QUEUED UP With Napier’s News – Blu-ray & Netflix Releases For February 8
Here is the list of new Blu-ray and Netflix Instant releases for the week of February 8.
DVD/Blu-ray releases of note:
A beautiful woman from the city, Jennifer Hills (Sarah Butler), rents an isolated cabin in the country to write her latest novel. Soon, a group of local lowlifes subject Jennifer to a nightmare of degradation, rape, and violence. Left for dead, she returns for vengeance. Trapping her male attackers one-by-one, she inflicts acts of physical torment upon them with a ferocity that surpasses her own ordeal. When the carnage clears, victim has become victor.
Janet Jackson, Thandie Newton, and Whoopi Goldberg head up an all-star cast in a vibrant world where friends and strangers dream, fear, cry, love, and laugh out loud in an attempt to find their true selves. Adapted by writer/director Tyler Perry from Ntozake Shange’s acclaimed choreopoem, this gripping film paints an unforgettable portrait of what it means to be a woman of color in the modern world.
Zach Galifianakis, Keir Gilchrist, Lauren Graham and Emma Roberts star in this uplifting comedy about finding sanity in the most unlikely of places. Sometimes what’s in your head isn’t as crazy as you think…that’s certainly true for Craig (Gilchrist), a stressed-out teenager who checks himself into a mental health clinic for some time out. What he finds instead is an unlikely mentor (Galifianakis), a potential new romance (Roberts) and an opportunity to begin anew. Charming, witty and smart, it’s a coming-of-age story that’s kind of a funny story…
Businessman Jack Harris (Luke Wilson, Old School) built the perfect life by solving other people’s problems. Then he met Wayne (Giovanni Ribisi, Avatar) and Buck, two moronic geniuses with a shocking plan to make millions on the Internet. When Jack helps launch their business scheme, the cash starts rolling in. Suddenly surrounded by money, organized crime and the FBI, Jack fools himself into believing that he’s staying clean in a dirty business. Inspired by events that are almost too bizarre, too hilarious, and too dangerous to be true, Middle Men is an outrageous story of sex, crime . . . and lots and lots of money!
On the day the Riverton Ripper vanished without a trace, seven children were born. Today, they’re all turning 16…and turning up dead. Legendary director Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream) keeps your heart racing with a suspense-thriller filled with twists, turns and a dark secret that will send your soul searching for cover.
Picking up at the cliffhanger ending where Ong Bak 2 leaves off, Jaa ramps up the epic supernatural elements of the previous film, while still maintaining the trademark bone-crunching action that the series is known for. This time he must face his ultimate enemy: a fierce supernatural warrior named “Demon Crow,” played by fellow martial arts sensation Dan Chupong (Born To Fight and Dynamite Warrior). Eagerly anticipated by martial arts aficionados for some time, the matchup of Jaa and Chupong is explosive.
Just as Dan and Kristi welcome a newborn baby into their home, a demonic presence begins terrorizing them, tearing apart their perfect world and turning it into an inescapable nightmare. Security cameras capture the torment, making every minute horrifyingly real. Critics warn to “say good-bye to sleep” asParanormal Activity 2 will haunt you long after it’s shocking final scene.
This political thriller tells the true story of model Jessica Lall — who was shot dead while tending bar in a New Delhi restaurant — and the lengthy campaign waged by her sister (Vidya Balan) and a news reporter (Rani Mukherjee) to deliver Jessica’s killer to justice. Although a trial is conducted and dozens of witnesses testify, the suspected gunman is acquitted, but media outcry and petitions to the president lead to a reopening of the case.
Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Prince Dastan, who pairs with spunky Princess Tamina (Gemma Arterton) to keep the Sands of Time — a mystical dagger that gives its holder control over the flow of time — from falling into the wrong hands and putting the world in peril. Mike Newell directs this sweeping live-action adventure based on the popular video game series, co-starring Ben Kingsley and Alfred Molina.
Recently retired criminal court investigator Benjamin (Ricardo Darin), decides to write a novel based on a twenty-five year old unresolved rape and murder case, which still haunts him. Sharing his plans with Irene (Soledad Villamil), the beautiful judge and former colleague he has secretly been in love with for years, Benjamin’s initial involvement with the case is shown through flashbacks, as he sets out to identify the murderer. But Benjamin’s search for the truth will put him at the center of a judicial nightmare, as the mystery of the heinous crime continues to unfold in the present, testing the limits of a man seeking justice and personal fulfillment at last.