Gulliver’s Travels and the King Speaks-New on DVD/Blu-Ray
Today’s DVD/Blu-Ray Releases include a stammering King, a clever wizard, a giant Jack Black, and a movie dealing with losing a child.
“The King’s Speech“ – Geoffrey Rush plays a vocal coach who helps the King of England overcome a severe stammer as the country is going to war with Germany in World War 2. It won Best Picture and Colin Firth won the Best Actor Oscar for playing the king. Helena Bonham Carter plays his wife, Queen Elizabeth.
If you missed it, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1“, hit stores on Friday. Harry, Ron and Hermione have dropped out of Hogwarts to search for the magical objects that contain the fragments of Voldemort’s soul.
They split the last book into two movies. Part 2 opens on July 15th. You can see the opening scene if you buy the Blu-Ray version of Part 1.
“Gulliver’s Travels“ – Jack Black plays a mailroom clerk at a newspaper who bluffs his way into covering a story on the Bermuda Triangle, and then gets shipwrecked on an island surrounded by tiny little people. Jason Segel, Emily Blunt and Billy Connolly are also in it.
“The Way Back“ – Jim Sturgess is a Polish prisoner who organizes an escape from a Siberian Gulag during World War Two. Colin Farrell and Ed Harris escape with him, and Saoirse Ronan joins their group during a 4,000 mile walk across the Gobi Desert and the Himalayas.
“Somewhere“ – Stephen Dorff plays an actor who has to give up his wild Hollywood lifestyle when his 11-year-old daughter unexpectedly shows up. She’s played by Elle Fanning, a.k.a. Dakota’s little sister. It’s written and directed by Sofia Coppola.
“Rabbit Hole“ – Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart play a couple mourning the loss of their son. As he considers an affair with Sandra Oh; she bonds with the teenager who killed their son.
“Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure“ – a direct-to-DVD Disney flick starring Ashley Tisdale as Sharpay Evans from the “High School Musical” movies. This one is all about Sharpay as she and her dog travel to New York City to take up acting.