Blu-ray Releases – July 5, 2011

I will start this week’s Blu-ray picks by saying this–13 Assassins was THIS close to being my pick of the week, and is an absolutely wonderful film by the legendary Takashi Miike director. It’s a wonderful mix of the blood and violence with the legend of the Samurai–it’s a nice change from some of the gruesome bloodfests of Miike’s past. But I didn’t want to pick two samurai movies in a week, so….

MissingRemote’s Pick of the Week

Remember when you heard about the movie “Snakes on a Plane”? If you liked the fact that the plot was exactly as the title implied, then you will positively LOVE this film. It’s bloody, it’s way too violent, but my goodness is it a fun ride. I’m not sure how much a description you need here, but if you’ve been a fan of Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodrigues’ grindhouse style movies, then you will really enjoy Hobo With A Shotgun. Rutger Hauer plays the hobo and he really dives into this role of vigilante who you root for. Fair warning though–if you don’t enjoy a bit of gratuitous violence and bloodshed, then you may want to pass on this one!

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 remember seeing the trailer

    I remember seeing the trailer for Hobo with a Shotgun and thinking it looked like my kind of film.  That’s so getting added to my Netflix queue.

  • the thing i love about a film

    the thing i love about a film like Hobo is exactly that–you know EXACTLY what the movie is about, so you can’t be like “aw man, it totally wasn’t like what i thought from the trailers”

  • Sounds awesome!

    Sounds awesome!

  • Andrew Van Til

    I’ve been waiting for 13

    I’ve been waiting for 13 Assassins to come out – the previews looked really good.

    • babgvant wrote:I’ve been


      I’ve been waiting for 13 Assassins to come out – the previews looked really good.


      It was really good after a ridiculously slow start. Then towards the end it’s just fantastic. If not for Hobo, it would have been my pick of the week.