It's guilty pleasure time. On June 5, look for three titles on Blu-ray for the first time that critics said could have been better, but viewers loved anyway: Tom Cruise in "Cocktail"; Cruise and Paul Newman in "The Color of Money," the Martin Scorsese-directed sequel to "The Hustler"; and Mel Gibson in Ron Howard's film, "Ransom." Each of these comes with an SRP of $20 U.S.
THE COLOR OF MONEY
Experience legendary actor Paul Newman in the role that earned him an Academy Award for Best Actor in 1986. Newman joins Tom Cruise in Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese's powerful drama, "The Color of Money," about an aging pool hustler who takes on a protegé.
After returning from the army, New York bartender Brian Flanagan (Tom Cruise) learns the secrets of the trade from his new boss, Doug Coughlin (Bryan Brown), before heading to Jamaica to work at a local resort TIki Bar. While in Jamaica, Flanagan falls in love with an American tourist (Elisabeth Shue). Cocktail is available digitally restored and presented for the first time ever on Blu-rayTM High Definition.
Tom Mullen is the epitome of the American dream; rich and successful with a wife and kid. His seemingly perfect life is turned upside-down when his son, Sean, is kidnapped for ransom. Mullen tries to handle this the police’s way but decides to take matters into his own hands in order to save his son. An action filled remake starring an Oscar power cast and crew with actors Mel Gibson (Best Director, "Braveheart," 1995), Gary Sinise (Nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, "Forrest Gump," 1994), Academy Award winning producer Brian Grazer (Best Picture, "A Beautiful Mind," 2001) and Academy Award winning director Ron Howard (Best Director, "A Beautiful Mind," 2001).
Celebrate the 15th Anniversary Edition, digitally re-mastered for the first time ever on Blu-ray Disc, featuring deleted scenes, commentary from Director Ron Howard and behind-the-scenes footage! (can say “exciting” or “gripping” or something like that; can’t say “never before seen” though unless there is new bts footage on this release that truly is being seen for the first time).