January 27th, 2009 Blu-ray Releases


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Onto the weekly feature :). The steal here this week is the Bourne Trilogy. It is a great series and looks great in HD. This is one set I will hold onto, other then that nothing else really grabs me this week except for Any Given Sunday.

Blu-ray Releases – January 27th, 2008


Dead & Buried – $19.99

Something very strange is happening in the quiet coastal village of
Potters Bluff, where tourists and transients are warmly welcomed…
then brutally murdered. But even more shocking is when these slain
strangers suddenly reappear as normal, friendly citizens around town.
Now the local sheriff (James Farentino of THE FINAL COUNTDOWN) and an eccentric mortician (Oscar(r) winner Jack Albertson
in his final feature film appearance) must uncover the horrific secret
of a community where some terrifying traditions are alive and well…
and no one is ever really DEAD & BURIED.


openseason2.jpgOpen Season 2 – $19.99

Boog and Elliot are back for more crazy adventures. After falling head
over hooves in love with Giselle, Elliot’s road to the altar takes a
slight detour when Mr. Weenie is kidnapped by a group of pampered pets
determined to return him to his owners. Boog, Elliot, McSquizzy, Buddy
and the rest of ?the woodland creatures launch a full-scale rescue
mission for their sausage-shaped friend and soon find themselves in
enemy camp: the world of the pets. Led by a toy poodle named Fifi, the
pets do not plan to let Mr. Weenie go without a fight. Can a toy poodle
REALLY bring down an 900-pound grizzly bear? Will Elliot ever marry
Giselle? Find out in Open Season 2.


bourne.jpgThe Bourne Trilogy – $64.99

Freely adapted from Robert Ludlum’s 1980 bestseller, The Bourne Identity
starts fast and never slows down. The twisting plot revs up in Zurich,
where amnesiac CIA assassin Jason Bourne (Matt Damon), with no memory
of his name, profession, or recent activities, recruits a penniless
German traveler (Run Lola Run’s Franka Potente) to assist in
solving the puzzle of his missing identity. While his CIA superior
(Chris Cooper) dispatches assassins to kill Bourne and thus cover up
his failed mission, Bourne exercises his lethal training to leave a
trail of bodies from Switzerland to Paris. Director Doug Liman (Go)
infuses Ludlum’s intricate plotting with a maverick’s eye for character
detail, matching breathtaking action with the humorous, thrill-seeking
chemistry of Damon and Potente.


prideglory.jpgPride & Glory – $19.99

Like a forgotten, one-and-only season of a 1980s television show about an Irish-American family of cops, Pride and Glory
is full of ambition but lacks the storytelling instinct to realize the
goal. Edward Norton stars as Ray Tierney, a New York City police
detective whose father, Francis Sr. (Jon Voight), boss of all Manhattan
detectives, pressures him into investigating the murder of four
officers. Ray’s efforts uncover a corruption scandal centered around
his brother-in-law, Jimmy (Colin Farrell), a beat cop whose commander
happens to be, of course, Ray’s brother, Francis Jr. (Noah Emmerich). 




Any Given Sunday – $19.99

Any Given Sunday, Oliver Stone’s salute-cum-exposé of pro
football, belabors some pretty obvious points for nigh onto three
hours; but between the frenetic editing, the pounding rap-music beats,
and several flashy performances, it’s certainly never dull. Al Pacino,
coach of the fictional Miami Sharks (the NFL declined involvement in
this production), struggles with the most time-honored of sports movie
dilemmas: what to do with the old friend who’s past his prime and the
young hotshot who could save the franchise but first has to learn what
being a team player is all about. Comedian Jamie Foxx does a marvelous
dramatic turn as the rookie quarterback whose ego and talent are
equally impressive, while Pacino seems more at ease in Oliver Stone
Land than any actor since regular James Woods (on hand as well as a
sleazy team doctor).



Death Trance – $14.99

In an unknown place and unknown time, a lone Samurai known only as
Grave (Tak Sakaguchi) thirsts for the ultimate battle. Grave has stolen
a mysterious coffin from the holy Tougan Temple — a coffin said to
contain a great power. Trapped inside the sealed coffin is the Goddess
of Destruction, confined and held at bay from laying waste to this
world. Grave fearlessly travels the land dragging the coffin behind
him, aware that what lies within is what he seeks — if only he can open
it. Unknown to Grave, a young temple monk has embarked on a quest to
return this relic to its proper home before anyone can unleash an
unstoppable cataclysm. So begins the race to claim the coffin…but who
will get there first?


groundhog_day.jpgGroundhog Day – $19.99

Bill Murray does warmth in his most consistently effective post-Stripes
comedy, a romantic fantasy about a wacky weatherman forced to relive
one strange day over and over again, until he gets it right. Snowed in
during a road-trip expedition to watch the famous groundhog encounter
his shadow, Murray falls into a time warp that is never explained but
pays off so richly that it doesn’t need to be. The elaborate
loop-the-loop plot structure cooked up by screenwriter Danny Rubin is
crystal-clear every step of the way, but it’s Murray’s world-class
reactive timing that makes the jokes explode, and we end up looking
forward to each new variation.


hulkvs.jpgHulk Vs – $19.99

Marvel Animated Features premieres two all new action-packed films together on one release – Hulk vs. Wolverine and Hulk vs.Thor. Hulk vs Wolverine:
Alberta, Canada. The Incredible Hulk has been tearing a line across the
Canadian countryside, leaving a swath of destruction in his wake. He
has to be stopped, and there’s only one man up to the job. He’s the
best there is at what he does, but what he does isn’t very nice. He’s
Wolverine, an elite agent of Canada’s top secret Department H, and he’s
been put on Hulk’s trail with a single objective: stop the green
goliath…at all costs.



lakeview.jpgLakeview Terrace – $19.99

The usually provocative Neil LaBute reigns in his more eccentric
tendencies for this straightforward domestic thriller. Then again,
LaBute, who divides his time between cinema and theater, didn’t write
the material. The bad vibes begin when Chris (Patrick Wilson) and Lisa
Mattson (Kerry Washington) move in next door to widowed cop Abel Turner
(Samuel L. Jackson, as nasty as Aaron Eckhart in LaBute’s In the Company of Men).
A strict father of two, Turner works in a diverse unit (Jay Hernandez
plays his partner), but takes less kindly to interracial relationships.


pinkpanther.jpgPink Panther – $19.99

The history of film comedy would have been much altered if Peter
Ustinov had stayed in the role of Jacques Clouseau, the bumbling French
police inspector in The Pink Panther. But Ustinov dropped out,
the role went to Peter Sellers, and a classic character was born:
suspicious, blundering, with a pompous little mustache and a sometimes
impenetrable accent, Clouseau was always one step behind everybody else
in the room. The Pink Panther introduced Clouseau hot on the
trail of a famous jewel thief (David Niven), who may be planning to
make off with an expensive gem known as the Pink Panther.


therocker.jpgThe Rocker – $27.99

Most star vehicles center on one individual, but The Rocker doubles as a showcase for singer Teddy Geiger and The Office‘s
Rainn Wilson. After his band, Vesuvius, kicks him to the curb,
Cleveland drummer Robert "Fish" Fishman (Wilson) spends the next 20
years working in a cubicle and mourning for what might’ve been, while
Vesuvius (Will Arnett, Bradley Cooper, and Fred Armisen) goes on to
fame, fortune, and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. After
Fish loses his job, he moves in with his sister (Jane Lynch) and her
husband (Curb Your Enthusiasm‘s Jeff Garlin). As it turns out,
Fish’s nephew, Matt (21’s Josh Gad), plays keyboards with guitarist
Curtis (Geiger) and bassist Amelia (Superbad‘s Emma Stone). When Fish finds out that ADD needs a stickman to play the senior prom, he offers his services.


rocknrolla.jpgRocknRolla – $26.95

“I own this town.” But owning is getting expensive for old-school
London gangster Lenny Cole (Tom Wilkinson). A wealthier foreign mob is
moving in with a riverfront property swindle. A small-timer (Gerard
Butler) and his crew think they can play both sides and become big
time. Now add a hard-as-ice accountant (Thandie Newton), a rocker
playing dead to boost sales, wannabe music moguls (Jeremy Piven and
Chris Bridges), a missing painting and a mad mosh of money and muscle,
and youve got this funny, smash-mouth smackdown of
sexthugs&rocknroll from writer/director Guy Ritchie (Lock, Stock
and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch).


stomp.jpgStomp – $19.99

Eight performers take the audience on a journey through sound and music, where rhythm is the only language…

has grown from its beginnings on the streets of Europe into an
international sensation, with touring productions all over the world,
and long running shows in London, Las Vegas and Broadway. This special
performance brings together performers from the West End, New York and
Vegas for the very first time, to Stomp’s home town and the theatre
where many of the routines were originated: Brighton Dome.



vivky.jpgVicky Cristina Barcelona – $23.99

Oscar winner Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men), Oscar nominee
Penelope Cruz (Volver) and Golden Globe nominee Scarlett Johansson (The
Nanny Diaries) light up the stunning city of Barcelona in this sexy
romantic comedy. Vicky and Cristina are two young Americans spending a
summer in Spain, who meet a charming Casanova and his beautiful but
volatile ex-wife. When they all become romantically entangled, the
smoldering sparks begin to fly in hilarious fashion. Critics rave,
Vicky Cristina Barcelona is one of Woody Allen s finest films, with
bravura performances from its incredible cast (Jeffrey Lyons, Reel



zondiac.jpgZodiac – $24.99

Closer in spirit to a police procedural than a gory serial-killer flick, David Fincher’s Zodiac
provides a sleek, armrest-gripping re-invention of the crime film. It
surveys the investigation of the Zodiac killings that terrorized the
San Francisco Bay area in the late -60-early -70s; Zodiac not only
killed people, but cultivated a Jack the Ripper aura by sending icky
letters to the newspapers and daring readers to solve coded messages.
But the film’s focus isn’t on the killer. We follow the reporters and
detectives whose lives are taken over by the case, notably an addictive
crime writer (a sartorially splendid Robert Downey Jr.), an awkward
editorial cartoonist (Jake Gyllenhaal), and a hard-working cop (Mark