Renegade Rack – 09.03.13

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Welcome to the Renegade Rack, where clue you in on what is coming out this week on DVD and Blu-ray to help you with your shopping choices. Here is a look at the top choices you can spend your hard earned money on this week.

Now You See Me

The Four Horsemen, a magic super-group led by the charismatic J. Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), perform a pair of high-tech, high-profile magic shows. First amazing audiences by remotely robbing a Paris bank while in Las Vegas, and then exposing a white-collar criminal and funneling his millions into the audience members’ bank accounts, baffling the authorities. FBI Special Agent Dylan Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo) is determined to make the magicians pay for their crimes—and to stop them before they pull off what promises to be an even more audacious heist. But he’s forced to partner with Alma (Mélanie Laurent), an Interpol detective about whom he is instantly suspicious. Out of desperation, he turns to a famed magic debunker, who claims the Paris bank trick was actually a meticulously planned illusion. Dylan and Alma begin to wonder if the Horsemen have an outside point person. If so, finding him (or her) would be the key to ending the magicians’ crime spree. But who could it be? Or…could it really be…magic?

Special Features

  • Audio Commentary with Producer Bobby Cohen and Director Louis Leterrier
  • Now You See Me Revealed featurette (Blu-ray only)
  • Extended Director’s Cut featuring 16 Minutes of never-before-seen footage (Blu-ray only)
  • A Brief History of Magic featurette
  • Deleted Scenes (Blu-ray only)

The Lords of Salem

From the singular mind of horror maestro Rob Zombie comes a chilling plunge into a nightmare world where evil runs in the blood. The Lords of Salem tells the tale of Heidi (Sheri Moon Zombie), a radio station DJ living in Salem, Massachusetts, who receives a strange wooden box containing a record, a “gift from the Lords.” Heidi listens, and the bizarre sounds within the grooves immediately trigger flashbacks of the town’s violent past. Is Heidi going mad, or are the “Lords of Salem” returning for revenge on modern-day Salem?

Special Features

  • Audio commentary with writer/Producer/Director Rob Zombie

The Iceman

Inspired by actual events, ‘The Iceman’ follows notorious contract killer Richard Kuklinski (Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon) from his early days in the mob until his arrest for the murder of more than 100 men. Appearing to be living the American dream as a devoted husband and father; in reality Kuklinski was a ruthless killer-for-hire. When finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife nor daughters have any clue about his real profession. Co-starring Academy Award nominee Winona Ryder (‘Black Swan’) and Chris Evans (‘Avengers’, ‘Captain America’), ‘The Iceman’ is directed by Ariel Vromen (‘Danika’) from a script he wrote with Morgan Land (‘Rx’). Ray Liotta (‘Goodfellas’), David Schwimmer (“Friends”), Robert Davi (“Profiler”) and Danny Abeckaser (‘Alpha Dog’) round out the cast. The film features cameo appearances by Stephen Dorff (‘Public Enemies’) and James Franco (‘127 Hours’).

Special Features

  • The Making Of The Iceman
  • The Iceman: Behind The Scenes

Cockneys vs. Zombies

The Bow Bells Care Home is under threat and the McGuire’s – Andy, Terry, and Katy – need to find some way to keep their grandfather and his friends in the East End, where they belong. But, when you’re robbing a bank, zombie invasions makes things a lot harder. And let’s face it, they need all the help they can get when their bank-robbing experts turn out to be Mental Mickey and Davey Tuppance. As contractors to an East London building site unlock a 350-year old vault full of seriously hungry zombies, the East End has suddenly gone to hell and the Cockney way of life is under threat. Equipped with all the guns and ammo they can carry, it’s up to the gang to save the hostages, their grandfather, and East London from zombie Armageddon.

Special Features

  • Commentary with Director Matthias Hoene
  • Commentary with Writer James Moran
  • Original Look Behind the Scenes
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Trailer

Sharknado

A freak storm brings hundreds of vicious, man-eating sharks ashore in Los Angeles and a group of friends struggle to steer clear of their violent and destructive path.

Special Features

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About the Author

Shawn S. Lealos
Shawn is a film critic with over 25 years of experience in print and online media. He is a member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle and loves everything from critically acclaimed movies to B-level action flicks.
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