March 30th, 2011
It's a very busy week for DVD and Blu-ray releases with several top-tier releases, as well as plenty of interesting catalog titles. Paradoxically, this week's list could be rather short, as I've previously reviewed most of the major releases, while I'm still waiting on about half of the catalog titles to show up. So this week's list is mostly just links to the reviews already done and notices of what reviews to look forward to if / when late screeners arrive. In the meantime, the best of the best is a three-horse race between Tangled, Black Swan, and Mad Men: Season Four. All three are absolutely worth picking up, but for Pick of the Week I'm going with the Mad Men: Season Four on Blu-ray.
March 24th, 2011
Husk is the first of two After Dark releases coming out this week. However, that's not exactly a selling point. This line of low-budget horror films has produced a few good movies, but there have also been quite a few duds as well. Granted, their hit to miss ratio is better than average for low-budget horror films, while Husk is part of a new wave of films they've produced themselves (as opposed to merely purchasing the distribution rights). Going in expectations are in check, but I'm open to the possibility that this will be an undiscovered gem. I'll be happy if its just above average.
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