Tuesday, 12 January 2010

DVD Releases: January 12, 2010

It's a stellar week for DVD releases and let's start with two of my Favourite Films of 2009 hitting the shelves: Moon and The Hurt Locker. Honestly, they truly are two of the best films of the year and I'm not sure I could trust any 'best of 2009' lists that don't include both of them. More fantastic films getting their release include the 2 time Gotham Award winner Big Fan
and The Drummer which explores a graceful combination of self discovery while also being a crime film.

Already on the To See List
On top of all the fantastic films already mentioned getting released, there are tons out this week that are highly acclaimed and also have me very curious to see. First up is Oscar winner for Foreign Language film from last year with the Japanese film Departures, which I can't believe I didn't see at the theatre in it's really long run here. We also have the highly acclaimed You, the Living which I saw on several best of decade lists. I'm also very curious about Downloading Nancy, The Burning Plain and Amreeka.

Seeing Nine recently got me all misty eyed to see 8 1/2 again, and to all the Blu-Ray owners you are in luck as it makes it's DVD debut this week - and it's Criterion to boot!

I've Heard of That!
Popular titles this week include the musical Fame (2009), Rob Zombies sequel to redux Halloween II, coming of age comedy Post Grad and Tyler Perry's latest Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself.

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The Film Connoisseur said...

Finally gonna get to watch Moon and The Hurt Locker! Ive beeing dying to check both of them out.

Other two that Im NOT too excited about are: Fame and Halloween II. Im not a Rob Zombie hater, but Ive heard mostly negative things about that sequel! Guess Ill have to find out...

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

Yay! Enjoy Moon and The Hurt Locker! They truly are 2 of the best films of last year and I hope they continue to get more love.

I was disappointed with Fame, it had some good moments but doesn't hold a candle to the first in terms of content or quality. I haven't seen any Rob Zombie films yet, I have the first Halloween he did but just haven't seen it. Carpenter's is so good I can't really imagine anything comparing. But, one day I'll find out.

Sounds like we are really on the same wavelength this week Connoisseur!

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