This Week On DVD and Blu-ray

'Spider-Man,' 'Rashomon' and 'Arthur Christmas' on DVD and Blu-ray This Week

Plus 'Sunset Blvd.' and 'Arthur Christmas'

This Week On DVD and Blu-ray: November 6, 2012

The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man on DVD Blu-ray today
It doesn't actually hit DVD and Blu-ray until Friday, November 9, but this week will see The Amazing Spider-Man find its way to shelves for you to own, but are you buying? I have been quite open with my feelings on this film, which I didn't think was very good, but I know there are fans out there that enjoyed it, but did you like it enough to shell out $15-20?

Buy The Amazing Spider-Man


Rashomon (Criterion Collection)
An excellent film from Akira Kurosawa and while I have yet to watch this new Blu-ray transfer I can only assume it is up to Criterion's typical lofty standards and I absolutely love that cover art, not that packaging is a reason to spend $25, but it sure does look good.

Buy Rashomon (Criterion Collection)


Sunset Boulevard
I wrote about Sunset Blvd. recently and mentioned this new Blu-ray transfer, which looks great, just don't go expecting any new special features outside of a rather non-consequential deleted scene.

Buy Sunset Boulevard


Arthur Christmas
Arthur Christmas on DVD Blu-ray today
It has been almost a year since Arthur Christmas hit theaters and it was wrongly ignored when it was first released, but I hope people will find it now that it's on home video. It isn't a great film, but as a satisfying holiday watch it certainly satisfies.

Buy Arthur Christmas



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  • Michael

    Spidey fan, will buy any Spidey movie even if ASM (really love Emma Stone & Andrew Garfield as actors) wasn't the best of the franchise. Already pre-ordered the Blu-ray last month. Will pick it up Friday.

  • G-Man

    Excited to finally check out Arthur Christmas around the holidays. Was kind of bummed when I was looking for it on Netflix last winter, but makes sense they waited until now to release it.

  • Kessler

    I actually enjoyed the new Spider-Man movie. The story definitely had problems, but I thought Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone were great, the relationships were much better handled than in the Raimi trilogy, and the action sequences were pretty cool. I am a sucker for the web-slinging scenes in Spider-Man movies though, but the ones in the remake were much better. I dont think I would buy it, but I could watch it again without complaint.

    I missed Arthur Christmas last year and still regret doing so. I'll definitely give it a watch soon, but probably after Thanksgiving. Once the Christmas season kicks into gear, then I'll be in the mood to watch it.

  • Driver

    At last, 'Arthur Christmas'. It caught me off guard last year, one of the best animations last year.
    I kind of liked 'Spider-man', but it had a million problems. The second one should be good though.

  • Chris138

    I liked The Amazing Spider-Man, but I don't think I liked it enough to want to own it. I saw it twice in theaters and that was enough. The only superhero movie I'd buy from this year is The Dark Knight RIses.

  • Adu

    I think the 3 super-hero movies of 2012 are all worth owning. TDKR, Avengers, and Amazing Spiderman.

  • Yaz

    I'll def by buying Amazing Spiderman. Extras look pretty solid compared to other superhero releases and I didn't mind the film. I heard the bluray is a pretty solid release as well video/audio-wise, so I'm down.