This Week On DVD and Blu-ray

'Peter Pan', 'Flight', 'House of Cards' and 'Alex Cross' are On DVD and Blu-ray This Week

Hardly anything worth opening your wallet for this week

This Week On DVD and Blu-ray: February 5, 2013

Peter Pan (Diamond Edition)
Peter Pan (Diamond Edition) on DVD Blu-ray today
Disney is releasing their classic animated adaptation of Peter Pan on Blu-ray this week and looking over the complete selection of titles hitting shelves today this really looks to be the best of the lot. Granted, Criterion has The Ballad of Narayama coming out and the next title does interest me, but overall this is just not a week to be buying movies.

Buy Peter Pan (Diamond Edition)

 

House of Cards Trilogy: The Original UK Series
Along with releasing the new miniseries "House of Cards" on Netflix Instant last Friday, Netflix also has the complete original BBC adaptation streaming online. So why would you spend money to buy the Blu-ray edtion? I really don't know, but it's coming out and I've heard it's great. So if you can find the time, maybe stroll on over to Netflix and add it to your queue as well or if you have deep pockets purchase it.

Buy House of Cards Trilogy: The Original UK Series

 

Flight
Flight on DVD Blu-ray today
I can't imagine what would compel someone to purchase this movie. Even if you think Denzel Washington gives one of the greatest performances of his career, why would you want to watch this movie a second time and especially why a third?

Buy Flight

 

Side by Side
Of the titles I've seen that are coming out this week, this is certainly one of the best, but I continue to say the only documentary I have ever seen that is probably worth buying is Criterion's release of Crumb (buy it here and read my review here). Otherwise, I'm of the one-and-done variety when it comes to docs, even when they're as good as this one.

Buy Side by Side

 

Celeste and Jesse Forever
Celeste and Jesse Forever on DVD Blu-ray today
I like Andy Samberg and Rashinda Jones and yet I have no interest in seeing this movie, which itself doesn't look all that bad.

Buy Celeste and Jesse Forever

 

Alex Cross
Alex Cross on DVD Blu-ray today
The last time I mentioned Alex Cross was when I named it in my Top Ten Worst Movies of 2012. With any luck this will be the last time I mention it ever.

Buy Alex Cross

 

Here Comes the Boom
Here Comes the Boom on DVD Blu-ray today
This movie wasn't particularly well reviewed, but I didn't get the impression those that gave it a bad review didn't necessarily despise it as seems to be the case with most of Kevin James' work. That doesn't mean you should rush out to support something just because it isn't terrible, but I guess it's a win in some form or another.

Buy Here Comes the Boom

 

A Late Quartet
I saw this on in Toronto last year and actually had high hopes going in. Unfortunately, it sort of abandons the whole quartet aspect and focuses more on soap opera-esque drama. You can read my full review here.

Buy A Late Quartet

 

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  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/maja/ maja

    Man, I actually gave Here Comes the Boom a watch a couple of weeks ago. I thought Casa de mi Padre was the worst 2012 film i'd seen but Here Comes the Boom certainly gave it a run for it's money...it's a total nightmare.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kessler/ Kessler

    The only one I would buy here is probably Peter Pan. It's one of my favorite animated Disney movies and I definitely want to see how great it looks on Blu-Ray.

    I was really disappointed by Flight and wouldn't watch it again either, but I think it's at least worth a rental. If only for Denzel's great performance.

  • cinejab

    Celeste & Jesse Forever is the worst movie I saw in 2012.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

    I'd recommend A Late Quartet to anyone who hasn't seen it.

    • adu

      Gonna go for it this weekend hopefully.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    I still have Peter Pan on VHS. I might rent A Late Quartet. I might check out House of Cards, but I'm almost finished with the US version and I think I've had enough dirty politics for a while. I have no intention of seeing Alex Cross nor Here Comes the Boom.

  • Nick

    I'd say Exit Through the Gift Shop is very much worth owning. Find it very rewatchable.

    • Chris138

      Agreed. With most documentaries I am also of the one-and-done kind, but the few exceptions for me would be Hoop Dreams, Exit Through the Gift Shop and Crumb. I believe those are the only documentaries I own, at least of the ones that have been released theatrically.

  • Travis

    Brad, why is Cabaret pushed aside? That is a film that is considered one of the best of all time, and is on Blu-Ray for the first time ever. Hell, when it came out, people thought it was better than the Godfather. Of course, I'm biased, because the Beer Garden scene is singlehandedly one of the best scenes I have ever seen

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/lawhs89/ lawhs89

      I have never seen it, but your right, eight Oscars it's a big deal

      • Kelly S

        Sorry, didn't mean to report there Brad, didn't see that above comment at the time.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/lawhs89/ lawhs89

    Specking of Cabaret, it's on TCM (Turner Classic Movies) tonight.

  • Kelly S

    Just curious Brad, do you have no interest in the new Cabaret blu? I know for some it's not a big release, but for a certain audience it's a huge release.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/ Brad Brevet

      I have actually never seen it and just didn't have anything to say about it. It's on my list.