Welcome to this weeks DVD releases for Tuesday March 16, 2010! Actually we are going to spin a little bit into the future as we have a few releases this week that are coming out on Saturday March 20, 2010 or if you can't wait a second later than you need to, Friday just after midnight (check here for Midnight Release Parties). What is this midnight release? None other than your favourite vampire romance sequel: The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Yes, the wait is almost over. I know I'm very curious to see it again. Going hand in hand with that release is Twilight in Forks, a documentary on the town of Forks when the world of Twilight is set and will also be released on Saturday March 20, 2010.
Now to our regularly scheduled Tuesday releases and first up is one of what I considered the most enjoyable films of 2009: Ninja Assassin. This is a straight up meets expectations films. There are ninjas! There are assassins! There is fighting and lots of blood. It's fun times I tell you, fun times. One of the most controversial films in terms of release tactics from last year was none other than The Fourth Kind, which was promo'd as dramatizations of real events of alien encounters. Turns out, the real-ness wasn't so real. I still found it one of the scariest films of last year though I that was before that real / not real issue came to light. Also in release this week is the 2010 film High Life, Canadian crime/comedy starring Timothy Olyphant.
Now for some films that are still on my 'to see' list. First up is Pedro Almodovar's latest Broken Embraces starring Penelope Cruz. We also have two documentaries: Good Hair the Chris Rock exploration of African-American hair and the music doc Under Great White Northern Lights centred on The White Stripes. Also in release is the animated film Astro Boy.
Getting a Blu-Ray release this week is Wong Kar-Wai's Fallen Angels, which is a follow up to Chungking Express / Chung Hing Sam Lam. I'm always game for a Wong Kar-Wai film and this is one that I know I need to see!
A few of the more familiar titles this week include the crime/action Armored, teen/music
film Bandslam, Disney's return to classic animation (and way out of date gender roles) The Princess and the Frog and comedy Did You Hear the One About the Morgans?
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