July 23rd, 2012
I'm getting tired of saying this, but it is a slow week on the home market. There is one prime release, Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season One on Blu-ray, which is currently leading this week's new releases, according to Amazon.com. The second best selling new release is Masterpiece Mystery: Inspector Lewis Series 5 on DVD. It's a good show, but it is a British Import and these rarely make an impact on the chart. Third best selling new release? Game of Thrones. This is the third or fourth time the first season of this TV show has been "released" on the home market. I don't know why they are doing this, but it is getting annoying. There are not a lot of contenders for Pick of the Week either. Jiro Dreams of Sushi on Blu-ray and Star Trek: The Next Generation are the two leading contenders. While ST:TNG became an amazing series, it started out weak, so Jiro Dreams of Sushi is the better choice, but both are easily worth picking up.
July 20th, 2012
In June, MGM released their latest wave of MOD titles. MOD, or Made on Demand, has been used to release countless films recently that one could generously describe as third-tier releases. These are films that would probably otherwise be forgotten. For the latest selection, I grabbed some dice and let random chance decide what films I would review (mostly). The lucky films were Mr. Wong in Chinatown, Sixpack Annie, Lisa, and Boris and Natasha: The Movie. (That last film I picked intentionally, because I'm a fan of the original cartoon.) So, were these dice rolls lucky and did I get some good movies to check out? Or should I avoid casinos during craps night?
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