DVD New Releases – 6/16/2009
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By etrigan - Last updated: Monday, June 15, 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. ;)

* “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057012/ – How is it that *Strangelove*, which was Kubrick’s most controversial film on its release, is his least controversial film in retrospect? This is the only Kubrick film that can be universally recommended, although I’m not sure if it really need a Blu-ray release.
* “Friday the 13th (2009)”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0758746/ – The critics hated this Jason prequel, but the hot hip young cast means I’ll spend part of the summer TV down-time checking this out.
* *Friday the 13th* Parts “2”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082418/ and “3 (in 3D)”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083972/ – Only for completists…but at least they’re in Blu-Ray.
* “Ghostbusters”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087332/ – The discussion of “the quality of this transfer”:http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htf/ht-software-high-definition/288197-few-words-about-ghostbusters-blu-ray.html hasn’t been clean, so take caution before you buy this disc.
* “John Adams”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0472027/ – You can’t argue with thirteen Emmys.
* *Lost* Seasons “1”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0411008/episodes#season-1 and “2”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0411008/episodes#season-2 – A show this gorgeous deserves a Blu-Ray release. This is an easy option to upgrade from DVD.
* “Spaceballs”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094012/ – Mel Brooks funniest movie? Certainly for the geek community.
* “Rifftrax”:http://www.rifftrax.com/ – The guys who made Mystery Science Theater 3000 have a new product. From their website you can download a commentary track to accompany nearly 300 movies including *E.T.* and *The Last Starfighter*. They’re also releasing ten public domain movies this week with the soundtrack built in.

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