The biggie DVD of this week has to be Avatar, which continues to play by it's own tune by straying from the regular release date of the week and hits shelves this Thursday April 22, 2010.
But let's take a look at what's available today: DVD releases for April 20, 2010. Starting with the lovely & powerful The Young Victoria starring Emily Blunt and is a historical turn from C.R.A.Z.Y. director Jean-Marc Vallée. Another sensitive film in the lot is the compelling South Korean documentary Old Partner / Wyo-nang So-ri, which I was thrilled to see last year at Hot Docs. It follows a farmer, his wife and the ox that come between them. It's one heck of a documentary. Also in release is the Oscar winning Crazy Heart (Jeff Bridges for best Actor), family drama Summer Hours and Canadian comedy At Home By Myself ... with You starring Kristen Booth
One film that I'm sad to say that it look like it skipped the theatres here is 44 Inch Chest, starring Ray Winstone, Ian McShane, Tom Wilkinson, John Hurt and Stephen Dillane. It looks pretty freaking testosterone heavy, but that's one hell of a cast.
Few interesting UK TV DVD releases this week including season one of Merlin along with the Miniseries The Take based on the crime novel by Martina Cole and starting Tom Hardy (Bronson) and Brian Cox (Red).
Also out in release is the omnibus film New York, I Love You, Peter Jackson's latest The Lovely Bones and Canadian thriller Surviving Crooked Lake (previously titled Portage).
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No current released date for At Home By Myself with You for the US.