[Blu-Ray Review] ‘The Invitation’: Now Available On Blu-ray Combo Pack From Drafthouse 1

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘The Invitation’: Now Available On Blu-ray Combo Pack From Drafthouse

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Director: Karyn Kusama

Cast: Logan Marshall-Green, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Michiel Huisman

Release Date: Now Available on Blu-ray Combo Pack

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Film Rating: 9/10
Disc Rating: 6.5/10

Synopsis:

In this taut psychological thriller by Karyn Kusama (Girlfight, Jennifer’s Body), the tension is palpable when Will (Logan Marshall-Green, Prometheus) shows up to a dinner party hosted by his ex-wife Eden (Tammy Blanchard, Into the Woods) and new husband David (Michiel Huisman, “Game of Thrones”). The estranged divorcees’ tragic past haunts an equally eerie present; amid Eden’s suspicious behavior and her mysterious house guests, Will becomes convinced that his invitation was extended with a hidden agenda. Unfolding over one dark evening in the Hollywood Hills, The Invitation blurs layers of mounting paranoia, mystery, and horror until both Will—and the audience—are unsure what threats are real or imagined. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] ‘The Invitation’: Now Available On Blu-ray Combo Pack From Drafthouse”

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘The Connection’ Is A Riveting & Powerful Crime Thriller: Now Available On Blu-ray & DVD From Drafthouse Films

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Director: Cédric Jimenez

Cast: Jean Dujardin, Gilles Lellouche, Céline Sallette

Release Date: Now Available on Blu-Ray & DVD

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Film Rating: 9/10
Disc Rating: 8.5/10

 

Synopsis:

A stylish, ’70’s-period crime thriller inspired by true events, THE CONNECTION tells the story of real-life Marseille magistrate Pierre Michel (Academy Award ® Winner Jean Dujardin,  The Artist, The Wolf of Wall Street) and his relentless crusade to dismantle the most notorious drug smuggling operation in history: the French Connection. In his crosshairs is charismatic and wealthy kingpin, Gatean, who runs the largest underground heroin trade into the States. Though the fearless and tenacious Michel, aided by a task force of elite cops, will stop at nothing to ensure the crime ring’s demise, Zampa’s “La French” always seems one step ahead. As La French mounts its retaliation, Michel will be forced to make the most difficult decision of his life: to continue waging his war, or ensure his family’s safety, before it’s too late.

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[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Spring’ Is A Unique, Beautiful & Monstrous Love Story: Now On Blu-Ray* & DVD From Drafthouse Films, FilmBuff & Anchor Bay

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Director(s): Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead

Cast: Lou Taylor Pucci, Nadia Hilker

Release Date: Now Available on Blu-Ray* (*A Best Buy Exclusive) & DVD (Everywhere)

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Film Rating: 9/10
Disc Rating: 9.5/10

 

Synopsis:

After the death of his mother and a bar fight that could lead to jail time, sous-chef Evan (Lou Taylor Pucci, Evil Dead, Thumbsucker) flees California for Italy. While backpacking along the spectacular cliffs of the Adriatic coast, he stops in an idyllic village, where he meets and instantly connects with the enchanting and mysterious Louise (European TV star Nadia Hilker in a breakout role). A flirtatious romance begins to bloom between the two – however, Evan soon realizes that the voracious Louise harbors a monstrous, primordial secret that could put both their relationship and their lives in jeopardy. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Spring’ Is A Unique, Beautiful & Monstrous Love Story: Now On Blu-Ray* & DVD From Drafthouse Films, FilmBuff & Anchor Bay”

‘Spring’ Arrives On Blu-ray & DVD June 2 From Drafthouse Films, FilmBuff & Anchor Bay

Spring-DVD-CoverDrafthouse Films, Filmbuff & Anchor Bay have announced the Blu-Ray and DVD releases of ‘Spring’ the latest film from Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (Resolution) which will arrive home on June 2nd. Hit the jump to read the full announcement including special features listings and more. Continue reading “‘Spring’ Arrives On Blu-ray & DVD June 2 From Drafthouse Films, FilmBuff & Anchor Bay”

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Why Don’t You Play In Hell?’ Is Bloody, Over The Top Fun: Now Available On Blu-Ray & DVD From Drafthouse Films

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Director: Sion Sono

Cast: Jun Kunimura, Fumi Nikaidô, Shin’ichi Tsutsumi

Release Date: Now Available on Blu-Ray & DVD

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Film Rating: 9/10
Disc Rating: 8.5/10

 

Plot Summary:

A renegade film crew becomes embroiled with a yakuza clan feud. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Why Don’t You Play In Hell?’ Is Bloody, Over The Top Fun: Now Available On Blu-Ray & DVD From Drafthouse Films”

‘Why Don’t You Play In Hell?’ Comes To Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Download on January 27, 2015 From Drafthouse Films

 

Why.Don't.You.Play.In.Hell-DVD-CoverDrafthouse Films has officially announced the Blu-Ray, DVD & Digital Download releases of Sion Sono’s ‘Why Don’t You Play In Hell?’ set to arrive on January 27th, 2015. Hit the jump to check out the official announcement including artwork, disc specs, special features listings and more. Continue reading “‘Why Don’t You Play In Hell?’ Comes To Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Download on January 27, 2015 From Drafthouse Films”

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘The Congress’ Is Smart, Gorgeous and Powerful; Now Available On Blu-Ray & DVD From Drafthouse Films

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Director: Ari Folman

Cast: Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel, Jon Hamm

Release Date: Now Available on Blu-Ray & DVD

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Film Rating: 8.5/10
Disc Rating: 9/10

 

Plot Summary:

An aging, out-of-work actress accepts one last job, though the consequences of her decision affect her in ways she didn’t consider. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] ‘The Congress’ Is Smart, Gorgeous and Powerful; Now Available On Blu-Ray & DVD From Drafthouse Films”

[Blu-Ray Review] E.L. Katz Strikes Pure Dark Comedy Gold With ‘Cheap Thrills’; Now Available On Blu-Ray & DVD From Drafthouse Films

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Cheap Thrills [Blu-Ray]

Director: E.L. Katz

Cast: Pat Healy, Ethan Embry, Sara Paxton, David Koechner

Release Date: Now Available on Blu-Ray & DVD

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Film Rating: 9/10
Disc Rating: 9.5/10

 

Plot Summary:

A scheming couple put a struggling family man and his old friend through a series of increasingly twisted dares over the course of an evening at a local bar. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] E.L. Katz Strikes Pure Dark Comedy Gold With ‘Cheap Thrills’; Now Available On Blu-Ray & DVD From Drafthouse Films”