This week is again dominated with TV on DVD releases, including more than half the first page on Amazon.com's list of best-selling new releases. There is one first-run release that is doing really well: Snow White and the Huntsman - Extended Edition on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack. It's worth picking up, but not Pick of the Week material. To find contenders for that title, one must look to the TV on DVD releases, including 30 Rock: Season Six and Absolutely Fabulous: 20th Anniversary Specials. But the winner was Castle: Season Four.
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 this week's winner, which I'll get to in a second. It was a strange week for DVD releases with only one recent wide release coming out this week, a few limited releases but it mostly TV on DVD. There were only a few releases that aroused my enthusiasm. Arguably the best release of the week is Xena - Warrior Princess
- Season Six - Buy from Amazon
- The Complete Second Season - Buy from Amazon
is the release I'm more likely to pick up.
Japanese horror films are experiencing a new burst of popularity among moviegoers in the domestic market with many being remade for American audiences. The first that really capture the attention of moviegoers was The Ring
, which grossed more than $100 million at the box office. The latest movie to receive this treatment is Ju-On, which is being remade as The Grudge
and stars Sarah Michelle Gellar
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