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Home Entertainment News: November 25, 2013: POST TENEBRAS LUX, RUN

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Strand Releasing has announced its plans to bring acclaimed director Carlos Reygada’s experimental film Post Tenebras Lux (2012) to Blu-ray and DVD December 10, 2013. The film stars Adolfo Jimenez Castro, Nathalia Acevedo, and Willebaldo Torres as members of an upscale Mexican family who inhabit a hacienda on the Mexican countryside. They move to the rural area in search of peace and happiness, but instead find discomfort and dissatisfaction as a result of class friction between the servants and disconnect within themselves. The surrealist film won an award at the Cannes Film Festival.

Simone Bartesaghi’s Run (a.k.a. Street Run) (2013) will be released by Millennium Media January 14, 2014. Seventeen-year-old Daniel lives constantly on the run with his well-meaning but misguided father Mike. Mike has schooled Daniel in the art of Parkour with the aim of becoming a skilled jewel thief. They move from place to place, sometimes having close brushes with the law until Mike decides to return to New York City to settle an old score and clear his name with the crime family to which both he and Daniel’s now-deceased mother belonged. Run stars Eric Roberts, William Moseley, Adrian Pasdar, Kelsey Chow, Edoardo Ballerini, and Craig Henningsen.

Primetime Emmy Award WinningEdie Falco stars as Nurse Jackie, cable’s favorite pill popping healthcare worker. In Nurse Jackie: Season Five, Jackie attempts to wade through the vagaries of her complicated life sober. Jackie is out of rehab and her marriage is crumbling around her when a careless accident sends to the hospital—this time as a patient rather than as a nurse. There she meets a flirtatious cop who awakens feelings inside her long ago numbed by the pills and the pain of real life. Jackie considers taking the leap into dating even as she has to adjust to new members of her work team. Special features include interviews with the cast and crew, deleted scenes, a gag reel, a “New to the Floor” featurette, and a “Sober Jackie” featurette.

Well Go USA will distribute director Tsui Hark’s latest film Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon (2013) on Blu-ray and DVD February 11, 2014. The film is a 3D prequel to the hit film Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame (2010). The action film follows Dee’s early days in the Imperial  Police. His first case involves a sea creature who is terrorizing a seaside town. Detective Dee is on the case as clues lead higher and higher up the Imperial family.

Metrodome Distribution will release Frances Ha (2012), writer/director Noah Baumbach’s latest comedy January 6, 2014. The film stars Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, and Adam Driver. Frances (Gerwig) is a 27-year-old aspiring dancer who has lived with her flatmate Sophie (Sumner) since college. When Sophie finds financial success as a publisher and announces her plans to move on to her own apartment, it sends Frances into a tailspin. It is sobering to realize she will have to downsize. She is forced to accept the fact that she is not a young girl anymore and must grow up and take responsibility for this new adult life. The film is notable for having been filmed entirely in black and white.

Metallica has announced plans to release its Metallica Through the Never concert film in the U.S. through their own label Blackened Records on January 28, 2014; the label will do a rolling release to other countries after the 28th. The Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, and DVD will feature copious behind-the-scenes footage of the band as well as an 80-minute Making of documentary assembled by Adam Dubin. Special Limited Editions will include additional add-ons while members of the fan club will have a shot at Special Limited Editions bundled with a prop used in the film and a lithograph autographed by the band members.

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