Another re-imagining of Lewis Carrol's classic fables, Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland rejoins the life of Alice (Mia Wasikowska), now nineteen years old and with no memory of her childhood adventures, who flees a young woman's troubles of propriety and marriage and ends up down the rabbit hole once again. Led by the White Rabbit (Michael Sheen) through a candy colored world, she encounters the Caterpillar (Alan Rickman) and the Cheshire Cat (Stephen Fry), and struggles against her destiny to slay the Jabberwock and defeat the Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter). The story unfolds as an epic adventure, mixing computer and practical effects, and is a must-see for anyone who wants to see Crispin Glover in a swordfight with Johnny Depp (as the Mad Hatter). On DVD and Blu Ray.
When Benicio Del Toro's brother is killed, he returns to his family's estate to investigate if it was an animal attack or a savage murder in The Wolfman. When the truth about local deaths turn out to be more monstrous than anyone suspects, he's caught between his brother's widow (Emily Blunt), his mysterious and confrontational father (Anthony Hopkins) and the Scotland Yard detective (Hugo Weaving) who may suspect the truth: there's a werewolf on the loose. On DVD and Blu Ray.
The Chilean Tony Manero takes place during Pinochet's reign in the late 70s. Raul, a fifty-something dancer obsessed with the main character from Saturday Night Fever, sees his chance at fame competing in a Tony Manero impersonating contest... though his obsession with his idol can take depraved turns in a world where violence is everywhere.
Pro wrestler Steve Austin is a man with no memory in The Stranger-- pursued by the FBI and the mob, but with no idea why they want him. His memory slowly returns one fight, bullet, and beating at a time, as he slowly resolves to reclaim his past and make sure the ones who stole his life pay for what they took. With Erica Cerra and Adam Beach.
The ensemble film Small Town Saturday Night connects the lives of John Hawkes, back from jail and always causing trouble, Shawn Christian, the small town cop trying to keep the peace, Chris Pine, about to leave for Nashville to pursue a songwriting career, his girlfriend Bre Blair, who may not be ready to relocate her life and her daughter, and Adam Hendershott, who just wants to fit in but is controlled by his overbearing mother (Lin Shaye). The characters weave in and out of each other's lives in small town, low-income America, as they reach for what they want as best they can.
A drama about the life of Shakespeare (Rupert Graves) and the experiences that inspired his Sonnets, A Waste of Shame details the loves and tragedies of the Bard's life, and how they became part of his writing, such as The Fair Youth (Tom Sturridge) and The Dark Lady (Indira Varma).
New this week to Reckless Video's TV New Release section is Life, the multi-part nature documentary that is the natural follow-up to 2006's Planet Earth. We also have the first season of Drop Dead Diva, and the Mike Judge Collection of Beavis & Butthead (which includes the pair's riffing on music videos, previously unavailable on DVD)
Before Night Falls, The Libertine
Howard's End, Fight Club
Bartleby, Back to the Future
The Babysitter's Club, The Unit
The Condemned, The Longest Yard
Eureka, Man About Town
The Big Empty, Flags of Our Fathers
Bride & Prejudice, Rome
Basquiat, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
84 Charing Cross Road, The Human Stain
The Matrix, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert