DVD: “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” “Cupcakes,” “Beyond Love,” & More!


This week in home entertainment is truly a global affair — we have gonzo British secret agents, queer Israelis competing in a song contest (Cupcakes, above), and Italian lesbians itching to make a baby with a gay couple.

Here’s the scoop and trailers! Let us know which ones you have seen, liked or loathed in the comments!



($24.99 DVD; Strand)

The latest from out Israeli director Eytan Fox (Yossi & Jagger, The Bubble), is a colorful and at times Almodovar-esque musical romp. When a gay guy and his five female neighbors find themselves elected to represent Israel in a Eurovision-esque song contest, each is forced out of their comfort zones… and into some zany performances. Fun, perky stuff!


Kingsman: The Secret Service

($39.99 Blu-ray, $29.98 DVD; 20th Century Fox)

In X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn’s latest adaptation of a comic book by his Kick-Ass collaborator Mark Millar, the British spy/James Bond genre gets a cray cray, satirical twist. A seasoned secret agent,  Harry Hart (Colin Firth) enlists a thuggish youth, Eggsy Unwin (Taron Egerton), to help save the world. So begins the unorthodox training, ultra-violent mayhem, and espionage. All you need to know is the action is insane – there’s a female villain with sword-like prosthetic legs – with co-stars like Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Caine, and Mark Hamill. Extras include over 90 minutes’ worth of making-of featurettes.


Beyond Love

($24.99 DVD; Ariztical)

Italian lesbians Anna and Marina want their gay friends, Stefano and Tony, to help out with getting ’em preggers. Easy right? Not as easy as it sounds, however, and things get messy and complicated for this quartet… Will their friendships, and relationships, survive? Extras include a making of featurette.




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