DVD: “Labor Day,” “Lady Peacock,” “The Rocket,” & More!


While we wait for another shirtless James Franco in bed selfie, how about taking a look at this week’s home entertainment picks?

Romance blooms between an escaped convict and lonely woman in Labor Day, while drag queens bring out the claws and costumes to win over a guy in Lady Peacock.

Finally, in import The Rocket, a Laotian boy must prove he’s not cursed.

Labor Day

($39.99 Blu-ray, $29.98 DVD; Paramount)

Escaped convict Josh Brolin holes up with a lonely woman played by Kate Winslet and her adolescent son. While he does have a murder in his past, over pie-making and other experiences it becomes clear this convict’s presence may be the best thing to happen in this home. Based on Joyce Maynard’s novel, director Jason Reitman’s latest is more subdued, gentle and sentimental than Up In The Air and Juno, but has its moments for sure. Extras include a making-of, deleted scenes, and commentary.


Lady Peacock

($21.99 DVD; Breaking Glass Pictures)

A gay newbie named Devin causes a drag queen, Adora, and her ex, Conner, to come to blows — well, more like RuPaul Drag Race competition — in order to win him over.


The Rocket

($34.95 Blu-ray, $29.95 DVD; Kino Lorber)

A ten-year-old Laotian boy, Ahlo, is blamed for all sorts of unfortunate events within his village and family. Determined to prove he isn’t cursed, and win big for his family, Ahlo enters an explosive rocket-making competition that is as dangerous as potentially lucrative. Winner of numerous film festival awards, and unanimous positive reviews from critics (and audiences), Australian filmmaker Kim Mordaunt’s Laos-set feature sheds light on a culture and way of living rarely seen — and movingly so at that. Extras include a director’s commentary and making-of featurette.





The Legend of Hercules 3D


Art Machine


Devil’s Due


Gimme Shelter


Escape From Tomorrow