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Recommended Discs & Deals of the Week: ‘Twin Peaks,’ Herzog, ‘Noah,’ and More

Written by on July 29, 2014 

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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. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. 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.

Herzog: The Collection

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To help tide over the wait until Queen of the Desert, two extensive Werner Herzog collections are arriving this summer and the U.S.-friendly has dropped today. While we recently highlighted the differences between both sets, one can’t really go wrong with either. Shout! Factory’s also includes some of his best works (Aguirre, The Wrath Of God, Fitzcarraldo, Nosferatu The Vampyre, and Stroszek, to name a few) along with commentaries, a pair of documentaries, and much more. – Jordan R.

Noah (Darren Aronofsky)

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Noah isn’t perfect, but in its flawed, trembling beauty it’s more interesting than much of Hollywood’s recent tentpole output. For the faithful, it’s a serious exploration of a Biblical chapter they likely know by heart, giving opportunity to see its intricacies from a different angle. For all others, it’s a worthwhile example of imaginative, assured filmmaking that takes risks and rides the waves of its own conviction over the rough, damp spots. – Nathan B. (full review)

Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery (David Lynch)

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Twin Peaks is dead; long will Twin Peaks thrive. Despite being a short-lived, early-90s cult item — the exact and total opposite of what typically receives this lavish treatment — David Lynch and Mark Frost‘s series is, now, essentially as popular as ever. There may have never been a better time for this Blu-ray release, but how long fans have waited for its crown jewel: 90 minutes of deleted scenes from Lynch’s increasingly appreciated prequel / sequel feature, Fire Walk With Me, which also arrives for the first time on Blu-ray. There is, too, one of the great TV shows remastered for high definition, and a treasure trove of special features — including the closest we’ll probably get to series closure. (There are also supercuts of every time trees, owls, pies, donuts, and a few other visual staples appear in the show. This was overseen by Lynch, after all.) The TV release of 2014? Very likely. – Nick N.

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Recommended Deals of the Week

(Note: new additions are in red)

Adventureland (Blu-ray) – $6.25

The Adventures of Tintin (Blu-ray) – $7.99

The American (Blu-ray) – $6.00

Amelie (Blu-ray) – $6.94

Beyond the Black Rainbow (Blu-ray) – $10.49

The Big Lebowski (Blu-ray) – $9.96

Bronson (Blu-ray) – $9.49

The Cabin in the Woods (Blu-ray) – $7.90

Casino (Blu-ray) – $9.68

City of God (Blu-ray) – $7.88

The Counselor (Director’s Cut Blu-ray) – $9.99

Drag Me To Hell (Blu-ray) – $7.50

Goodfellas (Blu-ray) – $9.04

Gone Baby Gone (Blu-ray) – $6.00

The Great Gatsby (Blu-ray) – $9.99

The Grey (Blu-ray) – $7.50

Hanna (Blu-ray) – $9.49

Heat (Blu-ray) – $8.48

High Plains Drifter (Blu-ray) – $9.96

Hot Fuzz (Blu-ray) – $7.09

Hugo (Blu-ray) – $8.49

Inside Llewyn Davis (Blu-ray) – $9.99

Jackie Brown (Blu-ray) – $5.00

Jane Eyre (Blu-ray) – $9.99

Jaws (Blu-ray) – $7.99

Killing Them Softly (Blu-ray) – $9.67

Knocked Up (Blu-ray) – $7.50

Looper (Blu-ray) – $9.99

Lost In Translation (Blu-ray) – $9.68

The Master (Blu-ray) – $9.96

Nebraska (Blu-ray) – $9.96

No Country For Old Men (Blu-ray) – $9.99

Not Fade Away (Blu-ray) – $9.99

Office Space (Blu-ray) – $9.99

Pain & Gain (Blu-ray) – $8.39

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Blu-ray) – $9.99

Public Enemies (Blu-ray) – $7.00

Pulp Fiction (Blu-ray) – $7.88

Reality Bites (Blu-ray) – $9.96

Seven (Blu-ray) – $7.50

Shutter Island (Blu-ray) – $7.99

Source Code (Blu-ray) – $7.88

The Spectacular Now (Blu-ray) – $12.74

Spring Breakers (Blu-ray) – $9.96

There Will Be Blood (Blu-ray) – $9.49

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (Blu-ray) – $12.49

True Grit (Blu-ray) – $9.47

The Wolf of Wall Street (Blu-ray) – $9.99

The Wolverine (Blu-ray) – $9.99

World War Z (Blu-ray) – $10.18

What are you picking up this week?


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