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This Week on DVD & Bluray (11-23-10)

November 22, 2010

With so much already in or coming out in theaters this holiday week, naturally the DVD and Bluray batch coming out in a little smaller.  There are, however, a few big-ticket films that will make their way to the shelves this week.  Follow the links below to read the Keeping It Reel reviews on some of this week’s DVD and Bluray releases.  Happy Thanksgiving, and enjoy the rundown!





12 Men of Christmas – DVD

7th Heaven: Complete Series Pack – DVD

7th Heaven: The Final Season – DVD

America Lost and Found: The BBS Story – DVD & Bluray

Batman Beyond: The Complete Series – DVD

Beyond the Prairie: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder – DVD

Countdown to Zero – DVD & Bluray

Deadwood: The Complete Series – Bluray

The Disappearance of Alice Creed – DVD & Bluray

Eat Pray Love – DVD & Bluray

The Expendables – DVD & Bluray

I’m Still Here – DVD & Bluray

Lennon Naked – DVD

Murder, She Wrote: The Complete Twelfth Season – DVD

The Pillars of the Earth – DVD & Bluray

Presenting Roger Corman’s Best of the B*s Collection 3: Escape From Prison – DVD

Salon Kitty – Bluray

The Search for Santa Paws – DVD & Bluray

Space Precinct: The Complete Series – DVD

The Tudors: The Complete Series – DVD

The Winning Season – DVD

The Zookeeper – DVD




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

5 Comments leave one →
  1. mATtHEw gRAmItH permalink
    November 22, 2010 3:22 pm

    After seeing Mike Leigh’s VERA DRAKE, I realized that I should be paying more attention to Eddie Marsdan. Apparently Hollywood noticed him, too. Then a few years later I saw him in Mike Leigh’s next film, HAPPY-GO-LUCKY. Wow. Amazing performance. So, even if David’s review didn’t intrigue me, I’d definitely watch THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ALICE CREED anyway. Really looking forward to it.

    David’s review of I’M STILL HERE, however, won’t stop me from seeing it. I gotta see it. I just gotta. Now that we know what a farce it definitely was, maybe it’ll make more sense. Then again David knew that when he reviewed it. Well maybe there’s more in the DVD extras. I don’t know. Sometimes ya just gotta go against everyone’s advice and see a poorly reviewed film. They usually don’t amount to much, but there have been a few times that I’m glad I saw a film even though it was panned by critics that I respect. Gotta go with the gut, even though the gut ain’t too smart.

    • November 22, 2010 3:26 pm

      There’s supposed to be a commentary on the I’M STILL HERE DVD with Phoenix and Affleck. Should be awesome!

    • David J. Fowlie permalink*
      November 22, 2010 6:10 pm

      Yeah, you really gotta see any movie Marsan is in just to see how he elevates a scene. He’s got quite a varied filography already. I would check out “Alice Creed” just for the performances alone. If my review didn’t intrigue you, then allow his performance to. As for “I’m Still Here”, sometimes curiosity can be quite painful….”The Last Airbender?”

  2. mATtHEw gRAmItH permalink
    November 24, 2010 11:50 am

    Yeah, the commentary should be good. I’m interested to learn about the weight gain, growing the beard and hair out, …and what life off the camera was like during that time. And I want to know EXACTLY what was said between Phoenix and Letterman after the mikes were turned off at the end of that famous interview.

    HA! Right! THE LAST AIRBENDER is a perfect example of the pain that curiosity can cause! Then again, without curiosity I would have missed out on more than a few amazing, moving, dare I say ‘life-changing’ films. And I’ve become pretty good at avoiding the really, really bad, completely painful films. LADY IN THE WATER is the last one I saw, at the theatre or at home. Wait a minute, well, then there’s the films that I can appreciate, yet are still painful, like OBSERVE AND REPORT. That movie was painful to watch, yet, if I was reviewing it I’d probably give it a decent review. Michael Haneke’s remake of his own FUNNY GAMES is another example. I’d probably give it a near perfect review, I think. Not sure, though, because even though I’ve seen the original 3 or 4 times, I couldn’t even sit through half of the remake. The parts I saw were awesome…..and sickening. With an American setting, and 10 more years of personal growth and film watching (’97 – ’07) on me, I just couldn’t stomach it.

    I should have wrote, “So, even if David’s review didn’t intrigue me, WHICH IT DID, I’d definitely watch “The Disappearance of Alice Creed” anyway.” Your review definitely caught my attention. I’m really looking forward to seeing it.

    • November 24, 2010 12:24 pm

      Letterman commented on exactly what was said during the second Phoenix/Letterman interview (a month or so ago). He said that Phoenix took his sunglasses off and was very appreciative for allowing him to be on, and seemed very lucid. Letterman said that’s how he knew the whole thing was an act (notice I didn’t say “hoax”, because it DID actually happen, but it was an act). I wouldn’t get your hopes up on learning all the tricks of the trade from the commentary, but it should be entertaining at least!

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