DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 24th, 2013

This Tuesday is Christmas Eve, so it should come as no surprise that there are almost no new releases worth talking about. There are so few releases, that I included them in last week's list. I thought I would just cut and paste what I said last week, just so I could include a Pick of the Week. It's More Than Honey on DVD or Blu-ray. On a side note, there are no featured reviews this week. I actually got the review done for Star Trek: Enterprise: Season Three done, but I'm not supposed to upload that earlier than ten days before its release date, so look for that review on Friday.

Blu-ray Releases - Buy from Amazon: Humanity Has Declined and Say I Love You
I listed these two last week and they are the only secondary Blu-ray releases of note.

Caesar Must Die - Buy from Amazon
A documentary about a prison in Rome that uses William Shakespeare to help rehabilitate the prisoners. The reviews are amazing and it is worth picking up.

Insidious Chapter 2 for DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack
This is the biggest release of the week and the only first-run release. This film was a much bigger hit than the original was, but it was also much weaker in terms of critical reception. A Tomatometer Score of 38% positive is low enough that if you only liked the first film, then perhaps you should skip this one. The extras on the DVD are weak with just a couple featurettes, while the Blu-ray has additional extras like a behind-the-scenes featurette.

More Than Honey - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
The best reviewed new release of the week. It's a Swiss documentary about the importance of bees. The film's reviews on Rotten Tomatoes are perfect and there are plenty of extras on the DVD or Blu-ray. It is a clear contender for Pick of the Week.

Una Noche - Buy from Amazon
Two friends living in Cuba must flee the country and travel by raft to Florida. The film's reviews were 81% positive, which is fantastic, but it failed to find an audience in theaters. It should do better on the home market, except that it is coming out on Christmas Eve.


- C.S.Strowbridge


Date posted: 2013-12-23