July 30th, 2012
Forever Marilyn is a seven-disc Blu-ray box set that features seven films from the actress, five of which are making their Blu-ray debut. (The other two, The Misfits and Some Like It Hot, I've previously reviewed.) So there's a little bit of double-dipping happening here, but is it still worth picking up if you own those Blu-rays? Or should you pick and choose from the individual releases? Or are there serious problems here?
May 24th, 2011
While we have two first run releases coming out this week, the number one seller according to Amazon.com is a specialty release, and the bulk of the interesting titles are Blu-ray catalog releases. Granted, one of the first run releases nearly hit $100 million at the box office, but this is still a really bad sign in terms of overall sales. As far as the best of the best, that's a race between The Kids in the Hall: Complete Series Megaset and Platoon on Blu-ray. I'm going with the former for Pick of the Week, but make sure to check the price, as buying Death Comes to Town and the old Megaset might be cheaper.
May 18th, 2011
The second double-shot Blu-ray review in as many days. This one is two Marilyn Monroe films including one that would turn out to be her final film, The Misfits, as well as the film many would call her greatest, Some Like It Hot. How well have these films aged over the past 50 years? And do the Blu-rays do them justice?
May 9th, 2011
While summer is the busiest time of year at the box office, it's the weakest time of year on the home market. That said, this week isn't bad with a few high profile releases. Unfortunately for me, I'm still waiting on the screeners for several of these. As far as the best of the best is concerned, there are a few contenders for Pick of the Week, including the pair of Doctor Who releases. But in the end I went with The Illusionist on Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack.
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