This Week On DVD and Blu-ray: April 6, 2010


Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
I saw this film last year but never went on to review it. Some films you just don’t really have anything necessary to say, and for me this was one of those films. I could have written about how there are a ton of lizards and one scene in particular that is so out of left field it actually works inside the madness it created, but to me it was just one more element to Herzog’s temporary insanity that was Bad Lieutenant. I have no interest in seeing this film again and this paragraph is really all I have left to say about it, although I know it has its supporters that will likely say otherwise. To each their own, this one just didn’t really do much for me.
Buy Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy
I just posted a review of this one, which you can read right here, but my quick advice is to hold off and wait for the next release, because based on everything available in this release there’s a lot that can be improved upon.
Buy The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy
A Nightmare on Elm Street
I just watched this one on Blu and it comes off nicely with an impressive audio track and video quality improving on details and color as you’d expect a Blu-ray release to do, though I will admit to being highly impressed with the 2006 special edition DVD release, which mirrors this Blu-ray in terms of special features almost exactly, even down to the “Focus Points” during the film’s presentation as the DVD release used New Line’s Infinifilm feature allowing you to bounce from the film to pop-up making of featurettes while you watch. However, if you are a fan of this film and a stickler to own the best then you will want to upgrade to Blu primarily due to a brighter more detailed image along with “stronger ‘greens'” as DVD Beaver’s Gary Tooze puts it. Check out their image comparisons for an idea of what I am talking about. I think it looks great and is a definite improvement though Gary seems reluctant to give it a complete thumbs up.
Buy A Nightmare on Elm Street
Dolan’s Cadillac
I loved Stephen King’s short story “Dolan’s Cadillac” but don’t see a direct-to-video release starring Christian Slater and Wes Bentley doing the story any kind of justice and unknown director Jeff Beesley gives me no kind of added incentive.
Buy Dolan's Cadillac