Another week, another set of AWESOME DVD/BLURAY releases. And this week is special, for it is my brithday today and one of the best films of they year has come out today on my birthday. That is Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim VS. The World. So without any further ramblings, let us get straight to these AWESOME releases. As usual, you will get the title of the film, plus a mini review from me, plus all the info about the disc and what extras you will have on there, plus a link/picture to take you on over to amazon where you can purchase the film for a discount, which will give a small percentage kick back to this site so we can keep brining you great articles and reviews. Here We Go….
ANTICHRIST (CRITERION COLLECTION BLURAY)
This movie is all sorts of fucked up. Lars Von Trier (Dancer in the Dark) made this graphic crazy drama film that explores, depression, death, and sexual fetishes. I remember seeing this a few months ago, and there were some scenes that grossed me out. Which very rarely happens. This film is not for the easily sick. But I loved this film, and it got the criterion treatment so it is the best treatment a home video release can get.
Plot Synopsis: Lars von Trier (Europa, Breaking the Waves, Dancer in the Dark) shook up the film world when he premiered Antichrist at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. In this graphic psychodrama, a grief-stricken man and woman—a searing Willem Dafoe (Platoon, The Last Temptation of Christ) and Cannes best actress Charlotte Gainsbourg (Jane Eyre, 21 Grams)—retreat to a cabin deep in the woods after the accidental death of their infant son, only to find terror and violence at the hands of nature and, ultimately, each other. But this most confrontational work yet from one of contemporary cinema’s most controversial artists is no mere provocation. It is a visually sublime, emotionally ravaging journey to the darkest corners of the possessed human mind; a disturbing battle of the sexes that pits rational psychology against age-old superstition; and a profoundly effective horror film.
DAMNED BY DAWN: THE DEAD WILL RISE (BLURAY)
I have not seen this movie yet, but will be seeing it soon. Anything with zombies, I have to see. It’s like a tick. I have to see anything with zombies. I have hope for this movie.
Plot Synopsis: The feature directorial debut of talented Australian director Brett Anstey, Damned By Dawn is produced by Odin’s Eye Entertainment, and pays homage to the classic Hammer Horror films of yore. After receiving a mysterious gift from her dying grandmother, Claire (Renee Willner), takes her new boyfriend home to meet her family who live on an isolated property in the country. The family reunion begins well enough, but Claire becomes increasingly uneasy with her grandmother’s medicated mumblings about the banshee coming for her during the night. Later that night, the family is awoken by piercing shrieks and Claire’s worst fears become a waking nightmare as the Screaming Banshee and her army of undead return to unleash blood-soaked fury on them all.
DC SHOWCASE: SUPERMAN/SHAZAM!: THE RETURN OF BLACK ADAM (BLURAY)
DC & Marvel have done a great job as of the past few years making great cartoon movies and making them not only for older kids, but for adults. This particular short 62 minute movie has a brilliant cast of creators and voice actors. Another great addition to the comic book series of cartoon movies.
Plot Synopsis: Make your stand against evil with this exciting Collection of 4 DC Showcase Animated Shorts starring favorite DC Comics super heroes! Chosen the world’s protector against the Seven Deadly Enemies of Man – pride, envy, greed, hatred, selfishness, laziness and injustice – young Billy Batson accepts his destiny as Captain Marvel. Battling alongside Superman against nefarious Black Adam, Billy soon discovers the challenge super heroes ultimately face: is it revenge or justice? For bounty hunter Jonah Hex and hard-boiled cop turned vengeance ghost The Spectre, getting their hands dirty is part of the job – maybe even the fun part. But Superman, Green Arrow and Black Canary follow an internal moral code to guide their actions. They know it’s easy to get lost in the darkness of the fight, especially when villans like Merlyn the Magnificent and Count Vertigo place no value on human life.
- Four additional bonus TV series episodes handpicked by Bruce Timm
- Commentaries by renowned writers Steve Niles, Joe Lansdale, Greg Weisman and Michael Jelenic
- Digital Copy
GROWN UPS (COMBO BLURAY)
Great comedic actors. A terrible script. Meh. Take it or leave it. Worth one viewing. The chances are great you will leave it on the shelf for many years until you have a Rob Schneider Marathon.
Plot Synopsis: Just because you grow older doesn’t mean you have to grow up! Comedy superstars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade and Rob Schneider are at their hilarious and outrageous best playing childhood friends who reunite one holiday weekend to relive the good old days. It doesn’t matter that these five guys are now respectable businessmen, husbands and fathers. Once they get back together, nothing is going to stop these kids-at-heart from having the time of their adult lives in this hilarious and heartwarming film that proves men will be boys from the people who brought you Paul Blart: Mall Cop and Click.
OCEAN’S 11 (1960)(50TH ANNIVERSARY BLURAY)
Before Clooney, Pitt, Damon, and Mac, there was Sinatra, Martin, Davis Jr., Lawford, and the beautiful Angie Dickinson. I do love this original version quite a bit, but I must say, the newer ones are far superior. They just kept my attention more and have been upgraded to the new generation. But don;t get me wrong, seeing the rat pack in VEGAS is pure bliss. Definitely one to own. Plus commentary with Sinatra Jr. and Angie Dickinson. AWESOME.
Plot Synopsis: New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas. Roulette wheels spin, cards snap, slots chime, champagne fizzes, shows go on…and the lights go out. It’s the perfect time to steal a kiss or a $25 chip. But for Danny Ocean and 10 partners in crime, it’s the ideal moment to steal millions.
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (BLURAY)
One of my favorite films so far of 2010. I loved this graphic novel and the film Edgar Wright made was pure GENIUS. Tons of fun from start to finish. I twas packed with killer music, great acting, some of the best references to my childhood, the I had a geekgasm a few times while watching this movie. This movie dives into a world of the insane and cool and never lets up. Not even for a bit. I cannot wait to watch this film again and again and again. BUY THIS MOVIE. Extras galore!!
Finally, Kevin Bacon’s finest hour gets the BLURAY treatment. I remember seeing this in the theatre when it came out. I was about ten years old. And after I saw it, Kevin Bacon became my favorite actor for several years. He is such a BADASS in this movie. Not to mention the dad from Family Ties and Reba McEntire play a BADASS gun toting couple ready to kick alien ass. This movie is a lot of fun and has all the curse words, one liners, and gore to fill an entire night with LOVE. And it is only PG-13. This will remain in my top films of all time for a long ways to come. A must own.
Plot Synopsis: Just as Val McKee and Earl Basset decide to leave Perfection, Nevada, strange rumblings prevent their departure. With the help of a shapely seismology student, they discover their desolate town is infested with gigantic man-eating creatures that live below the ground.
And that is all for this week. Stay tuned for next week.