We have a beginning, middle and end to this week’s home entertainment picks!
To begin, a classic queer fave is seen in a whole new, remastered, friggin’ 3D light with the 75th Anniversary edition of The Wizard of Oz. Then, recent indie Turtle Hill, Brooklyn sees a guy’s 30th birthday turn into a coming out party, and to cap things off, we have a literal end in the meta comedy, This is the End.
($40.99 Bluray, $30.99 DVD; Sony)
Comedy actors including Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, James Franco, Emma Watson and many others play themselves in this meta flick about a party turned apocalypse. It’s actually quite a lot of fun to watch these dudes play cretinous, egocentric versions of themselves and get killed for it, and Franco’s possible gayness is equally played up. Includes a commentary, a handful of featurettes, the short film that spawned the feature, outtakes and line-o-rama improv, deleted scenes, and loads more!
($26.99 DVD; Will Pork Productions)
Brooklyn boyfriends Will and Mateo (played by co-writers/producers Brian W. Siebert & Ricardo Valdez, respectively) host a whole lot of friends, family and drama during the former’s 30th birthday get-together – including a conservative sister rattled when learning of her sibling’s sexuality. It’s like Boys in the Band meets The Anniversary Party with Brooklyn realness and at least one hipster hat!
($35.99 3D Bluray, $19.98 Bluray, $105.43 5-disc Collector’s Set; Warner Home Video)
The 1939 Technicolor classic for all ages — and all y’all queens — was fully remastered and converted to 3D for a one-week IMAX engagement. Here’s the home video release, and of course it’s a must! Setting it apart from the 70th Anniversary Edition, besides 3D? There’s an all-new documentary, an Ultraviolet copy, and a host of memorabilia items in the deluxe 5-disc Collector’s Edition set.
Fright Night 2: New Blood
Glee: The Complete Fourth Season