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This Week on DVD & Blu-ray (05-22-12)

May 22, 2012

With the first Summer Movie Month coming to a close,  the rest of the January/February releases are finally hitting the streets. It’s no surprise that the long-gestated George Lucas production “Red Tails” bombed, while Hammer Films “The Woman in Black” didn’t scare up any real rave reviews, even though it had a post Harry Potter/Daniel Radcliffe draw. Then there’s “This Means War”, which showed us that even Kirk and Bane couldn’t save a Reese Witherspoon action/romance, directed by McG. Which leaves Studio Ghibli to save this batch of uneven new releases, while “The Secret World of Arriety” may not be their best film, it certainly is just as beautiful and immersive as their other animated features.  Also out this week, is the documentary “Carol Channing: Larger Than Life” which I’ve heard good things about and has me curious – even though the woman scares me.
The highlight this week though is Criteron’s release of Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami’s “Certified Copy” a celebrated drama which was released in 2010. I look forward to finally catching up to this film, one that everyone seems to love.
That’s it for this week! Links to previous reviews are highlighted below. Enjoy the Rundown!
  • A Bullet for the General (Blu-ray)
  • Black Cobra(DVD)
  • Carol Channing: Larger Than Life (DVD)
  • Castle in the Sky (Combo Pack)(Blu-ray)
  • Certified Copy (Criterion Collection) (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • The Dean Martin Variety Show Uncut (DVD)
  • Eclipse Series 33: Up All Night with Robert Downey Sr. (DVD)
  • Hell on Wheels: The Complete First Season (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • Mutant Girls Squad (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • My Babysitter’s A Vampire: Season One (DVD)
  • Red Tails (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • The River: The Complete First Season (DVD)
  • Rizzoli & Isles: The Complete Second Season (DVD)
  • S.W.A.T.: The Final Season (DVD)
  • Sherlock: Season Two (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • Simply Red: Live at Montreux 2003 (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • Teen Wolf: The Complete Season One (DVD)
  • This Means War (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • Whisper of the Heart (Combo Pack) (Blu-ray)
  • The Woman in Black (DVD/Blu-ray)
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