It's an odd movie week, as Nicolas Cage, a serial killer, and elves are the stars on the home video front.
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
Nicolas Cage delivers "a completely absurd performance" in Werner Herzog's film, according to our own Eugene Novikov. "The movie itself is a hilarious genre pastiche that too frequently winks to let us know how aware it is of its own unseriousness." Sounds like a blast! Rent it.
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Sneaking into theaters last summer, the directing debut of Marcus Dunstan pulled no punches for horror fans, offering up a grisly, bloody spectacle. As Jette Kernion wrote in her review for Cinematical: "It goes straight for the shocks." A man in trouble decides to rob the house of a family away on vacation, only to encounter a fiendish foe bent on torture, murder, and traps without end. Rent it.
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The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (Theatrical Editions)
Finally on Blu-ray, but why would any devoted Ring-o-phile want the theatrical editions only? If you must have your fix now, get out your credit cards. Look for a detailed review to be published right here at Cinematical to help the less committed decide, but for my money, it's a rental. Fans, though, have probably already pre-ordered. Rent it.
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After the jump: mind your Beeswax, animated Rings, and Hammer suspense.