This Week’s Tastiest Morsel
North by Northwest (50th Anniversary Edition)
This marks the first Alfred Hitchcock film on Blu-ray and comes with 2 new featurettes and a 44 page booklet to go with the previously available features. The Hitchcock catalog has been getting more attention lately and I hope his other hits get similar treatment.
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (Two-Disc Edition)
Why are they using super suits? And what is a Wayans doing in this movie? Maybe they answer these questions in one of the two behind the scenes features, although I bet they don’t. The single disc edition just comes with a director commentary, but if you step it up to the 2-disc it comes with those behind the scenes features and a digital copy.
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
Tony Scott resurrects the classic Pelham with his muse Denzel Washington and while it underperformed in the theater they rolled out a bunch of features to tempt us to see it at home. And it worked as I intend to rent it and enjoy the director’s commentary.
Aliens in the Attic
If you are hunting for films for your kids this might be worth getting with the hope that the scenes with Kevin Nealon and Tim Meadows are enjoyable enough to compensate for silly aliens and Ashley Tisdale.
This is a popular documentary exploring the food industry with special attention on the meat providing animals like chickens and cows. It is praised for being less preachy than most films on the subject matter and taking a wider approach to the various concerns.
I Love You, Beth Cooper
I hear that there are a few sneaky fun scenes in the midst of this mediocre teen rom-com. You can also look forward to an alternate ending and a few featurettes. And if that doesn’t sell you that makes two of us.
Star Wars The Clone Wars: The Complete Season One (TV Series)
All 22 episodes are included and each episode gets a behind the scenes feature.
Doctor Who – “The War Games” and Doctor Who – The Black Guardian Trilogy
“The War Games” set is from the Patrick Troughton years and is the conclusion to his run. The Black Guardian Trilogy is from the Peter Davison years and includes the popular “Mawdryn Undead” episode.
Will Ferrell: You’re Welcome, America. A Final Night with George W. Bush
Will Ferrell must love playing the much maligned president as he takes time out of headlining blockbuster movies to portray him on Broadway. The reviews were mixed but this might be a good bet for those who love the star or hate the ex-president.
Double Dip DVDs
It’s a Wonderful Life (Two-Disc Collector’s Gift Set And Limited Edition Ornament)
This is the two-Disc edition from two years ago repackaged with an Ornament, which might make a good stocking stuffer for your grandmother.
Forrest Gump: Chocolate Box Giftset
The set is rumored to have new features, a feather bookmark, a collector’s booklet, and a chocolate scent. While I like the idea, I dislike how much space this will eat up on my shelf, and it doesn’t look special even though the chocolate box is appropriate given the movie.
Rocky: The Undisputed Collection [Blu-ray]
The Rocky films finally hit Blu-ray in the face in HD. There are no announced new features.
Da Ali G Show – Da Compleet Seereez
This was previously available although the new price of 20 bucks is verrrry niiiice.
The Shield: Complete Series
This is one of the best TV series of all time, and this is a must have for anyone who hasn’t been picking up the seasons one at a time over the last few years. The price point is also very reasonable.