The following On Demand/DVD new releases are available this week:
Hotel Transylvania: In this spirited animated adventure, Dracula runs a resort where monsters can get away from those pesky humans. But once his daughter decides she wants to explore the world, he has to rethink his outlook on life. Voices of Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez (PG, 1:33) Available 1/29, same day as DVD
The Sessions: John Hawkes and Helen Hunt star in this frank drama about a man in an iron lung who uses a professional sex surrogate to lose his virginity. The film earned Helen Hunt an Oscar nomination, along with nominations for a Golden Globe, Critics Choice award, a BAFTA and an Independent Spirit Award. John Hawkes earned nominations for a Golden Globe, Critics Choice Award and an Independent Spirit award. He won the Hollywood Breakthrough Award for his role. Also stars William H. Macy (R, 1:35) Available 1/29, pre-DVD
The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia: The supernatural franchise heads south for this purportedly fact-based chiller about a family who moves into a house where entities from its days as a station on the Underground Railroad still linger. Stars Abigail Spencer, Chad Michael Murray, Katee Sackhoff (R, 1:33) Available 2/1, same as theatrical release
Seven Psychopaths: When his friends kidnap a gangster’s beloved Shih Tzu, a struggling screenwriter is dragged into a quirky conflict with the L.A. criminal underworld. Stars Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson (R, 1:52) Available 1/29, same day as DVD
The Awakening: This atmospheric chiller takes place in 1919 England, where a professional exposer of hoaxes investigates claims of a ghost haunting a countryside boarding school. Turns out she may have finally found a case that tests her skepticism. Stars Rebecca Hall, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton (R, 1:49) Available 1/29, same day as DVD
Other titles also available beginning Jan. 29: Bangkok Assassins, The Cold Light of Day (same day as DVD)
Hotel Transylvania: © 2012 Sony Pictures Animation, Inc.
The Sessions: © 2012 Fox Searchlight Pictures.
The Haunting in Connecticut 2: The Ghosts of Georgia: © 2013 Lions Gate Films Credit: Cook Allender
Seven Psychopaths: © CBS Films Credit: Chuck Zlotnik