Sunday, November 17 2013, 08:44 PM MST
New DVD and Blu-ray Releases For November 12, 2013
(KUTV) This weeks new releases include the Zack Snyder directed reboot of the Superman franchise with the dark, but compelling Man of Steel, DreamWorks Animation's Turbo, the story of a snail who dreams of becoming the greatest race driver in the world, the 25th Anniversary Edition of the highly acclaimed and influential Japanese animated cyberpunk opus Akira as well as a collectors edition box set of Oliver Stone's JFK timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination.
Elsewhere there is the final season and complete box set collection of Dexter, the first seasons from the BBC's dramas The Paradise, based on Emile Zola's Au Bonheur des Dames and Silk, a legal drama from playwright Peter Moffat, as well as the Last Tango in Halifax, a romantic tale starring Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid.
Indie releases include the excellent killer whale documentary Blackfish, Noah Baumbach's Frances Ha starring Greta Gerwig, Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch in director David Gordon Green's highly enjoyable Prince Avalanche, the Hong Kong action film Ip Man: The Final Fight starring Anthony Wong as the legendary titular character, the by-the-numbers crime flick Ambushed with Vinnie Jones and Dolph Lundgren, scream queen Debbie Rochon in the party-gone-wrong horror As Night Falls and the Criterion Collection's Blu-ray debut of Charlie Chaplin's brilliant City Lights.
Fans of 3D documentaries also have a trio of titles from Universal Studios in Polar Bears 3D: Ice Bear, Fascination Coral Reef 3D: Hunters and the Hunted and Ocean Predators 3D.
-Ryan Michael Painter
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