Remembering Paul Walker: On Demand DVD New Releases Dec. 9-15 This week’s releases include two films featuring Paul Walker, who died tragically and suddenly in a car accident over Thanksgiving weekend. Fast & Furious 6 and Hours are the most recently released of Walker’s films, though he had other projects in the works at the time of his death, including the next installment of the Fast & Furious franchise. Walker had filmed most of his scenes for that movie, but production has been delayed in the aftermath of the accident. Universal is encouraging Paul Walker’s fans to consider contributing to his charity, Reach Out Worldwide (ROWW) at www.roww.org; the studio is reportedly also planning to donate a percentage of the profits earned through the DVD release of Fast & Furious 6 to ROWW.
Fast & Furious 6 Dom (Vin Diesel) and Brian (Paul Walker) reassemble their crew to try to take down an international organization of mercenary drivers. Their reward: a full pardon for their crimes. Also stars Dwayne Johnson (PG-13, 2:10 or TV-MA, 2:13) 12/10
Hours (pictured above) Paul Walker plays a father struggling to keep his newborn infant alive in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Also stars Genesis Rodriguez, Nick Gomez (PG-13, 1:37) 12/13
Battle of the Year A group of dancers travel to a premier contest to try to be the first American team to win in 15 years and bring the trophy back home. Josh Holloway, Laz Alonso, Josh Peck (PG-13, 1:49) 12/10
Some Girls On the eve of his wedding, a successful writer travels across the country to meet up with ex-lovers in an attempt to make amends for past relationship transgressions. Adam Brody, Kristen Bell, Zoe Kazan (1:30) 12/10
Some Velvet Morning Stanley Tucci stars as a man who surprises his former mistress (Alice Eve), claiming to have left his wife. Before too long, a dark history between the two has come into focus. 12/10 Same day as theatrical release.
Other releases this week:
The Hunt In this Danish film, a teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son’s custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie. Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Annika Wedderkopp (R, 1:45) 12/10
Here Comes the Devil A married couple loses their children while on a family trip near some caves in Tijuana. The kids eventually reappear without explanation, but it becomes clear that they are not who they used to be, that something terrifying has changed them. Francisco Barreiro, Laura Caro, Alan Martinez (1:37) 12/13 Film is in Spanish.