There are a bunch of new DVD and Blu-ray movies this week. New releases include Gone Girl (Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike), The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power (Victor Webster), A Walk Among the Tombstones (giveway | Liam Neeson), Jessabelle (Sarah Snook), Revenge of the Green Dragons (Justin Chon, Kevin Wu), The Identical (Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd, Seth Green), and The Two Faces of January (Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst). Continue reading for a summary of the new Blu-ray and DVD releases for this week.
DVDs coming out the week of January 13, 2015
- Gone Girl
Gone Girl, which was directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn, unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?
- The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power
Join an exciting new chapter in the action-packed series from the Producers of The Mummy. After the king of Norvania is assassinated, the legendary Scorpion King Mathayus is framed for the crime and must fight off an entire kingdom of soldiers. Now Mathayus (Victor Webster) and his only remaining allies, a mysterious woman and her unconventional father, are the last hope to stop the evil heir to the throne on his quest for an ancient and almighty mystical power. Featuring Lou Ferrigno (The Hulk) and an all-star cast of fighters, including Roy Big Country Nelson (Winner of The Ultimate Fighter), Royce Gracie (UFC Hall of Fame) and Don Wilson (Three-time World Kickboxing Champion).
- A Walk Among the Tombstones (giveway)
Liam Neeson stars in A Walk Among the Tombstones, an action-thriller based on Lawrence Block’s bestselling series of mystery novels. Neeson plays Matt Scudder, an ex-cop turned unlicensed private investigator who reluctantly agrees to help a heroin trafficker (Dan Stevens, TV’s Downton Abbey) hunt down the men who brutally murdered his wife. When the PI learns that this is not the first time, nor will it be the last, that these men have committed this sort of twisted crime, he must blur the line between right and wrong as he races to track the deviants through the backstreets of New York City before they kill again.
From the mastermind producer of Paranormal Activity and Insidious comes the ghostly tale of Jessabelle. Returning to her childhood home in Louisiana to recuperate from a horrific car accident, Jessabelle (Sarah Snook of Sleeping Beauty) comes face to face with a long-tormented spirit that has been seeking her return — and has no intention of letting her escape.
- Revenge of the Green Dragons
In the vein of crime classics like Mean Streets and Infernal Affairs, Revenge of the Green Dragons follows two immigrant brothers Sonny (Justin Chon) and Steven (Kevin Wu) who survive the impoverished despair of New York in the 1980s by joining Chinatown gang The Green Dragons. The brothers quickly rise up the ranks, drawing the unwanted attention of hard-boiled city cops. After an ill-fated love affair pits Sonny against his own brother, he sets out for revenge on the very gang who made him who he is. From acclaimed Director Andrew Lau and Andrew Loo, and legendary Executive Producer Martin Scorsese comes a brilliant mix between a Hong Kong action film and a New York City crime thriller, portraying the never-before-told true story of The Green Dragons.
- The Identical
The Identical is a redemptive movie about a young man, the son of a preacher, who rejects his father s desire for him to join the ministry and instead embarks on a career as a rock singer. As he struggles to pursue his dream and rise to stardom, he finds love, pain, success, failure and ultimately uncovers a hidden family secret that reveals who he really is.
- The Two Faces of January
From the author of The Talented Mr. Ripley and the producers of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy comes a stylish and breathtaking thriller following the charismatic Chester MacFarland (Viggo Mortensen) and his alluring wife Colette (Kirsten Dunst) as they befriend a young guide (Oscar Isaac) during a European trip. Their friendship quickly takes a dangerous turn when it morphs into a love triangle rife with envy, obsession, and murder.