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May 22nd, 2012
It's a strange week on the home market. There are not a lot of films on this week's list, but there are more first run releases than normal, while we are also moving into the summer TV schedule, so a lot of those shows are getting home market releases this week, in preparation for their upcoming seasons. The list is top-heavy, not very deep, and lacks contenders for for Pick of the Week. The Secret World of Arrietty is the best release and the Blu-ray looks amazing, but there are not a lot of extras to be found. Likewise, Sherlock: Season Two is a great show, but the DVD and Blu-ray don't have a lot of extras, plus the price-per-minute is rather high for a TV on DVD release. I have high hopes for The Woman in Black, but the screener is late. In the end I'm going with The Secret World of Arrietty, but the other two are Honorable Mentions.
May 19th, 2012
Fox and MGM have been using Amazon's MakeSpace program to release a number of lesser known films from their back catalog. At the end of March, the latest wave of movies was released, and while it took a while for the screeners to get to me, they finally did. The screeners that arrived were for Number One With a Bullet, Sinful Davey, and Wanda Nevada. Like all of these films released under this program, they are mostly unknown today. Are any of these forgotten gems? Or should they remain forgotten?