Delmer Daves Westerns: The Criterion Collection is serving up freshly restored versions of two movies by talented studio director Delmer Daves. The most recognizable is “3:10 to Yuma,” a 1957 effort that spawned a 2007 remake. The film focuses on a rancher (Dan Evans) charged with escorting an outlaw (Glenn Ford) to the train that will take him to prison. Also out is “Jubal,” a 1956 film starring Ford as a ranch hand who gets in trouble when his employer’s wife attempts to seduce him. Ernest Borgnine and Rod Steiger also star.
“Dexter” – The Seventh Season: Showtime announced that season eight (debuting in June) is the last for its popular drama about a Miami forensics expert who is also a serial killer. Fans who are feeling behind, can catch all the seventh season action with this release.
“Frankie Go Boom”: Comedy about a man (Charlie Hunnam) who gains unwanted celebrity when his antagonistic brother (Chris O’Dowd) uploads his amateur sex tape to the internet, turning it into a viral hit. Chris Noth, Lizzy Caplan and Ron Perlman also star. Written and directed by Jordan Roberts.
“A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III”: Story of a successful graphic designer (Charlie Sheen) who reflects on his past when the love of his life (Katheryn Winnick) leaves him. Also stars Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray and Patricia Arquette. Written and directed by Roman Coppola.
“Crimewave”: Director Sam Raimi’s 1985 comedy about inept assassins is receiving its DVD and Blu-ray debut. The movie is noteworthy not only because Raimi directed but because he co-wrote the screenplay with Academy Award winners Joel and Ethan Coen.
“Liz & Dick”: TV movie about the love affair between movie stars Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Lindsay Lohan plays Taylor and Grant Bowler plays Burton.
“A Good Day to Die Hard”: The fifth entry in Bruce Willis’ “Die Hard” franchise won’t be available on DVD and Blu-ray until June 4, but fans can purchase an early digital download beginning this week.
“Warm Bodies”: This horror-comedy by writer-director Jonathan Levine is also available for digital download starting this week. The wider DVD and Blu-ray release is set for June 4.
By Forrest Hartman