Some of the DVD/Blu-Ray releases this week.
Real Steel – I actually want to see this. I tried to see it this past weekend at a second run movie theater but the times were not convenient. Rocky with robots. That actually sounds promising to me. Next up, Rocky with ninjas. Or Rocky with aliens. Line ’em up Hollywood.
Godzilla: The Criterion Collection – This is exciting. Criterion is releasing two versions of this movie. The original Japanese film Gojira as well as the American re-edit titled Godzilla. When Gojira was released in America it was re-edited to include Raymond Burr and speed up the action. I’ve only ever seen Gojira and, honestly, it takes a long time for the action to start. I’m very interested in seeing the American re-edit.
Van Halen: Bottoms Up – Archive of 1983 television performances by Van Halen. This would have been right about the time (or right after) they were recording the album 1984. As a big Van Halen fan (especially pre-Hagar) I have to recommend this.
Today’s Special – When I saw this listed for release today, I totally thought it was that show from Nickelodeon back in the 80s. The one about the mannequin that comes to life after a puppet mouse says the magic words, “Hocus Pocus alimagocus!”. I was disappointed to find that it wasn’t that show.