This Week On DVD and Blu-ray
'Hobbit' Extended, 'White House Down', 'Twilight' Box Set, James Dean and More on DVD and Blu-ray Today
A lot to choose from and a few titles to actually consider purchasing
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Extended Edition)
A lot of Hobbit
related content lately what with the three-minute trailer
and eight new posters
for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
and now the extended edition of the first film which features 13 additional minutes, bringing the grand total to 182 minutes. Personally, I'm not interested, but if you are, Slashfilm
has done a write up on the additional footage.
White House Down
After Olympus Has Fallen
, White House Down
wasn't able to make much of a domestic impact, even with Hollywood's presumed new golden boy, Channing Tatum, in the lead. However, it did outgross Olympus
worldwide, yet the $150 million production budget ultimately proved too much to overcome. Now it hopes to have a life on DVD and Blu-ray, but I wouldn't recommend buying it... rental at best.
James Dean Ultimate Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
Including East of Eden
, Rebel without a Cause
, this looks to be a pretty solid Blu-ray collection. I haven't had a chance to check out the quality of the releases, but these are three films worth considering adding to your collection.
The Right Stuff
I know there are some avid fans of The Right Stuff
and I have to expect this is the release they've been waiting for, you can check out some screen captures right here
Girl Most Likely
I remember when this was titled Imogene
and premiered at the Toronto Film Festival where very few people ended up seeing it. I still haven't seen it, but based on my wife's reaction after she watched the Blu-ray I'm thinking it's one best left a mystery.
Twilight Forever: The Complete Saga
All the Twilight
movies in one place with new features and even a look at the animatronic version of Renesmee that never saw the light of day.
I'm interested in checking this one out, but only because the directors of Howl
are at the helm. I can't say the subject matter is all that intriguing and I don't really expect much in the way of quality. If anything this looks like a film that should have been on Lifetime, but who knows, it could surprise me.
I saw this one at the Toronto Film Festival last year and it was not one of the highlights. You can read my "D" review right here
Grown Ups 2
Nope, not daring enough to brave these waters.
This was a disappointment for me, I expected Parkland
to deliver something fascinating and it came a way a bit of a bore. You can read my Toronto Film Festival review from this year right here
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