Tuesday, 31 August 2010

DVD Releases August 31, 2010

Let's have a look at this weeks DVD releases for Tuesday August 31, 2010!

I'm thrilled to see The Wild Hunt gets a DVD release today, it's easily on my list of favourite films of 2010 (so far), it's set in the world of LARPing (Live Action Role Playing) and is a fictional exploration of when the mythical and real world collide. The Wild Hunt is a must see film, it won Best Canadian First Feature at TIFF'09, landed in this years Canada's Top Ten 2009 and is a rare gem of a film with with a extremely strong narrative and compelling characters.

More strong narratives this week with the dark and compelling Harry Brown starring Michael Caine. For the zombie lovers out there we have George A. Romero's Survival of the Dead, and the 2 Disc Ultimate Undead Edition is filled to the brim with extras including a very lively commentary with George A. Romero along with cast & crew, a documentary on the making of the film, an instructional how-to on how to create your own zombie bite and many, many more fun zombie tidbits.

We also have some documentaries this week of the very cute variety including the Canadian doc Cat Ladies which looks at several women who have more than a few cats on their hands and we also have Babies which follows 4 different babies for a year in different parts of the world. Although not a documentary, but rather a dark comedy the Canadian film Leslie, My Name is Evil is roughly based on the Manson Cult murders and follows Leslie (Kristin Hager), and Perry (Gregory Smith) who falls for her when he is selected to be a jury member at her hippie death cult murder trial.

The individual films from The Red Riding Trilogy come out today*, Red Riding 1974 (dir: Julian Jarrold), Red Riding 1980 (dir: James Marsh) and Red Riding 1983 (dir: Anand Tucker), the crime/drama trilogy has been getting acclaim everyone you look and stars Andrew Garfield (Boy A), Paddy Considine (The Cry of the Owl), Eddie Marsan (The Disappearance of Alice Creed), David Morrissey, Sean Bean and Michelle Dockery.
*In Canada: the individual films come out today and The Trilogy will be released in a 3-in-1 on October 19, 2010. In the US, The Trilogy is available today, August 31, 2010.

Beatdown from my notes, I have this listed as such: Boxing film with Dance film format - "Stay away from my sister' and 'We got a fight club scene'. Heath Herring, Danny Trejo (Machete) & Eric Balfour ("Haven")! I want it.

On Blu-Ray this week we have the original The Evil Dead and in TV on DVD the biggie has to be Vampire Diaries Season 1 which boasts 8 hours of additional footage.

Other biggies of the week include that crazy dog Marmaduke and Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?

Titles on Amazon.ca(Canada):

Titles on Amazon.com (US):

The Wild Hunt, Cat Ladies, Leslie My Name is Evil are not yet available on Amazon.com (US).
Babies will be available on Amazon.com on Sept 28, 2010.

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