DVD New Releases – 3/23/2010
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By etrigan - Last updated: Monday, March 22, 2010 - 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. ;)

The Blind Side (Limited-Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) – I loved this movie, and sports fans will be hooked in the first five minutes. That said, Sandra Bullock had a great performance but it wasn’t Oscar-worthy (and I think she knows it.)

Fantastic Mr. Fox [Blu-ray] – The music and artistry in this movie are incredible. I’m looking forward to seeing it again, to see if it holds up.

The Italian Job [Blu-ray] – I picked this up on HD-DVD for $5, so even though it’s been “remastered” I’m not sure that I’m willing to buy it again.

The Men Who Stare At Goats [Blu-ray] – You know how they make those movies that have an incredible cast, but the whole is somehow much less than the parts?

  

Toy Story (Two-Disc Special Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo w/ Blu-ray Packaging) and Toy Story 2 (Two-Disc Special Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo w/ Blu-ray Packaging) – Damn Disney, this is is exactly the kind of upgrade I can’t pass up.

Yojimbo & Sanjuro (Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray] – It’s heresy for me to say that I don’t love to watch Kurosawa’s movies. I recognize that he’s one of the most influential film makers ever, and when I watch them I can certainly recognize their importance, but I only have a clinical appreciation for his films. However, since Criterion is going to bundle these two movie in one box set, I think I’ll have to add it to my collection.

  

Red Cliff (Theatrical Version) [Blu-ray] (or Red Cliff International Version – Part I & Part II [Blu-ray]) – There was a lot of controversy with the American cut of this film, and it probably is only appealing to history buffs.

Astropia – This “Fantastic Fest favorite from 2008”:http://fantasticfest.bside.com/2008/films/astropia_fantasticfest2008 is finally getting a DVD release. It should be a big underground hit, if only because it allows nerds to think there is a chance that a non-nerdy hot girl could be converted into a comic-reading game player. Check out video embeds of interviews with the filmmakers “with my original review”:http://www.rollerfeet.com/backporchbeer/2008/09/25/3855/ back in 2008.

Zombies of Mass Destruction – Lastly, for my buddy @ThinkZombie is this week’s big zombie movie release.

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