DVD/BD News: Moon, Meatballs, Post Grad, and Southland

Alright, folks. I know some of you contributed to 2012‘s worldwide weekend gross of $225 million. I saw it, and must say it was a visual feast. Nobody destroys the world like Ronald Emmerich. But hopefully this is the last chapter to his unofficial “Disaster Trilogy.” I mean after Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow, and now this, how much of the world is there left to destroy? And while I may in the minority, his best movie may be The Patriot. That film falls under the category, “what is this doing in his filmography?” (See also: Michael Mann and The Last of the Mohicans)

While I don’t share Brendan’s love for 2012 I did learn a few things within its 158 minute run time. 1) John Cusack never ages. He looks the same here as he did in Grosse Pointe Blank. 2) Arguile had more damage to his limo in Die Hard than Cusack experienced while driving erratically in Los Angeles. 3) Chiwetel Ejofor needs to be in more movies. 4) Woody Harrelson, who basically had an extended cameo, embodied the true American spirit. As Yellowstone erupts, he nuts up and stands firm.

Here at Inside Pulse Movies today, I give you my take on the new Richard Curtis comedy Pirate Radio, which is a nice companion to Robert Saucedo’s latest Bad Movies Done Right (though now that I think about it, Radio could have used some more sex and drugs). Joe endures a few eye pokes with the latest Three Stooges release, and Danny juxtaposes Doomsday with Hell in a Cell.

And just as a reminder, the Bruno contest ends on November 20th. Instead of two copies, the PR guys sent us five!

Okay, on with the news.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is bringing the surprise box-office hit Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs to home video on January 5, 2010. Consumers will have three options: a 1-disc DVD, a 2-disc DVD or a Blu-ray/DVD combo. The single disc gets shortchanged with only director commentary. The 2-disc and Blu-ray/DVD combo will include that as well as extended scenes, early development scenes, two featurettes on the making of (” A Recipe for Success,” “Key Ingredients”), a “Raining Sunshine” music video with an additional behind the scenes feature and sing-along function, progression reels and Flint’s Food Fight Game. The Blu-ray/DVD Combo release also includes a digital copy for kids who want to watch the movie on the go. Here’s a look at the artwork.



Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has also announced Moon which stars Sam Rockwell for DVD and Blu-ray. It will follow a week after Meatballs on January 12, 2010. There will be no Blu-ray exclusives with this release. Extras will include two commentary tracks. The first is a technical track with Writer/Director Duncan Jones, Director of Photography Gary Shaw, Concept Designer Gavin Rothery and Production Designer Tony Noble. The second commentary features Jones and producer Stuart Fenegen, and 4 featurettes (“The Making of MOON”, “Creating the Visual Effects”, “Science Center Q&A with Director Duncan Jones”, “Filmmaker’s Q&A at the Sundance Film Festival”). Here’s the artwork:


Also on January 12th, Fox Home Entertainment will bring the Alexis Bledel comedy Post Grad to both DVD and Blu-ray. Extras for both releases include deleted and alternate scenes, seven short featurettes (“Real Life Advice with Alexis Bledel and Zach Gilford,” “Know Your Strengths: Career Advice,” “How Not To Get A Job,” “A Guide To Moving Back Home,” “Dress For Success,” “Find Your Match! The Best Job For You,” “What Not To Wear,” and “Post Grad Confidential”) and a music video. Here’s a look at the artwork:



After being resurrected by TNT, Warner Home Video is bringing all seven episodes of Southland‘s first season to DVD on January 29th. The seven episodes will be presented in their uncensored form. No other extras have been announced.


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