Clash of the Titans…hope you like it because that’s really all we have for you on DVD this week. Well, unless you’re a rabid Jude Law fan who happened to miss his flop Repo Men. If you are that rare person, then this may be your lucky week!
Check out the new releases below…
Clash of the Titans
I think it might be time to sue. No, this isn’t a rant about lame remakes that continue to pollute screens and trick people into seeing them. This is a rant about 3-D. Well, perhaps I should say “3D.” You know what I mean. When you put on your glasses and the first “This Preview Has Been Approved” text pops out and it all looks great…until the actual movie starts.
When the movie begins, we see nothing pop off the screen. No images floating in space. A whole lot of nothing. Just a darkened image of a film we wish we could see clearly.
My question: Why are studios allowed to advertise that these movies are in 3-D when clearly they aren’t? How do we even define a 3-D film? I regrettably saw a screening of The Last Airbender recently and decided to take off my glasses at one point. And ya know what? There was no blurry “I can’t see this” 3-D image on the screen. It just looked like a regular movie with maybe a few soft edges.
There should be some sleazy lawyer in East St. Louis preparing a class action suit right now against the studios for false advertising. There’s only been one 3-D movie that I’ve seen over the past year (Avatar) and after that a bunch of flat, darkened films where the eye-popping stops before the coming attractions are over.
So buy the Clash of the Titans DVD and watch it in 2-D. I’m sure it’ll be just as good as seeing it in the 3-D theater. Probably a bit better if you have Blu-Ray.
TV ON DVD
“21 Jump Street”: Complete Series
Here’s the thing about Johnny Depp. He’s basically hasn’t made a bad movie in about 15 years now (we’ll give him a mulligan on Secret Window). Yet no matter what he does, he can’t escape the fact that his career began with a Tom Petty video and a cheesy Fox show.
But that’s the way it happens for everyone. No matter the stature of the actor, you scroll down and find them. George Clooney’s 2,000 failed pilots. Phillip Seymour Hoffman showing up in Twister (and nonetheless killing it). You just can’t start a career without some clunkers along the way.
So if you want to see the clunker that gave us Depp, or are just feeling a little nostalgic, you can buy the complete series of “21 Jump Street” on DVD.
- “The City”: Season 2 – Buy Now
- “Jesse Stone: No Remorse” – Buy Now
- “Pawn Stars”: Season 2 – Buy Now
- “Sabrina, The Teenage Witch”: Complete Series – Buy Now
- “Sgt. Bilko – The Phil Silvers Show”: Season 1 – Buy Now
- “Stargate Universe SG-U”: Season 1.5 – Buy Now
And, Just So You Know, This DVD Exists…
Starring Academy Award Winner Geena Davis!
What DVDs are you looking forward to picking up this week?