This Week on DVD/Blu-ray

01/22/2013 – ‘End of Watch,’ ‘Searching For Sugar Man,’ ‘The Paperboy’ and ‘Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai’

This Week on DVD

Pick of the Week

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End of Watch

Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena star in a gritty first-person account of street-level law enforcement as Taylor and Zavala, a pair of police officers who patrol the city's meanest streets of south central Los Angeles. Shot from the point of view of police officers, gang members, surveillance cameras, dashboard cams and citizens caught in the line of fire, writer/director David Ayer crafts a portrait of the city's most dangerous corners, the cops who risk their lives there every day, and the price they and their families are forced to pay.

See Michael Pena, Jake Gyllenhaal and Anna Kendrick in an exclusive deleted scene from 'End of Watch,' available on Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand and Digital Download.

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Fate with a Badge
  • In the Streets
  • Women on Watch
  • Watch Your Six
  • Honors and More

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To celebrate the home entertainment release of 'End of Watch' we're doing a giveaway! Three grand prize winners will each receive an 'End of Watch' Blu-ray and an 'End of Watch' car dash grip. Here's how to enter:

Step 1: Follow @yahoomovies on Twitter

Step 2: Tweet this message:
I want to win an #EndOfWatch Blu-ray Prize Pack from @yahoomovies http://yhoo.it/endofwatch-blu #YahooDVD
Note: One entry per person/email address/Twitter handle.

Step 3: The giveaway ends 11:59 a.m. PT on January 28th, 2013. Winners will be notified on Twitter and will receive a Direct Message with further information. Keep in mind, this giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. If you have any other questions, check out the official rules or feel free to tweet us.

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Oscar Doc

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Searching For Sugar Man

Recently nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, this is the incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest '70s rock icon who never was. Discovered in a Detroit bar by two celebrated producers who were struck by his soulful melodies and lyrics, they recorded an album which they believed would secure his reputation as the greatest recording artist of his generation. But the album bombed and the singer disappeared into obscurity. Nonetheless, a bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa and, over the next two decades, he became a phenomenon. The film follows the story of two fans who set out to find out what really happened to their hero.

[Related: Malik Bendjelloul talks about his Oscar-nominated movie 'Searching for Sugar Man']

See director Malik Bendjelloul in an exclusive bonus feature clip from 'Searching For Sugar Man,' available on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Commentary with Director Malik Bendjelloul and Musician Rodriguez
  • An Evening with Malik Bendjelloul and Rodriguez
  • Making Sugar Man

More Details:

To celebrate the home entertainment release of the documentary 'Searching For Sugar Man' we're doing a giveaway! Five grand prize winners will each receive a 'Searching For Sugar Man' Blu-ray Prize Pack consisting of a 'Searching for Sugar Man' Blu-ray, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD and t-shirt. Here's how to enter:

Step 1: Follow @yahoomovies on Twitter

Step 2: Tweet this message:
I want to win a #SearchingForSugarMan Blu-ray Prize Pack from @yahoomovies http://yhoo.it/sugarman-blu #YahooDVD
Note: One entry per person/email address/Twitter handle.

Step 3: The giveaway ends 11:59 a.m. PT on January 28th, 2013. Winners will be notified on Twitter and will receive a Direct Message with further information. Keep in mind, this giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. If you have any other questions, check out the official rules or feel free to tweet us.

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Florida Noir

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The Paperboy

Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, David Oyelowo, Macy Gray, John Cusack and Nicole Kidman star in a provocative, sexually and racially charged drama from Oscar-nominated director Lee Daniels. In the backwaters of steamy 1960s South Florida, investigative reporter Ward Jensen and his partner Yardley Acheman chase a sensational, career-making story. With the help of Ward's younger brother Jack and sultry death-row groupie Charlotte Bless, the pair tries to prove violent swamp-dweller Hillary Van Wetter was framed for the murder of a corrupt local sheriff.

See Nicole Kidman in an exclusive behind-the-scenes bonus feature clip from 'The Paperboy,' available on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Featurette
  • Director Interview
  • Cast/Crew Interviews

More Details:

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Samurai Fiction

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Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai

Visionary Japanese auteur Takashi Miike presents an updated remake of "Harakiri,' a classic 1962 samurai tale of honor and revenge. In the 17th century, the masterless samurai Hanshiro arrives at the doorstep of his feudal lord Kageyu, requesting an honorable death by ritual suicide in his courtyard. The lord threatens him with the tragic tale of Motome, a desperate young ronin who made a similar request with ulterior motives, only to meet a grisly end. Undaunted, Hanshiro begins to tell a story of his own, with an ending no one could see coming.

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Geoffrey Gilmore from Tribeca Film Discusses Hara-Kiri

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