Celebrated cult TV creator Joss Whedon cowrote the horror film The Cabin in the Woods. Chris Hemsworth is Curt, the jocky leader of a group of kids looking to get away for a weekend at a quiet cabin retreat. Instead, they become unwilling participants in a horrifying game for their lives. The movie contains a lot of thriller clichés but manages to be both a terrifying scream-fest and a clever nod to the horror genre. DVD extras include director commentary, a making-of documentary, a "Secret Secret Stash" featurette, interviews with the writer and director, two featurettes about the visual effects, and a digital copy of the film.
Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, and Bill Nighy play a group of retiring British folks headed to India for a relaxing vacation. Expecting to find a classy resort, they're initially not too pleased to find that the hotel is less of a posh getaway than they had imagined. The friends stick it out and come to find that though their lodging is a little run-down, there's a magic there that revives their lives. The DVD comes with a "Behind the Story: Lights, Colours, and Smiles" featurette.
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