It’s May, Osama is Dead, let’s just talk DVDs and Blu-Rays and not get all political guys, Jesus.
So since I’m lazy and this is going up a few days late. May 3rd has already happened, but incase you didn’t go out and buy anything yet just know that you’re not missing much. Green Hornet and The Dilemma are coming to DVD and Blu-ray. Both were pretty lackluster (to me anyway). On blu-ray What Dreams May Come is out, which while I didn’t like the movie, I can only imagine how beautiful it will look in high definition. Penn and Teller’s Bullshit (one of the best shows on TV) is out on DVD but the pick of the week is season five of Boy Meets World which features such classic episodes as the one with Sabrina the teenage witch and the meta-episode “Kid Gets Acquainted with the Universe”.
In the world of new DVD/Blu-Ray Academy favorites Blue Valentine and The Illusionist are out, meanwhile No Strings Attached is also out. While the movie didn’t do well at the box office, I found it shockingly entertaining. On DVD we finally have the Home Improvement box set (which can be purchased in a giant House display). Meanwhile the Alien series is all on blu-ray, but more importantly Top Gun is out on blu-ray and my pick of the week Some Like It Hot, AFI’s pick for the funniest movie ever made and I put it in the top 10 easily. If you haven’t seen it, you definitely should.
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What can you expect to see on blu-ray and DVD? Well in the realm of “new movies” you have The Mechanic, The Rite, The Other Woman, The Roommate (which seems to be a remake of Single White Female), Thor: tales of Asgard, Deep Red and Diabolique. Just available on Blu-ray is Beverly Hills Cop is getting an unnecessary High Def treatment. But the Pick of the week (as it’s been every time one of these seasons comes out) is Twilight Zone season 4 on blu-ray. Be warned this is the worst season of Twilight Zone, but the worst of Sterling is still better than the best of The Roommate (I’m assuming).
Thank god Gnomeo and Juliet and I Am Number Four are finally on Blu-Ray and DVD, I can sleep again peacefully. On blu-ray you can look forward to Solaris (the original), Platoon, Tigerland, Gods and Generals as well as Gettysburg, apparently it’s a big day for blu-ray war movies (and one super long boring sci-fi film). On DVD we’re getting Children’s Hospital (which I haven’t seen but heard great things) but the pick of the week is Charlie Chaplin’s controversial classic The Great Dictator available on both blu-ray and DVD
True Blood Season 3 and Drive Angry (on Blu-Ray 3D) as well as Biutiful will be hitting stores in both blu-ray and DVD. The Stanley Kubrick collection is coming to blu-ray as well as individual blu-ray releases of A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon and Lolita. The blu-ray release of Geekscape Movie Club pick Legend hits shelves today as well as Season 5 of Psych is coming to DVD. The pick of the week though is George Lucas’ American Graffiti (hopefully not with additional CGI creatures he always wanted in there).