Tuesday, June 18 2013, 10:55 AM MDT
New DVD and Blu-ray Releases For May 6, 2013
By Ryan Michael Painter
(KUTV) May 6th marks one of the biggest release weeks of the year. Tom Cruise’s action thriller Jack Reacher makes its home video debut along with Andy Muschietti’s horror Mama starring Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain and The Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as well as Nicholas Spark’s romantic thriller Safe Haven with Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel.
It’s also a busy week for catalogue films making their Blu-ray debut including the 50th Anniversary Edition of The Great Escape, Robin Williams in the dark thriller One Hour Photo, Marlon Brando in John Steinbeck’s Viva Zapata!, Robert Redford in the prison drama Brubaker, Paul Numan in Sidney Lumet’s critically acclaimed courtroom drama The Verdict as well as a two-film collection of the comedies Shanghai Noon and Shanghai Knights starring Owen Wilson and Jackie Chan.
This week also sees the release of two notable box set collections. The first is Twentieth Century Fox’s The Henry Fonda Film Collection featuring 10 films from the actor’s illustrious career including the war classic The Longest Day, John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, the beloved westerns The Ox-Bow Incident, My Darling Clementine and Jesse James. Breaking Glass Pictures releases a box set from maverick director Henry Jaglom featuring three of his comedies from the early ’80s; Sitting Ducks, Can She Bake a Cherry Pie? and New Year’s Day.
Fans of independent cinema should be aware that director Shane Carruth’s Sundance Film Festival favorite Upstream Color and the French animated The Rabbi’s Cat also arrives this week.
To tie in with Baz Luhrmann’s new adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby the BBC is releasing their marvelous documentary The Great Gatsby: Midnight In Manhattan. Those looking for an eye-opening and humbling experience should consider HBO’s four-part photojournalist series Witness.
Television addicts have the sixth and final season of Private Practice or the third season of the cop drama Rookie Blue to choose from.
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