Wednesday, August 17, 2011

New on Blu-Ray - August 16, 2011

The Big Lebowski (1998)

Synopsis:  Includes: Limited Edition collectible 28-pg book packaging including an exclusive interview Jeff Bridges’ on-set photography a film timeline trivia and much more!From the Academy Award®-winning Coen brothers The Big Lebowski is a hilariously quirky comedy about bowling a severed toe White Russians and a guy named…The Dude. Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski doesn’t want any drama in his life…heck he can’t even be bothered with a job. But he must embark on a quest with his bowling buddies after his rug is destroyed in a twisted case of mistaken identity. Starring Jeff Bridges John Goodman Julianne Moore Steve Buscemi Philip Seymour Hoffman and John Turturro experience the cultural phenomenon of The Dude in the “#1 cult film of all time!” (The Boston Globe)

Genre: Comedy, Crime

Run Time : 117 Min.

Demolition Man (1993)

Synopsis:  Frozen in 1996, Phoenix (Wesley Snipes), a convicted killer is "thawed" out for parole well into the 21st century. Revived into a crime free society, Phoenix resumes his murderous rampage, and no one can stop him. Spartan (Sylvester Stallone), the cop who captured Phoenix in 1996 has also been cryogenically frozen, this time for a crime he didn't commit. In desperation they turn to Spartan to help recapture Phoenix.

Genre: Action, Crime

Run Time : 115 Min.

The Specialist (1994)

Synopsis:  Ray Quick (Stallone) is an ex-CIA bomb expert now living as an high-tech outsider somewhere in Miami, Florida. May Munro (Sharon Stone) has heard of his skills and tries over and over to convince Ray to bomb the guys who killed her parents once. Ray begins to overshadow May. He is interested in May's case, but still is of the opinion to never use his skills again. The situation changes dramatically when a former CIA comrade of Ray appears on the scene.

Genre: Action, Thriller

Run Time : 110 Min.

Assassins (1995)

Synopsis:  Robert Rath (Stallone) is a seasoned hitman who just wants out of the business with no back talk. But, as things go, it ain't so easy. A younger, peppier assassin named Bain (Antonio Banderas) is having a field day trying to kill said older assassin. Rath teams up with a computer hacker named Electra (Julianne Moore) to defeat the obsessed Bain.

Genre: Action, Thriller, Crime

Run Time : 132 Min.

Cobra (1986)

Synopsis:  City cop is on the trail of a serial killer. Loaded with action and violence. Stallone fans will love this Rambo-like movie with Stallone on the chase instead of the run.

Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller

Run Time : 87 Min.

Armed and Dangerous (1986)

Synopsis:  John Candy and Eugene Levy charge into the world of private security in the outrageous action-comedy Armed and Dangerous. Unfortunately, they're usually charging in the wrong direction! When Candy, a bungling cop, and Levy, an inept lawyer, lose their jobs, they wind up together at the Guard Dog Security Company. After thorough training in the use of firearms (for two hours), they're raring to go. But even as security guards they can't cut it, and rip-offs take place right under their noses. Eventually they figure out the robberies aren't coincidental, and that their company is in cahoots with the security union's mobster president (Robert Loggia, Jagged Edge). Eager to snag the crooks, Candy and Levy set out as spies and in a wild car chase turn a million-dollar heist into an armored carnival! When the dust finally settles, Candy and Levy save the day as the hilarious rent-a-cop duo that’s never funnier than when they're Armed and Dangerous.

Genre: Action, Comedy

Run Time : 88 Min.

Hush (1998)

Synopsis:  Jessica Lange, Academy Award winner (Tootsie, Best Supporting Actress, 1982; Blue Sky, Best Actress,1994), and Gwyneth Paltrow star in this intricate, intense thriller about a young bride who becomes the emotional pawn of her controlling mother-in-law. Without family of her own, Helen is initially charmed by her impressive in-law and the sprawling estate where she lives. But behind the storybook scene lie dangerous secrets and dark motives. With the chilling undertones of Rosemary's Baby, Hush is a nightmarish lullaby of a maternal love that leads into madness.

Genre: Thriller

Run Time : 96 Min.

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