Blu-ray Releases – June 7, 2011
After weeks of 15 or 20, here we have over 50 new Blu-ray releases!! So I hope you’ve been saving your nickels! 🙂 There are a lot of good films to choose from here. If you are feeling silly there are some Adam Sandler classics like “Billy Madison” and “Happy Gilmore” which were great comedies, assuming you like Sandler. I was tempted to select The Superman anthology, but I just couldn’t remember if most of those selections were good are just funny, but I’ll probably watch them again now that they’re on BD. Same with “The Outlaw Josey Wales” featuring Clint Eastwood in one of my favorite westerns ever, easily worth a watch.
MissingRemote’s Pick of the Week
- 3D Living Aquarium
- 61* **
- AC/DC: Let There Be Rock **
- The Adventure Of Priscilla Queen Of The Desert
- American-Bill Hicks Story
- Apt Pupil
- Billy Madison
- Blue Crush 2 **
- Breaking Bad: The Complete Third Season
- The Bridge on The River Kwai
- Bulletproof **
- Burial Ground
- Death At A Funeral
- Dolphins And Whales 3D **
- Dragon Ball Z Kai: Season One Part Five
- Every Which Way But Loose / Any Which Way You Can **
- Green Lantern: Emerald Knights **
- Happy Gilmore **
- Heartbreak Ridge / Firefox
- Jackie Chan Kung Fu Master
- Jet Li 3 Pack
- Journey of a Man
- Kingdom Of War Part I
- Kingdom Of War Part I & Part II
- Kingdom Of War Part II
- Legends of Flight
- The Long Riders
- Man Who Would Be King
- Matado’s Mistress
- Mother’s Day
- New York, New York
- Ocean Wonderland 3D **
- Original Sin
- The Outlaw Josey Wales **
- Posse **
- River of Darkness
- Robin of Sherwood: Set 1
- Rome: The Complete First Season
- Rome: The Complete Second Season
- Sanctum **
- Screamadelica Live
- Shadows & Lies
- Sharks 3D **
- Sheryl Crow: Miles from Memphis Live at the Pantages Theatre
- Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2011: The 3D Experience
- Stunt Man
- Superman: The Motion Picture Anthology **
- To-Anime Movie Blu Ray/DVD Combo
- Tsubasa 1: Blueray S.A.V.E.
- Vera Cruz
- When it Was a Game: The Complete Collection **
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.
Looks like I’ll be renting
Looks like I’ll be renting True Grit tonight.
Btw, for you comic and cartoon fans…Green Lantern: Emerald Knights was pretty good.
I’m not sure what they
I’m not sure what they changed with Rome BDs, but they are an awesome experience on BD. I wish they could have had the budget for more seasons.
Several good picks in this
Several good picks in this crop. Outlaw Josey Wales is by far one of my favorite Clint Eastwood flicks and also one of my favorite westerns. Rome was a great series that was cut too short, IMHO. Bridge on the River Kwai is a classic, plain and simple.
The first Superman movie was great and set the bar for all other comic book movies to follow. The 2nd thru 4th Superman movies got progressively campy and silly, although I thought Superman 4 had a decent storyline but suffered from a bad screenplay and mediocre direction. Superman 3 with Richard Pryor was simply bad. The director took too many liberties with Superman 2 when he started giving him abilities that every Superman fan knew the Man of Steel never possessed. It was clear the director and screenwriters knew nothing about the character.
True Grit is scheduled to arrive on Blu-Ray from Netflix this very day so I look forward to viewing it when I get back from vacation .
If you’ve never seen Superman
If you’ve never seen Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut, it’s worth checking out. While it’s a little rough around the edges in HD since it goes back to workprint film for some of the scenes, it’s still impressive. The camp from the director they replaced Donner with in the 2nd film goes away and it has a much different feel (personally I think it’s way better and would’ve made for a better franchise if they’d kept him on).
I might have to get the Jet
I might have to get the Jet Li 3 pack. Fists of Legend is one of the best martial arts movies of all time.
Also, True Grit was based on the book. Heard a radio interview where the Coen brothers say they went to the book for this movie, didn’t even rewatch the John Wayne version before making this version.