On the Shelves: DVD Releases for October 9, 2012

Some of the DVD/Blu-Ray releases this week.

Prometheus – I enjoy the first two Alien movies and nearly despise the last two. So I’m not super excited about this one. However it’s got a ton of good people in it and the trailer looks great.

Dial M for Murder
Dial M for Murder – Hands down this is one of my favorite Hitchcock movies. Ray Milland is fantastic in this. So cool and calculating. Grace Kelly, as always, is gorgeous and believable as the victim. And I like that they are presenting it in the original 3D package as Hitchcock intended. I’ve seen this in 3D on the big screen and it’s great. If you get a chance, check it out.

Little Shop of Horros
Little Shop of Horrors – I really do enjoy this movie. I even own the soundtrack. The movie is good, yes, but I love almost everything Moranis is in. Seriously, the guy’s a comic god. Also making great appearances are Steve Martin and Bill Murray.  And included here is an alternate ending that for the longest time was only available on an out of print limited edition DVD from back in 1998.  And even then, only in black and white.  They have fully restored this alternate ending and cut it back into the movie for the director’s cut.  Don’t worry, though, you also get the theatrical version of the movie.  And no, I haven’t ever seen the new ending, and yes, I’m pretty excited about it.

Great Mouse Detective
The Great Mouse Detective – This is the perfect time to release this movie on Blu-Ray what with the BBC Sherlock series and the CBS show Elementary (which is excellent, btw) being such big hits. Disney’s own version of Sherlock Holmes from 1986. I LOVE THIS MOVIE.  Seriously, watch it, it’s tons of fun.

Rock of Ages
Rock of Ages – I actually want to see this. Well, technically, I want to see the Broadway show, but this will be what I actually get to watch. Don’t get me wrong, I think it looks good and hits me where I live, 80s glam rock, but movie versions of hit Broadway shows usually don’t have the same fire as the stage production. But I will give this a chance.

Written by 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.

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  • The Great Mouse Detective! Man, I remember that movie, great flick with a scary giant rat as the villain. Sherlock sure seems to be a popular fellow in the past year or so. Anyone else catch that new ‘Elementary’ series yet?

  • Yes, my wife and I have really enjoyed the first two episodes.