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DVD: “G.B.F.” “Blue Is The Warmest Color,” “All Is Lost,” & More!

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We’ve got a few buzz titles in this week’s home entertainment line-up, kids.

Comedy G.B.F. is like a Mean Girls with a gay boy hook, while a young lesbian experiences lusty romance in French drama Blue Is The Warmest Color.

Robert Redford battles the Indian Ocean for his life in All Is Lost, and a pair of men grapple with desire in Capital Games.

 

G.B.F.

($20.99 DVD; Anderson Merchandisers)

Cute out actor Michael J. Willett stars as Tanner, an introverted gay high schooler. When a “G.B.F.” — gay best friend — becomes the must-have accessory for his school’s queen bees, Tanner finds his social status changed… and real friendships in danger. Director Darren Stein and screenwriter George Northy have crafted an imminently quotable satire of pop culture, gay life, and Mormons in this raucous, colorful comedy, which also features Megan Mullally as a gay teen’s cringingly supportive mother and Natasha Lyonne.

 

 

All Is Lost

($29.99 Blu-ray, $26.98 DVD; Lionsgate)

With almost no dialogue, Robert Redford plays a man whose solo sail across the Indian Ocean is beset with disasters that test his survival skills, emergency gear, and sanity. Executive produced by Zachary Quinto, all that’s missing is a tiger in writer/director JC Chandor’s gripping, meditative tale. Extras include a commentary and making-of featurettes.

 

Blue Is The Warmest Color

($24.95 Blu-ray, $19.95 DVD; Criterion Collection)

One of last year’s most talked-about LGBT titles, this Cannes Film Festival award-winner follows the relationship between a high school girl, Adele, and an older, blue-haired art student, Emma. Sexually graphic and emotionally profound, this quickly made a household name of star Adèle Exarchopoulos. This movie-only release, rushed to Blu-ray/DVD so that it can be seen and discussed ASAP (sadly, it was passed over by the Oscars folks despite its performances), will be followed later this year with a 2-disc extras-loaded version.

 

Capital Games

($24.99 DVD; Breaking Glass Pictures)

Two men from an advertising agency go from being rivals to passionate lovers after a night together during a retreat. However, one of the men turns out to be engaged to a woman and considers himself straight – this may not end well! Extras include behind the scenes footage.

 

 

ALSO OUT:

 

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The Passenger

Diana

How I Live Now

Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

The Counselor

The Armstrong Lie

Chastity Bites

Ender’s Game

By:           Lawrence Ferber
On:           Feb 11, 2014
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