Blu-ray Releases – May 17, 2011

Decent week of movies this week, actually a fair amount of new ones. Don’t be confused by the B-movie rip-off of Thor, it’s not the real one. The Roomate was absolutely horrendous and I like thrillers. As much as I enjoyed Anthony Hopkins in the real Thor, I couldn’t stand The Rite as it was basically an Exorcist knockoff.

MissingRemote’s Pick of the Week

  

It’s Jason Statham…in an action movie! I know, hold your breath in shock there for a bit. But as usual it’s an entertaining ride, and there are some creative ways things are exploded. The plot is simple as usual, Statham plays an assassin who has to deal with double and triple crosses and is nearing his retirement and dealing with things. Lots of great chases and fight scenes make this a fun ride for your home theater and surround sound setup.


Note:  Warner Brothers, Universal and Fox titles which  have the 30-day Netflix/Redbox rental window imposed on them are noted with **  next to the title.

 
 

  • i love jason statham and his

    i love jason statham and his ridiculous action films. netflix is delivering the mechanic today (one of the few of his films i didnt bother to go see on opening day)

  • Hmmm….may have to watch it

    Hmmm….may have to watch it on Netflix tonight.  Thanks

  • Has anyone watched The Rite? 

    Has anyone watched The Rite?  I’m a Hopkins fan but some of his recent movies have been flops, only so many corny villians he can play. 

    • mikinho wrote:Has anyone

      [quote=mikinho]

      Has anyone watched The Rite?  I’m a Hopkins fan but some of his recent movies have been flops, only so many corny villians he can play. 

      [/quote]

      Apparently Mike did:

      [quote=Mike Garcen]

      I couldn’t stand The Rite as it was basically an Exorcist knockoff.

      [/quote]

      Then again, Mike doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to these things.  Tongue out

      • skirge01]

        [quote=mikinh

        [quote=skirge01]

        [quote=mikinho]

        [quote=Mike Garcen]

        I couldn’t stand The Rite as it was basically an Exorcist knockoff.

        [/quote]

        Then again, Mike doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to these things.  Tongue out

        [/quote]

        LOL!! Low blow!! But I think u guys will agree with me there

  • I watched the mechanic last

    I watched the mechanic last night and it was no where near as good as the original, IMO http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068931/

    I’ll take the advice on The Rite and delete it. It has been staring me in the face for about a month every time I fire up My Movies. 

    Has anyone seen Black Death http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1181791/

    My rule is if it isn’t rated over 6 on IMDB then I probably won’t watch it. 

    It would be neat if IMDB had a link to Netflix so you could queue the movie  up from there.

     

    • PAPutzback wrote:It would be

      [quote=PAPutzback]

      It would be neat if IMDB had a link to Netflix so you could queue the movie  up from there.

      [/quote]

      It would be but considering Amazon owns IMDB I’d guess a link going to Amazon PRIME VOD would come first 🙂

  • It looks like there is a link

    It looks like there is a link to watch it now andor buy it at Amazon. I wonder if Netflix has a deal with InstantWatcher.com