“What’s New on Blu?” – Week of 07/23/12

What's New on Blu?

Whether you rent or buy movies, Blu-ray offers the ultimate in sight and sound. Streaming is convenient, but if you plan on watching the movie more than once, you need Blu. So, What’s New On Blu? you ask. Well, good, bad or indifferent, Go,See,Talk offers up a trio of titles that are being released each week. Check out what’s hitting the shelves this week…

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Many times truth is stranger than fiction and the inspiration for Je-kyu Kang’s epic WWII era film comes from this inspirational and unbelievable true story. An Asian man wearing a German uniform was discovered by the U.S. Military at Normandy on D-Day. Upon questioning, he was identified as a Korean. Korea was under Japanese occupation during World War II and many Koreans were forced into the Japanese army and sent to the frontlines against China and the Soviet Union. This screened at the Dallas International Film Festival (with director Je-kyu Kang present – check out our interview with him) and was met with incredible praise. You really need to see this tense and touching war piece.

Blu-ray Release Date (U.S.):  Tuesday, July 24, 2012.

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Elizabeth Olsen stars in this suspenseful, edge-of-your-seat thriller presented in real time as one shocking, uninterrupted shot. When Sarah (Olsen) finds herself sealed inside her family’s secluded lake house with no contact to the outside world, panic soon turns to terror as events become increasingly ominous. Directed by filmmaking duo Chris Kentis and Laura Lau (Open Water), it’s a tension-filled journey. Check out our review here as well s Andrew’s interview with the directors.

Blu-ray Release Date (U.S.):  Tuesday, July 24, 2012.

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What appears to be a random kidnapping becomes something more sinister when Secret Service Agent Jeremy Reins discovers he’s being used as a pawn in a terrorist plot. Watching the clock tick down to an unknown catastrophe, Jeremy is forced by his captors to listen to the outside world on the brink of collapse, knowing that the only way to save the people he loves is to divulge a secret that he has sworn to protect.  Brake is an action packed trill ride; own it today on Blu-ray.

Blu-ray Release Date (U.S.):  Tuesday, July 24, 2012.

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Allen Meneric is committed to a psychiatric institution for the criminally insane because of a brutal revenge murder. There he is forced to deal with the very ill and the dangerous until, as part of a socialization program, he is transferred to minimum security where he meets Mia, a beautiful bipolar female inmate. Ever haunted by his past, Allen seeks his redemption when sudden events demand that he protect Mia from the violence and chaos of the institution. On the Inside is probably a rental at best.

Blu-ray Release Date (U.S.):  Tuesday, July 24, 2012.

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Footnote is the story of a great rivalry between a father and son, both eccentric professors in the Talmud department of Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The son has an addictive dependency on the embrace and accolades that the establishment provides, while his father is a stubborn purist with a fear and profound revulsion for what the establishment stands for, yet beneath his contempt lies a desperate thirst for some kind of recognition. The Israel Prize, Israel’s most prestigious national award, is the jewel that brings these two to a final, bitter confrontation.

Blu-ray Release Date (U.S.):  Tuesday, July 24, 2012.

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  • Andrew Crump

    I dug Taegukgi years ago when that was the big thing in SK cinema, so I imagine I’ll check out My Way soon enough. Nothing wrong with big wartime melodrama, which is what most of the SK war cinema I’ve seen is all about.