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DVD: “The Iceman,” “Petunia,” “I Do,” & More!

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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.

 

I Do

($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!

 

Beyond The Walls

($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.

Petunia

($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.

The Iceman

($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.

 

ALSO OUT

 

662fc292-d9de-11e2-aee2-005056b70bb8Stories We Tell

 

Now You See Me

 

Empire State

 

Sharknado

 

The English Teacher

 

The Lords of Salem

By:           Lawrence Ferber
On:           Sep 3, 2013
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  • 3 Comments
    • Horse Lips
      Horse Lips

      My boyfriend was the makeup artist for Michael Shannon on Iceman. Mr. Shannon was downright cruel to my bf, breaking things, throwing tantrums. The BF told me he felt like a battered wife. I can’t watch anything that SOB is in. I think there’s a reason he always plays a jerk.

      Sep 3, 2013 at 8:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • boring
      boring

      Once again, Queerty refuses to point out things that are awesome, so I will take it upon myself to point out that the special edition Blu-Ray of Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie has been released, including the never before released Deleted Scenes/Alternate Ending that I’ve been drooling over for the last 15 years.

      ALSO ESSENTIAL: Motherfucking CREEPSHOW 2, YO.

      Sep 3, 2013 at 6:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jose Salvador
      Jose Salvador

      Stories we Tell is way better than these movies and its barely mentioned.

      What a shame. Hopefully people discover it and get to see it for themselves.

      Sep 5, 2013 at 5:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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