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This Week on DVD & Blu-ray (01-17-12)

January 17, 2012


Finally! “Abduction” and “Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star” are out – so you can start your year out on a good note! (So glad I missed those two). Those of you who are playing catch-up with all the Oscar-bait moviees, there’s actually a good one to check out and that’d be “The Ides of March” directed by George Clooney. To coincide with the theatrical release of the long-awaited “Red Tails” this month, there’s the 1995 HBO film “The Tuskagee Airmen” starring Lawrence Fishburne, released for the first time on Blu-ray. Also premiering on Blu-ray is the fine award-nominated 1984 film “A Soldier’s Story” by Norman Jewison starring the late Howard E. Rollins, Jr. as well as some early work by Denzel Washington, David Alan Grier, and Robert Townshend. Criterion has updated and upgraded two very different films, Luis Buñuel’s classic “Belle de Jour” starring Catherine Deneuve and Steven Soderbergh’s “Traffic”, winner of four Academy Awards. “Traffic” is also another deliberate Blu-ray release, as it coincides with this month’s “Haywire”, also directed by Soderbergh.

You can find a link to previous reviews highlighted below. So there ya have it – Enjoy the Rundown!



  • A Soldier’s Story (Blu-ray)
  • Abduction (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • Adaptation(Blu-ray)
  • Action Double Feature: The Last Hard Men / Sky Riders (DVD)
  • Belle de Jour (Criterion Collection) (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • Caterpillar (DVD)
  • Cold Sweat (DVD)
  • Courageous (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • Delocated! The Complete Seasons One & Two (DVD)
  • Dirty Girl (DVD)
  • Eat This New York (DVD)
  • Eclipse Series 31: Three Popular Films by Jean-Pierre Gorin (Criterion Collection) (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • First Squad (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • Gantz II: Perfect Answer (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • Good Morning, Vietnam (25th Anniversary Edition) (Blu-ray)
  • The Ides of March (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • The Josephine Baker Story (Blu-ray)
  • KickOff (DVD)
  • Merlin: The Complete Third Season (DVD)
  • Mysteries of Lisbon (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • Nothing in Common (Blu-ray)
  • Redline (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • Sliders: The Fifth and Final Season (DVD)
  • Special Treatment (DVD)
  • Thurgood (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • Traffic (Criterion Collection) (Blu-ray)
  • United Red Army (DVD)
  • Waking the Dead: Season Six (DVD)



One Comment leave one →
  1. francesca permalink
    January 18, 2012 6:24 pm

    The Belle de Jour artwork is beautiful too!

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