The issue of gay marriage hasn’t been in the news so much lately, what with Russia and all, but it kicks off this week’s home entertainment lineup!
In I Do, a gay immigrant may need to marry a woman to stay in the USA, while an intense and troubled queer affair takes place between musicians in Beyond The Walls.
The exploits of a big dysfunctional family keeps Petunia lively, and actor Michael Shannon brings a real-life hitman’s work to life in The Iceman.
($24.99 DVD; Breaking Glass Pictures)
In the latest LGBT festival hit from director Glenn Gaylord, set before DOMA was struck down, a British gay man in the USA, Jack, falls for a Spanish architect, Mano. Unfortunately, Jack’s going to be deported unless he marries, and although Mano would make a great husband, legally they wouldn’t get any sort of immigration benefits. Two hours’ worth of extras include a commentary, cast Q&A, deleted scenes, behind the scenes and interviews, music videos, and more!
($27.99 DVD; Strand Releasing)
In Brussels, Belgium, gay musicians Paolo and Ilir fall hard for each other, causing a split between Paolo and his understandably unhappy girlfriend. However, a drug arrest and at least one other guy threaten to break up this pair… A complicated romance indeed, pair this one with Ira Sachs’ Keep The Lights On.
($24.99 DVD; Wolfe Releasing)
The Petunias are not your average dysfunctional family. The parents, both psychoanalysts, could use a dose of couple’s therapy themselves, while their brood includes a celibate gay son, a sex addict, and a recently married cuckold. Director Ash Christian’s comedy boasts an excellent cast including Michael Urie, Christine Lahti, Thora Birch, and Brittany Snow. Extras include a behind the scenes featurette and commentary.
($29.99 Blu-ray, $28.99 DVD; Millennium)
We loved him as General Zod, and Michael Shannon is at his evildoing best again playing real life contract killer – and dedicated family guy – Richard Kuklinski. Extras include a couple of making-of featurettes.
Now You See Me
The English Teacher
The Lords of Salem