Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (review | Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill) is the headliner for this week’s new Blu-ray and DVD releases. The DC superhero movie was a gigantic hit at the box office, but it also got a lot of bad reviews. Other new titles include Demolition (Jake Gyllenhaal), A Perfect Day (Benicio Del Toro, Tim Robbins), Kill Zone 2 (Tony Jaa), and The Perfect Match (Terrence Jenkins, Cassie Ventura). Continue reading for a summary of the new Blu-rays and DVDs for this week.
Blu-rays and DVDs coming out the week of July 19, 2016
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (review)
It’s been nearly two years since Superman’s (Henry Cavill) colossal battle with Zod (Michael Shannon) devastated the city of Metropolis. The loss of life and collateral damage left many feeling angry and helpless, including crime-fighting billionaire Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck). Convinced that Superman is now a threat to humanity, Batman embarks on a personal vendetta to end his reign on Earth, while the conniving Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) launches his own crusade against the Man of Steel.
Davis Mitchell (Jake Gyllenhaal), a successful investment banker, struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. Despite pressure from his father in law, Phil (Chris Cooper), to pull it together, Davis continues to unravel. What starts as a complaint letter to a vending machine company turns into a series of letters revealing startling personal admissions. Davis’ letters catch the attention of customer service rep, Karen Mareno (Naomi Watts) and amidst emotional and financial burdens of her own, the two form an unlikely connection. With the help of Karen and her son, Chris (Judah Lewis), Davis starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.
A Perfect Day
It s just another day on the job for a band of badass combat zone rescue workers as they defy death and confront war s absurdities. The setting is 1995, somewhere in the Balkans. Over the course of 24 breathless hours, Mambrú (Benicio del Toro), leads his team of humanitarians including hard-bitten, wisecracking veteran B (Tim Robbins) and new recruit Sophie (Melanie Thierry) as they deal with a most unexpected crisis, layers of bureaucratic red tape, and the reappearance of Mambrú s old flame (Olga Kurylenko). Through it all, the group handles the less-than-glamorous realities of life in a combat zone the only way they know how: with selfless bravery and a healthy dose of irreverent humor.
- Kill Zone 2
When an undercover cop gets too close to revealing the mastermind of a drug syndicate, his cover is blown. Double-crossed and under a false identity, he’s thrown into a Thai prison, where a guard discovers the inmate – claiming he’s a cop – is a bone marrow match for his dying daughter… and his warden may have an even deadlier operation hidden within the prison walls.
The Perfect Match
Charlie is a playboy who’s convinced that relationships are dead even though his sister, a therapist, tries to tell him otherwise. His best friends bet him that if he sticks to one woman for one month, he’s bound to fall in love. Charlie takes the bet because he believes that he’s immune to love…that is until he crosses paths with the beautiful and mysterious Eva. Turning on his irresistible charm, Charlie coaxes Eva into a casual affair but soon finds out that Eva has turned the tables on him. Now Charlie is questioning whether he may actually want more than just a one night stand.