Home video releases typically slow during Christmas and New Year’s week, but the days leading up to the holidays are jam-packed. That means we have a host of newcomers this week, and they range from a new take on the Lone Ranger to a dark drama centered on child abduction.
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This week’s home video releases are anchored by one of the finest documentaries of 2012 and a terrific police drama.
With summer in full swing, studios have slowed their home video output a bit, but we still have a couple noteworthy titles this week. The best is a Jake Gyllenhaal science-fiction thriller that had a reasonably good theatrical run back in April.
This week’s major home video releases span several genres and include everything from a campy musical starring Cher and Christina Aguilera to an Oscar-nominated drama starring James Franco.
Romance must be in the air, as two of this week’s high-profile video releases are love stories. But don’t worry if you’re not into the mushy stuff. We’re also getting a big-budget action film starring Jake Gyllenhaal.
Video Verdict: ‘Twilight: New Moon,’ ‘Blind Side,’ ‘The Fantastic Mr. Fox,’ ‘Brothers,’ ‘Men Who Stare at Goats,’ ‘The African Queen’
This week’s DVD and Blu-ray releases include a Humphrey Bogart/Katharine Hepburn classic, a best picture candidate in the 2009 Oscar race and a pop culture phenomenon that had tweens flocking to theaters just a few months ago.