‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’, ‘Shame’ And More: This Week On Video

This week on The Video Score, Tom Cruise climbs a very, very tall building, and Michael Fassbender gets very, very naked. Two of last year’s best movies are just hitting video, so check out everything that the week has to offer in our helpful Blu-ray/DVD column!

Pick of the Week


“Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” (2011)
Director: Brad Bird
Cast: Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Simon Pegg

Story:
The Kremlin has been bombed, and the blame has fallen on the IMF. As a result, the president initiates Ghost Protocol, and accuses Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his team of placing the bomb in an attempt to incite a global nuclear war. Now, in order to clear the IMF of terrorism charges, Ethan assembles a new team to uncover the truth by using every high-tech trick in the book.

On the Disc:
The three disc edition of the Blu-ray comes with a second disc of full HD extras including behind-the-scenes documentaries, deleted scenes with commentary from Brad Bird, an alternate opening and trailer. A DVD version is also included.

Past Coverage:
-Exclusive ’Mission: Impossible’ Clip: Brad Bird Decodes His Mission Objective
Five Reason To See ’Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’
-Tom Cruise Answers ’Impossible’ Questions In ’Risky Business: Cruise Control’

Reviews:
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 73

Where to get it
Amazon: Blu-ray – $19.99, DVD – $15.49, Digital Download – $14.99
Apple: Digital Rental – $3.99 (HD: $4.99), Ditigal Download – $14.99 (HD: $19.99)
Netflix Instant: Not available


“Shame” (2011)
Director: Steve McQueen
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan

Story:
Brandon (Michael Fassbender) is a successful businessman in his early thirties who lives in New York. To most around him, Brandon seems cool and introverted, but inside he is wrestling with a powerful sexual appetite; he’s obsessed with pornography and prefers short-term relationships with women that allow him to keep the world at arm’s length. The grim routine of Brandon’s life is upended when his sister Sissy (Carey Mulligan) stops by for an extended visit without prior notice.

On the Disc:
The Blu-ray edition of the film comes with a digital copy plus docs on Fassbender and McQueen. There are also several behind-the-scenes featurettes.

Past Coverage:
-Oscars 2012: Why ’Shame’ Deserved A Best Picture Nod
-Michael Fassbender’s Naked ’Shame’ Is For ’Members Only’

Reviews:
Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
Metacritic: 72

Where to get it
Amazon: Blu-ray – $22.99, Digital Download – $14.99
Apple: Digital Rental – $3.99, Ditigal Download – $14.99
Netflix Instant: Not available


“IMAX: Born To Be Wild” (2011)
Director: David Lickley
Cast: Morgan Freeman

Story:
Shot in IMAX 3D, David Lickley’s 40-minute documentary Born to Be Wild observes various orphaned jungle animals and their day-to-day behavioral interactions with the individuals who rescue them and raise them to adulthood.

On the Disc:
The package includes an UltraViolet digital copy and six short “On Location” webisodes in HD.

Reviews:
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
Metacritic: 66

Where to get it
Amazon: Blu-ray – $19.99 (3D – $27.99), DVD – $14.99
Apple: Digital Rental – $3.99, Ditigal Download – $14.99
Netflix Instant: Not available


“Treme: The Complete Second Season” (2011)
Creators: David Simon, Eric Overmyer
Starring: Clarke Peters, Wendell Pierce

Story:
From the creator of “The Wire,” David Simon, comes the second season of his HBO drama following musicians in post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans.

On the Disc:
The disc comes with behind-the-scenes featurettes and music commentary for each episode.

Reviews:
Rotten Tomatoes: N/A
Metacritic: 87

Where to get it
Amazon: Blu-ray – $53.99, DVD – $43.99
Apple: Complete Season – $32.89
Netflix Instant: Not available

The Video Score is your guide to everything you need to know about what’s out this week, all in one place. What’s available? Which formats? Is it streaming? How much will it set you back? We’ll break down the week’s biggest new releases and some smaller ones that deserve your attention. Check back each Tuesday to find out what’s hot that week and where you can catch it all!

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