‘Spider-Man,’ ‘Rashomon’ and ‘Arthur Christmas’ on DVD and Blu-ray This Week


This Week On DVD and Blu-ray: November 6, 2012

The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man on DVD Blu-ray today
It doesn’t actually hit DVD and Blu-ray until Friday, November 9, but this week will see The Amazing Spider-Man find its way to shelves for you to own, but are you buying? I have been quite open with my feelings on this film, which I didn’t think was very good, but I know there are fans out there that enjoyed it, but did you like it enough to shell out $15-20?

Buy The Amazing Spider-Man


Rashomon (Criterion Collection)
An excellent film from Akira Kurosawa and while I have yet to watch this new Blu-ray transfer I can only assume it is up to Criterion’s typical lofty standards and I absolutely love that cover art, not that packaging is a reason to spend $25, but it sure does look good.

Buy Rashomon (Criterion Collection)


Sunset Boulevard
I wrote about Sunset Blvd. recently and mentioned this new Blu-ray transfer, which looks great, just don’t go expecting any new special features outside of a rather non-consequential deleted scene.

Buy Sunset Boulevard


Arthur Christmas
Arthur Christmas on DVD Blu-ray today
It has been almost a year since Arthur Christmas hit theaters and it was wrongly ignored when it was first released, but I hope people will find it now that it’s on home video. It isn’t a great film, but as a satisfying holiday watch it certainly satisfies.

Buy Arthur Christmas