Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has officially announced that it will release on Blu-ray acclaimed director Luc Besson's latest film The Family a.k.a Malavita (2013), starring starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones, and Vincent Pastore. The release will be available for purchase in the United States on December 17th.
A Mafia boss and his family are relocated to a sleepy town in France under the Witness Protection Program after snitching on the mob. Despite Agent Stansfield's (Jones) best efforts to keep them in line, Fred Blake (De Niro), his wife Maggie (Pfeiffer), and their children Belle (Dianna Agron) and Warren (John D'Leo), can't help resorting to old habits by handling their problems the "family" way. Chaos ensues as their former Mafia cronies try to track them down, and scores are settled in the unlikeliest of settings. Executive produced by Martin Scorsese.
this movie looked pretty awesome in my opinion, might pick it up release week if it's a good price. What are your guys thoughts on this one? i know mainstream critics didn't like it but they usually never get these types of comedies at first.
@repete: If you think RT is that accurate, unless you're not going to RT until after seeing the movies, you're no doubt allowing RT too much influence in your movie watching. A genuine experience can't be precluded by expectations of any kind or to any degree, not even your own. Sadly, that's a lot harder these days with studios seemingly putting more effort into marketing the movies than they put into making them, if not practically impossible in the internet age where gossip and unqualified opinion have all but replaced more capably objective and experienced evaluation and reporting.
@bowlingbilly10 Critics also loved Before Midnight, Mud, 12 Years a Slave, Behind the Candelabra, Frances Ha, Blue Jasmine, The Spectacular Now, The World's End, Inside Llewyn Davis, Rush, Star Trek Into Darkness, The Conjuring, Upstream Color,.... Not exactly obscure movies!
@ambientcafe Nearly all of Besson's films feature a healthy dose of comedy
Maybe I've spent too much time recently buying catalog titles, but what's up the the $39.99 MSRP? That seems steep to me for a standard release of a mainstream big studio movie with limited special features. This looked fun, but at that price it's definitely going into the Rental category.