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This Week on DVD & Blu-ray (11-01-11)

November 2, 2011
This week finds more new releases from earlier this year now available for your home viewing, as well as the usual double-dipping and new-to-Blu-ray titles. My favorite comedy of the year, “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” is finally out. Catch up with it and you’ll find more than just hilarious antics. Pixar hit a major pothole this year with “Cars 2”, the studios most disappointing and underperforming sequel to date. It will most likely fare better with home viewing, for sure. A couple other certifiable duds are out this week: last year’s needless holiday flick, “Nutcracker 3D” and the barely-released-in-theaters “Trespass”, the latest Joel Schumacher movie, can both be filed under “We Saw Them so You Didn’t Have to”.
Also out this week, the Great Depression drama, “Water for Elephants” with Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, and Christoph Waltz. Haven’t seen it and I can’t say I’m gonna rush to do so with everything else there is to see. The following are the new notable Blu-ray releases: Gregory Peck in “The Big Country” (you can never go wrong with Peck), George Clooney’s directorial debut, “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind”, and Tom Selleck is at odds with Alan Rickman in 1990’s Australian outback western “Quigley Down Under”, and looking at the trailer again (see below), I’m reminded why I enjoyed it so much back then.
Like always, links to reviews can be found below, so enjoy the Rundown!

  • The Artists: The Best of Kino’s Silent Classics (DVD)
  • The Big Country (Blu-ray)
  • Californication: The Fourth Season (DVD)
  • Cars 2 (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (Blu-ray)
  • Copland (Collecter’s Edition) (Blu-ray) 
  • The Craigslist Killer (DVD)
  • Crazy, Stupid, Love. (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • The Essential Daffy Duck Collection (DVD)
  • The Fugitive: The Complete Series (The Most Wanted Edition) (DVD)
  • Going Places (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • His Way (DVD)
  • Hook (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • It’s a Wonderful Life (Blu-ray) 
  • The Liam Neeson Collection (DVD)
  • Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • The Nutcracker in 3D (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • The Phantom of the Opera (1925) (Blu-ray)
  • Placebo: We Come in Pieces (DVD/Blu-ray
  • Quigley Down Under (Blu-ray) 
  • Rawhide: The Fourth Season – Volume 2 (DVD)
  • Roswell: The Aliens Attack (DVD)
  • The Santa Incident (DVD)
  • Scrooged (Blu-ray) 
  • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • TCM Greatest Classic Films: Astaire and Rogers – Volume Two (DVD)
  • TCM Greatest Classic Films: The Thin Man (DVD)
  • TCM Greatest Classic Legends: Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland (DVD)
  • Toy Story(Blu-ray) 
  • Toy Story 2 (Blu-ray) 
  • Toy Story 3 (Blu-ray) 
  • Toy Story Trilogy Collection (Blu-ray) 
  • Trespass (DVD/Blu-ray) 
  • Water for Elephants (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • Wintervention (Collector’s Edition) (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • Without a Home (DVD)

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Brian permalink
    November 2, 2011 4:59 pm

    Actually water for elephants was pretty good.

    • David J. Fowlie permalink*
      November 2, 2011 5:22 pm

      I’ve heard that. I just have enough reviews to catch up with as it is.

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