New DVD Releases: Tropic Thunder, Wall-E, and More
11.18.08 by REELZ
Wall-E, Disney/Pixar's dazzling computer-animated
tale of interstellar robot love, leads this week's crop of new DVD releases.
Also debuting on DVD today: The estrogen-and-denim fest Sisterhood of the
Traveling Pants 2, starring America Ferrera and Blake Lively; Alex Gibney's
documentary Gonzo, about late author Hunter S. Thompson; and Mister Lonely, the
latest oddball offering from indie darling Harmony Korine.
Our DVD pick of the week is Ben Stiller's comedy
hit Tropic Thunder, featuring Robert Downey Jr.'s unforgettable turn in
blackface -- a performance recently touted by EW as a potential Best Supporting
Actor Oscar contender. The Director's Cut features 14 additional minutes of unbridled hilarity, an alternate ending, and the superb Hearts of Darkness parody Rain of Madness.
We recommend the Blu-ray version, because, for reasons we
can't quite fully explain, comedy is somehow funnier in HD.