As the countdown to Christmas continues, so does the list of home entertainment goodies to gift!
This week we can remember the gorgeous — and good-hearted — Paul Walker with Fast & Furious 6, while the late, great Edith Beales get a Blu-ray treatment with Criterion’s Grey Gardens.
David Tennant returns as Doctor Who in the iconic UK sci-fi series’ big-budget, 50th anniversary 3D special, Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor. Meanwhile, a gay man must figure out how to come out to his family when his boyfriend decides to visit in Tell No One, and a gay, Jewish musician falls for a cross-dressing Muslim in He’s My Girl.
($34.98 Blu-ray, $29.98 DVD; Universal)
The F&F cast, including Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and freshly returned Michelle Rodriguez again come together for a high-speed OTT action caper. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the late Paul Walker’s natural disaster relief foundation, Reach Out WorldWide. Extras include an extended cut of the film, commentary track, five featurettes, deleted scenes and a “first look” at the franchise’s planned seventh entry.
($24.99 DVD; TLA Releasing)
An Italian living in Madrid, Matthia loves his boyfriend Eduard. However, Matthia hasn’t yet come out to his family, so when Eduard decides to crash a family visit, what shall he do?
Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor
($29.98 Blu-ray, $24.98 DVD; BBC America)
To commemorate Dr. Who‘s 50th Anniversary, this all-new big-budget movie sees Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith team up with Tenth Doctor David Tennant when a mysterious fellow (John Hurt) from their home planet shows up. Could he be another Doctor? Supremely entertaining, with cameos from many beloved Dr. Who characters and actors, amazing 3D, and big-budget production values, this is also a must-see game-changer for the show and its history. Extras include two mini-episodes that serve as prequels (one of them with Eighth Doctor Paul McGann), “Doctor Who Explained” documentary, and behind the scenes.
($39.95 Blu-ray; Criterion Collection)
Poignant camp classic Grey Gardens gets an extras-loaded, 2k restored Blu-ray edition, this time with 2006 follow-up documentary The Beales of Grey Gardens. Little Edie’s flag dance never looked so good! Extras include audio commentary, a video introduction by director Albert Maysles, audio interview with Little Edie and more.
($24.99 DVD; BAC Films)
This sequel to 1998’s Man is a Woman sees gay Jewish musician Simon Eskanazy freed of his marriage to a woman and now shacking up with younger men in Paris. The latest of his conquests, Naim, is an Arab crossdresser, and when Simon’s mom, his ex-wife and ten-year-old son show up with Orthodox Jewish family members in tow, things get all sorts of Aux Cage…
Despicable Me 2