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Home Entertainment News: November 4, 2013: DRINKING BUDDIES, ARCHER

Olivia Wilde Jake Johnson Drinking Buddies

The feel-good romantic comedy, Drinking Buddies, debuts on the shelves December 3, 2013. Joe Swanberg teases out a conflicted but good-natured story about two coworkers (Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnson) at a brewery who are a perfect match save for one detail: they are both currently involved with significant others. Luke and Kate spend their days at work laughing and flirting and occasionally sampling their product. Luke is preparing to marry his long-time girlfriend while Kate is in deep with her boyfriend. They both acknowledge they are good friends, but as the saying goes, good friends make the best lovers.

Everyone’s favorite inappropriately suave secret agent Archer sneaks onto the shelves January 7, 2014 with Archer: The Complete Season Four. Special features include Fisherman’s Daughter and Archer Live!. The world’s greatest secret spy, Sterling Archer, and his colleagues (including his mother) at international intelligence agency ISIS bicker and goof their way around the globe from the Bermuda Triangle to the Vatican while foiling terrorist assassination plots, besting venomous serpents, and navigating a new marriage and unexpected pregnancy in a sea of sexual romps, inappropriate innuendo, and well-mixed cocktails.

John Crowley’s suspense film Closed Circuit follows two lawyers and ex-lovers who find themselves embroiled in a difficult and dangerous case for an international terrorist. Closed Circuit stars Eric Bana, Julia Stiles, Rebecca Hall, Ciarán Hinds, and Isaac Hempstead-Wright. Universal Studios UK will release the crime thriller February 24, 2014.

Kids, B-Boys, and Fly Girls alike will enjoy Battle of the Year. The film follows the underdog American team through an intense international hip hop dance battle competition as they battle it out for the top bragging rights with gravity-defying leaps, posturing, slick dance moves, and all manner of electric boogaloo. Extras include three extended dance sequences from the film and three featurettes: This is Planet B-Boy, The Art of B-Boying: A Guide to Breaking, and Preparing for Battle: Training & Rehearsals. The film hits the shelves December 10, 2013.

Director Jem Cohen’s Museum Hours is a study in the transformative power of art. Two strangers, Johann, a guard in Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Art Museum, and Anne, wander the halls of the museum and the streets of the city finding themselves and each other through their observations of the world around them. The film stars Mary Margaret O’Hara, Bobby Sommer, and Ela Piplits and will be available online and in stores December 10, 2013. Special features of the home release include an alternate English soundtrack, the theatrical and festival trailers, a book with an essay by Luc Sante and notes and photography from director Jem Cohen, and three short films by the director.

As families across the country prepare to come together in more or less (sometimes far less) successful gatherings, viewers can take comfort in the knowledge there are far more dysfunctional families out there than their own. The Darjeeling Limited is a hilarious romp through the Indian countryside. Three brothers (Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, and Jason Schwartzman reunite upon the death of their father and attempt to bond during a train ride to visit their mother (Anjelica Houston) who has given up her former life to become a nun in the Himalayas. Along the way suffer a series of comic mishaps as they rediscover how to relate to one another. The Darjeeling Limited will be released on DVD and Blu-ray January 13, 2014.

Buyers who purchased Shout! Factory’s Bruce Lee: The Legacy Collection set are eligible for a free replacement for Fists of Fury. The disc was issued without a mono Mandarin soundtrack as advertised.; the set was previously recalled for issues with video quality. Shout! Factory released the following statement:

It’s come to our attention that on the “Fists of Fury” Blu-ray disc the Mono Mandarin audio track is not accessible. We regret this oversight. If you would like a replacement disc, please send an e-mail to [email protected] with “Bruce Lee: Fists of Fury Replacement” in the subject line, and one will be mailed to you in 3 to 4 weeks.

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