Looks like the week after July 4th is also a slow one for DVDs and Blu-rays. There are only two new Blu-ray and DVD movie worth mentioning this week: Bad Words (Jason Bateman) and Nymphomaniac Vol 1 & Vol 2 (Charlotte Gainsbourg). I have not seen either films, but Bad Words probably has a lot of bad language, and Nymphomaniac probably has a lot of sexual content. Yeah, I know, I’m really going out on a limb with the second prediction. Continue reading for a summary of the new Blu-ray and DVD releases.
Blu-ray and DVD movie coming out the week of July 8, 2014
- Bad Words
Jason Bateman makes his feature directorial debut with the subversive comedy, Bad Words. Bateman stars as Guy Trilby, a 40-year-old who finds a loophole in the rules of The Golden Quill national spelling bee and decides to cause trouble by hijacking the competition. Contest officials, outraged parents, and overly ambitious 8th graders are no match for Guy, as he ruthlessly crushes their dreams of victory and fame. As a reporter (Kathryn Hahn) attempts to discover his true motivation, Guy finds himself forging an unlikely alliance with a competitor: awkward 10-year-old Chaitanya (Rohan Chand), who is completely unfazed by Guy’s take-no-prisoners approach to life.
- Nymphomaniac Vol 1 & Vol 2
Nymphomaniac is the story of Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg), a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac who is discovered badly beaten in an alley by an older bachelor, Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård), who takes her into his home. As he tends to her wounds, she recounts the erotic story of her adolescence and young-adulthood (portrayed in flashback by newcomer Stacy Martin). Volume 1 also stars Shia LaBeouf, Christian Slater, Uma Thurman, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Connie Nielsen and Udo Kier. Volume 2 continues with the story of the self-diagnosed nymphomaniac Joe and her adulthood, during which her journey of self-discovery leads to darker complications. The film stars Jamie Bell, Willem Dafoe, Mia Goth and Jean-Marc Barr.