Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Mystery and Suspense Films, New This Week on DVD (120612)

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.

See also a list of current mystery and suspense DVD, Blu-ray, or VOD deals on Amazon.com.

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)

Film Synopsis (from the studio): Sherlock Holmes has always been the smartest man in the room... until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large—Professor Moriarty—and not only is he Holmes' intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may actually give him an advantage over the renowned detective. When the Crown Prince of Austria is found dead, the evidence, as construed by Inspector Lestrade, points to suicide. But Sherlock Holmes deduces that the prince has been the victim of murder—a murder that is only one piece of a larger and much more portentous puzzle, designed by Professor Moriarty. The cunning Moriarty is always one step ahead of Holmes as he spins a web of death and destruction—all part of a greater plan that, if he succeeds, will change the course of history.

Directed by Guy Ritchie from an original screenplay by Kieran Mulroney and Michele Mulroney based on characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle, the film runs 129 minutes and is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and some drug material.

Watch a trailer for the film below:

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Thin Ice
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Thin Ice (2012)

Film Synopsis (from the studio): Greg Kinnear stars as Mickey Prohaska, a small-time insurance agent looking for a way to jump-start his business, reunite with his estranged wife and escape the frigid Wisconsin weather. This self-proclaimed master of spin believes that salesmanship is about selling a story — all he needs is a sucker willing to buy it. He hits pay dirt with a lonely retired farmer (Alan Arkin), who is sitting on something much bigger than an insurance commission. But Mickey's attempt to con the old man spins out of control when a nosy, unstable locksmith with a volatile temper (Billy Crudup) dramatically ups the stakes, trapping him in a spiral of danger, deceit and double-crossing.

Directed by Jill Sprecher from a script co-written with her sister Karen Sprecher, the film — which was originally titled The Convincer — runs 93 minutes and is rated R for for language, and brief violent and sexual content.

Watch a trailer for the film below:

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