‘Underworld: Awakening’, ‘The Vow’, And More: This Week On Video!

In this week’s Video Score, a landmark of French filmmaking in the 1990s hits Blu-ray in spectacular Criterion fashion. Plus, movies from this year are already coming out on video! We review the discs for “The Vow” and “Underworld: Awakening.” We’re breaking down the week’s major Blu-ray and DVD releases all for you below!

Pick of the Week


“La Haine” (1995)
Director: Mathieu Kassovitz
Cast: Vincent Cassel, Hubert Kounde, Saïd Taghmaoui

Story:
While to most outsiders Paris seems the very picture of beauty and civility, France has had a long and unfortunate history of intolerance toward outsiders, and this powerful drama from filmmaker Mathieu Kassovitz takes an unblinking look at a racially diverse group of young people trapped in the Parisian economic and social underclass.

On the Disc:
As they are wont to do, Criterion put together an impressive disc with enough featurettes to keep you busy for a long time. The package includes an introduction from Jodi Foster, of all people, an 80-minute documentary reuniting the cast, plus deleted and extended scenes.

Reviews:
Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Metacritic: Not available

Where to get it
Amazon: Blu-ray – $27.59, DVD – $31.78
Apple: Not available
Netflix Instant: Not available


“Underworld: Awakening” (2012)
Director: M&#229ns M&#229rlind and Björn Stein
Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Stephen Rea, Michael Ealy

Story:
Kate Beckinsale returns to the Underworld film series for the fourth installment, which finds fierce vampire Selene (Beckinsale) escaping captivity and taking up arms against humans after mankind discovers the existence of vampires and lycans, and launches a massive war aimed at wiping out the creatures of the night.

On the Disc:
The Blu-ray version of the disk features a directors commentary and a handful of featurettes and interviews.

Past Coverage:
-“Underworld: Awakening” Trailer

Reviews:
Rotten Tomatoes: 29%
Metacritic: 39

Where to get it
Amazon: Blu-ray – $19.99 (3D – $24.99), DVD – 16.99
Apple: Digital Rental – $3.99 (HD: $4.99), Ditigal Download – $12.99 (HD: $17.99)
Netflix Instant: Not available


“The Vow” (2012)
Director: Michael Sucsy
Cast: Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lange

Story:
A husband endeavors to win back his new bride’s heart after she loses her memory in a tragic car accident in this romantic drama starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum.

On the Disc:
“The Vow” comes with a director’s commentary and a behind-the-scenes look at the real couple that inspired the story.

Past Coverage:
-’The Vow’ EXCLUSIVE Trailer: Channing Tatum Woos Rachel McAdams All Over Again
-’The Vow’ Star Channing Tatum: Falling In Love With Rachel McAdams Was ’Easy’

Reviews:
Rotten Tomatoes: 29%
Metacritic: 43

Where to get it
Amazon: Blu-ray – $22.99, DVD – $16.99, Digital Rental – $3.99, Digital Download – $12.99
Apple: Digital Rental – $3.99 (HD: $4.99), Ditigal Download – $12.99 (HD: $17.99)
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!

What are you checking out this week on video? Let us know in the comments below and on Twitter!