Cool stuff on DVD today: 'Springsteen & I' and more
05:00 AM, Oct 29, 2013
Update: At your request, I will now include on-demand releases in our weekly roundup!
After last week’s wonderful crop of releases, I’m not too surprised that today we have far fewer. Read and rent:
Release o’ the week: Springsteen & I. This documentary showcases fans whose lives have been changed or improved thanks to the Boss’ timeless tunes.
- Family Tree: The Complete First Season. Christopher Guest’s HBO comedy follows a man (Chris O’Dowd) who traces his roots.
- Damages: The Complete Series. Having seen every season, I’d say this series would be worth a binge-watch, particularly for the exquisite performances by Glenn Close and guest stars Ted Danson, John Goodman, Martin Short and Lily Tomlin (all in serious roles).
- The Perfect American. Philip Glass’ opera chronicles Walt Disney’s final days.
Also out: R.I.P.D., Monsters University, Cars 3D, Byzantium, Poirot: Series 9, Pablo Neruda, La Notte (Criterion)
Now on demand: Most cable services are offering the following flicks before their DVD release dates: Angels Sing (Nov. 1), As I Lay Dying (Nov. 1), CBGB (Nov. 1), Museum Hours (Nov. 3)
Related news: Acclaimed teen flick The Spectacular Now arrives on DVD Jan. 14.
Next week: Look for the retro indie Computer Chess.