance and friendship along the way. Announced special features include filmmaker commentary with Turteltaub and Dan Fogelman, “Four Legends,” “It’s Going to be Legendary,” “The Flatbush Four,” and three Blu-ray exclusives: “Supporting Ensemble,” “The Redfoo Party,” and “Shooting in Sin City.”

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has officially announced plans to release Saudi Arabia’s first ever entry into the Academy Awards competition on Blu-ray and DVD. Wadjda (2012) from first-time director—and Saudi Arabia’s first ever female director—Haifaa Al-Mansour will be available for purchase February 11, 2014. It tells the story of a spirited eleven-year-old girl who longs to own a green bicycle and to beat the local boys in her town in a bicycle race. Her mother, fearing the disapproval of townsfolk in her conservative country, forbids her daughter to buy the bike or race with boys. Determined to fulfill her dream, Wadjda (Waad Mohammed) enters a local Qu’ran reading contest with hopes of collecting the cash prize. Announced special features include director’s commentary, a making-of featurette, and a Director’s Guild of America Q&A with the Al-Mansour.

Paramount Home Entertainment has announced an April 1, 2014 release date for Star Trek: Enterprise–Season Four. In the final season of Enterprise, the crew of the ship face a number of serious obstacles from genetically modified humans, to a parallel universe, to a confrontation with the Terra Prime. This season stars Scott Bakula, Jolene Blalock, Connor Trinneer, Dominic Keating, John Billingsley, Anthony Montgomery, and Linda Park.

IFC Films and MPI Home Video have teamed together to release Italian director Dario Argento’s remake of the horror classic Dracula 3D (2012). In Argento’s retelling, the notorious count (Thomas Kretschmann) is still pining for his lost love 400 years after her death when he discovers a young bride (Marta Gastini) in town bears an uncanny resemblance to his beloved. Believing her to be his love’s reincarnation, he schemes to lure her husband to his castle and be reunited with her. The arrival on the scene of a vampire expert (Rutger Hauer) provides a foil to his devious plan. The offering will include the original trailer, the original Red Band Trailer (NSFW), and a behind-the-scenes featurette.

Director Roger Mitchell’s Le Week-End (2013) snagged the Best Actress award at the 16th Moet British Independent Film Awards for Lindsay Duncan. The drama follows an aging couple (Jim Broadbent and Duncan) to Paris, where they try to spice up their bland relationship on the eve of their 30th anniversary. As they visit landmarks throughout the city of love, they are forced to acknowledge the growing gulf between them. A chance meeting with an old friend yields an invitation to a party with Parisian society, illuminating the wealth of common interests they have overlooked as they age. Le Week-End also stars Jeff Goldblum and will be available on home video February 10, 2014.

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