This Week On DVD and Blu-ray

'Chinatown,' 'Tyrannosaur' and 'War Horse' On Blu-ray and DVD This Week

Plus release dates for The Vow, Machine Gun Preacher and Red Tails

'Chinatown,' 'War Horse' and 'We Bought a Zoo' On Blu-ray and DVD This Week: April 3, 2012

Chinatown (Blu-ray)
Chinatown on Blu-ray today
I already wrote about the new Blu-ray for Chinatown, urging you to pick it up so I don't know what else there is to say. Of the films hitting the shelves today it is, without a doubt, the top pick for purchase. Nothing comes close.

Buy Chinatown

 

Tyrannosaur
Tyrannosaur on DVD Blu-ray today
While nothing comes close to Chinatown in terms of purchasing power, I will certainly recommend you give Paddy Considine's excellent feature directorial debut, Tyrannosaur, a watch. It is, however, quite dark and a bit disturbing so it's a hard one to recommend as a buy. You can read my glowing review of it from last year right here.

Buy Tyrannosaur

 

Sunrise - A Song of Two Humans (Limited Edition)
Sunrise - A Song of Two Humans (Limited Edition)
Ironically enough, just this last weekend I recorded F.W. Murnau's Sunrise off Turner Classic Movies and haven't yet watched it. I've only seen it once before and am anxious to return to it and the fact Fox was releasing it on "Limited Edition" this week caught me by surprise. Considering it's priced at only $10.49 also makes me consider buying it.

Buy Sunrise - A Song of Two Humans (Limited Edition)

 

We Bought a Zoo
We Bought a Zoo on DVD Blu-ray today
The jokes made at this film's expense were about a hundred times better than the film itself. Then again, I guess the title We Bought a Zoo just opens the film up for easy ridicule. That said, we're not talking about a terrible film here, just a film that's about as vanilla as you can get.

Buy We Bought a Zoo

 

War Horse
War Horse on DVD Blu-ray today
Perhaps the greatest thing about War Horse hitting DVD and Blu-ray this week is the fact I won't ever have to talk about it again. Yay! I just wonder how many of those critics that gave it a pass are anxious to give it another watch. My guess is none.

Buy War Horse

 

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  • m1

    I have never seen Chinatown. I need to see it.

  • Susan

    I really adored War Horse myself, but I can definitely see why it's not for everyone.

  • Lewis

    Why do you always say that if a film is "dark", "depressing" or deals with adult themes in any way, it is not recommended for purchase. Does a film always have to be "uplifting" for someone to buy it? Let's concentrate on the filmmaking credentials. If it's a great film no matter what its tone may be, go out and definitely buy it. That is what marks a truly great film, not how it "makes you feel"..

  • chuck

    The 1972 classic The Poseidon Adventure also came out on tuesday. It looks simply AWESOME!