Blu-ray Release: High Fidelity, Grosse Pointe Blank

Blu-ray Release Date: Aug. 7, 2012
Price: Blu-ray $20.00 each
Studio: Walt Disney Home Entertainment


High Fidelity

High Fidelity

Two of our favorite John Cusack (2012) movies are High Fidelity and Grosse Pointe Blank, and we’re thrilled to finally have them on high-definition Blu-ray.

2000’s High Fidelity and 1997’s Grosse Pointe Blank and both smart, fast-talking and very funny films.

Based on the book by Nick Hornby, High Fidelity tells the story of Rob (Cusack) a record store owner and compulsive list maker who’s having relationship issues. After his girlfriend (Iben Hjejle) leaves him for their older and very strange neighbor (Tim Robbins, Bull Durham), Rob recounts his top five breakups, visiting his exes (including Catherine Zeta-Jones, The Rebound) to find out where he went wrong.

Jack Black (Gulliver’s Travels) and Todd Louiso (The Switch) are great as Cusack’s record store sidekicks in the film, which was directed by Stephen Frears (Tamara Drewe).

Grosse Pointe Blank

Grosse Pointe Blank

Grosse Points Blank stars Cusack as Martin Blank, a professional assassin with an identity problem. His therapist (Alan Arkin, The Change-Up) thinks Martin’s 10-year high school reunion is a good idea, and it does coincide with a job request in the Detroit suburb that’s his hometown. In town, however, Martin finds two other assassins (Dan Aykroyd of The Blues Brothers and Hank Azaria of Love & Other Drugs) after the same job and him, all while he’s trying to reconcile with his former girlfriend (Minnie Driver, Conviction).

Jeremy Piven (TV’s Entourage) is a fabulous co-star as Martin’s old high school friend now turned real estate agent who tries hard to wrap his head around his friend’s career path.

Both R-rated movies grossed around $28 million each when they were released in theaters, but have become solid repeat viewers on DVD.

Disappointingly, Grosse Pointe Blank only contains a theatrical trailer on Blu-ray. But the High Fidelity Blu-ray has:

  • deleted scenes
  • converstaions with Cusack and director Frears
  • theatrical trailer.

Here’s hoping Disney has done a good job on the transfer for the Blu-ray. Fingers crossed.

 

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About Sam Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.