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.
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.
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.
We Bought a Zoo
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.
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.
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With Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent, and Cinderella behind them and Beauty and the Beast, The Jungle Book, and Dumbo ahead, Disney lines up another live action adaptation of one of their animated films: Mulan.