What better way to nurse a New Year’s hangover than with this week’s new DVD releases? Actually, sci-fi hit Looper may induce a bigger headache with its loopy time-travel plot, and David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis is fairly heady as well.
The indie Saltwater, about a gay veteran looking for love, is thankfully more grounded—though that’s not a word we’d use to describe the American version of Being Human, which sees its second season coming to DVD in the U.S.
UP FIRST: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis go back to the future in Looper
($35.99 Blu-ray, $30.99 DVD; Sony)
In this time-twisty sci-fi hit, Joseph Gordon Levitt plays a hitman who whacks guys sent back from the future. But when one of his targets turns out to be his future self (Bruce Willis), all hell breaks loose. Though not without its flaws, this yarn is a lot smarter than you might expect. Extras include a commentary track, behind-the-scenes footage and, exclusively on the Blu-ray edition, a whopping 17 deleted scenes and a featurette on “The Science of Time Travel.”
NEXT: Robert Pattinson eclipses Twilight with Cosmopolis