New Blu-Ray releases for March 12, 2013 – "Rise of the Guardians," "Life of Pi"

DreamWorks Animation [From left] Bunnymund (Hugh Jackman), Sandman, North (Alec Baldwin) and Tooth (Isla Fisher) welcome Jack Frost (Chris Pine).
DreamWorks Animation
[From left] Bunnymund (Hugh Jackman), Sandman, North (Alec Baldwin) and Tooth (Isla Fisher) welcome Jack Frost (Chris Pine).

Rise of the Guardians – This was a film that deserved a lot more love last year and hopefully it finds a well-deserved audience on the home video market. Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Chris Pine, Isla Fisher and Jude Law lend their voices to holiday/weather icons like Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and Jack Frost on an adventure to stop the world from plunging into darkness conceived by Pitch Black.

Life Of PiLife of Pi – This tale of a disaster survivor finding himself on a journey with a Bengal tiger was considered a massive challenge at best and un-filmmable at worst until Director Ang Lee wrapped his mind around it and his efforts paid off as the film earned four Oscars, including Best Director, who worked hard to ensure the film looked great. If you can swing it, this is one that’s better to check out in 3D.

Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock and Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh in "Hitchcock."
Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock and Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh in “Hitchcock.”

Hitchcock – Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren star as legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and his wife, Alma Reville, during the filming of his signature film “Psycho.” Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Biel co-star. This flew under the radar and I need to get around to reviewing this one, but with the cast I’d assume it’s worth at least one viewing.

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