‘Cars 2,’ ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love’ and ‘Water for Elephants’ are This Week’s New Movies on DVD and Blu-ray


It’s a Wonderful Life: Collector’s Edition Gift Set
It's a Wonderful Life on Blu-ray
This is essentially the same Blu-ray that was released last year only this time around they include a collectible booklet and a cheap little novelty bell, but I love this movie so much I couldn’t help but kick off this week with this new edition. However, if you want to buy it and save $7 you can buy the non-gift set edition [amazon asin=”B001UHOWXI” text=”right here”], you just won’t get the bell or booklet.

Buy It's a Wonderful Life: Collector's Edition Gift Set

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind on Blu-ray
I first saw Confessions of a Dangerous Mind back in 2003 and really liked it. I bought the DVD that same year and haven’t watched it a second time. I don’t know why, but I just haven’t had the urge to put this movie back in the player. Not sure why, but with this new Blu-ray edition I should probably give it a spin.

Buy Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

Crazy, Stupid, Love
Crazy Stupid Love on Blu-ray and DVD
I had few problems with this film up to the backyard tussle, which is when the film should have naturally ended. It didn’t and it only got worse and worse and worse as it went on. Too bad.

Buy Crazy, Stupid, Love

Cars 2
Cars 2 on Blu-ray and DVD
By no means a bad film and one I would watch again if the situation called for it, but I won’t be searching it out. If you’re interested in buying it I have included five different options in that “Buy Now” link below, one of which is a massive “Cars Director’s Edition” which includes Cars, Cars 2 and the Mater’s Tall Tales short films. Have at it.

Buy Cars 2

Water for Elephants
Water for Elephants on Blu-ray and DVD
Eh, it may look good thanks to Rodrigo Prieto’s cinematography and Christoph Waltz may blow everyone away by actually doing something more than reading his lines, but the film itself is no good. For a lengthier opinion you can read my theatrical review here.

Buy Water for Elephants

The teaser on my review for this one was “Get some friends together and laugh at this awful movie” and by that I mean you may really have one hell of a movie in need of a drinking game. Kevin is putting the final touches on a Blu-ray review and since he tells me he was more-or-less of the same mind as me I won’t link to my theatrical review here and I’ll get his review online today or early tomorrow.

Buy Trespass