Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

On the Shelves: DVD Releases for Mar 29, 2011

Written By:

|

March 29, 2011

|

Posted In:

Here are some of the DVD/Blu-Ray releases for this week.

Teen Wolf
Teen Wolf – For me, this is the big release of the week.  Within 5 months we’ve received a Back to the Future Blu-Ray (which is fantastically AWESOME) and now a Teen Wolf Blu-Ray. I love this movie. I reviewed it this past Halloween on The Cavalcade. It’s cheesy and goofy, but it is so much fun.  I swear to Cthulhu there better be a Cartoon Adventures of Teen Wolf Blu-Ray release in the works or I’m going to set fire to something.

Black Swan
Black Swan – I’m so torn on this movie. On the one hand, hot, angry lesbian sex with Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis. On the other, you have director Darren Aronofsky. The guy who actually made sex scenes with Jennifer Connelly nearly unwatchable. Lesbian sex may win out.

Mad Men S4
Mad Men Season 4 – Dude, I LOVED the first two and a half seasons of this show. However,  by the end of season three and the first half of season four, I was pretty much done. Don Draper’s antics get old after a while and when he went on that weird trip to California in season 3 I checked out. And Betty Draper is just irritating as all hell.  I still love the scenes with the advertising agency and all the workers, but when they split off into Don and Betty’s personal life I hate every moment.  HATE it.

Scream
Scream – One of the first modern horror classics finally hits Blu-Ray. This movie was so good and so ground breaking at the time it was released, it’s single-handedly nearly killed off the horror genre. So many imitators using the snarky “self aware” style this movie made popular. This is still a good movie, though. The sequels, not so much, but this one is good.

Soylent Green
Soylent Green – Another horror classic on Blu-Ray. This is one of Heston’s most famous. Soylent Green is PEEEEE-OPLE! IT’S PEEEEEEE-OPLE!

Mother Lode
Mother Lode – Another classic Heston horror movie. Well, maybe not classic, per say. Heston stars as a crazy Scottish miner (actually, identical twins) who has isolated himself in the Canadian woods looking for hidden gold. A young couple get lost looking for a colleague and become trapped by the now insane prospector who thinks the couple are out to steal his gold.  The young female is played by Kim Basinger in her second feature role.

Secret of Nimh
The Secret of NIMH – This is such a good movie. Don Bluth’s animation is gorgeous  and atmospheric and I bet it looks unbelievable on Blu-Ray. This is one creepy-ass kid’s movie. The scene where Mrs Frisby talks to the giant owl. Sooooooo damn creepy.  They really just designed and animated the sh*t out of this film.

Complete Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Collection – If you’ve never seen Son of Frankenstein do yourself a favor and rent it. It’s amazing.  Basil Rathbone tears it up as the awesomely named Baron Wolf von Frankenstein.  Rathbone, however, is more famous for his portrayal of Mr Holmes in this collection of movies.  And he’s equally enjoyable to watch here, too.  Nigel Bruce is a fantastic Watson to Rathbone’s Holmes.  Seriously, if you’re a fan of Sherlock Holmes, check them out.  Want a similarly awesome Sherlock?  Check out the recent BBC Sherlock series.  Rathbone is also great as Sir Guy of Gisborne in The Adventures of Robin Hood with Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland.

Star Trek 2 pack
Star Trek II/Star Trek IV combo pack – What the what?!  I realize that these are the two most popular Star Trek movies, however, they exist as a trilogy with Star Trek III.  You are missing a third of the story here.  Spock seemingly dies in II and then is miraculously back in IV?!  Don’t buy this combo pack.  Respect the franchise.  Get this triple pack instead.  It’s what I bought and I love it.  If you shop around you can find it cheap.  I got it for $21, which is only $3 more than this 2 pack.

Share This Article

Related News

On the Shelves: Home Video releases for Apr 08, 2014
Independently Awesome: Sean Dove’s Ode to Bond – ‘The Last Days of Danger’
Community Comic BARTKIRA Spawns Art Show at Floating World Comics

About Author

Paxton Holley

A funny, ridiculously awesome guy who sometimes likes to wear pants, Paxton can regularly be found at his pop culture/humor blog Cavalcade of Awesome or co-hosting the Nerd Lunch and Cult Film Club podcasts.

  • http://deadlydollshouse.blogspot.com/ deadlydolls

    Couldn’t disagree more on Mad Men. I feel like it gets better every season, and this past year had some absolute brilliance. Yes, Betty Draper is detestable but everything else works so well for me. If you didn’t get through Season 4, please try it and if nothing else, check out the episode titled The Suitcase. It’s essentially a two-man play between Peggy and Don, and it’s quite great.

  • http://blog.paxholley.net/ Paxton Holley

    Hmmm, yes, I stopped several episodes into Season 4. I’d be willing to try again because, like I said, I loved Seasons 1 and 2 so much.

    Thanks for the tip, deadlydolls.

  • Strange Kid

    I haven’t had a chance to catch up with Mad Men after Season Two, actually I still need to go back and watch Season One.

    Although I still haven’t allowed myself to make the switch to Blu-Ray, I must admit that Teen Wolf cover artwork is looking mighty awesome! I can’t tell if it’s just a doctored version of the original or a completely new painting (done after the old artwork). Either way… I’m with you, when’s our “Cartoon Adventures of Teen Wolf” DVD coming?

  • LaDracul

    So we had a werewolf playing basketball in “Teen Wolf” and vampires playing baseball in “Twilight”, which makes me wonder…WILL WE EVER SEE “SOCCER MUMMY” GET MADE?!

    http://tinyurl.com/4j9hsgv

    • http://www.strangekidsclub.com Strange Kid

      Soccer Mummy! Quick, someone call Roger Corman! :D