July 20, 2010


The most anticipated title coming to home video this week is probably a toss-up between The Runaways and The Losers. However, I'm sure there are few of you were waiting for the Bruce Willis/Tracy Morgan buddy-cop flick, Cop Out, to come out. Plus, if you're looking for some solid drama, there's a few critic favorites, including one Oscar-nominated doc, and a film from South Korea. Here's our picks for this week.

Featured DVD:

The Runaways
MRQE Metric: 58

The story of the formation of '70s all-girl punk band The Runaways. Director Floria Sigismondi and Producer Joan Jett worked closely on the story, focusing on the relationship between Jett (Kristen Stewart) and lead singer Cherie Currie (Dakota Fanning). Yes, may liberties were taken from the actual story, but man, do Stewart and Fanning look a helluva lot like their real-life counter-parts! Blu-ray includes audio commentary with Jett, Stewart, and Fanning, plus interviews with the real-life band members.

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Cop Out
MRQE Metric: 37

Director Kevin Smith turns his camera to the buddy-cop genre, with Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan as two NYPD officers on the hunt for a stolen rare, mint-condition baseball card. This is Smith's first time directing a film he did not write, so some of the charm from his earlier works are not found here -- that's not to say there isn't a good deal of laughs. DVD comes with deleted scenes. Blu-ray exclusives include digital copy plus "Maximum Movie Mode--re-dubbed, "Maximum Comedy Mode"--where Kevin Smith and Seann William Scott host an in-depth look at the movie.

Buy Cop Out (DVD) on Amazon!
Buy Cop Out (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) on Amazon!

The Losers
MRQE Metric: 51

Ripped from the Vertigo comic, which in turn, was adapted from a 1970's DC comic, The Losers follows five members of the elite United States Special Forces sent to the Bolivian jungle on a search and destroy mission. The team is soon betrayed, and that's when things get bloody. Yes, this does sound like The A-Team, but with Zoe Saldana on board, who's to complain? Bonus features include a deleted scene, interviews with the comic book artists, interviews with Saldana, and three behind-the-scenes featurettes.

Buy The Losers (DVD) on Amazon!
Buy The Losers (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) on Amazon!

MRQE Metric: 85

South Korean director Bong Joon-ho's drama about a widowed mother trying to prove the innocence of her son who is accused of murder, was South Korea's official submission for last year's Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. While it didn't get the nomination, it did receive rave reviews from critics during it's limited theatrical release in March.

Buy Mother (DVD) on Amazon!

The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
MRQE Metric: 76

Nominated for the Academy Award for Documentary Feature, The Most Dangerous Man in America, documents the story of the Daniel Ellsberd, the Pentagon Papers, and its publication in The New York Times in 1971. Ellsberg was a high-level Pentagon official who leaked 7,000 pages of these top secret documents to the New York paper, resulting in a landmark Supreme Court case. Bonus features include interviews with Naomi Wolf, the author of the book on which the film is based, and "The Nixon Tapes" featuring 13 minutes of audio clips in which former President Richard Nixon discusses Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers with his inner circle.

Buy The Most Dangerous Man in America (DVD) on Amazon!

Buy The Most Dangerous Man in America (Blu-ray) on Amazon!

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