Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Mystery and Suspense Films: The Last Stand and Parker, New This Week on DVD

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

Checking through our list of films currently scheduled for release this week on DVD and/or Blu-ray disc, we are pleased to feature two that fall into the mystery, suspense, thriller and/or adventure category …

The Last Stand starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Forest Whitaker, Johnny Knoxville, Rodrigo Santoro, Jaimie Alexander, Luis Guzmán, Eduardo Noriega, Peter Stormare, Zach Gilford, Genesis Rodriguez; and

Parker starring Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Chiklis, Bobby Cannavale, Nick Nolte, Clifton Collins Jr., Patti LuPone, Emma Booth, Wendell Pierce.

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

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The Last Stand


The Last Stand (2013)

Directed by Ji-woon Kim from an original screenplay by Andrew Knauer. Watch a trailer for the film below.

Film Synopsis (from the studio): After leaving his LAPD narcotics post following a bungled operation that left him wracked with remorse and regret, Sheriff Ray Owens (Arnold Schwarzenegger) moved out of Los Angeles and settled into a life fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Summerton Junction. But that peaceful existence is shattered when Gabriel Cortez (Eduardo Noriega), the most notorious, wanted drug kingpin in the western hemisphere, makes a deadly yet spectacular escape from an FBI prisoner convoy.

With the help of a fierce band of lawless mercenaries led by the icy Burrell (Peter Stormare), Cortez begins racing towards the US-Mexico border at 250 mph in a specially-outfitted Corvette ZR1 with a hostage in tow. Cortez' path: straight through Summerton Junction, where the whole of the U.S. law enforcement, including Agent John Bannister (Forest Whitaker) will have their final opportunity to intercept him before the violent fugitive slips across the border forever.

At first reluctant to become involved, and then counted out because of the perceived ineptitude of his small town force, Owens ultimately rallies his team and takes the matter into his own hands, setting the stage for a classic showdown.

Running time: 107 minutes. Rating: Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, and language.

Purchase/Rental Options

Available on DVD  Available on Blu-ray Disc  Available on Amazon Instant Video  Available on iTunes  Available on Netflix

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Parker


Parker (2013)

Directed by Taylor Hackford from an adapted screenplay by John J. MacLaughlin, and based on the novel Flashfire by Richard Stark (pen name of Donald E. Westlake). Watch a trailer for the film below.

Film Synopsis (from the studio): Jason Statham stars as Parker, a professional thief, who lives by a personal code of ethics: Don't steal from people who can't afford it and don't hurt people who don't deserve it. But on his latest heist, his crew double crosses him, steals his stash, and leaves him for dead.

Determined to make sure they regret it, Parker tracks them to Palm Beach, playground of the rich and famous, where the crew is planning their biggest heist ever. Donning the disguise of a rich Texan, Parker takes on an unlikely partner, Leslie (Jennifer Lopez), a savvy insider, who's short on cash, but big on looks, smarts and ambition. Together, they devise a plan to hijack the score, take everyone down and get away clean.

Running time: 118 minutes. Rating: Rated R for strong violence, language throughout and brief sexual content/nudity.

Purchase/Rental Options

Available on DVD  Available on Blu-ray Disc  Available on Amazon Instant Video  Available on iTunes  Available on Netflix

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