After weeks of misery, we finally (finally) get some movies that we may actually care about on DVD. Of course, that depends on how much you care about The Prince of Persia and Letters to Juliet. Buy, hey, at least they aren’t Killers!
If those flicks aren’t up your alley, don’t despair: There’s still plenty of excellent TV series hitting the silver disc this week including the number one comedy on television, arguably the funniest show on television, and this little show a about a show choir you might have heard about.
Read on to check them all out…
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Will there ever be a video game movie that’s an absolute bona fide hit?
There have been plenty that have made there money back, even a nice profit (see: Resident Evil 3-D this weekend) but there’s never been a film to break out in the way that the endless stream of comic book movies do with their robust box office.
But why should that be? By all counts video games are far, far more popular than comic books. For example, the 2008 version of “Prince of Persia” sold over 2 million copies, and that still isn’t one of the most iconic video games on the docket.
Despite their popularity, there’s never been a big-time video game hit. And you wonder what it will take. The “Halo” movie? A “Grand Theft Auto” film? Some way to put “Madden NFL Football” into the cinemas.
Even with those, a box office smash seems like a long shot. In their release path lies the carnage of “Doom” and the “Duke Nukem” film that still has never been. And that’s probably because video games movies seem destined for a lack of success.
But if you do love video games films, you can buy Prince of Persia on DVD.
- Casino Jack and The United States of Money – Buy Now
- Just Wright – Buy Now
- Letters to Juliet – Buy Now
TV On DVD
“Glee”: Complete First Season OR “Glee”: The Road to Regionals
It’s become vogue recently to release the first half of seasons in the winter so people can catch up before the back nine rolls around at the start of spring. Especially with “Glee”, a series that didn’t re-launch until April last year.
The sad byproduct of this trend is that while networks have made it easier for potential fans to catch up, they also screw them on the back end while failing to offer a second-half DVD set. See shows like “Life on Mars” and “FlashForward” for examples. Fans bought first half DVD sets only to find themselves forced to re-buy the entire first season if they wanted to own one of their favorite shows. (Yes, it’s a stretch to call those two cancelled series anybody’s favorite, but somebody must’ve felt screwed!)
“Glee’s” chosen to do right by the Gleeks by offering its second-half “Road to Regionals” set as a companion to the initial run’s “Road to Sectionals” package. Kind of the TV on DVD equivalent to a movie studio doing away with the crappy bare bones DVD and giving us the full-blown special edition package right out of the gate so we never have to double buy.
- “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”: Season 5 – Buy Now
- “Amish Grace” – Buy Now
- “The Big Bang Theory”: Season 3 – Buy Now
- “Fringe”: Season 2 – Buy Now
- “The Good Wife”: Season 1 – Buy Now
- “Grey’s Anatomy”: Season 6 – Buy Now
- “The League”: Season 1 – Buy Now
- “Rules of Engagement”: Season 3 – Buy Now
And Just So You Know, This DVD Exists…
Let’s just hope Amanda Seyfried doesn’t have her star fall as far as costars Heather Graham and Gillian Anderson.
What DVDs will you be picking up this week?