New DVD Releases | January 3, 2012

What to Watch in January on DVD

Some of 2011's best are finding a home on DVD and Blu-ray in January 2012.

DVDs/Blu-rays releasing this month include Contagion, Puncture, Shark Night 3D, Pearl Jam: Twenty, Moneyball, Ides of March, Paranormal Activity 3, Real Steel, and Drive.

Click on the Redbox logo below the movie poster to find where the movie is available at a local Redbox near you.  For more info on the movie, including photos, complete cast, and related news, click on the movie poster.  Only care about Redbox? Here's released on Redbox for January 2012.

Click on the Netflix button under the poster to add it to you queue. There's also What's on Netflix Instant for January 2012.

Enjoy this week's DVD/Blu-ray releases for January 3, 2012! 

January 3 | Top DVD Releases

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Contagion

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  PG-13  

"Contagion" follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast-moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. At the same time, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart.

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Starring:  Matt Damon, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Laurence Fishburne, Gwyneth Paltrow, Marion Cotillard  

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Puncture

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  R  

Mike Weiss is a talented young Houston lawyer and a functioning drug addict. Paul Danziger, his longtime friend and partner, is the straightlaced and responsible yin to Mike's yang. Their mom-and-pop personal-injury law firm is getting by, but things really get interesting when they decide to take on a case involving Vicky, a local ER nurse, who is pricked by a contaminated needle on the job. As Weiss and Danziger dig deeper into the case, a health care and pharmaceutical conspiracy teeters on exposure and heavyweight attorneys move in on the defense. Out of their league but invested in their own principles, the mounting pressure of the case pushes the two underdog lawyers and their business to the breaking point.
 

Starring:  Chris EvansMark KassenBrett Cullen
Related News: Read Our Interview with Director Adam Kassen! 

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Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

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  R  

Blackwood Manor has new tenants. While architect Alex Hurst and his girlfriend Kim restore their Gothic mansion's period interiors, Alex's young daughter Sally investigates, spurred by the voices-rasping whispers who call out to her from the basement, who promise her understanding and friendship, who are so very hungry and would like to be set free. When Sally gives in to her curiosity, she opens a gateway into a hellish underworld. Confronted with the horror that now threatens to taker her life and destroy her family, Sally desperately tries to warn the whole house, but no one believes her. Will she make them understand in time, or will they become another chapter in the centuries-long horror story of Blackwood Manor?

Presented By: Guillermo Del Toro
Starring:  Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Jack Thompson  

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Shark Night 3D

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  R  

Arriving by boat at her family's Louisiana lake island cabin, Sara and her friends quickly strip down to their swimsuits for a weekend of fun in the sun. But when star football player Malik stumbles from the salt-water lake with his arm torn off, the group realizes they have to get Malik to a hospital on the other side of the lake. As they set out in a tiny speedboat, the college friends discover the lake has been stocked with hundreds of massive, flesh-eating sharks! As they face one grisly death after another, Sara and the others struggle desperately to fend off the sharks, get help and stay alive long enough to reach the safety of dry land. In 3D at select locations.

Starring:  Dustin MulliganSara Paxton, Katharine McPhee
Related News: Best Shark Movies of All Time

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I Don't Know How She Does It

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  PG-13  

"I Don't Know How She Does It" follows a Boston-based working mother trying desperately to juggle marriage, children, and a high-stress job. Kate Reddy devotes her days to her job with a Boston-based financial management firm. At night she goes home to her adoring, recently-downsized architect husband Richard and their two young children. It's a non-stop balancing act, the same one that Kate's acerbic best friend and fellow working mother Allison (Christina Hendricks) performs on a daily basis, and that Kate's super-brainy, child-phobic young junior associate Momo (Olivia Munn) fully intends to avoid. When Kate gets handed a major new account ...

Starring:  Sarah Jessica Parker, Olivia Munn, Christina Hendricks, Pierce Brosnan  

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The Guard

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  R  

Sergeant Gerry Boyle, a salty village cop in Ireland, has a subversive sense of humor, a caustic wit, and an uncanny knack for keeping people at arm's length. When a straitlaced FBI agent chasing an international drug-smuggling ring hits town, Boyle has no intention of letting the arrival disrupt his routine of hookers and wisecracks. Initially, he relishes offending and ridiculing the agent, but a murder and a series of peculiar events draw the reluctant sergeant into the investigation.

Starring:  Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Mark Strong

Related News: One of Ebert's Top 20 of 2011 

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Pearl Jam: Twenty

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  NR  

The film, Pearl Jam Twenty, traces the 20-year history of Pearl Jam, packed with rare footage and new interviews. It chronicles the years leading up to the band's formation, the chaos that ensued soon after their rise to megastardom, their step back from centre stage, and the creation of a trusted circle that would surround them – giving way to a work culture that would sustain them. Told in big themes and bold colours with blistering sound, the film is carved from over 1,200 hours of rarely seen and never-before seen footage spanning the band's career.

Director:  Cameron Crowe


 

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