04/24/2012 – ‘Contraband,’ ‘Dark Tide,’ ‘Pariah’ and ‘The Innkeepers’

Philip Yu
This Week on DVD/Blu-ray

Pick of the Week

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Mark Wahlberg stars as Chris Farraday, a legendary smuggler who long ago put his life of crime behind him to become a law-abiding family man. But when his brother-in-law Andy botches a deal with a ruthless drug kingpin, Chris is dragged back into doing what he does best -- running contraband -- to settle Andy's debt. With time running out, Chris must summon his old school skills and assemble a crew to successfully navigate a treacherous international criminal network of brutal drug lords, cops and hit men before his wife and children become their next target.

See Giovanni Ribisi in an exclusive behind-the-scenes bonus features clip from 'Contraband,' available on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Under the Radar: The Making of Contraband
  • Reality Factor: The Stunts and Action of Contraband
  • Feature Commentary
  • UltraViolet and More

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To celebrate the home entertainment release of 'Contraband,' we're giving away an iPad! One grand prize winner will receive an Apple iPad 2 (16GB, Wifi, White) and a 'Contraband' Two-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack. ere's how to enter:

Step 1: Follow @yahoomovies on Twitter

Step 2: Tweet this message:
I want to win an iPad & 'Contraband' Blu-ray from @yahoomovies http://yhoo.it/contraband-blu #YahooDVD
Note: One entry per person/email address/Twitter handle.

Step 3: The giveaway ends 11:59 p.m. PT on April 27th, 2012. Winners will be announced on Twitter and will receive a Direct Message with further information. Keep in mind, this giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. If you have any other questions, check out the official rules or feel free to tweet us.


Thriller at Sea

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Dark Tide

Halle Berry stars as Kate, a shark expert whose business has been failing since a shark attack killed a fellow diver under her command. Once dubbed "the shark whisperer," Kate is haunted by the memory of the attack and unable to get back into the water. With bills piling up and the bank about to foreclose on her boat, Kate's old flame presents her with a lucrative opportunity: lead a thrill-seeking millionaire businessman on a dangerous shark dive... outside the cage. Battling her self-doubts and fear, Kate sets a course for the world's deadliest feeding ground: Shark Alley.

See Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez in an exclusive clip from 'Dark Tide,' available on Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand and Digital Download:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • None

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Coming-of-Age Drama

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Director Dee Rees presents a moving, critically-lauded coming-of-age drama about 17-year-old Alike, who lives with her parents and younger sister in Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood. She has a flair for poetry, and is quietly embracing her identity as a lesbian. But whenever Alike's development becomes a topic of discussion at home, her parents' already strained marriage is pushed to the breaking point. Wondering how much she can confide in her family, Alike strives to get through adolescence with grace, humor, and tenacity -- sometimes succeeding, sometimes not, but always moving forward.

See Adepero Oduye in clips from 'Pariah,' available on Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand and Digital Download:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Dee Rees: A Director's Style
  • A Walk in Brooklyn
  • Trying out Identity: Pariah's Wardrobe

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The Innkeepers

Ti West, director of 'The House of the Devil,' scares up another fun and spooky supernatural throwback thriller. After over one hundred years of service, The Yankee Pedlar Inn is shutting its doors for good. The last remaining employees, Claire and Luke, are determined to uncover proof of what many believe to be one of New England's most haunted hotels. As the Inn's final days draw near, odd guests check in as the pair of minimum wage "ghost hunters" begin to experience strange and alarming events that may ultimately cause them to be mere footnotes in the hotel's long unexplained history.

See Sara Paxton and Pat Healy in the theatrical trailer for 'The Innkeepers,' available on Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand and Digital Download:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • The Innkeepers: Behind the Scenes
  • Audio Commentary with director Ti West, producers Peter Phok and Larry Fessenden, and 2nd unit director/sound designer Graham Reznick
  • Audio Commentary with director Ti West and stars Sara Paxton and Pat Healy
  • Trailer

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