Tuesday, 23 August 2011

DVD Releases August 23, 2011

Time to take a look at a selection of DVD releases for Tuesday August 23, 2011!

  • The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore (Book) Starring off with a book this week as it's the second in the Lorien Legacies which started with Book to Film Club selection I Am Number Four which we read all the way back in January. That feels so long ago! And that is why I hesitated from including series, because it takes a while for them to play out but as lots of us enjoyed the film I think it was a good rule-breaking.
  • TrollHunter (DVD Review) Fantastic Norwegian monster movie shot vérité style (found footage) film following a group of students who are on the trail of capturing a story involving mysterious bear attacks and an elusive hunter. See also my interview with director André Øvredal and actor Glenn Tosterud (read here or listen here).
  • Tactical Force (DVD Review) Awesome action flick starring Steve Austin, Michael Jai White, Michael Shanks, Michael Ekland and Keith Jardine. Great use of limited locations and really piles in on the action.
  • Super Hybrid (DVD Review) I'm always up for a monster car movie, especially if it stars Oded Fehr!
  • NEDS (DVD Review) stands for Non-Educated Deliquents, and this is a pretty harsh look at growing up in Glasgow the 70's in from writer/director Petter Mullan.
  • The Beaver (DVD Review) family centred drama following a Dad who decides to talk through a beaver puppet to get through depression, directed by Jodie Foster who also stars alongside Mel Gibson, Anton Yelchin & Jennifer Lawrence.
  • Secret Sunshine - Criterion Collection I've only heard fantastic things about this film and I'm happy to see it on Criterion here as I missed it at festivals in the past.
  • Cold Fish also very acclaimed film, especially among the genre crowds this Japanese film from Shion Sono and just recently tied for first for Best Asian Feature at Fantasia 2011.
  • POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold a meta-like exercise from director Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) who films the process of getting funding through advertising for the film he's currently...filming.
  • The Killer / Hardboiled Double Bill Awesome opportunity to catch these two classic Chow Yun-Fat titles together!
  • To Die Like A Man / Morrer Como Um Homem highly acclaimed Portuguese about a transvestites desire to complete transformation before passing away.
  • The Event: Season One I didn't quite stick with this series last year (only so much TV you can add every September!) but I'm curious to see how it turned out - and now you can see it all.
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