Monday, December 19, 2011

Mystery and Suspense Films, New This Week on DVD (111220)

Mystery, Suspense, and Thriller Films on DVD and/or Blu-ray Disc

Checking through our list of films currently scheduled for release this week on DVD and/or Blu-ray disc, shown below are those that fall into the mystery, suspense, thriller and adventure categories.

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Straw Dogs
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Straw Dogs (2011)

Film Synopsis (from the studio): A young couple (James Marsden and Kate Bosworth) moves to a quaint southern town. Soon their perfect getaway turns out to become a living hell when dark secrets and lethal passions spiral out of control. Trapped by a pack of depraved locals led by a ruthless predator (Alexander SkarsgÄrd), they face a night of agonizing suffering and endless bloodshed. Now their only hope for survival is to become more savage than their merciless torturers.

Adapted from the Gordon M. Williams 1969 novel The Siege of Trencher's Farm, which was also the basis for the 1971 film Straw Dogs starring Dustin Hoffman. Rated R. 110 minutes.

Watch a trailer for the film below:

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Margin Call
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Margin Call (2011)

Film Synopsis (from the studio): Set in the high-stakes world of the financial industry, this entangling thriller involves the key players at an investment firm during one perilous 24-hour period in the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis. When an entry-level analyst (Zachary Quinto) unlocks information that could prove to be the downfall of the firm, a roller-coaster ride ensues as decisions both financial and moral catapult the lives of all involved to the brink of disaster.

First shown in January 2011 at the Sundance Film Festival, this film had a limited release in the US during October 2011. Rated R. 107 minutes.

Watch a trailer for the film below:


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