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.

Bat Masterson Complete Season One – As a big fan of westerns I have to mention this. A great classic western show. Not as great as say, Maverick, but still a really good show.

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.

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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  • LaDracul

    That’s probably the biggest problem with some cartoons from that time period…there’s usually some reason why they’re prevented from being released on DVD. I was happy to find the American “Hello Kitty” cartoon made it to DVD and Hulu, yet stuff like “Beverly Hills Teens” are MIA or just uploaded to YT. Or WB would just release stuff in a compilation.

    “Hotel Transylvania” was amusing (Robert Smigel co-wrote the script) though in some cases, it was almost like watching “Finding Nemo” again…which isn’t bad, but that aspect of the story was kind of predictable.

  • Sean C

    I’m sure it was a easy mistake but Ed Grimley was in 1988 not 1998. Thanks.

    • Oh wow, Sean, you are right. I totally fat-fingered that date.