October 5th, 2011
It's a maddening week on the home market. There were more than a dozen featured reviews this week, and what seems like an equal number that are late. (And that's not mentioning the more than a dozen Blu-rays and DVDs that arrived late last week that I still haven't gotten to. At least I don't have to worry about not having enough to do for the next few weeks.) There were a number of contenders for Pick of the Week, including The Walking Dead: Season One on DVD or Blu-ray. But in the end I choose The Lion King Blu-ray Combo Pack.
October 3rd, 2011
Dead Alive, a.k.a., Brain Dead, was only the third feature film from Peter Jackson. His previous two films were Bad Taste and Meet the Feebles and he was quickly developing a reputation for making low budget gorefests, but also infusing his films with a twisted sense of humor. People who only discovered him after he started making Hollywood productions, especially his Lord of the Rings trilogy, might be shocked at his earlier work. But perhaps in a good way?
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