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01/17/2012 – ‘The Ides of March,’ ‘Abduction,’ ‘Courageous’ and ‘Dirty Girl’

Philip Yu
This Week on DVD/Blu-ray
January 18, 2012

Pick of the Week

The Ides of March Box Art
The Ides of March Box Art

The Ides of March

Ryan Gosling leads an all-star cast in co-writer/director George Clooney's political thriller about amibition, power and corruption. Idealistic campaign worker Stephen Meyers has sworn to give all for Governor Mike Morris, a wild card presidential candidate whose groundbreaking ideas could change the political landscape. However, a brutal Ohio primary threatens to test Morris's integrity. Stephen gets trapped in the down-and-dirty battle and finds himself caught up in a scandal where the only path to survival is to play both sides.

See Ryan Gosling, George Clooney and Evan Rachael Wood in the theatrical trailer for 'The Ides of March,' available this week on Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand and Digital Download:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Commentary with George Clooney and Grant Heslov
  • Developing the Campaign: The Origin of The Ides of March
  • Believe: George Clooney
  • On The Campaign: The Cast of The Ides Of March
  • What Does a Political Consultant Do?

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Identity Theft

Abduction Box Art
Abduction Box Art

Abduction
Taylor Lautner stars as a teen finds himself in mortal danger after realizing that his entire childhood has been built on lies. For as long as he can remember, Nathan has had an unsettling feeling about his life. When he stumbles across a childhood photo of himself on a website devoted to missing children, his fears are confirmed -- the people who raised him aren't his real parents. Thrust into a vast conspiracy, Nathan must go on the run to survive, as FBI agents Frank Burton and Sandra Burns race to protect him and uncover the truth about his mysterious past.

See Taylor Lautner in an exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette from 'Abduction' available this week on Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand and Digital Download:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Abduction Chronicle
  • Initiation of an Action Hero
  • The Fight For the Truth
  • Pulled Punches
  • Abduction Applications

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To Serve and Protect

Courageous Box Art
Courageous Box Art


Courageous

As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell and Nathan Hayes willingly stand up to the worst the world can offer, yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood. While they consistently give their best on the job, they quickly discover that their children are beginning to drift further away from them. When tragedy strikes home, these men are left wrestling with their hopes, their fears, their faith, and their fathering. Will they be able to find a way to serve and protect those that are most dear to them?

Watch the trailer for 'Couragous,' available this week on Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand and Digital Download:

Special Features:

  • Commentary with the Kendrick Brothers
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Outtakes and Bloopers
  • Courageous in 60 Seconds
  • The Making of Courageous and More

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You May Have Missed...

Dirty Girl Box Art
Dirty Girl Box Art

Dirty Girl
Meet Danielle, the dirty girl of Norman High School in Norman, Oklahoma, circa 1987. When Danielle's misbehavior gets her banished to a remedial class, she is paired on a parenting project with Clarke, an innocent closet-case with no friends. Danielle is determined to get to California to find the father she's never met, and Clarke is desperate to escape being sent to military school by his homophobic dad. Together, the mismatched misfits light out for California, and discover each other and themselves through a funny and serendipitous friendship.

See Juno Temple in the trailer for 'Dirty Girl,' available this week on DVD:

DVD Special Features:

  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Abe Sylvia
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes

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