June 21st, 2011
It's another busy week for DVD / Blu-ray with four first-run releases coming out this week. Five if you include Cedar Rapids, which was had surprisingly brisk ticket sales in limited release. Cedar Rapids is also the only one of the big releases that I would consider for Pick of the Week honors. Despite the number of wide releases on this week's list, I'm going with an unorthodox choice for Pick of the Week, "Weird Al" Yankovic - Alpocalypse, but Louie: Season One on Blu-ray earns an honorable mention.
June 16th, 2011
Boondock Saints is a movie with a reputation that is hard to ignore. In fact, the behind-the-scenes, Overnight, earned better reviews than Boondock Saints earned. Boondock Saints also bombed hard at the box office. However, it developed a huge following on the home market with some reports giving its total home market revenue at $50 million. It has done so well that the studio recently gave the film its second Blu-ray release. But is it worth the upgrade? Will newcomers to the film want to grab the new version?
June 13th, 2011
It's actually a rather busy week for DVD / Blu-ray releases, at least for the summertime, with four first run releases coming out. Granted, those four films averaged just 21% positive reviews, so it is certainly a matter of quantity over quality. Unfortunately, the quantity of first run releases appears to have scared away quality alternatives and there are not a lot of top notch releases. There are a few that are with picking up, some of which are for limited audiences, but as far as Pick of the Week contenders go, there are none. However, True Blood: Season Three arrived late, and I'm giving the Pick of the Week honor to the Blu-ray.
June 10th, 2011
While there are two saturation level releases opening next weekend, it would be a shock if Green Lantern didn't come out on top and as such, it is the target film in this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Green Lantern.
Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), regardless if they go over or not, will win a copy of The Boondock Saints: Truth and Justice Edition on Blu-ray.
Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay!
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