Tuesday January 8th is going to be a pretty big day for DVD’s, with all kinds of goodies, from every genre, no man or woman will be left behind. It’s unusual to have such a stacked line-up all packed into one weeks releases; I’m being sarcastic, it’s a so, so week, but nevertheless, it’s important, so lets take a look shall we.
The New Releases:
3:10 to Yuma – This is a darn good movie, if you haven’t seen it yet, then I suggest you make a point of renting in, preferably from Netflix.com or Blockbuster Home Video.
Sunshine – Danny Boyle’s sci-fi masterpiece is finally out on DVD. This flick came and went, with very little fanfare. I’m here to tell you it was awesome, if you follow the director’s track record anyone could see he doesn’t miss / especially not with this film.
Death Sentence – Kevin Bacon’s version of Falling Down with Michael Douglas is not as good and not nearly as important. It’s got a lot more blood and intense fight sequences, but who really cares about that crap.
Klimt – Is a portrait of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt whose lavish, sexual paintings came to symbolize the art nouveau style of the late 19th and early 20th century. John Malkovich portrays the legendary artist, and delivers a great performance, although the film drags a bit overall, it’s a hit or miss kind of movie / it depends on how much you like painting, art, period pieces, and Malkovich.
Dragon Wars – We all remember this turd of an action movie, well it’s made the journey from Japan to the U.S. and boy we can hardly wait until it’s on our TV’s at home. Personally I’d like to head off the delivery and burn the entire stockpile of DVD’s before anyone is hurt, intellectually, by their viewing.
There is only one this week but it’s a great one. David Fincher’s Zodiac was a terrific film that genuinely scared the crap out of me. What can I say, the guy knows Suspense. This is a must watch for anyone who loves Goosebumps, or digs on hyper intelligent, who done its.
Zodiac: The Directors Cut (2-Disc Collector’s Edition) – Thanks to Horror.com, we can check out the DVD specs.
The Tudors (Season 1) – Is a dramatic series about the reign and marriages of King Henry VIII. It’s been nominated for a bunch of awards, including a best dramatic show nod from the Golden Globes, so lots of people obviously are into it, I was less than impressed, but I’m not always right.
The Carry Grant Collection – Indiscreet, Operation Petticoat, The Grass Is Greener, & That Touch of Mink are great old movies, and Mr. Grant is amazing as usual, but the DVD’s are apparently a wreck. According to several reviews, the sound and video are very shoddy transfers, maybe it’s not worth the money, best as a rental.
Two and a Half Men – The Complete Second Season – Is probably the best set this week, a pretty darn funny show, and hey Charlie Sheen, you have to love the guy. I have watched several episodes and laugh most of the time, although to be honest, not as much as I’d like to. It’s a great idea that’s 75% funny, the lost quarter is because the show is on network TV instead of HBO or something.
If you think I missed some crucial flick then add it into the comment area, your voice will be heard, also if you disagree with one of my reviews feel free to rip me to shreds, I like a good battle. See you soon.