RT on DVD

New on DVD & Blu-Ray: RoboCop, Lone Survivor, and Breaking Bad

by | June 3, 2014 | Comments

We’ve got a couple of explosive action films headlining the column this week, along with another retelling of the greatest story ever told, a new box set for an iconic TV series, a few indie films, and a handful of TV season sets. Read on for details:

RoboCop

48%

Joel Kinnaman stars as Alex Murphy, a police officer in a near-future Detroit who barely survives a car bomb explosion, only to be reborn as the titular cyborg as part of an experimental program. José Padilha’s RoboCop split critics down the middle at 49% on the Tomatometer; though most felt it did little to distinguish itself from Paul Verhoeven’s subversive 1987 film, quite a few thought the remake was a lot better than it had any right to be. The DVD/Blu-ray/digital copy/UltraViolet pack includes a handful of deleted scenes, three featurettes, ten Omnicorp-branded spotlights on the various machines and weapons from the film, and a couple of trailers.

Lone Survivor

75%

This based-on-true-events story stars Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, and Ben Foster as a team of Navy SEALs tasked with the covert elimination of an important Taliban leader; when they are unexpectedly discovered by local shepherds, things quickly take a turn for the worse. Though some critics found what they considered a jingoistic angle to be a bit hard to swallow, most were taken by Lone Survivor‘s propulsive action and sheer visceral power, leading to a Certified Fresh 75% Tomatometer score. Disc bonuses are limited to one lengthy featurette profiling Marcus Luttrell (Mark Wahlberg’s character) and a number of shorter ones ranging in content from typical behind-the-scenes pieces to a collection of tributes to the real life soldiers involved in the failed operation.

Son of God

21%

Pieced together from the History Channel’s 10-hour miniseries covering The Bible, Son of God focuses solely on the rise and fall (and rise again) of Christianity’s central figure, played by Portugese actor Diogo Morgado. Most critics agreed that this presentation of the oft-told tale was hokey and heavy-handed, not to mention a bit choppy and inelegantly constructed, and it earned a mere 21% on the Tomatometer. The faithful ones who will be picking this up can expect a couple of mini-docs on modern-day Christianity and a making-of video, among other extras.

Breaking Bad – The Complete Series

Widely considered one of the greatest American television series ever produced, Breaking Bad came to a close in late September last year, ending the meth-cooking misadventures of Walter “Heisenberg” White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul). Critics rated the show Certified Fresh in each of its seasons, all of which sit at an impressive 100% with the exception of the first (78%). The new box set being released this week contains essentially the same content as the previously available collectible set that came in the replica money barrel, except that it’s packaged more traditionally and doesn’t include all the nifty extras like the commemorative coin or the Los Pollos Hermanos apron. Otherwise, you’ll still get the 55 hours of bonus features, so this is ideal for anyone who was waiting for a more compact set.

Also available this week:

  • The Trouble with the Truth (93%), starring Lea Thompson in a drama about a divorced couple reuniting and reminiscing after their own daughter gets engaged.
  • What’s In A Name? (75%), a French comedy about a father-to-be who causes a family ruckus when he announces his child’s controversial name.
  • The Motel Life (71%), starring Emile Hirsch and Stephen Dorff as two brothers on the run when one of them flees from the scene of a car accident.
  • The Pretty One (45%), starring Zoe Kazan in a coming-of-age comedy about a shy girl who assumes her twin’s identity when she falls for a new neighbor.
  • In the Blood (44%), starring Gina Carano and Cam Gigandet in a thriller about a deadly woman who must confront her past when her husband is kidnapped on their honeymoon.
  • Season one of Graceland (69%), which follows a team of law enforcement officers operating out of a confiscated mansion.
  • Season three of AMC’s mystery series The Killing (67%), which has been picked up by Netflix for a six-episode conclusion, scheduled to become available this August.
  • Season six of HBO’s vampire drama True Blood (40%), which begins its final season on June 22.
  • Season four of Comedy Central’s Workaholics, centering on three housemates/co-workers who also happen to be idiots.

Tag Cloud

twilight Nominations sag awards Amazon Prime canceled halloween Spring TV Winter TV superhero nfl high school Premiere Dates Photos toy story posters Epix Film Festival what to watch Stephen King Thanksgiving Paramount Hear Us Out facebook Turner Classic Movies Podcast Shondaland documentary Rocky Animation criterion vampires 93rd Oscars royal family scene in color series best Ghostbusters worst movies live action Discovery Channel Instagram Live YA 45 Cannes news American Society of Cinematographers Wes Anderson sequel Anna Paquin medical drama OWN PaleyFest Country superman cinemax satire art house Mudbound legend Pride Month pirates of the caribbean 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards The Arrangement Tumblr fresh GLAAD Mary poppins SXSW 2022 GoT black comedy NBA PBS MTV new zealand Oscars Comic Book Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Avengers feel good ViacomCBS aliens free movies robots streaming movies BAFTA LGBTQ ESPN YouTube Red james bond zero dark thirty FX Western boxoffice First Look E3 mockumentary scary movies a nightmare on elm street Schedule rotten movies we love IFC Films First Reviews BBC One italian Calendar Exclusive Video Infographic adaptation Rock Fox Searchlight RT21 A&E spy thriller children's TV christmas movies 24 frames animated australia versus discovery remakes Tubi book Lucasfilm revenge classics VOD DC Universe binge marvel comics japanese thriller space true crime CNN biopic adventure target Syfy tv talk suspense laika LGBT Paramount Network Apple hist spanish SXSW cats Comic-Con@Home 2021 Sony Pictures Peacock Disney Travel Channel USA dragons Netflix Christmas movies Fox News french Dark Horse Comics Spectrum Originals Hollywood Foreign Press Association South by Southwest Film Festival Reality Competition VH1 Trivia 2020 social media Endgame basketball debate TLC TCA Winter 2020 The Witch godzilla Legendary Nickelodeon Bravo historical drama TIFF Adult Swim marvel cinematic universe Netflix CW Seed action-comedy A24 movie ABC canceled TV shows stoner crossover cops Alien king kong zombies Shudder Trailer Showtime 71st Emmy Awards scene in color film series new star wars movies CMT Prime Video spider-man Summer Emmys dreamworks Black Mirror die hard Mindy Kaling know your critic YouTube reviews Action Academy Awards Food Network biography archives Emmy Nominations Heroines joker SundanceTV cars documentaries scene in color Holiday cancelled TV series worst Disney streaming service kids Best Actress broadcast mcc festivals independent wonder woman book adaptation asian-american El Rey Set visit Winners critic resources Tokyo Olympics supernatural blaxploitation spinoff japan richard e. Grant Masterpiece Paramount Pictures Awards Rocketman directors ratings Britbox Valentine's Day Brie Larson strong female leads Disney Channel blockbusters Comedy Central TCA Awards Musicals Turner NYCC Kids & Family docuseries Sneak Peek SDCC TNT slashers 94th Oscars television award winner obituary TV movies Writers Guild of America screen actors guild batman Lionsgate 1990s Disney Plus Mary Tyler Moore cancelled TV shows Star Trek Christmas nbcuniversal summer preview Chernobyl Extras aapi jamie lee curtis Superheroe Sundance 2019 rt labs critics edition AMC theme song golden globe awards mutant crime Certified Fresh 2021 comic The Walking Dead razzies Watching Series See It Skip It black Marvel Television Grammys Logo cancelled television serial killer 79th Golden Globes Awards Vudu summer TV BBC Nat Geo Indigenous politics south america hispanic Star Wars MCU science fiction police drama Amazon adenture Arrowverse young adult Women's History Month Interview werewolf Best and Worst Captain marvel sports women Quiz scorecard TruTV Chilling Adventures of Sabrina WGN parents RT History dexter 2017 Marathons heist movie telelvision Biopics travel Lifetime screenings NBC psycho summer TV preview Ellie Kemper mob APB Best Picture justice league romance Disney+ Disney Plus halloween tv Pop AMC Plus comics Martial Arts Baby Yoda king arthur child's play video blockbuster FX on Hulu singing competition target scene in color TCM Pixar FXX reboot Universal Pictures anthology Best Director chucky hidden camera Amazon Studios Pop TV leaderboard Fall TV DirecTV all-time prank Drama New York Comic Con docudrama Pirates doctor who BET Awards dogs Broadway YouTube Premium game show streaming interviews San Diego Comic-Con HBO WarnerMedia CBS All Access name the review MGM Columbia Pictures franchise spider-verse DGA obi wan Television Academy Marvel Studios Marvel 90s political drama Fargo Hulu X-Men Star Wars Celebration Ovation deadpool Superheroes TV 4/20 GIFs ITV Lifetime Christmas movies OneApp trophy rt archives Song of Ice and Fire harry potter PlayStation HBO Go hollywood Video Games Image Comics football period drama Horror Mystery Reality concert venice Neflix Universal casting breaking bad TV One TV Land sequels hispanic heritage month new york cooking crime thriller films sitcom Opinion based on movie Classic Film BET Super Bowl comic book movie Sundance Now universal monsters DC streaming service technology Polls and Games nature Sci-Fi Freeform war genre Countdown FOX Spike Focus Features Comedy ghosts Tomatazos History Cosplay Acorn TV foreign ID TBS Rom-Com vs. renewed TV shows Tarantino Cartoon Network Comics on TV kong kaiju 2018 elevated horror Music stop motion comiccon The Academy miniseries mission: impossible cartoon fast and furious series saw ABC Signature President Creative Arts Emmys Funimation BBC America The CW Pet Sematary Television Critics Association Paramount Plus 21st Century Fox HBO Max Pacific Islander Starz Walt Disney Pictures National Geographic The Purge slasher lord of the rings streamig video on demand Apple TV Plus witnail IFC teaser psychological thriller jurassic park gangster Apple TV+ scary Sundance TV TCA 2017 MSNBC IMDb TV dark Native indiana jones Holidays rom-coms Hallmark international 73rd Emmy Awards Toys green book toronto Best Actor comedies Sony quibi 20th Century Fox rotten Elton John comic books transformers diversity ABC Family VICE live event monster movies Tags: Comedy Crackle Oscar emmy awards TCA Family golden globes dc Crunchyroll 99% olympics Trophy Talk Year in Review spanish language CBS Film sopranos Election unscripted DC Comics trailers stand-up comedy 2016 Amazon Prime Video Teen Awards Tour Mary Poppins Returns boxing dramedy Character Guide The Walt Disney Company Binge Guide HFPA USA Network comic book movies Hallmark Christmas movies 72 Emmy Awards natural history Musical Black History Month indie finale disaster romantic comedy dceu Box Office popular anime latino game of thrones E! crime drama Red Carpet Warner Bros. 2015 zombie Fantasy spain Geeked Week critics rt labs TV renewals composers talk show 007 cults Esquire festival cancelled movies