November 22, 2011 - Notable New DVD Movie Releases:
Sarah's Key DVD
Tagline: Uncover the mystery.
Length: 111 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic material including disturbing situations involving the Holocaust
Kristin Scott Thomas stars in this drama adapted from Tatiana de Rosnay's bestselling novel. Half of the story involves 10-year-old Sarah and her family, who are taken into custody in 1942 along with 13,000 other Jews in the historical event known as the Vel d'Hiv Roundup. The other half takes place 60 years later and centers on Julia (Scott Thomas), an American journalist living in Paris who is preparing an article on the Vel d'Hiv Roundup. Julia soon discovers that the apartment she and her husband are about to move into is the place where Sarah and her family lived, leading to other revelations.
- Sarah's Key is also available on DVD.
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World DVD and Blu-ray Disc
Length: 89 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG for mild action and rude humor
This family-oriented adventure film is the follow-up to the three Spy Kids movies released during 2001 through 2003. Robert Rodriguez is back as writer-director, but the cast is almost completely different. Gone are Carla Gugino and Antonio Banderas, while Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara, who played the title characters, are now young adults and play only supporting roles. The new title characters are 10-year-olds portrayed by Rowan Blanchard and Mason Cook. The other new main character is the spy kids' stepmom, played by Jessica Alba. Also, the new family has a talking dog (voice of Ricky Gervais).
- The Spy Kids: All the Time in the World Blu-ray and DVD combo edition includes: DVD, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and digital copy.
- A DVD-only edition of Spy Kids: All the Time in the World is also available.
Super 8 DVD and Blu-ray Disc
Tagline: It arrives.
Length: 112 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language and some drug use
Directed by J.J. Abrams (Star Trek, Mission: Impossible III), this science-fiction adventure is reminiscent of old Spielberg movies. The main characters are half a dozen junior high students living in an Ohio industrial town in 1979. The kids are making a zombie film that will star Alice (Elle Fanning). The director is the chubby Charles (Riley Griffiths), while the makeup and special effects guy is Joe (Joel Courtney). The kids happen to shoot a terrible train wreck and discover something creepy in the footage they've shot. But U.S. military personnel descend on the town, and what is going on gradually emerges.
- Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes
- Deleted Scenes
- The Super 8 Blu-ray and DVD combo edition includes: DVD, Blu-ray disc, and digital copy.
- A DVD-only edition of Super 8 is also available.
Additional DVD Releases of Interest This Week:12 Angry Men (1957) The Criterion Collection Blu-ray Disc
- 12 Angry Men (1957) The Criterion Collection is also available on DVD.
- Widescreen The Devil's Double is also available on DVD.
- Six-Disc DVD Set
- Prequels on Selected Episodes
- Commentary on Selected Episodes
- Doctor Who The Complete Sixth Series is also available on Blu-ray Disc.
- The Conan the Barbarian Blu-ray and DVD combo edition includes: DVD, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and digital copy.
- A DVD-only edition of Conan the Barbarian is also available.
- A Blu-ray-disc-only edition of Conan the Barbarian is also available.
- The Family Tree is also available on Blu-ray disc.
- Helldriver is also available on Blu-ray disc.
- Black and White
- Three-Disc DVD Set
- Audition Footage
- Rushmore is also available on DVD.