Blu-ray and DVD

Blu-Ray/DVD Round-up 8/21: A SEPARATION, NCIS, THE CLOSER and more!

This week’s biggest release is definitely A Separation. It won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2012, becoming the first Iranian film to do so. It also won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film along with various other awards and nominations. Also, the film was nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the Academy Awards which rarely happens with foreign language films.

Here’s the trailer for the film:

And as usual please don’t hesitate to share what DVDs and Blu-Rays you’ve bought recently, or plan to buy this week, in the comments. Let everyone know what you think should be bought or skipped!


Skip It! 

  1. One in the Chamber, (starring Dolph Lundgren, Cuba Gooding Jr, and Billy Murray), Two Disco Combo Blu-Ray and DVD. To be honest, I’m putting this in the skip it, because I’m not familiar with the film. If you’ve seen it, do let us know if it’s good! Check out the crazy trailer on our YouTube channel.


Rent It! 

  1. Freelancers, (starring Robert De Niro, Forest Whitaker, Dana Delany, 50 Cent, and Beau Garrett), Blu-Ray and DVD.
  2. The Dictator, (starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Sayed Badreya, Aasif Mandvi, Rizwan Manji, Megan Fox, Anna Faris and John C. Reilly), Banned and Unrated Version on both Blu-Ray and DVD. Here’s our review of the film.
  3. Chimpanzee, Two Disco Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack and DVD. I love Chimpanzee’s! Be sure to read our review here. 
  4. Payback, (starring Margaret Atwood, Gjin Marku, and Eric Schlosser), DVD.
  5. Hide Away, (starring Josh Lucas, James Cromwell, Jon Tenney and Casey LaBow), DVD.
  6. Weekend, (starring Tom Cullen, Chris New, Jonathan Race, Laura Freeman and Johnny Wright), DVD.


Buy It! 

  1. A Separation, (starring Leila Hatami, Kimia Hosseini, Merila Zarei, Peyman Moaadi, Sareh Bayat, Shahab Hosseini, Ali-Asghar Shahbazi, and Shirin Yazdanbakhsh), Blu-Ray and DVD. Must have. Here’s our review of the film.
  2. Bernie, (starring Jack Black, Matthew McConaughey, Shirley MacLaine, Tommy G. Kendrick, Gary Teague, Rick Dial, Mona Lee Fultz, Brady Coleman, Dale Dudley and Grant James), Blu-Ray and DVD. Here’s our review of the films soundtrack.
  3. Mike & Molly: The Complete Second Season, DVD. Melissa McCarty is amazing.
  4. House, M.D.: Season Eight, Blu-Ray and DVD. One of the greatest shows ever.
  5. NCIS: Los Angeles Seasons 1-3, Blu-Ray and DVD.
  6. NCIS: Seasons 1-9, DVD. NCIS is a pretty awesome show.
  7. Revenge: The Complete First Season, DVD. A surprise hit show on ABC! We’re excited for Season 2!
  8. The Closer: The Complete Seventh Season, DVD. One of TNT’s best shows.
  9. Bonsai, (starring Diego Noguera, Nathalia Galgani, Gabriela Arancibia, Trinidad Gonzalez and Hugo Medina), DVD.
  10. Good Will Hunting, (starring Matt Damon, Robin Williams and Ben Affleck), 15th Anniversary Edition on Blu-Ray.



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