New on DVD & Blu-ray, Week of September 6: ‘X-Men: First Class,’ ‘Hanna’ and ‘Scarface’ Blu-ray1 min readReading Time: < 1 minute
Summer is officially over — which means that the hot summer films and blockbusters will finally wend their way to DVD.
And kicking off September is ‘X-Men: First Class,’ director Matthew Vaughn’s deft undertaking of the X-Men backstory and history that has outstanding performances by James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender. ‘X-Men: First Class’ will arrive on DVD and Blu-ray this Friday.
On Tuesday, the main event will be ‘Hanna,’ director Joe Wright’s (‘Pride & Prejudice’) stab at an actioner, starring Saoirse Ronan as a take-no-hostages 16-year-old girl trained as a super-assassin to wreck revenge on the CIA agent who destroyed her family. And for you Blu-ray junkies, there’s a sparkling new edition of ‘Scarface.’ Read on.
‘X-Men: First Class’
What It’s About: This summer blockbuster charts the beginning of the X-Men saga. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time.
Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known: nuclear Armageddon. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.