Note: This Blu-ray and DVD made their home market debut on the 10th.
Into the Abyss - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
Werner Herzog's latest documentary looks at a death row inmate in Texas and how he came to be there. Is the film as strong as some of his past documentaries? Check out our review to find out.
Lassiter - Buy from Amazon
Last week we had High Road to China come out and this week's its Lassiter. Does this mean next week it will be Runaway to complete the Tom Selleck hattrick. That would be kind of awesome, actually, I really liked Runaway when I first saw it. Although most critics would argue this film is the best of those three.
Marvel Animated Features: 3-Movie Collection - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
Ultimate Avengers Movie Collection - DVD or Blu-ray
I previously reviewed all six of the movies that are being released on these two DVDs / Blu-rays this week. Because of that, I have nothing new to say about them and I will instead be giving away the DVDs in this week's Box Office Prediction Contest.
Marvel Anime - Buy from Amazon: Iron Man and X-Men
Two more Marvel animated films coming out this week. I hope to get copies to review, but so far they are late. Expectations were pretty high, but there are some grumblings that the end product didn't live up to them. I remain cautiously optimistic.
Masterpiece Classic: Birdsong - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
A mini-series set in World War I about a soldier fighting in France pining for a woman. It earned good reviews, but not as strong as the best Masterpiece has to offer.
Night Wolf - Buy from Amazon
The screener for this film arrived already, but I knew I wouldn't have time to review it, so I included it in this week's box office prediction contest.
Pariah - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
This film stars Adepero Oduye as a young African-American lesbian, making her a minority within a minority. One of the best films on this week's list and a the winner of an Independent Spirit Award. It is absolutely worth picking up and would have been a strong contender for Pick of the Week, if its extras weren't so weak. (There are just three short featurettes.)
The Theatre Bizarre - Buy from Amazon
A horror anthology film that went nowhere in limited release. It was the wrong genre while its reviews were weak. It should do much better on the home market. Like many anthology films, not every segment works, but on DVD you can skip the ones that don't, unlike when you watch a film like this in a theater.
Titanic - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack
A four-part TV mini-series about the sinking of the Titanic. It only earned mixed reviews and thanks to the 100th anniversary of the real life sinking, there are a lot of other options, either in theaters or on the home market. For instance, Saving the Titanic is also coming out this week.
Note: This DVD made its home market debut on the 28th of February.
Todd and The Book Of Pure Evil: Season 1 - Buy from Amazon
This Canadian TV show is a crazy combination of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Evil Dead, and FUBAR. I was really looking forward to reviewing the show, but the screener arrived really late. Was it worth waiting for? Check out our review to find out.
The Wicker Tree - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
A long-delayed sequel to the original 1973 version of The Wicker Man. Most critics say it wasn't worth the wait.
Date posted: 2012-04-24