This week brings Fast and Furious 6 to home video, a release that only reminds of the recent loss of Paul Walker. It also brings Despicable Me 2, the second biggest film of the summer (and the year to date, it should get passed by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire). That and some Disney classics make for a good week of home video.
- Despicable Me 2: This was one of the biggest films of the year, which seems odd. I guess it’s one of the more fun animated films, silly and good for kids, but of so little interest to me.
- Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor – 50th Anniversary Special – 3D, Futurama: Volume 8: A geeky week for television releases, with the Dr. Who special arriving in record time, along with the end of Futurama.
- Fast & Furious 6: Oh boy, what was one of the best summer action movies is now tinged with a little sorrow with the passing of Paul Walker. As a summer movie it’s got some great action moments (and at least one terrible one), but the timing on this stinks.
- Man of Tai Chi: Keanu Reeves‘ directorial debut didn’t take the world by storm, but it looks decent and Reeves knows his way around a fight scene. Also, “you owe me a life.”
- The Big Gundown: This cult classic Spaghetti western was hard to see for a very long time, so this is a welcome release.
- Big: 25th Anniversary Edition: Tom Hanks’ big breakthrough film role wouldn’t work without him, is kind of weird.
- Grey Gardens, Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project: Grey Gardens is the definition of a cult classic, so it’s no surprise it’s gotten the Blu-ray upgrade. And the Martin Scorsese set sounds amazing, even if we haven’t seen any of the films included.
- Mary Poppins: 50th Anniversary Edition / Muppet Treasure Island & The Great Muppet Caper: Of Pirates & Pigs Collection: Disney is releasing Mary Poppins on Blu-ray to tie in with Saving Mr. Banks, while they’re also unleashing some Muppet movies for the betterment of man.
What are you picking up this week?