JUNE 14TH, 2011

Not a great week for new releases on DVD/Blu-Ray this week, even though 5-6 major titles were released. The selection feels more like what was picked over in the $5.00 bin at Wal-Mart, none of the titles really get me into the buying frenzy (which is fine since I am still hunting down a copy of the “Back to the Future” trilogy for only $14.99).

Having seen “Hall Pass” (two stars) and “Battle Los Angeles” (three stars), both were mildly entertaining but completely miss-able. I feel “Battle Los Angeles” will lose a lot of steam without being in the theater and having the immersion of the theatrical sound systems. Perhaps “Hall Pass” will have some great special features, but otherwise the watered down comedy is not a must see.

“Red Riding Hood” with Amanda Seyfried has garnered horrible reviews, even though I would still like to see it, simply for Seyfried and Gary Oldman. “Big Mommas” and “Jackass 3.5” both make me roll my eyes, to which I will not be seeing either and “Kill the Irishman” was completely unknown to me until checking my sources for the list. With Val Kilmer and Christopher Walken, it has to be somewhat watchable.

The only other film that is noteworthy is the film “I Am” which I have at least heard about, which is more than I can say for the rest of the list.

New Releases

  • Battle: Los Angeles
  • Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son
  • Hall Pass
  • Jackass 3.5
  • Kill the Irishman
  • Red Riding Hood (2011)

TV Box Set

  • Doctor Who: Frontios
  • Doctor Who: Time and the Rani
  • The Glades: Season One
  • Haven: Season One
  • House of Payne: Volume Eight
  • Last Exile: Complete Series

Special Editions/Other Releases

  • 36th Precinct
  • Adrift
  • Blood Night
  • Boss
  • Caliber 9
  • Camille 2000
  • Chained
  • Charles Bronson Collection
  • Chatroom
  • Cold Day in Hell
  • Con Artist
  • Dark Moon Trilogy
  • Dust of Life
  • Fall Down Dead
  • Gallants
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: UE
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: UE
  • I Am
  • The Image
  • Insignificance: Criterion
  • Italian Connection
  • Korkoro
  • La Duda
  • Legend of the Fist: Return of Chen Zhen
  • Lord, All Men Can’t Be Dogs
  • The Makioka Sisters: Criterion
  • Marvel Knights: Spider-Woman Agent
  • Monogamy
  • Mooz-Lum
  • Mother of Invention
  • One from the Heart
  • Reefer Madness Collection
  • Securing the Solomons
  • Shanghai Red
  • Shot in the Dark
  • Silver Screen Cowboys
  • Soul in the Hole
  • Sweet Karma
  • Vanishing of the Bees
  • When They Were Young
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