This weeks DVD releases seem a little like slim pickings but there are some gems within those pickings for March 30, 2010. Let's have a look!
It seems so quick to already be getting DVD releases of 2009 close to end of year releases. But, this can be a good thing when the films are so good. First up is An Education, an absolutely fabulous film that received so many nominations last year and won several awards for Carey Mulligan's performance in this coming of age tale set in 1960s London and based on the memoir by Lynn Barber. On a completely different we have Guy Ritchie's fun action-centric take of Sherlock Holmes starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law.
Also award happy but from 2009 is the Oscar nominated German film The Baader Meinhof Complex, along with Netherlands/Russian/Ukraine co-pro Duska and brothers road trip indie film Easier with Practice.
If you are doc happy you are in luck this week with several films to choose from including water loving IMAX: Under the Sea, corporate questioning The Yes Men Fix the World (DVD releas is Thursday April 1, 2010 release) and a look at the process of getting on to the show "Pop Idol" in Afghanistan Afghan Star.
Fans of John Woo's classic The Killer can rejoice. The Chow Yun-Fat starring film which was previously out of print film is now being released by Dragon Dynasty on Blu-Ray & DVD. This was one of the hardest films to find on my original 101 Films To See List and ended up being one of the last films I found and saw, although I did eventually ending up finding it but it wasn't as easy as heading over to amazon like it is now!
Titles on Amazon.ca (Canada):
Titles on Amazon.com (US):
Duska will be released in the States on April 20, 2010: