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This Week in DVD & Bluray (03-16-10)

March 15, 2010

So… there is nothing stellar coming out on DVD this week, unless you are one of the few and proud vampire tween-obsessed.  However, on the whole, there is a solid variety of films hitting the rental shelves that should satisfy the whole family!


The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) – DVD & Bluray

I could stick my film elitist nose up at this film and not even acknowledge its presence, but that would depart me from reality, as this really is the biggest film coming out to DVD and Bluray this week.  It’s so special, that it needs its own release day.  Don’t look for this one on Tuesday, but instead start standing in line on Friday night, because it will release this Saturday (3/20).  “New Moon” marches to the beat of its own drummer, much like the emo tweenies that start in it.


Ninja Assassin (2009) – DVD & Bluray

James McTeigue (director of “V for Vendetta”) comes to play with this throwback cheese-fest ninja film that doesn’t disappoint, if you know what you’re in for.  Don’t expect any deep revelations upon viewing “Ninja Assassin”, but know that you will get a gory but fun movie that should quench your thirst for action.


The Princess and the Frog (2009) – DVD & Bluray

Disney’s most recent hand-drawn animation film takes place in New Orleans.  After being nominated for three Academy Awards, this solidifies “The Princess and the Frog” up in the elite status of Disney’s new breed of animated films.  In addition to the standard one-disc release, there is also a three-disc special edition that comes with a digital copy.


Other DVD & Bluray releases for the week of 03/16/10:

–        Armored (2009) – DVD & Bluray – Heist action-thriller starring Matt Dillon, Lawrence Fishburne, and Jean Reno.

–        Astro Boy (2009) DVD & Bluray – Computer-generated sci-fi comedy action-adventure film for the kids.  This film had its place in the sun premiering last fall at the Chicago International Film Festival.

–        Broken Embraces (2009) – DVD & Bluray – Pedro Almadóvar’s drama starring Penelope Cruz among others.  This is the film Cruz should have been nominated for Best Supporting Actress for.

–        Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009) – DVD & Bluray – Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker play a New York City married couple that witness a murder and have to go into protection in Wyoming.  This film got unanimously shredded by critics.

–        Unrivaled (2009) – DVD & Bluray – Fighting action movie starring a bunch of UFC fighters.

–        Bandslam (2009) – DVD – From the fine folks who brought you “High School Musical”…

–        D.C. Sniper (2009) – DVD – loose dramatization of the sniper terrorist of D.C. several years back.

–        Dillinger is Dead (1969) – DVD – this Marco Ferreri film is finally being released as a part of the Criterion Collection.

–        South Park: The Complete Thirteenth Season – DVD & Bluray

–        Destination Truth: Season 1 – DVD

–        Hawaii Five-O: The Eighth Season – DVD

–        Monk: Season Eight – DVD

As always, go forth and conquer the video stores, Netflix queues, and Redboxes near you!

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