November 16th, 2011
It's a really soft week for releases. Granted, Harry Potter came out last week and it is likely still going to be selling quite well this week. But the best release of Tuesday, at least according to Amazon.com, is Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides on DVD. Normally this would be a huge release, but it came out on Blu-ray weeks ago. The same is true of the second best selling release, The Lion King. The most of the next several best selling releases are Blu-ray catalog titles. Granted, many are worth picking up, but it could still be a really slow week in terms of overall sales. That doesn't mean it is a slow week in terms of high quality releases. West Side Story is coming out on Blu-ray, My Fair Lady is also making its Blu-ray debut. There are several more catalogue titles getting a Blu-ray double-dip, like Evil Dead II: 25th Anniversary Edition, or the latest Blu-ray for Metropolis. TV on DVD is well represented with Farscape: The Complete Series (Blu-ray), Being Human: Season One on Blu-ray, and Awkward: Season One. Beginners on Blu-ray is also a Contender for Pick of the Week, as is Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume One: Blu-ray Ultimate Collector's Edition. In the end I went with Evil Dead II: 25th Anniversary Edition. It is a double-dip, but there are major improvements over the previous release, plus it is a bargain price at just $11, and given the number of prime releases coming out this week, a bargain price is certainly welcome.
November 14th, 2011
Infernal Affairs was released in its native Hong Kong in 2002 to much acclaim and was a big box office hit. It was released here in 2004, but while it managed to win over critics, it was never able to find an audience theatrically. In 2006, it was remade as The Departed, which was a huge hit at the box office, earning nearly $300 million worldwide, and during Awards Season, winning four of the five Oscars it was nominated for. Even with that performance, many consider the original to be the better movie. Is that the case? And if so, is the Blu-ray worth picking up?
December 6th, 2004
Every week films get a second chance at success from the home market; or, in some cases, a first chance at success. Here is a list of wide releases, limited releases and a few from the growing TV on DVD section, including the winners of the DVD Pick of the Week, The Bourne Supremacy
- Buy from Amazon: Widescreen
and M - Criterion Collection - Buy from Amazon
September 24th, 2004
Another week, another award season hopeful. The week also brings us a Hong Kong import, a documentary about identity correction and a movie that really should have opened wide, or not at all.
September 23rd, 2004
During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner I ♥ Huckabees
- Official Site
. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail
me with the details.