DVD & Blu-rays Released December 27, 2011

Tuesday, December 27

86 mins

Final Destination 5

The fifth installment of the franchise in which teens escape a deadly accident only to later discover that death is hunting them down. The opening scene will involve a suspension bridge and another scene reportedly involves a character undergoing laser-eye surgery.
David Koechner, Steven Quale, Eric Heisserer, Tony Todd, Nicholas D'Agosto, P.J. Byrne, Courtney B. Vance, Emma Bell
Sequel Thriller Horror 3D Shot-In-3D

A Good Old Fashioned Orgy

A group of 30-something friends host an orgy at the end of summer.
Jason Sudeikis, Peter Huyck, Tyler Labine, Lucy Punch, Leslie Bibb, Lake Bell, Alex Gregory, James D. Stern
Comedy

Brighton Rock

The story centers on a small-time gangster who kills a rival and finds his life in turmoil as he faces blackmail threats from a waitress (Andrea Riseborough) who knows about the murder.
Rowan Joffe, Andy Serkis, Sam Riley, Paul Webster, Andrea Riseborough, Pete Postlethwaite, John Hurt, Sean Harris
Drama
109 mins

Pearl Jam Twenty

Pearl Jam Twenty chronicles the years leading up to the band's formation, the chaos that ensued soon-after their rise to megastardom, their step back from center stage, and the creation of a trusted circle that would surround them-giving way to a work culture that would sustain them.
Cameron Crowe
Documentary Music

Apollo 18

The story follows film footage purported to have been shot by the crew of Apollo 18. This moon mission from the early 1970s was officially canceled by NASA, but according to urban legend, it actually happened. Footage shows signs of alien life, and the events of the mission are built into a thriller storyline.
Timur Bekmambetov, Ron Schmidt, Bob Weinstein, Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego, Brian Miller, Harvey Weinstein, Michele Wolkoff, Cody Zwieg
Thriller Suspense Sci-Fi Documentary
95 mins

Pete Smalls Is Dead

After hitting rock bottom when his faithful dog is kidnapped by a loan shark, K.C. (Peter Dinklage) sets off on an unexpected and hilarious adventure of redemption and retribution when he agrees to meet up with his long-time friend Jack (Mark Boone Junior) in Los Angeles to attend the funeral of their mutual friend and hot shot Hollywood director Pete Smalls (Tim Roth).
Tim Roth, Peter Dinklage, Rosie Perez, Steve Buscemi, Alexandre Rockwell
Comedy
99 mins

Tuesday, After Christmas

In the days leading up to Christmas, a married man forces himself to choose between his wife and his mistress.
Radu Muntean
Drama Romance

The First Grader

Based on a true story, an 84-year-old Kenyan fights to go to school after the country introduces universal education.
Justin Chadwick, Ann Peacock
Drama
104 mins

Love Crime

When Christine, a powerful executive (Scott Thomas), brings on a naive young ingenue, Isabelle (Sagnier), as her assistant, she delights in toying with her naivete and teaching her hard lessons in a ruthless professional philosophy. But when the protege's ideas become tempting enough for Christine to pass one as her own, she underestimates Isabelle's ambition and cunning-- and the ground is set for all out war. In this devilish, propulsive thriller, Corneau sets up a the scenery expertly and his actors devour it.
Alain Corneau, Ludivigne Sagnier, Kristin Scott Thomas, Patrick Mille
Thriller Crime Mystery
89 mins

Buck

A living legend in the horse world, Buck Brannaman was the inspiration for The Horse Whisperer. For this true cowboy, horses are a mirror of the human soul. Reared by an abusive father, Buck eschews violence. By teaching people to communicate with horses through instinct, not punishment, he frees the spirit of the horse and its human comrade. Crisscrossing the world with Zenlike wisdom, Buck promulgates grace in the bond between man and horse.
Cindy Meehl, Buck Brannaman
Documentary
107 mins

Jane's Journey

The film travels with animal research and wildlife conservatist Jane Goodall across several continents from her childhood home in England, to the Gombe National Park in Tanzania.
Lorenz Knauer
Biography Documentary

Tuesday, December 27