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This Week in DVD & Bluray (04-06-10)

April 6, 2010

It’s a barren wasteland of DVD and Bluray releases this week.  There are a couple goodies in the mix, but overall a tough week if you rely heavily on DVDs for entertainment.  One new release and one Bluray re-issue set will dominate the rental shelves this week.  If you feel like being adventurous, there are plenty of other lesser releases to choose from as well.  Enjoy!

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The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009) – DVD & Bluray – Werner Herzog directs a cousin-project to Abel Ferrara’s 1992 “Bad Lieutenant”, but this time it’s in New Orleans and stars a drugged-up Nicolas Cage.  Cage plays a crooked detective who is a drug and gambling addict, all while he investigates the murder of 5 immigrants in this post-Katrina setting.  For an interesting twist on a traditional cop-drama, definitely watch this film.  Ebert ranked this movie among his favorite of the DECADE. Think he’s crazy?  You be the judge.

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The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy – Bluray – One boxed Bluray set to rule them all… that is, until the director’s cut Bluray package comes out next year.  When will New Line stop releasing “Lord of the Rings” sets??  When you stop buying them.  If you are a big fan of the trilogy, I would definitely recommend renting these, and holding off purchasing until the bigger director’s cut release in 2011.

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Other DVD & Bluray releases for the week of 04/06/10:

Ally McBeal: The Complete Second Season – DVD

Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series Box Set – DVD & Bluray

Cocoon: 25th Anniversary Edition (1985) – Bluray

The Collector (2009) – DVD & Bluray

Dirt! The Movie (2009) – DVD

Dreamscape (1984) – Bluray

Flight of the Intruder (1990) – Bluray

Harlem Aria (1999) – DVD

High Plains Invaders (2009) – DVD

Icons of Suspense: Hammer Films – DVD

Jade (1995) – Bluray

Jade Warrior (2007) – DVD

Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami: Season One – DVD

The Lord of the Rings: Original Animated Classic (1978) – DVD & Bluray

My Friends Tigger & Pooh: Super Duper Super Sleuths (2010) – DVD

The Natural (1984) – Bluray

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) – Bluray

Nightmare on Elm Street Collection – DVD

Poseidon (2006) – Bluray

The Relic (1997) – Bluray

The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) – Bluray

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Go forth and conquer the video stores, Netflix queues, and Redboxes near you!

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