Tuesday, 17 November 2009

DVD Releases: November 17, 2009

Another Tuesday, another day of DVD releases and we have a whack of great titles to explore this week!

Starry Eyed Goodness
The trekkie in me is jumping with glee for this week is the week that Star Trek comes out on DVD. Being a huge trek fan and even watching all the previous films with the Countdown to Star Trek marathon earlier this year, it's no surprize that it's the most anticipate release for me this week. Speaking of marathons, I saw South Korean vampire flick Thirst / Bakjwi earlier this year for the Vampathon and although it didn't quite hit the mark for me it's a fascinating take on vampire lore from director Park Chan-wook. We have several film festival titles hitting the shelves this week, starting with Franklyn which has beautiful art direction along great performances by Eva Green and Sam Riley, the hypnotic 24 City / Er Shi Si Cheng Ji (dir: Jia Zhang-ke) which blurs the lines of documentary and fiction and the documentary Act of God from director Jennifer Baichwal which explores peoples personal stories with lightning. I'm also curious about Jim Jarmusch's latest The Limits of Control and comedy Humpday.

Wild Cards
Interesting wild cars this week including the French vampire comedy Vampire Party and China/France drama Luxury Car which won the Un Certain Regard Award at Cannes in 2006. Also wild this week is Wild Child a comedy starring Emma Roberts and Aidan Quinn along with bridgeing the existential with self-help guru's in How to Be starring Robert Pattinson (Twilight).

Not a Film, But....
I couldn't resist sharing that the day has finally come for "Farscape: The Complete Series" to be available on DVD. It was such an awesome series and this release has been a long time coming and I for one am looking forward to Crichton running around, Aeryn kickin' butt and Pilot being worried all over again.

New Blu-Ray releases included Leon / The Professional which is securely situated in my top 5 favourite films of all time. Also out on Blu-Ray are David Fincher's Fight Club and the awesome scifi-ish comedy Galaxy Quest.

You've Heard About 'em
Popular titles this week include Brüno with Sacha Baren Cohen going crazy over the top all over again. We also have My Sisters Keeper from director Nick Cassavetes and starring Abigail Breslin and Cameron Diaz.

Titles on Amazon.ca (Canada):

Titles on Amazon.com (US):

Act of God will be available in the US on January 26, 2010:


Suzie Ridler said...

Alright! The Trekkie in me is also so happy to see that Star Trek is now out! Farscape?! God I love that show. Miss it terribly. I also especially miss Aaron kicking butt, big time. She's one of my favourite characters ever. Thanks Shannon! Good to know what's out there now.

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

I know Suzie! I really really want Trek but I think I'm going to save it and put it on my Christmas list. I am thrilled that Farscape is out on DVD and I'm definitely going to try and get it.. I can literally see Critchon running through the ship yelling... I think they had that every single episode just like how Scully always says "Where you going Mulder?" on X-Files.

Suzie Ridler said...

Hahaha! Me too, wouldn't it be funny if we all got it for Chrismas?!

Nothing better than Cricton running around the ship to the music of 1812! It's true, he always did that. That actor is such a sweetie, have you seen him interviewed? It would be worth buying just for the extras. One day...

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

Hmm, I have no idea if there are extras.. none listed. But with 25 discs and 4136 minutes I can imagine their might be. It's a steal of a price.. I'm totally tempted to get it.

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