Do you like January releases? Because we got January releases! Three such movies arrive on shelves this week including the relentlessly promoted Legion, the wildly confusing Daybreakers, and the return of Mel Gibson in Edge of Darkness.
There’s also plenty of TV on DVD to check out with many of your favorites series of the 90s rolling out new seasons on DVD.
Check it out below…
Edge of Darkness
I have a good feeling about this one. A good feeling that it will do extremely well on DVD.
In a world where DVD popularity is increasingly reliant upon RedBox rentals and people noticing a movie at supermarket checkouts, Edge of Darkness feels like the perfect fit.
It has a familiar movie star (Mel Gibson) leading the way. He’s holding a gun on the DVD box in an action shot (always enough to draw people in) and the box features a Leonard Maltin review calling the movie a “high-energy thriller”.
Now picture yourself at a supermarket. You’re in line with a 45-year-old man in front of you and fifteen Mel Gibson’s pointing a gun in his face. You know that man is picking up the box. You know he’s reading the back to see that there’s gonna be a mystery and some shooting. You know that he’s going to finish reading that box and plunk it down on the conveyor belt. At the very least, he’s going straight to that RedBox kiosk and, after fifteen minutes of trying to get it to work, he will rent himself that DVD.
Of course, he could always save himself some time and buy it online – but I feel like this movie will succeed more in the supermarket than it will in the virtual space.
TV ON DVD
Remember when MTV used to air series like these? Smart, witty comedy series that were not only edgy but also insightful? Shows where the characters were real rather than “reality” creations that were anything but? Shows that spawned imitators who sought not to make similar money, but to reach a similar artistic plane as the show’s they were aping.
Do you remember those days? Yeah, me neither.
Luckily there’s a chance to relive them on DVD with this complete set of “Daria”.
- “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”: Season 5 – Buy Now
- “My Wife & Kids”: Season 2 – Buy Now
- “Raising the Bar”: Season 2 – Buy Now
- “thirtysomething”: Season 3 – Buy Now
What DVD will you be picking up this week?