Home Video Releases: Dexter, Liz &Dick, Warm Bodies and more

Home Video Releases: Dexter, Liz &Dick, Warm Bodies and more


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) Home Video Releases: Dexter, Liz &Dick, Warm Bodies and moreleaves 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

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