Home entertainment previews, January 15
Catch action with Liam, Woody Allen’s latest, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Bruce Lee and more this week on DVD and Blu-ray. Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
Taken 2 - 20th Century Fox - Rated PG-13
Taken 2 has loads of sweaty palm action. It's pretty much a retread of the first…and it's not high art, but it is a good time. Bonus features include
Extras include an alternate ending and a featurette. The blu-ray adds an unrated cut, deleted scenes and two featurettes.
To Rome With Love - Sony - Rated R
Woody Allen's latest film, To Rome With Love consists of four completely unrelated stories tossed together which seem more like sketches. The result is flat with few laughs. Extras include a featurette.
Won't Back Down - 20th Century Fox - Rated PG
While Won't Back Down is a little melodramatic at times, this story, based on true events, stars two terrific actresses, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis who both turn in award - worthy performances. This outstanding, inspirational film is terrific. Extras include Deleted scenes, commentary and two featurettes.
I Am Bruce Lee – Shout Factory – Not Rated
The documentary I Am Bruce Lee is an interesting, involving documentary about the man and his impact on cinema, television, culture and Mixed Martial Arts. Made with the cooperation of the family and featuring his widow, who sometimes lives in Boise, it’s a very good insight into the man who became an icon. Extras include Bruce Lee’s personal films, his Hollywood audition, and two featurettes. It’s My Pick of the Week!
The Possession - Lionsgate - Rated PG-13
Based on a true story, The Possession takes a twist on the typical possession movie, this time with a Jewish legend. The film employs a good buildup and gets creepy and intense, with several spine tingling moments. The film sent chills down my spine repeatedly. Bonus features include two commentaries and a featurette.
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