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Home Entertainment News: October 29, 2013: I’M SO EXCITED! YOU’RE NEXT

Pedro Almodóvar I'm So Excited!

Have you ever wondered what you would do if you found out mid-flight your plane had a mechanical problem? Oscar-winning Spanish director Pedro Almodovar has, and with hilarious results. In his latest film, Los Amantes Pasajeros a.k.a. I’m So Excited! (2013), the flight crew discover their plane has a problem with the landing gear shortly after the start of their flight from Madrid to Mexico City. Three flight attendants decide to do everything within their power to distract the passengers from the rapidly spreading news of their endangered journey. The film stars Javier Cámara, Pepe Charro, Lola Dueñas, Antonio Banderas, Penélope Cruz, and Hugo Silva. Extras include a making of and a mini doc which follows cast and crew through a day of film promotions. I’m So Excited! will be available for purchase January 7, 2014.

IFC Films and MPI Home Video will release the romantic comedy A Case of You on home video February 4, 2014. The film stars Justin Long, Peter Dinklage, Sam Rockwell, Vince Vaughn, Brendan Fraser, and Evan Rachel Wood. Sam is a young writer who becomes smitten with Birdie, his local barista. In an attempt to get her attention, he creates an online profile with all the characteristics he thinks she would like in her dream man including rock climbing and ballroom dancing. Birdie gets hooked by this fictional persona forcing him to continue to embellish with wilder and wilder hobbies while he struggles to hide the disconnect between this online dream man and his real life self.

Lionsgate has officially announced its plans to release Adam Wingard’s thriller You’re Next (2011) on home video January 14, 2014. Couple Aubrey and Paul decide to celebrate their anniversary by inviting their four children and their friends to their wooded country estate. Their plans for a happy family celebration go terribly wrong when they are attacked by a band of masked men wielding crossbows. They have no idea who their assailants are, what they want, or even whether or not they are in the  house.  Reported special features include a making of featurette and audio commentary with the director Adam Wingard, writer Simon Barnett, and actors Sharni Vinson and Barbara Crampton.

Fans of The Walking Dead‘s Danai Gurira will enjoy seeing her take on a more emotionally vulnerable role in director Andrew Dosunmu’s Mother of George. Adenike (Gurira) and Ayodele (Isaach De Bankolé)  are Nigerian newlyweds living in New York City. They find they are unable to conceive a child though their family and friends quickly expect them to. Under tremendous cultural pressure to produce, Adenike makes a shocking decision that could either bring her family together or tear it apart forever. The film also stars international music star Angélique Kidjo.  Oscilloscope Pictures will release Mother of George on DVD and Blu-ray February 4, 2014.

Paramount Home Media Distribution and CBS Home Entertainment have announced plans to distribute the CBS summer hit Under the Dome on home media November 5, 2013. The series centers on a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of civilization by a large dome. Townspeople must work to find answers about where the dome came from and why it is there while they attempt to cope with their new life in isolation. The show stars Breaking Bad’s Dean Norris, Rachelle Lefevre, Aisha Hinds, Mike Vogel, Natalie Martinez, Britt Robertson, and Alexander Koch and is executive produced by Stephen Spielberg, Stephen King, and others. Amazon is offering a special deluxe blu-ray edition in dome-shaped packaging with exclusive extras.

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