‘Zatoichi’, ‘Red 2’, Breaking Bad: Final Season and Black Friday Deals On DVD and Blu-ray This Week


This Week On DVD and Blu-ray: November 26, 2013

Remember, it’s Black Friday deals week at Amazon right now and I have a full rundown of deals galore right here, but before you head out check out this week’s new titles directly below. There may be a few that catch your eye.

Breaking Bad: Final Season & Complete Series
Breaking Bad: Final Season & Complete Series
With the final season of “Breaking Bad” finally on DVD and Blu-ray perhaps now Netflix will have those final eight episodes available for streaming and I can finish the series. I must say, however, if I was as die hard a fan of this series as some people seem to be, the complete collection is an impressive little curio, at least as far as DVD and Blu-ray sets are concerned. My only worry would be the barrel packaging is most likely plastic and cheaply made, at which point is it really worth it? At least it doesn’t appear it would take up too much space, which is always a bonus.

Buy Breaking Bad: Final Season & Complete Series

Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman (Criterion Collection)
Speaking of impressive, now this is an objet d’art as Criterion delivers what I perceive to be one of the ultimate must haves of the year when it comes to DVD and Blu-ray releases and at this exact moment, clicking the button below is not the way to go. Until the end of the month, this set is only $112.49 at Barnes & Noble, which is $87 cheaper than Amazon right now and we are talking about a 25-film set. Question is, will you pull the trigger?

If you’d like a taste of what you’re in for, many of the films included are available on Criterion’s Hulu Plus page, just click here for a free trial.

Buy Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman (Criterion Collection)

The Canyons
The Canyons on DVD Blu-ray today
I haven’t seen this and I really have no desire to outside of a minor curiosity. There are far too many classic films I haven’t seen for me to waste time on this one.

Buy The Canyons

The Grandmaster
The Grandmaster on DVD Blu-ray today
I’ve had a screener of The Grandmaster for some time, but have still not yet checked it out, though I hope to over the holidays. Obviously, being a Kar Wai Wong film, it looks visually amazing, but how does the narrative hold up? I haven’t heard a lot of great buzz, but I still need to give it a chance.

Buy The Grandmaster

Getaway on DVD Blu-ray today
I gave this one a chance and my “D-” review lets you in on how that turned out.

Buy Getaway

Red 2
Red 2 on DVD Blu-ray today
Red 2 was far more entertaining than it deserved to be (read my review here). This doesn’t mean you should buy it, but I think it’s definitely worth a rental.

Buy Red 2

I have a copy of this, but I’m just not sure I can muster up enough interest to actually watch it.

Buy Jobs