New on DVD: Dark Shadows and People Like Us

By: Josh Myatt Email
By: Josh Myatt Email

Dark Shadows

Directed by: Tim Burton

Starring: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter

The soap opera made famous from the 60s and 70s is brought to life once again by Tim Burton and can now be owned on Blu-Ray or DVD. After breaking the heart of a witch, Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp) is turned into a vampire and buried alive, never to be found again. Nearly 200 years later, after being accidently dug up, Barnabas escapes out in the year 1972. When returns back to his home, he finds a family he doesn’t know and a culture that’s completely foreign. 1972 certainly isn’t at all like 1760.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

- Deleted Scenes
- Becoming Barnabas: Go behind the scenes and watch how Johnny Depp became the vampire, Barnabas.
- Reliving a Decade: See how the world that was the 1970s was brought to life by the one and only Tim Burton.

Rotten Tomatoes Score – 38%

People Like Us

Directed by: Alex Kurtzman

Starring: Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Michelle Pfeiffer

Known for being behind big action, sci-fi films like Transformers and Star Trek, Alex Kurtzman makes his directorial debut in this small, family comedic drama. Sam (Chris Pine) learns that his estranged father has passed away and he must return to his hometown to help with arrangements. When he arrives, he learns that he has a sister of thirty years that he has never met before. Now he must try to connect to family he’s never known and reconsider the life he lives.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

- Deleted Scenes
- Bloopers
- Audio Commentary with Filmmakers and Actors from the film
- “Number One with a Bullet” – How big sci-fi film buffs Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci prepared to make the small town family film that was People Like Us.

Rotten Tomatoes Score – 57%


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