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Bluray/DVD Picks For The 2nd Week of February!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 8th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…

Are you getting ready for Valentines Day??  You planning something special??  Whether it be a fancy dinner or a film marathon of My Bloody Valentine films, you should definitely check out this weeks releases.  You know for gift ideas or just add to your personal collection.

As usual, you will get some info about the disc and the extras that come with the movie as well as a personal opinion about the movie and a link to purchase the film over at AMAZON where you can save quite a bit of money, and it will give a small percentage kick back to this site so we can continue bringing you excellent stories and sales.

Enjoy and Here We Go!!

AMARCORD (BLURAY CRITERION)

I love this film.  I already own on DVD, but now I get this on bluray, and let me tell you.  It is stunning in every way possible.  Long Live Fellini.  In this carnivalesque portrait of provincial Italy during the Fascist period, Federico Fellini’s most personal film satirizes his youth and turns daily life into a circus of social rituals, adolescent desires, male fantasies, and political subterfuge, all set to Nina Rota’s classic, nostalgia-tinged score. The Academy Award–winning Amarcord remains one of cinema’s enduring treasures.

EXTRAS


  • Restored high-definition digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Audio commentary by film scholars Peter Brunette and Frank Burke
  • Fellini’s Homecoming, a forty-five-minute documentary on director Federico Fellini�s complicated relationship to his hometown and past
  • Video interview with star Magali Noël
  • Fellini’s drawings of characters in the film
  • Felliniana, a presentation of ephemera devoted to Amarcord
  • Archival audio interviews with Fellini and his friends and family, by film critic Gideon Bachmann
  • Restoration demonstration
  • Deleted scene
  • American release trailer
  • Optional English-dubbed soundtrack
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by scholar Sam Rohdie, author of Fellini Lexicon, and the full text of Fellini’s 1967 essay My Rimini
  • FIVE CORNERS (BLURAY)

    Oh a blast from the past with Tim Robbins, Jodi Foster, and John Turturro.  Set in 1964 in a lower middle-class New York neighborhood, Heinz has just been released from prison but is still obsessed with Linda. She turns for help to Harry, an ex-boyfriend who has recently taken up the cause of non-violence. But Harry soon finds himself in a morally compromising situation where violence is the only solution.  This film has superb acting and storytelling.  Highly recommended.

    I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE “1978” (BLURAY)

    Oh an excellent revenge violent flick from the 70’s.  Complete with iconic cover box art.  Seeing this rough film in bluray is just amazing.  Everything looks wonderful.  An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge.

    EXTRAS


  • Audio Commentaries
  • Interview
  • Alternate Main Titles
  • Trailers
  • Still Gallery

  • I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE “2010” (BLRUAY)

    The remake of the 70’s version is fairly good.  It is way more violent than the original and much more unrelenting.  Some of the revenge scenarios presented in this film are some of the most fucked up ones I have ever seen.  So score on that.  UNFORGIVING. UNCOMPROMISING. UNMERCIFUL. UNRATED.
    The original version was reviled, condemned, and banned around the world for its on-screen depictions of depravity and violence. Now experience the acclaimed remake that dares to go even further: Jennifer Hills (a fearless performance by Sarah Butler) is a big-city novelist who rents an isolated country cabin to write her new book. But when she is brutally raped by a group of sadistic rednecks, Jennifer has plans for more than mere revenge. One-by-one she will find them. She will inflict horrific acts of agonizing torment upon them. And no jury in America would ever convict her. Jeff Branson (“ALL MY CHILDREN”), Daniel Franzese (BULLY), Rodney Eastman (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3 & 4), Chad Lindberg (THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS) and Tracey Walter (THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS) co-star in this graphic, shocking and undeniably disturbing new take on one of the most controversial films of all time.

    EXTRAS


  • Audio Commentary
  • Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Trailers + Digital Copy
  • ONG BAK 3 (BLURAY)

    I haven’t seen this film yet, but literally everyone I have talked with about this film, has said  they down right hated it.  Even loathed it.  Yes Tony Jaa is a badass and Ong Bak 1 and Tom Yum Goong was amazing, but Ong Bak 2 was a bit lacking and his other films have been as well.  I hope someone gives Jaa an excellent script and does some excellent fight choreography and makes an excellent film once again.  Jaa needs it.  Rent it or netflix it first.  Ong Bak 3 picks up where Ong Bak 2 had left off. Tien is captured and almost beaten to death before he is saved and brought back to the Kana Khone villagers. There he is taught meditation and how to deal with his Karma, but very soon his arch rival returns…

    EXTRAS


  • Making of Ong Bak 3
  • Behind the scenes of Ong Bak 3
  • Interviews with cast and crew
  • Behind-the-scenes footage
  • International trailer
  • PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 (BLURAY)

    Expecting a sequel, what I got was a prequel in this film.  And it worked. It was just as good as the first film.  A lot of fun, good scares, and creepy shit all around.  Really liked how they took the story.  Excellent.  Very much recommended if you enjoyed the first film.  After experiencing what they think are a series of “break-ins”, a family sets up security cameras around their home, only to realize that the events unfolding before them are more sinister than they seem.

    EXTRAS


  • Found footage
  • Trailer
  • RUSH HOUR (BLURAY)

    The first film of the franchise with Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan hits bluray finally.  I loved this film.  The chemistry and comedy between the Chris and Jackie is amazing.  Glad this film is on bluray.

    EXTRAS


  • Commentary by director Brett Ratner
  • Additional scenes
  • Featurette gallery: A Piece of the Action: Behind the Scenes of Rush Hour
  • Brett Ratner’s short film: What Ever Happened to Mason Reese?
  • Music videos
  • Isolated score with commentary by composer Lalo Schifrin
  • Theatrical trailer

  • THELMA AND LOUISE: 20TH ANNIVERSARY (BLURAY)

    What a great little film about a couple of chicks who are best friends and are on the road to nowhere.  Ridley Scott made a masterpiece with this film in my opinion.  Loved seeing this film again.  Glad it is in hi-def now.

    EXTRAS


  • Commentary by Ridley Scott
  • Commentary by Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis and Callie Khouri
  • Deleted and extended scenes
  • Extended Ending (with Commentary by Ridley Scott)
  • Documentaries and Featurettes, including “Thelma and Louise: The Last Journey”
  • Original Theatrical Featurette (with and without promotional narration)
  • Multi-Angle Storyboards: The Final Chase
  • “Part of You, Part of Me” Music Video by Glenn Frey
  • Trailer and TV spots

  • UNCLE BUCK (BLURAY)

    Everyones favorite uncle. John Candy as Uncle Buck.  I remember seeing this in the theater when I was little and just loving every bit of it.  When I catch it on television, I can’t help but watch it all the way through.  I get sucked in and just find myself to be smiling all the way through this film.  Such heart and great comedy.  I miss the way films use to be.  Like this one.  This film is going for under $10.  Just  do it.  You will enjoy it.

    EXTRAS


    • Production Notes
    • Cast and Filmmakers

    MY SOUL TO TAKE (BLURAY)

    Wes Cravens most recent effort at making horror films is quite a lot of fun.  Not to be taken seriously, but you will laugh throughout at some of the dialogue and just genuinely have a good time with it.  “The supernatural/serial killer thriller My Soul to Take marks Wes Craven’s first feature as writer and director since 1994’s inventive New Nightmare, and at first blush, it finds him in familiar territory. Here again, as in his iconic Nightmare on Elm Street series, his focus is a vicious murderer who appears to continue his crime spree from beyond the grave, and who concentrates his attention on a group of teens connected to his original crimes (seven of them were born on the night he died). As the seven meet a gruesome end, one boy (Max Thieriot) becomes a likely suspect for the killings–is he possessed by the spirit of the long-dead maniac, or has he picked up where “The Riverton Ripper” left off?”  Check it out for a great time.  Love Wes Craven.

    EXTRAS


  • Commentary with director Wes Craven and cast members, Max Thieriot, John Magaro and Emily Meade
  • Deleted and extended scenes
  • Alternate opening and two alternate endings
  • That’s it for this week.  Stay tuned for next week for some more great releases.

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