Published Jul 06, 2011As temperatures continue to climb and summer is in full swing, most of your days are probably spent at the beach or outside. But if your feet are starting to hurt from all that exploring and your uneven tan is making it embarrassing to leave the house, then why not catch up on and cool off with some of the new DVDs out this week. Head on over to our Recently Reviewed section to read up on the newest releases. Here's a taste of what you can find there.
To start things off, Liam Neeson once again shows of his action-star skills in Unknown (pictured). In a tale of memory loss, mistaken identities and foreign intrigue, Neeson embarks on an action-packed adventure with Diane Kruger by his side as he struggles with his own sanity and attempts to discover who he really is.
If you're looking for something more historical and slightly supernatural then Season of the Witch might be for you. Nicholas Cage takes on the role of a knight during the Crusades on a mission to find a book of witches' curses that are meant to end the Plague. But perhaps you'd prefer something more along the lines of Gladiator? In that case, check out whether The Eagle, and Channing Tatum as a young Roman centurion, strikes your fancy.
If the former selections are seeming too tame for your tastes, then you'll probably want to check out Jason Eisener's Hobo With a Shotgun. For fans of exploitation films, what could be better than a vigilante hobo bloodily taking down crime king pins and the generally immoral?
To lighten things up a notch, check out our review of Barney's Version. Starring Paul Giamatti, the adaptation of Mordecai Richler's novel of the same name chronicles the self-serving life of Barney Panofsky and the many situations that arise from his less than savoury moral compass.
Lastly is a new take on an old classic. Beastly reinterprets the fairy tale of Beauty and the Beast. Alex Pettyfer portrays the self-absorbed Kyle, cursed to be ugly forever by goth-clad Mary-Kate Olsen, unless he manages to gain the affection of Vanessa Hudgens's character and break the curse. See how the update fares by reading the complete review.
To read up on more DVD and Blu-ray releases, be sure to check out the Exclaim! Recently Reviewed section.