New DVD Releases: Tuesday, February 5, 2008
A number of really good movies coming out on DVD this Tuesday.
- The Brave One (Thriller) – A woman (Jodie Foster), who was brutally attacked, tries to recover by going on a mission to get revenge.
Cast: Jodie Foster, Zoe Kravitz, Mary Steenburgen, Terrence Howard, Blaze Foster, Victor Colicchio; Directed by: Neil Jordan
- Across the Universe (Drama) – The love story about a British boy and an American girl is set against the backdrop of the social upheaval of the 1960s. Although not about the Beatles, the musical will use their songs to drive the narrative, with the actors singing and dancing to the classic tunes.
Cast: Jim Sturgess, Evan Rachel Wood, Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs, Cynthia Loebe, Martin Luther, T.V. Carpio, Heather Janneck; Directed by: Julie Taymor
- Feast of Love (Drama) – Directed by Oscar winner Robert Benton (“Kramer vs. Kramer”), the story is based on a Charles Baxter novel and revolves around a community of friends in Oregon who navigate the sometimes painful incarnations of love.
Cast: Morgan Freeman, Selma Blair, Greg Kinnear, Radha Mitchell; Directed by: Robert Benton
- Elizabeth the Golden Age (Drama) – Reprising the roles they originated in seven-time Academy Award®-nominated Elizabeth,Cate Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush return for a gripping historical thriller laced with treachery and romance–”The Golden Age.” Joining them in the epic is Clive Owen as Sir Walter Raleigh, a dashing seafarer and newfound temptation for Elizabeth.
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Clive Owen, Geoffrey Rush, Samantha Morton; Directed by: Shekhar Kapur
- 2 Days in Paris (Comedy/Drama/Romance) – 2 Days in Paris follows two days in the relationship of a New York based couple; a French photographer Marion (Delpy) and American interior designer Jack (Goldberg), as they attempt to re-infuse their relationship with romance by taking a vacation in Europe. Their trip to Venice didn’t really work out–they both came down with gastroenteritis. They have higher hopes for Paris. But the combination of Marion’s overbearing non-English speaking parents’, flirtatious ex-boyfriends’, and Jack’s obsession with photographing every famous Parisian tombstone and conviction that French condoms are too small, only adds fuel to the fire. Will they be able to salvage their relationship? Will they ever have sex again? Or will they merely manage to perfect the art of arguing?
Cast: Julie Delpy, Adam Goldberg, Daniel Brühl; Directed by: Julie Delpy
Special Editions/Boxed Sets:
- The Apartment (Collector’s Edition)
- The Jane Austen Book Cub