Cool stuff on DVD today: 'Wild Style,' 'The Heat', more
05:00 AM, Oct 15, 2013
Wondering what the heck you should watch this week? Here are a few new options:
Release o’ the week: Wild Style. A 30th anniversary edition of Charlie Ahearn’s landmark 1983 hip-hop film arrives today. Pioneers Fab 5 Freddy, Grandmaster Flash, the Rock Steady Crew and Cold Crush Brothers are among the stars of this scripted fan favorite, which includes commentary and other extras.
- The Heat. As I mentioned earlier, the latest from director Paul Feig is more than your typical buddy cop movie.
- Pacific Rim. Guillermo del Toro assaults our senses with this high-impact robotic adventure.
- Defiance: Season One. Syfy’s immersive, futuristic drama returns for a second season next year.
- Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States. The director’s series examines events from the 20th century that had a major impact on this country.
- Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle. Hosed by Liev Schreiber, the documentary looks at the history of comic-book superheroes.
Also out: Bewitched: The Complete Series, I Dream of Jeannie: The Complete Series, The Partridge Family: The Complete Series, Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, Anger Management: Volume Two, The Colony, Hart of Dixie: The Complete Second Season, Maniac, Star Wars: The Clone Wars - The Complete Season Five, Brains on Trial with Alan Alda, Eyes Without A Face, A Hijacking
Blu-ray highlight: Teen classic Weird Science is out in the format, as are an anniversary edition of Love Actually and Clint Eastwood’s High Plains Drifter
Related news: The poetic Jayne Mansfield’s Car arrives on DVD Dec. 10.
Next week: Richard Linklater’s Before Midnight arrives.