In a quieter week than normal on the DVD and Blu-Ray front this Tuesday, only three major titles and one indie make their home video debut. Tyler Perry’s latest Madea movie, Madea’s Big Happy Family and Disney’s Prom lead the pack.
Prom: Who can forget their Prom? Whether you went or not, it is a marker on one’s development timeline and Disney captures that spirited period impeccably in the original film Prom. The film hits home on Blu-Ray Combo Pack, DVD, Movie Download and On-Demand and is a family friendly flick with a cast full of talented up-and-comers. Prom is a cross-class look at the rite of passage that is the late spring dance from two perspectives: Sophomores and seniors. We found the film delightful and fun and would revisit the memories of Prom anytime. Extras on the home release are highlighted by the don’t-miss Last Chance Lloyd, deleted scenes and music videos from the rocking soundtrack.
Madea’s Big Happy Family: Writer, director, producer and star Tyler Perry brings back his comic creation in Madea’s Big Happy Family. The film arrives on home video with Madea’s kin stretched thin by crime, cancer and secrets that threaten the bonds of family. Fans of the film franchise and the character of Madea will adore this latest foray from the brilliant mind of Perry. As for extras from the film on DVD and Blu-Ray, there isn’t too much.
In a Better World: The winner for Best Foreign Language Picture comes home courtesy of Denmark’s In a Better World. Mikael Persbrandt stars as a doctor who works both at a Sudan refugee camp and his home practice in Europe. A powerful film that possesses all the power and breadth one would expect from a Foreign Language Oscar winner.
Skateland: In Skateland, the closing of a roller rink in a small town in Texas provides the impetus for the Skateland story to unfold. The film is filled with early 1980s hits as it is set in 1983 and stars a searing Shiloh Fernandez as a youngster trying to find his way through love and loss.