DVD New Releases – 5/5/2009
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By etrigan - Last updated: Monday, May 4, 2009 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment

Every week I make a list of notable discs being released so I can figure out what I “need” to buy. ;)

* “Big”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094737/ – I don’t think I’ve seen all of this since it was released in theaters (20 years ago) but I remember it was Penny-Marshall-and-Tom-Hanks-funny.
* “The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0421715/ – I know a lot of people were really touched by this movie, and “I didn’t hate it”:http://www.rollerfeet.com/backporchbeer/2008/12/14/4005/ but I remember the post-production computerized add-ons seemed obvious. Still, the story ends better than it begins, and is worth seeing.
* “Dexter the Complete Second Season”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0773262/episodes#season-2 – This is another show that received rave reviews, yet I never got to see. It’s on the pile, but unless I am suddenly bed-ridden for an extended time — <knock on wood> — I don’t think I’ll catch up.
* “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091042/, “Grease”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077631/, “Roxanne”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093886/, “Saturday Night Fever”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076666/, “There’s Something About Mary”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0129387/ – These were defining pop movies for many people , and I love them, but I’m not sure why anyone would need the Blu-Ray release. They aren’t a pinnacle of cinematography, or a wonder of surround sound. Still, if you don’t have one in your collection then your collection is incomplete.
* “Doctor Who: The E-Space Trilogy”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056751/episodes#season-17 – Tom Baker was the most memorable, and possibly the best, of the classic Doctor Who’s. This three disc set collects the high point of the series with Baker.
* “Twilight (Ultimate Collector’s Set) (Amazon.com Exclusive)”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1099212/ – Only rabid fandom could bring this future boat anchor into being. The way the box open like one of those little-girl spinning-plastic-ballerina music-box jewelry boxes revealing a misty brooding picture of Edward Culling makes it clear who is the target demographic.




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