Note: This DVD made its home market debut on the 23rd of November.
Madea's Big Happy Family: The Play - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
There was a Flood or Tyler Perry movies that came out on Blu-ray not too long ago that I previously reviewed. The same week his most recent play came out on DVD and Blu-ray, but the screener arrived late. Was it worth the wait? Check out our review for my opinion.
Mother and Child - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
A strong ensemble cast and equally strong reviews wasn't enough to help this film thrive in limited release. Granted, hitting $1 million isn't easy, but I would have liked to have seen it perform better. Perhaps its two Independent Spirit Award Nominations will help it perform better on the home market.
Nanny McPhee Returns - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
The second Nanny McPhee film actually earned slightly better reviews than the first film did, but was not able to match its predecessor at the box office. Extras on the DVD include an audio commentary track, deleted scenes, and a whole gaggle of small featurettes, while the Blu-ray is BD-Live enabled and allows you to stream one of two kids movies, but it also costs 50% more. If your kids like the first movie, then this one is also worth checking out, but I think the DVD is the better deal.
The Other Guys - Buy from Amazon: DVD, Blu-ray, or Blu-ray / DVD / Digital Copy Combo Pack
Will Ferrell's box office / critical performance has been mixed lately, but this movie not only reached the century mark, it also won over critics. Despite earning more than $100 million, the DVD / Blu-ray releases appear to be just average with extended / deleted / alternative scenes, outtakes, and a single featurette, but that's still a solid rental, leaning toward a purchase. It is also coming out on a Rated Edition DVD, but I don't think anyone is paying attention to that one. I assume the Unrated Version contains R-rated language, and that's the only real difference between the two versions.
Prayers for Bobby - Buy from Amazon
A TV movie starring Sigourney Weaver as a mother of a son who comes out as gay, but she can't accept that because of her strict religious upbringing. The film earned good reviews and Sigourney Weaver earned an Emmy and a Golden Globe nomination for her performance. That's a great sign, but I'll have to wait till the screener arrives to determine if it is a rental or a purchase.
The Quintessential Guy Maddin! 5 Films from the Heart of Winnipeg - Buy from Amazon
Five films from Guy Maddin, which should either really entice someone, or scare them. Guy Maddin tends to make really great movies, but ones that definitely don't have mainstream appeal. This four-disc set includes five of his earlier films (the most recent one is Cowards Bend at the Knees) plus some short films, and lots of extras. Certainly worth picking up and a contender for Pick of the Week.
Robert Klein: Unfair & Unbalanced - Buy from Amazon
Robert Klein was the first person to have a stand-up comedy special on HBO, and 35 years later he's still at it. It's probably not the best work he has done, but even when Robert Klein is a little off, he is still better than most.
Schoolgirl Report 7: What The Heart Must Thereby... - Buy from Amazon
Nothing say Christmas like German porn. ... I question the timing of this release. On a side note, the "Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought" List includes Perry Mason, Alien Anthology, and The Girl Who Played With Fire and its sequels. That's one odd collection of releases.
The Town - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
I'm kind of irritated that this film is coming out on DVD / Blu-ray this week. It's a great movie and I expect it to pick up some major Award Season nominations, so I was hoping it would earn a big enough bounce to cross $100 million at the box office. Now people are much more likely to rent / buy the DVD / Blu-ray than see it in theaters, so the century mark is out of reach. It is definitely worth checking out; however, the extras on the DVD are very light and it is only worth a rental. The Blu-ray is a little pricey compared to the DVD, but it does have two versions of the movie, plus additional extras, and it is worth picking up. In fact, it is so good, it is a contender for Pick of the Week. One last note, its coming out on the weekend, not Tuesday.
Trailer Park Boys Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys - Buy from Amazon
The final episode of the popular Canadian TV series. It was actually a TV special that aired after season seven, so it is not included in the previous Complete Series. If you are a fan, it is worth picking up.
TV Series Megaset - Buy from Amazon: 24
As the Christmas shopping season comes to a close, this type of release becomes a lot less common.
Note: This DVD made its home market debut on the 2nd of November.
White Christmas - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
At the beginning of last month, this Christmas classic was released on DVD and Blu-ray. The DVD arrived late and the Blu-ray still isn't here, but there's no sense it waiting any longer for the review.
Date posted: 2010-12-13