Cool stuff on DVD today: 'The Ice Storm' and more

05:00 AM, Jul 23, 2013

Criterion issues 'The Ice Storm' on DVD and Blu-ray today. Criterion/


Written By by Whitney Matheson, USA TODAY

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.

Also out: Welcome to the Punch, Starbuck, Love and Honor, The Silence, Graceland, Tower of Evil, Superjail: Season 3

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.