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This Week on DVD & Bluray (05-24-11)

May 24, 2011


This week finds an overflowing variety that should have something for everyone. Animation for the family (“Gnomeo and Juliet”), sci-fi for tweens (“I Am Number Four”) and for those craving a study in technological singularity, check out “Transcendant Man”. For Memorial Day weekend, there are some Special Editions of “Gettysburg” and “Gods and Generals”, as well as Oliver Stone’s masterpiece “Platoon”, all new to Bluray. Coinciding with the Indy 500 (also this weekend), you have the choice of John Frankenheimer’s “Grand Prix” with James Garner or try to catch up with Steve McQueen in “Le Mans”. Criterion fans are in for a treat, as two classics that couldn’t be more different from each other are released. Chaplin’s boldest film, “The Great Dictator”  and Andrei Tarkovsky’s mind-bending adaptation of Stanislav Lem’s novel “Solaris”. As usual, the highlighted films link to our reviews. 
Some of these films have been and still are available for purchase or rental on iTunes, Amazon, VOD and ZUNE, as well as Netlfix. Enjoy the rundown….
  • Amanda Knox: Murder On Trial In Italy (DVD)
  • Anton Chekhov’s The Duel (DVD/Bluray)
  • The Best of the Dean Martin Variety Show (DVD)
  • The Big Bang (DVD/Bluray)
  • Brad Meltzer’s Decoded: Season One (DVD)
  • Burning Palms (DVD/Bluray)
  • Childrens’ Hospital: The Complete First & Second Seasons (DVD)
  • Death Hunter: Werewolves vs. Vampires (DVD)
  • East My Dust/Grand Theft Auto (DVD)
  • The End of Poverty? (DVD)
  • Every Little Thing (DVD)
  • Fanboy & Chum Chum (DVD)
  • Fertile Ground (DVD) 
  • Fighting Mad/Moving Violation (DVD)
  • Forget Me Not (DVD)
  • Gettysburg (Director’s Cut) (Bluray)
  • Gnomeo & Juliet (DVD/Bluray) 
  • God Went Surfing with the Devil (DVD)
  • Gods and Generals (Extended Director’s Cut) (Bluray) 
  • Grand Prix (Bluray)
  • The Great Dictator (The Criterion Collection) (DVD/Bluray) 
  • Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown (Bluray)
  • HIT Favorites: Sweet Dreams (DVD)
  • How to Hold a Flag (DVD)
  • I Am Number Four (DVD/Bluray) 
  • In the City of Sylvia (DVD)
  • In the Land of the Deaf (DVD)
  • IRT Deadliest Roads (DVD/Bluray)
  • Johnny (DVD)
  • The Kids in the Hall: The Complete Series (DVD)
  • The Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town (DVD)
  • Le Mans (DVD/Bluray)
  • Lemonade Mouth (Extended Edition) (DVD) 
  • Louvre City (DVD)
  • Melissa & Joey: Season One, Part One (DVD)
  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Great Outdoors (DVD)
  • Nenette (DVD) 
  • Night after Night (DVD)
  • Nova: Japan’s Killer Quake (DVD)
  • Papillon (Bluray) 
  • Picasso & Braque Go To The Movies (DVD)
  • Platoon (Combo Pack) (Bluray)
  • Public Speaking (DVD)
  • Roger Corman’s Cult Classics: The Ron Howard Action Pack (DVD)
  • The Royal Wedding: William & Catherine (DVD)
  • The Scenesters (DVD)
  • Seconds Apart (DVD)
  • Solaris (The Criterion Collection) (DVD/Bluray)
  • Tigerland(Bluray)
  • Trascendant Man (DVD)
  • Transformers: The Complete Original Series (DVD)
  • The Unknown War: WWII and the Epic Battles of the Russian Front (DVD)
  • Unknown War: WWII and the Epic Battles of the Russian Front (DVD)
  • The Unloved (DVD)


Now, go forth and conquer your chosen rental or purchasing outlet!



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