Cool stuff on DVD today: 'The Ice Storm' and more
05:00 AM, Jul 23, 2013
Sick of TV? We have some quality summer fare out today:
Release o’ the week:The Ice Storm. This week Criterion issues a special edition of one of my favorite ’90s movies. Ang Lee’s sadly beautiful interpretation of Rick Moody’s novel features a stellar cast of all ages: Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Elijah Wood, Tobey Maguire, Christina Ricci, Katie Holmes. Lee offers commentary, and a documentary includes interviews with the actors. Deleted scenes and an interview with Moody round out a director-approved package worth owning.
- Trance. Danny Boyle directs a frantic and sexy tale starring James McAvoy and Rosario Dawson.
- Twixt. Francis Ford Coppola directs Val Kilmer in this frightening film.
- Ginger & Rosa. Elle Fanning (who also stars in Twixt) is the highlight of this ’60s-set drama.
- Kiss of the Damned. Heroes alum Milo Ventimiglia stars in Xan Cassavetes’ lush and inspired vampire story. (And yep, she’s John’s daughter.)
- The Bitter Buddha. This doc about comedian Eddie Pepitone includes commentary from Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman and others.
Blu-ray highlight: Criterion also releases the 1987 film Babette’s Feast.
Related news: Surprise hit Sharknado arrives Sept. 3.
Next week: The first season of Cinemax’s Banshee arrives.