New on DVD & Blu-ray: July 1-7

Posted on July 1, 2014
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THIS WEEK’S THEATRICAL RELEASES:

“The Lunchbox”:
A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects Ila, a neglected housewife, to Saajan (Irrfan Khan), a lonely man on the verge of retirement. Through a series of exchanged notes that they pass back and forth through the lunches, Saajan and Ila photo for find comfort in their unexpected friendship. Gradually, their notes become little confessions about their loneliness, memories, regrets, fears, and even small joys. They each discover a new sense of self and find an anchor to hold on to in the big city of Mumbai, a city that so often crushes hopes and dreams. Still strangers physically, Ila and Saajan become lost in their virtual relationship, one that could jeopardize both their realities. Extras include commentary with writer-director Ritesh Batra. From Sony.

THIS WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS:

“The Twilight Zone: Essential Episodes (55th Anniversary Collection)” contains 17 essential must-have episodes: “Walking Distance,” “Time Enough at Last,” “The Hitch-Hiker,” “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street,” “A Stop at Willoughby,” “The After Hours,” “The Howling photo for The Twilight Zone: Essential Episodes (55th Anniversary Collection)Man,” “The Eye of the Beholder,” “Nick of Time,” “The Invaders,” “The Obsolete Man,” “It’s a Good Life,” “The Midnight Sun,” “To Serve Man,” “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet,” “Living Doll” “The Masks.” $29.95 from Image Entertainment … “The Final Terror” (1983), directed by Andrew Davis (“The Fugitive”) and starring John Friedrich, Rachel Ward, Adrian Zmed, Mark Metcalf, Daryl Hannah, Ernest Harden Jr. and Joe Pantoliano, is one of the most sought-after and long-lost slasher films from the 80s, about a group of young campers out for what they hope will be a fun-filled weekend who find their plans spoiled by a disguised, merciless killer who stalks the forest in search of new victims. In a Blu-ray/DVD Combo from Scream Factory/Shout! Factory.

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