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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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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?
This week on home video, the widest releases available also happen to be the lowest-rated films out. Well, perhaps not in the grand scheme of things, as we're certain some of the direct-to-video titles could possibly be worse. But in any event, we're bringing you the latest titles along with a smattering of classic reissues, a couple of indie films, and a new Criterion collection of two films from legendary Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu. At least a couple of these are audience favorites, so here's hoping there's something here for you!
Whether because of the Fourth of July holiday here in the States, or by some other random circumstance, there just weren't very many choice releases this week on home video. to give you an idea, on a good week, Amazon's list of new releases will feature some "adult" videos somewhere around page 15 or so, far after the most viable choices have been listed; this week, they showed up on page 6. Having said that, we've put together a short list for you anyway, and there are a couple here that we're sure some of you have been waiting for. So take a look at what's out, and keep your fingers crossed for a better selection next week!
This week on home video, our choices range from the most innocent kids' fare to some bleak foreign cinema, with plenty of choices in between, so hopefully there will be something for everyone here. There's outrageous comedy and macho '80s action, a martial arts epic starring Jet Li and a fantasy epic starring, well, the byproduct of a human/Greek god coupling. Not your cup of tea? How about a classic spy thriller from Carol Reed, the man who would bring us The Third Man just a few years later? Does that seem like a healthy enough variety of choices? We hope so, because it's the best of what home video had to offer this week.
This week on home video, we've got Matt Damon doing action and uncovering a conspiracy under the guiding hand of director Paul Greengrass, and no, we're not talking about a certain spy who lost his memory. Then, we've got a dumpy-guy-gets-hot-girl rom-com starring Jay Baruchel, a tearjerker featuring Edward Cullen himself (Robert Pattinson, that is), and an indie flick about a famous Russian author. If older stuff is what you're looking for, maybe a cult classic on Blu-Ray, or a popular animated TV series waiting on its first big-screen adaptation? Whatever your bag is, maybe you'll find something to put in it from this week's list. Check it out!
This week on home video, we've got a few more new releases for you to peruse, and, as always, the requisite re-releases of older films in high definition. Among the new releases is a Denzel Washington-powered post-apocalyptic road movie, a standard rom-com starring Kristen Bell and Josh Duhamel, Michael Cera's latest awkward-boy effort, and a powerful docu-drama on the freedom of speech. Then, we've got a couple of made-for-TV movies starring everyone's favorite mulleted secret agent (no, not MacGruber), a controversial film from Paul Verhoeven, one of Sam Raimi's early movies, and a classic from Jim Jarmusch. In other words, there's something for everyone. Read on and see for yourself!