DVD Releases of the Week: 'Snowpiercer,' 'Earth to Echo', 'Sex Tape' Lead New Video Releases
The Chris Evans thriller "Snowpiercer", "Earth to Echo", and Cameron Diaz's "Sex Tape" are among just a few of several big hits that will make their way to DVD and Blu Ray Tuesday.
Latin Post.com takes a look at the hottest DVD releases of the week:
Radius TWC's juggernaut hit starring Chris Evans, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer and Allison Pill tells the story of a future where a failed climate-change experiment kills all life on the planet except for a lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe while a class system emerges onboard. The film was received to rave reviews and also became Radius TWC's second-highest grossing film. While it was not distributed in wide release, the movie became a huge hit on VOD. Director Joon-ho Bong has a huge following and the director's fans will definitely flock to see it. Additionally, Science fiction fans in search of something original will definitely enjoy the movie.
Over the summer, Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz released a movie that was expected to be a big hit but failed. The film tells the story of a married couple who wake up to discover that the sex tape they made the evening before has gone missing, leading to a frantic search for its whereabouts. The film scored negative reviews and quickly disappeared out of cinemas. Audiences in search of a refreshing comedy are most likely not going to find it with this movie. However, Diaz and Segel fans will appreciate the flick.
Life After Beth
Back in July, A24 attempted to cross into the mainstream with a zombie movie. The film, starring Aubrey Plaza and Dane Dehaan, tells the story of a young man's recently deceased girlfriend who mysteriously returns from the dead, but he slowly realizes she is not the way he remembered her. The flick premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and had a lot of buzz. However, after A24 decided to release it first on Direct TV, buzz died down and during the theatrical release, the film only made $88,000. Expect indie fans to see the film. However, with so many zombie films on the market, this one will be buried.
The Purge: Anarchy
A year after the release of "The Purge," Universal decided to make a sequel that was even more successful than the original. The new installment tells the story a young couple that works to survive on the streets after their car breaks down right as the annual purge commences. This latest installment may have lacked the star power that Ethan Hawke brought to the original, but it was still received with the same enthusiasm. The DVD release is well timed as Halloween is on its way and, as a result, this film will definitely get viewed and most likely become a cult classic.
Earth to Echo
Originally targeted as this generation's E.T and "The Goonies," the Relativity release was expected to be big. However, it flopped when it was released theatrically and made only $38 million. The science fiction film tells the story of a group of kids who embark on an adventure with an alien who needs their help when a bizarre series of encrypted messages are found. With so many similar films and negative reviews, it is unlikely this film will be a standout.
The Fluffy Movie
The documentary, starring Gabriel Iglesias, shows a comedy concert film that captures the on-stage performance and inspirational success story of Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias. When it was released in theaters, Open Road made $2 million and that was considered a hit. The movie is unlikely to capture mainstream audiences. However, Iglesias fan will definitely appreciate this release.
Also being released on DVD will be Film Movement's "For a Woman," Cohen Media Group's "Le Chef," Zeitgeist's "Siddharth," and Cinema Guild's "Norte, "the End of History." Music Box will also release "A Coffee in Berlin," which Latin Post called "a slow-paced film about soul searching filled with intelligent filmmaking and an insightful script.