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This Week on DVD & Blu-ray (08-09-11)

August 9, 2011

A handful of comedies are the standouts in this week’s batch of releases! Two R-rated comedies “Paul” and “Your Highness” are now avail. for your double-feature home viewing. You may or may not consider James Gunn’s latest feature, “Super” a comedy (depending on your frame of mind), but I must say it is one bizarre look at what happens when the unhinged gets a divine call to go vigilante. Then there’s the classic coming-of age 80s comedy, “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”, which is new to Blu-ray, that actually offers more than just stoner comedy. (Note: don’t get all excited about the Blu-ray release of “Dazed and Confused” this week. There’s a better Criterion collection of that Linklater film). In animation, Disney wants to convince you that “Mars Needs Moms” and for the first time on Blu-ray you can own both “Fox and the Hound” movies. Never fear, cinefiles! If you need to get away from all the silliness, you can pick up Criterion’s “The Battle of Algiers” what is sure to be another beautiful treatment on Blu-ray.
As usual, links to reviews are provided below. Enjoy the rundown….

Now go forth and conquer your  preferred rental or purchasing outlet!
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