New on DVD/Blu-ray: Brake, Detachment, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Footnote, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
DVD/Blu-ray releases for July 24, 2012
Stephen Dorff plays U.S. secret service agent Jeremy Reins, who is kidnapped and tortured by terrorists planning on attacking the president of the United States—that is, unless Reins divulges his secret.
In American History X director Tony Kaye’s drama, a substitute teacher (Adrien Brody) finds a rare connection with several teachers and students when he is stationed at a high school for three weeks. Detachment also features Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks, Lucy Liu, Blythe Danner, and Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Eighty-five year-old sushi master Jiro Ono is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat sushi bar with three Michelin stars located in a Tokyo subway station. New York filmmaker David Gelb’s foodie documentary takes a look into the life of one of the world’s greatest sushi chefs and his relationship with his eldest son, Yoshikazu, who is expected to continue Jiro’s legacy.
The relationship between a father and son who are both professors in Talmudic studies is tested when one of them is recognized for his work. This Israeli drama is told in Hebrew with English subtitles and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2012 Academy Awards.
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Ewen McGregor and Emily Blunt star in Dear John director Lasse Hallström’s romantic comedy about a visionary sheik who wants to bring the sport of fly-fishing to the desert country.