Your Mid-Week Guide To DVD & Blu Ray: Oblivion, The Place Beyond The Pines, Mud And More

By: 08.07.13  •  11 Comments
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The handsome aristocrat Morton Salt is off exploring the Dead Sea for treasure and possibly using his sexuality for espionage, so I’m filling in this week to let you know what’s coming to your living rooms on DVD, Blu Ray and Video on Demand this week. And, boy, is there plenty of excitement and adventure to be had from the comfort of your own beer-stained futons and wicker rattans this week!

Coming to you on DVD, Blu Ray and VOD are:

Oblivion

The Place Beyond the Pines

Mud

On the Road

The Sapphires

Aftershock

To the Wonder

Not Today

West of Memphis

Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal

The King of the Streets

Wow, so much to choose from! I sure hope that I’ve included some plot synopses and movie still for you to read and look at while deciding what you want to watch this week.

Oblivion

Oblivion (our review)

Tom Cruise stars in Oblivion, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from the visionary director of TRON: Legacy and producers of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind. 2077: Jack Harper (Cruise) serves as a security repairmen stationed on an evacuated Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying alien threat who still scavenges what’s left of our planet, Jack’s mission is almost complete. In a matter of two weeks, he will join the remaining survivors on a lunar colony far from the war-torn world he has long called home. Living in and patrolling the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, Jack’s soaring existence is brought crashing down after he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Drawn to Jack through a connection that transcends logic, her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he thought he knew. With a reality that is shattered as he discovers shocking truths that connect him to Earth of the past, Jack will be pushed to a heroism he didn’t know he contained within. The fate of humanity now rests solely in the hands of a man who believed our world was soon to be lost forever.

Should You Watch It? Look, someone went to a lot of trouble to write that long synopsis, so you should at least give it a shot.

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