This Week On DVD and Blu-ray: July 27, 2010


Clash of the Titans
Seeing people talk about this new release on Twitter after watching it on Blu-ray is quite comical. For all the hatred thrown in this film’s direction upon its release I’m seeing a bunch of people saying, “Hey, it’s not that bad,” after watching it on Blu-ray. Well, it wasn’t all that bad in the first place, it was just corny. Too many people allowed the crummy 3D to cloud their vision as they began judging the film based on something that didn’t matter. I gave the film a B- upon its release and I’d say it’s still hovering around that grade. Either that or a C+, but more importantly, this is just mindless fun and at home it’s much easier to enjoy such a film. However, the special features are junk. The Maximum Movie Mode on the Blu-ray is distracting, the alternate ending is worthless and only the featurette on Worthington is of any real interest.
Buy Clash of the Titans
The Secret of the Grain (Criterion Collection)
I just reviewed this one, which I saw for the first time in watching the Criterion Blu-ray and have formed something of a love-hate relationship with it. You can click here for my full review.
Buy The Secret of the Grain (Criterion Collection)
Rambo (Extended Cut)
I have no idea if there is anything special about this extended release so if you buy it maybe you can come back and let the rest of us in on what to expect.
Buy Rambo (Extended Cut)
Repo Men (Unrated)
This movie wasn’t awful, but it’s not that good either. I haven’t yet cracked open the unrated version to see if there is anything interesting that’s been added, but I would imagine this is a title that will play better in the comfort of your own home rather than the theater. I’m interested in giving it another shot.
Buy Repo Men (Unrated)