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This Week in DVD & Bluray (05-25-10)

May 25, 2010

Rough week this week!  There are a couple of “big ticket” releases (The Road and Dear John), a massive HBO TV season (True Blood Season Two), and one under-the-radar indie-comedy (Mystery Team).  The big theater releases are getting bigger and Summery-er every week, so it’s tough pickins on the rental shelves.  Hopefully there’s something in here for you!


Bing Crosby: The Television Specials, Volume One – DVD

By Brackhage: An Anthology – Volumes One and Two – DVD & Bluray

City of the Living Dead – DVD & Bluray

Dear John – DVD & Bluray

Django – Bluray

Flashbacks of a Fool – Bluray

Flashpoint: The Second Season – DVD

Leverage: The 2nd Season – DVD

Mystery Team – DVD

Rain Fall – DVD

The Road – DVD & Bluray

Royal Pains: Season 1 – DVD

Spartacus (50th Anniversary Edition) – Bluray

Trinity: The Complete First Season – DVD

True Blood: The Complete Second Season – DVD & Bluray

The Virginian: The Complete First Season – DVD

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

6 Comments leave one →
  1. mATtHEw gRAmITh permalink
    May 25, 2010 9:16 am

    Finally I can see THE ROAD! It didn’t play anywhere within a two hours drive of me, and it seems like it’s taken forever for the DVD release. Of course now that the weather’s been so hot and sunny I’m totally not in the mood for bleaker than bleak. Sigh.

    • David J. Fowlie permalink*
      May 25, 2010 9:57 am

      you can watch a bleak film indoors and then relish the beautiful (yet short) summer weather, something you can’t during those “other’ months. there’s also a nice Criterion of John Ford’s “Stagecoach” out today too!

      • mATtHEw gRAmItH permalink
        May 25, 2010 6:00 pm

        Sweet! I love STAGECOACH! I’ll definitely put it in my queue! So many great characters – the drunken doctor, the mild-mannered whiskey salesman, the corrupt banker, the conservative cavalry wife, the prostitute run out of town by the women’s league, the Southern gentleman, the marshall, the not-too bright driver, and of course John Wayne! – and all thrown together for one stagecoach ride through dangerous Apache territory! You gotta love that. I wish I coulda been a fly on the wall for that pitch meeting!
        The image I always remember from that film is the shot where we’re introduced to John Wayne. I love that shot, the way it goes out of focus for a split second. And this was his breakout role so that’s the shot that largely introduced him to the world. Ah…praise youtube, here it is:

  2. May 26, 2010 6:53 am

    May want to double-check that. Our usual DVD sources say nothing about a “Stagecoach” Criterion release. Also, it’s not available on Netlix yet.

    • David J. Fowlie permalink*
      May 26, 2010 9:06 am

      Actually….Stagecoach Criterion is out as of May 25th.
      It’s also avail. for purchase on Amazon and Overstock. Netflix does not always have every Criterion release (as well as some studios, “Edge of Darkness” will be released in June) when they street.

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