‘The Grey’, ‘Chronicle’, And More: This Week In Video

This week, two of the year’s most critically praised films hit DVD, plus Criterion releases a modern classic for all of us to enjoy.

Check out all of this week’s releases below.

Pick of the Week


“Chronicle” (2012)
Director: Josh Trank
Cast: Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan

Story:
Three high school friends obtain telekinetic powers in this surprise found footage hit from director Josh Trank.

On the Disc:
The Blu-ray edition of “Chronicle” comes with an unrated director’s cut, pre-viz footage and a reel of test footage. The package also includes a digital copy.

Past Coverage:
-Exclusive ’Chronicle’ Test Footage And Interview With Director Josh Trank
-Exclusive ’Chronicle’ Clip: What Every High School Guy Would Do With Superpowers

Reviews:
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Metacritic: 69

Where to get it
Amazon: Blu-ray – $22.99, DVD – $14.96, Digital Download – $14.99
Apple: Digital Download – $14.99
Netflix Instant: Not available


“The Grey” (2012)
Director: Joe Carnahan
Cast: Liam Neeson, Frank Grillo, Dermot Mulroney

Story:
Liam Neeson stars in producer/director Joe Carnahan’s tense adventure thriller about a group of tough-as-nails oil rig workers who must fight for their lives in the Alaskan wilderness after their airplane crashes miles from civilization. With supplies running short and hungry wolves closing in, the shaken survivors face a fate worse than death if they don’t act fast.

On the Disc:
Joe Carnahan recorded a commentary track with his editors. The disc also includes deleted scenes.

Past Coverage:
Five Reasons To See ’The Grey’
-’The Grey’ Survival Guide: Do’s And Don’ts In Wilderness Movies

Reviews:
Rotten Tomatoes: 78%
Metacritic: 64

Where to get it
Amazon: Blu-ray – $19.99, DVD – 16.99, Digital Download – $14.99
Apple: Ditigal Download – $14.99 (HD: $19.99)
Netflix Instant: Not available


“One for the Money” (2012)
Director: Julie Ann Robinson
Cast: Katherine Heigl, Jason O’Mara, Daniel Sunjata

Story:
Recently divorced and desperate for a job following a string of misfortunes, 30-year-old Stephanie Plum (Katherine Heigl) goes to work at her cousin’s bail-bond business, and begins investigating her first case. On the plus side, Stephanie proves to be a resourceful employee with a skill for ferreting out the truth; on the minus side, her first case is that of a Trenton, N.J., cop who broke her heart in high school and now stands accused of murder.

On the Disc:
Two documentaries, including a look at real life bond girls, plus a gag reel.

Reviews:
Rotten Tomatoes: 2%
Metacritic: 22

Where to get it
Amazon: Blu-ray – $19.96, DVD – $14.96
Apple: Ditigal Download – $14.99 (HD: $19.99)
Netflix Instant: Not available


“Being John Malkovich” (1999)
Director: Spike Jonze
Cast: John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener

Story:
Puppeteer Craig Schwartz (John Cusack) is having money problems, so he takes a temporary job as a file clerk on the seventh-and-a-half floor of a large office building. One day, while rummaging behind a cabinet, he finds a small door that leads to the center of the mind of actor John Malkovich (played by, you guessed it, John Malkovich).

On the Disc:
The Criterion edition of the disc comes packed with features including selected scene commentary from Michel Gondry and a booklet with a conversation with Spike Jonze.

Reviews:
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 90

Where to get it
Amazon: Blu-ray – $27.86, DVD – $24.99, Digital Rental – $2.99, Digital Download – $9.99
Apple: Digital Rental – $2.99 (HD: $3.99), Digital Download – $9.99 (HD: $14.99)
Netflix Instant: 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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