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Hours DVD
It’s been nearly a decade since the Hurricane Katrina disaster struck the port town of New Orleans. It's an event that still feels in the recent past, thanks to the plethora of film and television that has kept the story in the public eye far after the waters of the Gulf receded back to normal levels. In Eric Heisserer’s directorial debut Hours, viewers are privy to a narrative set in the heart of a big storm, in a hospital where a young father is struggling to keep his newborn daughter on a breathing device.

The film is largely in the hands of the late Paul Walker, who plays a father waiting in a hospital while his wife is in labor. Faced with disaster after disaster, Nolan Hayes (Walker) must figure out a way to make ends meet and save his family while the flood walls fail and water begins to pour into New Orleans. Walker does a good job with the material, capably showing audiences the frustrations of life in the hours after Katrina hit, amped up by a timeline related to a baby girl and a breathing apparatus. It’s a little predictable at the end, but the terror and frustration related to the big disaster offer enough thrills to justify tuning in.

You can check out more of this week’s releases, below. Unless otherwise noted, titles are available on both Blu-ray and DVD.

Other March 4 Releases
12 Years A Slave
The Last Days on Mars Blu-ray
Ancient Aliens: Season 5, Vol. 2
The Venture Bros.: The Fifth Season
Free Fall DVD
Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor
Somewhere in Time Blu-ray
An American Tail Blu-ray
Fried Green Tomatoes Blu-ray
Far and Away Blu-ray
Bible Secrets Revealed DVD
1000 to 1 DVD
Girl Rising DVD
Snowflake the White Gorilla DVD
Narco Cultura

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