Beginning this week, Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master has its On Demand/DVD release. The film’s subject matter was felt by some to be a thinly disguised representation of L. Ron Hubbard’s Church of Scientology, though the director denies this — watch for yourself and see what you think! And, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and the rest of the gang says goodbye with the final installment of The Twilight Saga. Other, lesser-known films, including Chicken With Plums, Wasted on the Young and 6 Souls are also on the list; On Demand makes trying something you never heard of easy to do from the comfort of your own couch. The following are the On Demand/DVD New Releases for Feb. 25-March 3:
Chicken With Plums From Persepolis creator Marjane Satrapi comes this fanciful tale of a world-class violinist who embarks on a 20-year odyssey to replace the priceless instrument his wife destroyed in a fit of rage. Mathieu Amalric, Maria de Medeiros, Isabella Rossellini (PG-13) 2/26 Same day as DVD
The Master Director Paul Thomas Anderson’s moody drama explores the tumultuous relationship between a disillusioned World War II veteran and the enigmatic leader of a new religious movement called The Cause. Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams were all nominated for Oscars for their roles in this film. (Supporting Actor/Actress for Hoffman and Adams and Lead Actor for Phoenix). (R) 2/26 Same day as DVD
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 The epic tale of Edward and Bella comes to a rousing conclusion as they gather other vampires to help protect their daughter Renesmee from the wrath of the Volturi. The series won a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Movie Fan Following and was nominated for a Critics Choice Award for Favorite Film Franchise. Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner (PG-13, 1:55) 3/2
Other titles debuting this week include: DreamWorks Madly Madagascar Digital Deluxe Edition 2/26, Man From Shaolin 2/26 (Same day as DVD), Future Weather 3/1, 6 Souls 3/1, Wasted on the Young 3/1
Availability dates subject to change. Check your cable provider for ordering information.
The Master: © 2013 The Weinstein Company
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2: © 2013 Summit Entertainment