RT On DVD

Tuesday, Nov. 16 2010, 04:45 PM

This week on home video, we've got a big blockbuster, a smaller one, a couple of indie hits, a couple of old classics, and some beloved children's classics. We kick it off with the latest from M. Night Shyamalan, whose recent films have been critical disappointments, and an unconventional family dramedy that's already generating a bit of Oscar buzz. Then we've got an urban comedy with a lesson to teach, a documentary on the "worst movie of all time," and a kids' film with talking animals. In the reissue department, we've got a slick thriller from the '50s, a masterpiece from Charlie Chaplin, and a collection of animated specials from the Peanuts gang. Not a whole lot to jump up and shout about, but definitely a few quality choices, so check them out!

Tuesday, Nov. 09 2010, 05:43 PM

New week, new releases. Last week, hordes of Pixar fans (and their children) were delighted with the release of Toy Story 3; this week, we have another fan favorite, albeit a niche choice that didn't do as well in the theaters. Then we've got another decent kid flick, the latest Adam Sandler comedy, and a "serious" Zac Efron movie. Then we've got complete collections for two staples of '80s reruns (both with unique packaging), a psychological thriller that shocked and confused a lot of people, and a definitive film collection for a legendary director. If anything, we've got variety this week, so keep an eye out for the ones you've been waiting for!

Wednesday, Nov. 03 2010, 05:08 AM

This week, there just weren't very many brand new releases, period. Of course, there is the one big new release that tons of folks have been waiting for (here's a hint: it's a Pixar movie), as well as the home video release for a well-received WWII miniseries, so you can't go wrong with those. But most of this week's heft comes from the new editions (primarily on Blu-Ray) of older films. With that in mind, we've got another award-winning classic war film, a couple of iconic musicals, and a bit of 1980s nostalgia. Check out the full list!

Wednesday, Oct. 27 2010, 09:03 AM

This week on home video, we've got an interesting assortment of titles to present. First off, we've got the requisite new releases, which are comprised of one sequel to a popular novel-based franchise, one poorly reviewed sequel to another popular franchise, and an original indie film that received high marks from critics. Beyond that, we've got some amazing choices in the reissue department; we hope you won't mind a little bit of '80s nostalgia, because we've got one of the most beloved adventure sagas and one of the most beloved sci-fi horror franchises both in complete Blu-Ray sets. Then we have an icon of late night television making his mark, and a couple of Criterion editions that will be popular with relatively specific audiences. Have yourself a gander; I dare you not to like at least one thing on this week's list...

Tuesday, Oct. 19 2010, 04:04 AM

This week on home video, we're lucky to get another great selection of titles to share with you. While the new releases - which include an action/horror reboot and a Certified Fresh indie - are relatively decent, the real treasures are to be found in the Blu-Ray reissues of some well-liked films and bona fide classics. We've got masterpieces from Hitchcock, Kurosawa, and Coppola, a little something for the midnight screening cult classic crowd, and a few modern favorites to round out the bunch. Peep it, yo.

Tuesday, Oct. 12 2010, 05:05 AM

This week, we encounter a familiar problem in the world of home video, namely a lack of quality choices. While there are a few standouts, to be sure, the majority of new releases are either television box sets or direct-to-dvd movies. However, we've done our best to weed out a few of the good choices this week, so have a look at what's out, and let's keep our fingers crossed for a better selection as more of the summer blockbusters slowly find their way to the home video market.

Tuesday, Oct. 05 2010, 04:10 AM

This week on home video, we actually had too many good items to choose from, so we were actually forced to cut down by a few. With that in mind, we'd like to point out that, in addition to the titles mentioned below, you can also pick up the Robocop trilogy, Abel Ferrara's original Bad Lieutenant, and Michael Mann's The Last of the Mohicans on Blu-Ray this week. Otherwise, you can read on to see all the new releases we have this week, as well as reissued classics of film noir, 80s horror, and 70s Ozploitation, as well as a Disney film and a Tarantino/Rodriguez collaboration. Here's to hoping for more good weeks!

Wednesday, Sep. 29 2010, 04:10 AM

Several films chose this week to come out on DVD for the first time, and whether you're looking for rousing action, raunchy comedy, feelgood documentary, period romance, or icy chills, there's something in this week's bag that should fit the bill. In addition, we've got a few special releases of older films that will interest fans of Terrence Malick, Nagisa Oshima, and classic adventure flicks. So have yourself a look-see at the selection we've put together, and perhaps one or two of these titles will find their way onto your shelves.

Wednesday, Sep. 22 2010, 04:58 AM

After a strong week of new releases on home video last Tuesday, we return to a relatively mediocre offering this week. While several popular new TV shows (e.g. Modern Family, Community, Spartacus, Human Target) saw first-season compilations released (timely releases at that, considering many of them return to their regular schedules this week), the feature film selection might leave you a bit wanting. With that said, we've compiled just a handful of them that might have some appeal, so read on to check out what we've got lined up.

Wednesday, Sep. 08 2010, 04:03 AM

The dearth of truly quality movie DVDs continues, as most of the brand new releases this week of films that came out this year are quite solidly Rotten. Having said that, we've also attempted to fish out a few good re-releases, as well as one indie film that was Certified Fresh but didn't see much action at the box office. There were also a handful of Blu-Ray titles which were simply reissues of previous releases (Forbidden Planet and Stardust, for example), so we decided to leave those off the list. So have a look and see if anything tickles your fancy.

Thursday, Sep. 02 2010, 11:58 AM

This week on DVD and Blu-ray: Swedish sleeper hit The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, would-be cult '80s Cusack throwback Hot Tub Time Machine, the reprehensible Donnie Darko sequel S. Darko, and the underrated Gentlemen Broncos -- talk about a rocky ride.

Tuesday, Aug. 31 2010, 04:36 AM

Unfortunately, we're looking at another weak week of home video releases, so we're only able to bring you a small handful of notable releases. As usual, we've got the brand new films out, a couple of which were hardly earthshattering material. But then we've also got a couple of gritty British crime thrillers that might satisfy, and to round out the bunch, we've got a horror cult classic on Blu-Ray for the first time. So take a look at what we've filtered out of all the garbage and hope with us for a brighter future on home video!

Wednesday, Aug. 25 2010, 04:41 AM

This year so far seems like it's been a bit of a letdown for many people; while there have been some excellent standout films, the feelings seems to be that everyone was hoping for more than we've gotten so far. With that in mind, a lot of the brand new DVD releases are, of course, going to follow suit. So brace yourselves for the likes of The Back-Up Plan and Survival of the Dead, both of which were poorly reviewed. But once you move past those, we've actually got some decent choices, like a couple of indie hits that went unnoticed, a couple of highly acclaimed TV shows in their entirety, a sci-fi cult classic, a grindhouse cult classic, and even some plain old classics. Have yourself a gander.

Thursday, Aug. 19 2010, 03:25 PM

This week, RT on DVD & Blu-ray is back with Denzel Washington stalking the post-apocalyptic wastes in The Hughes Brothers' The Book of Eli, plus comedic mishaps with Tina Fey and Steve Carell in Date Night. We've also got one of the year's best in acclaimed French gangster drama A Prophet, the return of Amelie director Jean-Pierre Jenuet, Australia's World War I drama Beneath Hill 60, and Sandra Bullock in the Oscar-winning football flick, The Blind Side.

Wednesday, Aug. 18 2010, 08:07 AM

Well, what can we say? Now that the cinematic cycle is now slowly moving into that short limbo between the typically robust Summer movie season and the Oscar-friendly late Fall movie season, it looks like the home video releases are following suit; there are precious few notable titles to spotlight this week, and even a couple of the notable ones aren't so hot to begin with. But with that said, have a quick look at what's available in our short list this week, and who knows? Maybe you'll find something you were just dying to get.

Wednesday, Aug. 11 2010, 11:52 AM

Welcome to another slow week for Home Video. There are a lot of direct-to-video releases, special interest videos, and random television collections available, but very little in the way of noteworthy movies. With that said, we've done our best to sift through what's out there and bring some stuff we think you might be interested in. From screwball comedies to little-seen indies, from historical documentaries to martial arts classics, we've got a handful of picks that should appeal to a lot of people, so dig in and check out what's new this week!

Tuesday, Aug. 03 2010, 11:40 AM

Looks like home video releases might be picking up again, what with big remakes and sequels coming up and with some of the better films from earlier in the year finally making it on video. This week, we've got a fanboy favorite, a well-received indie film from a controversial director, a highly acclaimed foreign movie, and a children's fiction adaptation that could have been better. Then we've got Blu-Ray reissues of a Brat Pack movie, a sci-fi classic, some Roald Dahl animation, and a B-movie classic. Lots of Certified Fresh going on this week, so hopefully these will be well worth your time. Read on to see the full list!

Monday, Jul. 26 2010, 04:20 PM

After a few relatively dry weeks of home video releases, we finally get a handful of more notable and/or interesting titles, sure to please everyone from the comic fanboy to the kung fu connoisseur to the '80s action nut. As is typical of brand new releases that surface during this time of year, some of the biggest new titles are films that weren't reviewed so highly. But the reissues and smaller releases is where you'll find the gems this week, including a box set of Stallone films, a documentary about a fine art collection, and a childhood favorite of kids (more likely boys) who grew up in the 1980s. Read on to see the full list!

Tuesday, Jul. 20 2010, 05:59 AM

This week on home video, there were a lot of straight-to-DVD releases. So many, in fact, that you'd have to wade through a sea of them to find anything really notable to mention here. As such, we're limiting our choices to the newest releases that also saw theater time, as well as two brand new Criterion editions from a legendary filmmaking duo (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger). Strap yourselves in for this short ride and see if there's anything this week that might make it into your library.

Friday, Jul. 16 2010, 10:02 AM

This week on DVD and Blu-ray, American provocateur Todd Solondz returns with a sequel to his infamous indie hit 'Happiness', we have the (most likely) unrelated return of Nanny McPhee, this year's hit Swedish thriller soon to become a David Fincher movie... and a UWE BOLL DIRECTOR'S CUT. Wait, who asked for that one?


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