June 16, 2009

Jason slashes his way onto DVD this week

Pardon the pun, but it's fairly apt considering about the only noteworthy DVD release this week takes place at the infamous Crystal Lake. Lacking much in the way of choice, my PICK OF THE WEEK is:
Friday the 13th
As remakes go, this is a surprisingly decent one, though it will never be considered a masterpiece. You know exactly what you're getting with a Jason movie, and this one doesn't fail to deliver. If horror is your thing, you'll get a good bit of bang for your buck with this slasher flick on DVD.
-Also out we have Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail, which is on the same level as all the other Tyler Perry movies, which is to say, decently mediocre, but forgettable, as well as the eccentric teen drama What Goes Up, which is not quite as good as its cast, but not a disaster either. The other release worth mentioning is the Direct to DVD sequel The Cell 2, which I have no doubt makes as little sense as the first one, just without any of the talent involved in numero uno.
-To make up for the dearth on DVD this week, there are some great Blu-Ray releases, and they make up my Vintage picks this week. Take your pick from Ghostbusters (in honor of the videogame hitting stores this week as well), Dr. Strangelove, Spaceballs, or Miracle. All would be great buys.
-What will you be watching on DVD this week?


  1. nice to see Blu Ray's get mentioned

  2. not the best week in the world, indeed

  3. Ghostbusters would be my choice, but what's up with the grainy video quality I've been hearing about? Grr.

  4. I just bought the Criterion Collection for Secret Honor yesterday and look forward to watching it. I hear that Philip Baker Hall plays a great Nixon. It's an odd film for Robert Altman (known for his ensemble works like Nashville or Short Cuts) since Hall is the only actor listed in the cast on IMDb.


  5. That's the only downside to the Ghostbusters release...grr indeed