DVD New Releases – 7/13/2009

By etrigan - Last updated: Monday, July 13, 2009 - Save & Share - One Comment

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

I didn’t post a release list last week because there was only one new worthwhile release — a film from 1962 released on DVD.

* “Lonely are the Brave”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056195/ – Kirk Douglas stars in this gorgeous story about a true cowboy who finds himself on the precipice of time when open range is disappearing and the idea that being an outlaw is no longer socially acceptable. It is an amazing movie that truly defines a distinct moment in American history.
* “This is Spinal Tap”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088258/ – The landmark faux-documentary that launched the improv-in-the-movies careers of Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and many others. (Yes, I have to say it.) This one goes to 11.
* “[REC]”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1038988/ – This is the latest torture-porn to burn hot buzz through the festival circuit, yet never find a US release. The genre fans love it (but Rotten Tomatoes lists no reviews) and a sequel is being released late this year.
* “The State: The Complete Series”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0130421/ – I was only mildly amused by this show when it aired on MTV, but so much talent has shown in following work for the cast that the force of *The State* is undeniable.
* “The Haunting in Connecticut”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0783515/ – How did a movie with so much buzz release to a “freshness rating of 18%”:http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/haunting_in_connecticut/ ? That’s the movie industry in action.
* “The Towering Inferno”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072308/ – One of the key old-school disaster films. This one has O.J. Simpson in it…but maybe they all do.

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One Response to “DVD New Releases – 7/13/2009”

Comment from leiabox
Time July 14, 2009 at 5:04 pm

[REC] was (happily) not torture porn! It was a “mystery sickness spreading through a population making people crazy” in the vein of 28 Days Later flick. Actually, not too terribly gory at all…pretty fun!

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