DVD & Blu-rays Released August 27, 2013

Tuesday, August 27

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby follows would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super-rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.
Joel Edgerton, Carey Mulligan, Craig Pearce, Elizabeth Debicki, Jason Clarke, Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Knapman, Leonardo DiCaprio
Drama Remake Adaptation 3D Shot-In-3D

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

A young Pakistani man is chasing corporate success on Wall Street. He finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American Dream, a hostage crisis, and the enduring call of his family's homeland.
Kate Hudson, Mira Nair, Kiefer Sutherland, Adil Hussain, Liev Schreiber, Riz Ahmed
Drama
97 mins

33 Postcards

For 10 years Mei Mei (Zhu Lin), a 16 yr old Chinese orphan, dreams of meeting her Australian sponsor Dean Randall (Guy Pearce) and his ‘perfect family’. When her orphanage travels to Australia to attend the Australian Choir Festival Mei Mei takes the opportunity to look him up. What she finds, however, is far from the idyllic life he depicted in his postcards. Initially mismatched and disconnected the two begin a journey in search of belonging, family, redemption, love and acceptance.
Pauline Chan, Guy Pearce, Zhu Lin, Claudia Karvan, Elaine Jin
Drama Music
90 mins

Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp

The film examines the life of the notorious pimp and author of seven ground-breaking books. It includes insightful interviews with well-known artists, scholars, friends and family members that create a riveting tapestry as colorful as the subject himself. The autobiographical work of Iceberg Slim is considered to be the genesis of blaxploitation films and gangster rap and it continues to influence artists today.
Jorge Hinojosa
Documentary
130 mins

Pain and Gain

Based on the true story of a group of personal trainers in 1990s Miami who, in pursuit of the American Dream, get caught up in a criminal enterprise that goes horribly wrong.
Dwayne Johnson, Rob Corddry, Michael Bay, Rebel Wilson, Christopher Markus, Mark Wahlberg, Ken Jeong, Ed Harris
Drama Comedy Thriller Crime

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

A young Pakistani man is chasing corporate success on Wall Street. He finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American Dream, a hostage crisis, and the enduring call of his family's homeland.
Kate Hudson, Mira Nair, Kiefer Sutherland, Adil Hussain, Liev Schreiber, Riz Ahmed
Drama
130 mins

Pain and Gain

Based on the true story of a group of personal trainers in 1990s Miami who, in pursuit of the American Dream, get caught up in a criminal enterprise that goes horribly wrong.
Dwayne Johnson, Rob Corddry, Michael Bay, Rebel Wilson, Christopher Markus, Mark Wahlberg, Ken Jeong, Ed Harris
Drama Comedy Thriller Crime
93 mins

The English Teacher

Linda Sinclair (Julianne Moore) is a forty-year-old unmarried high school English teacher in the small town of Kingston, Pennsylvania. She shares a small apartment with two Siamese cats and her rich collection of great literature. She maintains no close personal relationships aside from those she has with her favorite authors and stories. Her life is far less complicated than the dramas she devours on the page, and she likes it that way.

But Linda’s simple life turns an unexpected page when former star pupil Jason Sherwood (Michael Angarano) returns to Kingston after trying to make it as a playwright in New York. Now in his 20s, Jason is on the verge of abandoning art, pressured by his overbearing father, Dr. Tom Sherwood (Greg Kinnear), to face reality and go to law school. Linda can’t stand the thought of Jason giving up on his dreams so she decides to mount his play – a dark, angst-ridden, ambitious work – as a Kingston High School production, with flamboyant drama teacher Carl Kapinas (Nathan Lane) directing.

As Linda, now well out of her normal comfort zone, takes further risks in life and love, the stage is set for highly comic downfall. With the play, her reputation, and her teaching career on the line, Linda finds an unlikely ally in herself. Amidst the ruins of her formerly perfect life, can she find a way to her own unique storybook ending?
Julianne Moore, Greg Kinnear, Naomi Despres, Matthew E. Chausse, Charlie Saxton, Lily Collins, Jessica Hecht, Nikki Blonsky
Comedy

At Any Price

Story centers on a young man, played by Zac Efron, who wants to pursue his dream of becoming a pro race car driver, while his ambitious father (David Quaid) has alienated the whole family and set his sights on his son's succession. When a high-stakes investigation into their business is exposed, father and son are pushed into an unexpected situation that threatens the family's livelihood.
Dennis Quaid, Clancy Brown, Ramin Bahrani, Heather Graham, Hallie Elizabeth Newton, Zac Efron, Kim Dickens, Chelcie Ross
Drama Adventure Family
95 mins

Koch

Former Mayor Ed Koch is the quintessential New Yorker. Still ferocious, charismatic, and hilariously blunt, the now 88-year-old Koch ruled New York from 1978 to 1989—a down-and-dirty decade of grit, graffiti, near-bankruptcy and rampant crime. First-time filmmaker (and former Wall Street Journal reporter) Neil Barsky has crafted a revealing portrait of this intensely private man, his legacy as a political titan, and the town he helped transform. His three terms included a fiercely competitive 1977 election; the burgeoning AIDS epidemic; landmark housing initiatives; and an irreparable municipal corruption scandal. Through candid interviews and rare archival footage, Koch thrillingly chronicles the personal and political toll of running the world’s most wondrous city.
Neil Barsky
Historical Biography Documentary
84 mins

Stranded

When four astronauts on board the Ark moonbase are unexpectedly struck by a series of meteor blasts, Colonel Gerard Brauchman (Slater) and his crew work to stabilize the base. After removing a stray meteor from the carbon dioxide filter, they realize the spores on the meteor have the ability to replicate cell structure, reproduce and mutate. Fascinated by the meteor’s uncanny ability to replicate, the crew believes they have just discovered a scientific phenomenon. But have they? Soon afterwards, the crew begins to realize they are not alone. The presence on board begins to target each of them, leaving those remaining to destroy it before all are killed.
Antoni Stutz, Christian Slater, Brendan Fehr, Roger Christian, Christian Piers Betley, Amy Matysio, Michael Therriault
Sci-Fi
112 mins

Pawn Shop Chronicles

In this shop, these people may be pawning far more than they bargained for: Brendan Fraser, Elijah Wood, Vincent D'Onofrio, Matt Dillon, Norman Reedus, Thomas Jane, Lukas Haas, and Paul Walker, star in three twisted tales all connected by items from a Southern small-town pawn shop. A man searching for his kidnapped wife, a couple of white-supremacist meth heads, and a sad-sack Elvis impersonator, plus more desperate characters come to life in the action-packed and hilarious story written by Adam Minarovich and from the director Wayne Kramer.
Elijah Wood, Brendan Fraser, Matt Dillon, David Mimran, Steven Schneider, Adam Minarovich, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jordan Schur
Action Comedy
93 mins

Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's

Celebrating the iconic store’s 111th anniversary, Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s shares the compelling story of the legendary Fifth Avenue landmark which has launched the careers of many of the world renowned designers, and continues to be the aspiration of every designer around the globe. The story is told by fashion icons such as Karl Lagerfeld, Vera Wang, Marc Jacobs, Georgina Chapman, Christian Louboutin and Michael Kors, among others, as well as celebrity and socialite clientele, longstanding employees, and members of the Goodman family.
Matthew Miele, William Fichtner
Documentary
118 mins

Kon-Tiki

In the true story of KON-TIKI, a dangerous seafaring adventure, six men sail from Peru to Polynesia risking their lives for an idea that could change history. Thor Heyerdahl (Hagen) – a restless spirit, along with five loyal buddies, follow an ancient path 4,300 miles across the Pacific on the fragile raft. Attacked by tidal waves, sharks and all the dangers the Ocean can muster, it’s six men battling with nature as Kon-Tiki strives to reach land. Having sacrificed everything for his mission, even his marriage, Thor must succeed.
Joachim Roenning, Espen Sandberg
Adventure Biography

Tuesday, August 27