Note: This Blu-ray made its home market debut on the 1st.
Knights of Badassdom - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
I finally got to the screens for this review. It arrived a little late, but it took a couple of weeks before I got enough time in my schedule to write the review. Was it worth the wait? And does the Blu-ray have enough extras to be worth picking up? Read our review for my opinion.
Labor Day - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack
An escaped convict who killed his wife takes a mother and son hostage and the mother falls in love with him. I know that's not how the filmmakers would describe the film, but that's what happens. It had an Oscar-qualifying run, but the reviews were bad and the film struggled during its theatrical release in January. Extras include an audio commentary track, deleted scenes, and a making-of featurette. However, unless you are a really big fan of the actors, you can safely skip this one.
The Legend of Hercules - Buy from Amazon: DVD or 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack
One of the worst movies of the year and one of the biggest bombs as well. There are very few extras on the DVD (audio commentary track and a featurette) while the Blu-ray has the 2D and the 3D versions of the movie. Avoid at all costs.
Mr. Selfridge: Season 2 - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
When I think if British period pieces, Jeremy Piven doesn't spring to mind. However, this show has earned good reviews and it is a big enough hit to earn a third season. Extras are limited to a behind-the-scenes featurette, which is a shame, because a fully loaded set could have been a contender for Pick of the Week. Even so, it is worth picking up.
Salems Lot: The Ultimate in Terror - Buy from Amazon
The original 1979 TV mini-series. It hasn't aged particularly well, but if you are a fan of the story, it is worth checking out.
Space Battleship Yamato on Blu-ray Combo Pack
I watched the original Space Battleship Yamato, or to be more accurate, I watched the North American edited version, Star Blazers. However, it has been so long since I've seen the show, I can't remember any details. I remember liking it, and the Wave Motion Cannon, but that's about it. The movie came out in Japan in 2010 and I remember hearing about it and that piqued my interest. There are almost no reviews online, at least none in English, but the sampling I checked out was mostly positive. I think the Blu-ray combo pack is worth a blind buy, but I also think nostalgia is an issue here.
SpongeBob SquarePants: SpongeBob, You're Fired! - Buy from Amazon
The latest DVD from one of the longest-running cartoons ever. What episodes are on the DVD and how many of them are double-dips. Read our review
to find out.
Star Trek: Enterprise: Season Four - Buy from Amazon
The final season of the final installment in the Star Trek TV franchise, at least for now. The show didn't please critics or fans for the first two seasons, but it did begin to turn things around in season three. Did it continue to grow in season four? Or was there a good reason this was the final season? Check out our review
for my opinion.
Date posted: 2014-04-28