It’s a new month. Here’s the first week of March and its DVD and Blu-ray releases.
One of the many very good films of 2009 that got lost among the very great films was Spike Jonze’s film adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s classic book. I came away very impressed by the strong mood and visuals of Jonze’s film. A lot has been said about the grim attitude the story takes. It’s true, the film is a bit of a downer in spots, but it’s a tremendous world to supplant yourself into.
Roland Emmerich destroyed the planet again in 2009. I didn’t catch this film in theaters. I almost wanted to because of the absurd concept and equally absurd visuals of seeing major cities be destroyed. Perhaps I’ll give the stupid 2012 thing a go sometime.
I don’t know anything about this film except for the fact that it got great reviews. So that just shows how weak this week is.
One of the cooler releases of the week is the 1981 film Clash of the Titans seeing a Blu-ray release. The film is getting a remake in the coming months (shocking!) so I guess they thought it was finally time. The film is led by Shakespearean actor and filmmaker Laurence Olivier playing Zeus. So there. But could they have chosen worse artwork?
Kurt Russell was Elvis once, you know. And John Carpenter directed it. Yeah!
The Wraith [DVD]
Charlie Sheen is…The Wraith. Plot: Jake (Sheen) is killed by neighbourhood thugs, and returns as a mystical figure (The Wraith – Sheen!!!) to gain revenge. Yeah, you fucking want to see this.
Looked interesting and halfway decent. Was pimped to hell and back on Craig Ferguson. I might give it a try.
What else comes out this week: My Neighbor Totoro, Alice (2009 Miniseries), Castle in the Sky, The Neverending Story [Blu-ray], Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story, Bitch Slap, Cold Souls, Gentlemen Broncos, Poltergeist: The Legacy Season 2, The Beaches Of Agnes, The 36th Chamber of Shaolin [Blu-ray], Return To The 36th Chamber.