“The Intouchables”: French drama about a quadriplegic millionaire (Francois Cluzet) who hires a poor ex-convict (Omar Sy) as his caretaker. The movie, directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, was a nominee for best foreign language film at both the Critics’ Choice Awards and Golden Globes. Presented in French with English subtitles.
“The Twilight Saga – Breaking Dawn Part 1” – Extended Edition: Folks who decide to dip into “Breaking Dawn Part 2” may also want to check out this extended cut of “Part 1.” The release is available on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download, and it contains eight minutes of footage that has never been seen before.
“Schindler’s List” – 20th Anniversary Limited Edition: Universal Studios is trotting out a deluxe release of Steven Spielberg’s magnificent film about a real-life German businessman who protected Jews from Nazi persecution. The set includes Blu-ray, DVD and digital copies of the movie, plus a feature-length documentary containing archival footage and interviews with people familiar with the real-life story.
“Gun Hill Road”: Independent drama about an ex-convict (Esai Morales) who returns to his wife and son after three years in prison and discovers that the family dynamic has drastically changed. Judy Reyes and Harmony Santana also star. Directed by Rashaad Ernesto Green.
“The Bay”: Horror film about an ecological disaster that wreaks havoc on a small Maryland town. The movie, directed by Barry Levinson (“Rain Man,” “Bugsy”), is presented using the found-footage style. Kristin Connolly and Christopher Denham star.
“A Nightmare on Elm Street Collection”: Boxed set featuring Blu-ray versions of the seven original “Elm Street” movies. The 2010 remake and “Freddy Vs. Jason” are not included.
“Regular Show” – Party Pack: Sixteen assorted episodes of the Cartoon Network animated series about a blue jay and raccoon who continually find themselves in mind-blowing situations.
“H2O – Just Add Water” – The Complete Season 1: Introduction to the Australian TV series about three teen girls who are magically transformed into mermaids.
– Forrest Hartman is an independent film critic whose byline has appeared in some of the nation’s largest publications. For more of his work visit www.ForrestHartman.com. E-mail him at [email protected]