Howdy, folks! Joseph here, and I’ve got some new Bluray releases for you for January 22, 2013. This week’s episode – slim pickins here, folks – features not-so-crooked cops and bad dogs. All set? Let’s do this!
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 85%
From the writer of Training Day comes a gripping, action-packed cop drama starring Academy Awardr nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña. In their mission to abide by their oath to serve and protect, Officers Brian Taylor (Gyllenhaal) and Mike Zavala (Pena) have formed a powerful brotherhood to ensure they both go home at the end of watch. But nothing can prepare them for the violent backlash that happens after they pull over the members of a notorious drug cartel for a routine traffic stop. Seen from the point of view of the officers, gang members, surveillance cameras, dash cams and citizens caught in the line of fire, a 360° perspective creates a gritty, compassionate and intense portrait of the city’s darkest streets, and the brave men and women patrolling them. This movie comes in a two disc Bluray/DVD + Digital Copy set, a single disc Bluray set and a single disc DVD set. This was a fun movie, and it’s one that tried to generate a bit of Oscar buzz in the beginning. Granted, it didn’t pan out, but it didn’t hurt a pretty good movie.
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 59%
Based on the Stephen King’s terrifying novel – A lovable St. Bernard becomes rabid and terrorizes a small community. In rural Maine, married couple (Dee Wallace, Daniel Hugh-Kelly) struggle to repair their crumbling marriage, while their young son (Danny Pintauro) befriends the hulking, but lovable St. Bernard owned by the town’s mechanic (Ed Lauter). With her husband out of town, she and her son take their decrepit car for repairs at the mechanic’s remote farmhouse. As the aging Pinto sputters, stops and dies, Cujo appears. The once docile dog has undergone a hideous transformation – and has become a demonic, impeccable killer possessed of an almost supernatural strength and unholy cunning. Lewis Teague (Cat’s Eye) directed this critically acclaimed spine-chilling tour-de-force. This film comes in both a single disc Bluray and single disc DVD variety. This movie scared the shit out of me growing up. But, this is an endearing movie, and it’s my pick of the week.
That’s all for today, folks. Sorry for the lack of stuff here, but it’s always best to err on the side of caution. Anyway, if I missed anything, or you have any questions or comments, please hit me up in the comments below.
Until next time…