Some of the DVD/Blu-Ray releases this week.
Kung Fu Panda 2 – I loved the first Kung Fu Panda. I haven’t yet seen this sequel, but I imagine that it’s awesome. I’m sad they didn’t keep the original subtitle, “The Kaboom of Doom”. That just sounds bad ass.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes – It’s been years since I’ve seen the original Apes movie and I’ve never seen any of the sequels. I will rectify that soon. I wonder how well this movie plays if you watch it right before the original Planet of the Apes?
The Legend is Born: Ip Man – I loved the original Ip Man starring Donnie Yen. It’s f**king amazing. The second Ip Man was not as good as the first, but still had some awesome action scenes. This third Ip Man movie is a prequel (why?) about Ip Man’s early years. Donnie Yen didn’t return for this, but the guy they got looks a lot like him. I hear it’s pretty good, and I loved the two original movies, so I’ll definitely see this.
The Expendables: Extended Director’s Cut – I want to see this if only to find out what insanity would have been cut out of the original movie. Hopefully it’s not more Mickey Rourke. Or more talky-talky scenes.
Sledge Hammer!: The Complete Series – I didn’t watch this show regularly but I’ve seen several episodes and it’s a pretty damn funny parody of 80s cop/detective shows like Mike Hammer or Spencer for Hire.
Klown Kamp Massacre – Why did they misspell both clown and camp? Couldn’t this have easily been called Clown Camp Massacre? Anyway, the synopsis sounds like a riff on the Friday the 13th formula. Just replace co-eds with clowns. Which sounds incredibly weird.