RT On DVD

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?

Tuesday, Jul. 13 2010, 04:53 AM

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!

Tuesday, Jul. 06 2010, 04:38 AM

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!

Tuesday, Jun. 29 2010, 05:43 AM

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.

Tuesday, Jun. 22 2010, 04:40 AM

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!

Tuesday, Jun. 15 2010, 03:24 AM

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!

Tuesday, Jun. 08 2010, 03:39 AM

This week on home video, we've got the latest from a legendary director, an action film set in Paris, and an aging martial arts star's venture into dramatic acting. On top of that, there's also a first-time Blu-Ray of a Wong Kar-Wai film, a collection of Bob Hope movies, a comedy classic directed by Harold Ramis and starring Bill Murray and Chevy Chase, a recent period thriller, and, last but not least, the complete series of a certain action-packed TV show whose big screen adaptation opens this week. Check out the full list below.

Tuesday, Jun. 01 2010, 04:01 AM

The first month of the Summer movie season is officially over, and some of the big releases from earlier this year are making their way to home video. This week, we've got the latest collaboration between Tim Burton and Johnny Depp (as well as Burton regulars Helena Bonham Carter and composer Danny Elfman), which was hotly anticipated but received mixed reviews. Then, we've got the Universal remake of a monster classic, as well as a couple of big budget films on Blu-Ray for the first time, a tribute to the Super Bowl winners of last year, a groundbreaking nature series, and a collection of some of the most iconic Westerns ever made. Read on to see the full list!

Tuesday, May. 25 2010, 03:48 AM

It's a new week of releases on home video, and we here at Rotten Tomatoes regret to inform you that the selection of new releases is again rather dismal. With that in mind, we bring you an abbreviated list highlighting the two brand new releases and a handful of reissues we think some of you might find appealing. Leading off the pack is the latest Cormac McCarthy novel to find its way to the big screen, as well as the latest Nicholas Sparks novel to do the same; we'll let you guess which of those is Certified Fresh and which is Rotten. Then, we've got a couple of classic westerns, an internet sensation that won an emmy, a comedy from some of NBC's newest stars, and one of Stanley Kubrick's early masterpieces. Read on for the full list!

Tuesday, May. 18 2010, 04:13 AM

This week on home video, we've got a couple of big new releases and a few smaller ones. Three of them serve as evidence that having a big name (or two, or three, or a dozen) isn't going to guarantee a great movie, while a couple of this week's selections show how even a minimalist venture can end up strikingly good. Plus, we've got a classic 80s TV series on tap, as well as a classic Creature Feature favorite, and a three-movie collection starring one of American cinema's biggest icons. Read on to find out about all the selections, and hopefully one or two of them will find a new home on your shelf.

Tuesday, May. 11 2010, 03:48 AM

This week on DVD and Blu-ray brings "Edge of Darkness" with Mel Gibson, as well as "Daybreakers" with Ethan Hawke and "Legion" with Paul Bettany. Plus. we've got a dark German serial killer classic, some leg-sweeping fun, and plenty of ribald jokes from Mel Brooks.

Tuesday, May. 04 2010, 05:39 AM

This week on home video, our big new releases are upstaged by the smaller indie films and the old classics being reissued. While Leap Year and Nine underperformed both critically and commercially, a couple of smaller films received higher marks. In addition, some of the classic films we've come to love, including a couple of iconic romances and a gritty interpretation of World War II, get spiffed up for Blu-Ray versions and one fan-friendly package with some great special bonuses. Not really the week to come looking for recent stuff, but if you take a look at the list, you might just find something appealing nonetheless.

Tuesday, Apr. 27 2010, 03:50 AM

Unfortunately, with only two recent wide releases making it onto home video this week, we've once again had to dip into the reissues of previously released films to flesh out our list of choices. The two new releases are, of course, It's Complicated, the Meryl Streep/Alec Baldwin/Steve Martin-powered rom-com, and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, the ambitious fantasy film by Terry Gilliam featuring the late Heath Ledger's final screen performance. Aside from those, however, we've also got some new Blu-Ray versions of modern classics, a couple of new Criterion editions, and a beloved BBC series based on a Jane Austen novel. Continue on to read through the full list!


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