This Week On DVD and Blu-ray: September 8, 2009

This week is a little light in terms of quality new releases, but there are a ton of new Blu-ray catalog titles hitting the shelves, which I have listed in the “Even More” section at the end, so don’t overlook those.

Crank 2: High Voltage
I just reviewed the Blu-ray edition, which you can read right here, but to tell it to you simply, Crank 2 isn’t very good and this is coming from someone that really liked the first one. However, it does have a solid group of supplements, but is it worth buying a DVD or Blu-ray just for the supplements if you don’t like the movie?
Buy Crank 2: High Voltage
Requiem for a Dream [Blu-ray]
I also just reviewed this one, which you can read right here. There really is no short version way to discuss this movie, or at least no short way to determine whether or not it’s worth recommending. Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream is a great film, but it is quite dark and you need to decide whether or not it’s one you would return to often enough to spend your money on it. However, this one too has a great group of special features carried over from the previous DVD releases.
Buy Requiem for a Dream [Blu-ray]
Dead Calm [Blu-ray]
I’m including this one in the main section of this week’s releases only because I discussed it recently and some of you that commented or read my opinion may have been interested in checking it out and what better way than in Blu-ray high definition? Of course, I haven’t seen this edition so I have no idea how it looks, so you are on your own there.
Buy Dead Calm [Blu-ray]
The Office – The Complete Fifth Season
I am still yet to see a single minute of the American version of “The Office” even though I have watched the BBC complete series about three or four times over the years. When it comes to American sitcoms I basically sit and wait for “30 Rock” to arrive and that’s about it. However, I have heard this show is pretty good.
Buy The Office - The Complete Fifth Season



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