NOW YOU SEE ME

Though there’s no huge title this week, there’s a lot of good little things to find with Now You See Me hitting home video alongside some interesting catalog titles, and the first Mystery Science Theater appearance on Blu-ray.

New:

  • Cockneys vs. Zombies: Following in the footsteps of Shaun of the Dead has led to some less interesting movies, and we’re curious if this is another film that won’t be able to hurdle feeling like a second hand joke. Oh well.
  • Da Vinci’s Demons: The Complete Season One, The Office: Season Nine, Person of Interest: The Complete Second Season, Revolution: The Complete First Season, Spartacus: War of the Damned, The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Fourth Season: Perhaps the most interesting of the TV hitting home video this week is the final season of The Office, which was a bumpy ride, but had a nice landing. Remember Brian the Boom Guy? Oy.
  • The Iceman: Michael Shannon deserves to be the lead in movies, but this may not be a great film. That said, it has Chris Evans in the role Michael Shannon would normally play, so it’s not without merit.
  • The Lords of Salem: Rob Zombie’s latest didn’t get the hoopla of his previous efforts, though surely he still has a fanbase. Perhaps more people would respect him if he didn’t cast his wife as his leading lady.
  • Now You See Me: One of the summer’s biggest surprises, this ensemble heist film is now generating sequel talk. It’s no surprise as audiences seemed to love the movie, which did well in the face of blockbuster competition. Perhaps because it was the only alternative.
  • Sharknado: Yeah, this happened. Let us not speak of it again.

Classics:

  • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, The Fugitive: 20th Anniversary Edition, The Ten Commandments: Ultimate Collector’s Edition, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981): Warner Brothers latest catalog releases offers Jim Carrey at his peak, an action classic, and an intruiging remake that’s better known for its sex scenes than anything else.
  • Creepshow 2, Idle Hands: Image is picking up some of the slack from Scream Factory by putting out some lesser but still loved horror movies. Of the two, Idle Hands is the better one, though it’s basically a riff on a sequence from Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn. Still charming though.
  • Marnie: The latest single-disc release from the Hitchcock box set. Though the transfer on this one isn’t the best, it’s still a great movie, and one of Hitchcock’s most underrated.
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie: There are actual supplements on this one, which makes it a must-buy for any MST3K fan, though the people behind the movie let us know what they thought of the process in their “Earth Vs. Soup” sketches.

What are you picking up this week?