03/20/2012 – ‘The Muppets,’ ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,’ ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ and ‘Battle Royale’

Philip Yu
This Week on DVD/Blu-ray
March 20, 2012

Pick of the Week

The Muppets Box Art
The Muppets Box Art

The Muppets

The beloved Muppets return in a fun-filled comedy for the entire family. On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, his brother Gary and Gary's girlfriend, Mary, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman to raze Muppet Studios and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets' former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the studio, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie and the rest of the Muppet gang, who have all gone their separate ways.

See Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Kermit the Frog and the rest of the Muppets in the home video trailer for 'The Muppets,' available on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand.

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • The Longest Blooper Reel Ever Made (In Muppet History - We Think)
  • Disney Intermission
  • Scratching the Surface: A Hasty Examination of the Making of Disney's 'The Muppets'
  • Explaining Evil: The Full Tex Richman Song
  • A Little Screen Test on the way to the Read Through

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We're giving away three copies of 'The Muppets' on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack. Here's how to enter:

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Step 3: The giveaway ends 11:59 p.m. PT on March 23rd, 2012. Winners will be announced on Twitter and will receive a Direct Message with further information. Keep in mind, this giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. If you have any other questions, check out the official rules or feel free to tweet us.


Enter the Dragon

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Box Art
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Box Art

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara star in director David Fincher's adaptation of the international literary blockbuster. Disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist accepts an invitation to investigate a forty-year-old unsolved murder on behalf of the victim's uncle, Henrik Vanger. Meanwhile, hacker Lisbeth Salander discovers the truth behind the conspiracy that led to Blomkvist's fall from grace. Thrown together by fate, the unlikely duo uncovers dark secrets festering beneath the veneer of Sweden's industrial past, all the while drawing closer to a quiet evil waiting to engulf them both.

See Daniel Craig in an exclusive behind-the-scenes bonus clip from 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,' available on Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand and Digital Download:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Commentary by Director David Fincher
  • Men Who Hate Women
  • Characters
  • On Location
  • Post Production

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Spy Game

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Box Art
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Box Art

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Gary Oldman leads an all-star cast in a suspenseful, masterfully-made adaptation of John Le Carre's classic espionage thriller. At the height of the Cold War, Britain's Secret Intelligence Service (code-named the Circus), has been compromised. An ever-watchful former top lieutenant, George Smiley, is called out of retirement to help identify and track a suspected mole at the top of the agency. The list of suspects is narrowed to five men. Even before the startling truth is revealed, the emotional and physical tolls on the players enmeshed in the deadly international spy game will escalate...

See Gary Oldman in an exclusive deleted scene and bonus feature clip from 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,' available on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: First Look
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Interview with Author John Le Carre
  • Interviews with Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Tomas Alfredson and Peter Straughan
  • Feature Commentary

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Cult Classic

Battle Royale Box Art
Battle Royale Box Art

Battle Royale

Forty-two students. Three days. One survivor. No escape. Over a decade before The Hunger Games, legendary Japanese director Kinji Fukasaku unleashed an unnerving dystopian tale about the students of an unruly high school class who are abducted and forced to participate in deadly, government-sponsored last-kid-standing game of survival: Battle Royale. Based on the 1999 global bestseller by Koushun Takami, and considered one of the most controversial films in history, this bloody cult classic and its 2003 sequel are now available for the first time in North America on high-definition Blu-ray.

See director Kinji Fukasaku and the cast in an exclusive behind-the-scenes bonus clip from 'Battle Royale,' available for the first time on Blu-ray:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • The Making of Battle Royale
  • Battle Royale Press Conference
  • Instructional Video: Birthday Version
  • Audition & Rehearsal Footage
  • Special Effects Comparison and More

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