‘We Need To Talk About Kevin,’ ‘Man On A Ledge’ And More: This Week On Video

This week on The Video Score, some of last year’s most critically acclaimed art house films finally hit video, in addition to two all-time classics from one of the greats.

Check out our rundown of this week’s best releases below!

Pick of the Week


“We Need to Talk About Kevin” (2011)
Director: Lynne Ramsay
Cast: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller

Story:
A tormented mother grapples with feelings of accountability and intense grief after her troubled 15-year-old son commits an act of violence that shakes their community to its very core.

On the Disc:
Oscilloscope has packed this disc full of need-to-watch features including a behind-the-scenes documentary, an interview with the source novel’s author, and a highlight of Tilda Swinton from the Telluride Film Festival.

Reviews:
Rotten Tomatoes: 76%
Metacritic: 68

Where to get it
Amazon: Blu-ray – $26.24, DVD – $22.49
Apple: Digital Download – $14.99 (HD: $19.99) Digital Rental – $3.99 (HD: $4.99)
Netflix Instant: Not available


“Man On A Ledge” (2012)
Director: Asger Leth
Cast: Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell

Story:
An NYPD hostage negotiator (Elizabeth Banks) attempts to talk cop-turned-fugitive Nick Cassidy (Sam Worthington) down from a high ledge, but she learns that he may have a hidden motive for threatening to take his own life.

On the Disc:
The “Man on a Ledge” Blu-ray comes with a featurette called “The Ledge” and a trailer with commentary by Elizabeth Banks.

Past Coverage:
-’Man On A Ledge’: The Reviews Are In!
-’Man On A Ledge’ Set Visit

Reviews:
Rotten Tomatoes: 31%
Metacritic: 40

Where to get it
Amazon: Blu-ray – $16.99, DVD – $14.99
Apple: Digital Download – $14.99 (HD: $19.99) Digital Rental – $3.99 (HD: $4.99)
Netflix Instant: Not available


“Coriolanus” (2011)
Director: Ralph Fiennes
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Brian Cox

Story:
Set in modern times, the movie stars Fiennes as the title character, a fierce General able to fight Rome’s most dreaded enemies as well as quell civil unrest from a lack of food. When politicians convince Coriolanus to become a political leader, his natural fierceness and lack of political instincts lead to him being disgraced by other politicians and eventually forced to leave Rome after being branded a traitor. He then joins with his former enemies to invade Rome, and the only person who may be able to talk him out of this revenge plan is his mother (Vanessa Redgrave).

On the Disc:
The film comes with a making-of documentary and a commentary track from star/director Ralph Fiennes.

Reviews:
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 79

Where to get it
Amazon: Blu-ray – $16.99, DVD – $14.99
Apple: Digital Download – $14.99 (HD: $19.99) Digital Rental – $3.99 (HD: $4.99)
Netflix Instant: Not available


“Summer With Monika” (1953) & “Summer Interlude” (1953)
Director: Ingmar Bergman

Story:
These two earlier works from the legendary Swedish auteur come compliments of the always dependable Criterion collection and tell the stories of young romance and loss.

On the Disc:
Both discs are filled with extras including interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and two booklets featuring essays on the films.

Where to get it
“Summer Interlude”
Amazon: Blu-ray – $19.99, DVD – $17.48
“Summer With Monika”
Amazon: Blu-ray – $27.86, DVD – $21.99

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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