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This Week on DVD/Blu-ray (12-11-12)

December 11, 2012


A pill-poppin’ manufactured super-agent, floating prehistoric furry friends and a potty-mouthed teddy bear, all rise to the top of the stack of this week’s releases. Jeremy Renner visits Matt Damon’s playground in “The Bourne Legacy” which turned out to be quite a cool spinoff in the action franchise. The voice of Peter Dinklage couldn’t save “Ice Age: Continental Drift” from sinking into one of the more unmemorable animated features in recent time. And for his first feature-length comedy, future Oscar-host Seth McFarlane really hit it out of the park with “Ted” (of course, he dragged through the gutters first), starring McFarlane, a fully-present and committed Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis. It’s a comedy where the clever/silly humor outweighs the juvenile raunch.
What else is out this week? Christopher Nolan’s “Following” gets a Criterion lift and “Miami Connection” from Drafthouse Films, which earned something of a cult following as it worked the festivals this year.
One film that caught my eye is “Doomsday Book” a sc-fi/fantasy comedy/drama directed by Pil-Sung Yim and Jee-won Kim (“I Saw the Devil” and the upcoming “The Last Stand”), starring two actors from “The Host“, Doona Bae (“Cloud Atlas“) and Joon-ho Bong (“Mother“) and it has to do with zombies overrunning the streets of Seoul. With all those players, I’m curious.
That’s it for this week! Previous reviews are highlighted below. Enjoy the Rundown….
  • 41 (DVD)
  • Adventure Coral Reef 3D: Under the Sea of Egypt (Blu-ray) – December 13th!
  • A Man Called Django! & Django and Sartana’s Showdown in the West (Double Feature) (DVD)
  • Backwards (DVD)
  • Baron Blood: Kino Classics’ Remastered Edition (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • Bigfoot County (DVD)
  • The Bourne Legacy (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • Chiller: The Complete Television Series (DVD)
  • Collision Earth (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • Death Valley (1982) (Combo Pack) (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • Django Kills Silently & Django’s Cut Price Corpses (Double Feature) (DVD)
  • Doomsday Book (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • Following (Criterion Collection) (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • Futurama: Volume 7 (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • Gandu (DVD)
  • Gayby (DVD)
  • Girls: The Complete First Season (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • Hazel: The Complete Fourth Season (1961) (DVD)
  • The Island (1980)(Combo Pack) (Blu-ray)
  • JAG: The Complete Series – Collector’s Edition (DVD)
  • Kidnapped (Rabid Dogs): Kino Classics’ Remastered Edition (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • Kill ‘Em All (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • Les Miserables (1998) (Blu-ray)
  • Miami Connection (1987) (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • Mission: Impossible: The Complete Television Collection Gift Set (DVD)
  • NOVA scienceNOW: Can I Eat That? (DVD)
  • The Portrait of a Lady (Special Edition) (1996) (DVD)
  • The Qatsi Trilogy (Criterion Collection) (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • The Story of Film: An Odyssey (DVD)
  • Ted (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • Thomas & Friends: Sticky Situations (DVD)
  • The Ultimate Buster Keaton Collection [15-Disc Blu-ray Box Set] (Blu-ray)
  • Ultra Seven: The Complete Series (6 Disc Collector’s Edition) (DVD)
  • The Yardbirds – Making Tracks (DVD)



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