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Recommended Discs & Deals of the Week: ‘Amour,’ Satyajit Ray, ‘Wanderlust’ & More

Written by on August 20, 2013 

Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best films one can take home. Note that if you’re looking to support the site, every purchase you make through the links below helps us and is greatly appreciated.

Amour (Michael Haneke)

My favorite film of 2012 finally comes to Blu-ray today after seeing a release at the tail end of last year. In the hands of Michael Haneke, I would have never expected him to deliver the most emotionally resonant film of 2012, but his timid tale of a couple holding on as one is forced to let go of life is the sole masterpiece of last year. Filled to the brim with specific moments I’ve reflected on for hours, but also working as an overall, life-changing experience, one will never look at death — both their personal struggle and caring for those nearing the end — the same way. While I can’t imagine a weekly viewing of this one, it’s an absolute must-see. – Jordan R.

The Big City and Charulata (Satyajit Ray)

Although we weren’t provided with review copies for these releases on The Criterion Collection, one only needs to look toward’s Satyajit Ray‘s towering, humble Apu Trilogy to give any of his other works a recommendation. Released today with both new, restored 2K digital film transfer, 1963’s The Big City and 1964’s Charulata include interviews with star Madhabi Mukherjee, as well as Ray scholar Suranjan Ganguly, a documentary on the director, and more. I personally look forward to seeking both of these titles out. – Jordan R.

Rent: No Place on Earth, Shadow Dancer

Recommended Deals of the Weeks

(Note: new additions are in red)

Airplane! (Blu-ray) – $8.99

The American (Blu-ray) – $4.99

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (Blu-ray) – $7.99

Cool Hand Luke (Blu-ray) – $8.05

Collateral (Blu-ray) – $7.03

Contact (Blu-ray) – $4.99

Dark City (Blu-ray) – $7.99

Drive (Blu-ray) – $9.99

Fight Club (Blu-ray) – $9.99

Flight (Blu-ray) – $9.65

Goodfellas (Blu-ray) – $8.49

Haywire (Blu-ray) – $9.99

Hugo (Blu-ray) – $9.99

The Illusionist (Blu-ray) – $9.99

Inception (Blu-ray) – $9.04

Lawrence of Arabia (Blu-ray)- $9.99

Magic Mike (Blu-ray) – $9.99

Memento (Blu-ray) – $7.99

Michael Clayton (Blu-ray) – $8.49

Naked Gun (Blu-ray) – $4.99

National Lampoon’s Vacation (Blu-ray) – $9.99

Pulp Fiction (Blu-ray) – $8.49

The Raid: Redemption (Blu-ray) – $9.99

Rust & Bone (Blu-ray) – $9.99

Seven (Blu-ray) – $9.99

Somewhere (Blu-ray) – $10.74

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (Blu-ray) – $4.99

Smashed (Blu-ray) – $9.99

Take Shelter (Blu-ray) – $11.76

Taxi Driver (Blu-ray) – $9.99

Terminator 2: Judgement Day (Blu-ray) – $5.00

There Will Be Blood (Blu-ray) – $7.99

The Thing (Blu-ray) – $8.99

The Truman Show (Blu-ray) – $8.99

The Untouchables (Blu-ray) – $8.99

Wanderlust (Blu-ray) – $8.72

Wayne’s World (Blu-ray) – $4.99

Young Frankenstein (Blu-ray) – $9.49

Your Sister’s Sister (Blu-ray) – $11.50

Zodiac (Blu-ray) – $7.99

What are you picking up this week?


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