Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced this past week that director Zach Braff’s remake of the 1979 bank caper comedy, Going in Style, will be heading home on Aug. 1 as DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack product offerings.
The ARR is 116 days and domestic box office receipts currently amount to $43.9 million.
Back in 1979 it was George Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg as the bored retirees who decide to stick up a bank and get away with it (well, sort of). This time out it is Michael Caine, Alan Arkin and Morgan Freeman as the three retirees … they are actually motivated to rob “the bank” and the numbers involved in the heist (years of inflation we suspect) have grown from a paltry $35,000 to something like two million bucks.
Oh yes, and no one dies, there’s no quick trip to Las Vegas and no one goes to prison. Other than that, Going in Style is pretty much the same as the original … three old codgers pulling off a bank heist.
As to bonus goodies, actor-turned-filmmaker Zach Braff (Garden State, Wish I was Here) provides commentary and there are deleted scenes.
Also heading home from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is long-time film producer Denise Di Novi’s directing debut, Unforgettable. It will be streeting on July 25 as both DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack editions.
The ARR is 95 days and ticket sales were a lackluster $11.4 million.
In the film’s prologue we are introduced to Julia (Rosario Dawson), who has been hauled in by the police for murder. It looks bad as there is a lot evidence pointing at her in the stabbing death of her crazy (controlling; psychotic) ex-lover, Michael (Simon Kassianides) … but looks can be deceiving.
We then jump back in time about a half-a-year and the backstory begins to get filled in. She, Julia, is about to be married to a guy named David (Geoff Stults) and she will also be the new stepmom to Lilly (Isabella Rice), David’s daughter from his first marriage.
Now about that first marriage, David’s ex-wife is a woman named Tessa (Katherine Heigl), who is none too happy about getting kicked to the curb. Here’s where the “fun” begins. It seems that Julia had a restraining order against this fellow named Michael — who is borderline bat-shit crazy — and Tessa finds out about this and begins to plot her revenge (trust us, she is full all sorts of very nasty ideas) using this “unhinged” ex-lover as the lynchpin to her murderous revenge plan.
Does she get away with it? You’ll have to wait until July 25 to find out (to cautioned, just when you think it’s over … it’s not)!
Bonus features include commentary from Denise Di Novi (as a producer, she has been involved in such films as Edward Scissorhands, Batman Returns and The Nightmare Before Christmas — all directed by Tim Burton — and a couple of Nicholas Sparks film adaptations — A Walk to Remember and Nights in Rodanthe), a deleted scene (with commentary) and the featurette titled “Reclaiming What's Yours: Making Unforgettable.”