On the Shelves: DVD Releases for Jan 29, 2013
Some of the DVD/Blu-Ray releases for this week.
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 – Part 2 of DC’s animated interpretation of Frank Miller’s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. I’ve not seen this myself but DC’s animated movies tend to be very well made. You can check out Part 1 of this movie right here.
Hotel Transylvania – I love the idea and concept behind this movie. And I’m a huge fan of kids animated movies like this. But I will withhold actual judgement until I see it because it could all go horribly wrong. But I really want it to be good. I love the idea of using classic monsters in a movie like this. See also Rankin-Bass’ Mad Monster Party.
Seven Psychopaths – I actually hear good things about this movie. Just look at that cast! Colin Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell. How can that NOT be a good movie?
Cold Light of Day – You may not have heard of this one. It also has a good cast. Bruce Willis, Sigourney Weaver and Henry Cavill. And it sounds nice and action-y. Plus, it’s a good chance to see Cavill in an action role before he becomes mostly known as the new Superman. I like Cavill. You can also check him out in Immortals and The Count of Monte Cristo to get a good taste of what he can do before you see him in Man of Steel in June.
All Superheroes Must Die – I make no claims on the quality of the movie, but the premise of this movie sounds very intriguing. Plot in a sentence: Four superheroes awaken in a seemingly abandoned town, stripped of their powers and at the mercy of their sinister arch-nemesis who forces them into a series of brutal challenges. Sounds good right? I’ve heard it described as Batman meets Saw. Great premise, but I have no idea if the execution lives up to that potential.
The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley: The Complete Series – I never thought we’d see the day where every episode of this Ed Grimley cartoon from1998 is on DVD. And I still can’t get the Teen Wolf cartoon on DVD.
White Zombie: Kino Classics’ Remastered Edition – A remastered Blu-Ray of Bela Lugosi’s White Zombie? Yes, please.