Douches and dystopias and Diaz, oh my!
This week in home entertainment we have a film fest fave about a narcissistic New York writer, Listen Up Philip; Snowpiercer, a dystopian sci-fi about a world where a train serves as the last home for humanity; and Cameron Diaz again flexing her comedic muscles in Sex Tape (above).
After making a splash at Sundance in January and other festivals since, Alex Ross Perry’s comedy comes to VOD this week. Jason Schwartzman stars as a frustrated, super douchey Manhattan novelist who stirs up drama in everything he does. It’s fun, acerbic stuff!
($29.99 Blu-ray, $24.98 DVD; Anchor Bay)
Based on a European graphic novel, Korean director Joon-ho Bong’s sci-fi thriller sees a future where, due to climate change, all that remains of humanity exists on a bullet train. While the posh, rich folks live in its first class section, the lower classes exist in squalor and slave-like conditions to the rear. A rebellion is, of course, inevitable! The cast is sometimes unrecognizable – including Chris Evans, John Hurt, and Tilda Swinton in villain mode — and things do get darkly comic and gory. It’s a fun, wild ride. Extras include a making-of documentary, featurettes, cast interviews, a commentary, an animated prologue and more.
($35.99 Bu-ray, $30.99 DVD)
Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel play a couple who, in an effort to spice up their sex life, learn that sex videos can sometimes end up in the wrong hands. Or, you know, a storage cloud. When will they ever learn? Extras include bloopers, deleted scenes, line-o-rama improv outtakes and more.
The Purge: Anarchy