(KUTV) This week boasts an outrageous amount of family-friendly releases including âThe Life of Pi,â âRise of the Guardians,â âCirque Du Soleil: Wolds Away,” the Blu-ray debuts of “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” and “Willow” as well as the two-film-collection Blu-ray releases for Disney’s “Mulan,” “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” and “Brother Bear.”
For those looking for something a little different can partake of the first season of the BBC’s excellent “Ripper Street,” see Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s breakout performance in “Smashed,” watch Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren in “Hitchcock,” revisit Luis Brunuel’s “Tristana” on Blu-ray or discover 1949’s “Samson and Delilah” starring George Sanders (on DVD for the very first time).
Science fiction devotees will want to pick up the special edition releases of “Doctor Who: The Ark in Space” as well “Doctor Who: The Aztecs.” Horror fans should consider IFC Midnight’s “In Their Skin” with Selma Blair.
If you prefer a slice of reality I’d recommend seeking out Tiffany Shlain’s personal examination of society’s growing obsession with technology in “Connected.” Other documentaries include Arnon Goldfinger’s “The Flat,â where the filmmaker discovers his grandparents were friends with a leading official in the Nazi propaganda ministry, and âYouâve Been Trumped,â the infuriating story about how Donald Trump strong-armed a Scottish community to build a golf course.
-Ryan Michael Painter
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