May 11, 2010

Some of the films from early 2010 hit DVD this week...

...hoping to make a bigger splash here than they did in theaters. It's not a great week for DVD in terms of quality or volume, but it's not the worst we've had, so there's that. For my PICK OF THE WEEK, I went with the only film this week I gave a positive review to. It's:
An interesting sci-fi take on the vampire story, this futuristic flick is a complete B movie, but a compelling and well made one. There's ideas to be found here, and while it's not a classic or anything, it's very solid genre fare that's worth a look for anyone into vampires or the future.
-Also out this week we have Edge of Darkness and Legion. The former is a decent Mel Gibson starring vehicle that never quite becomes as good as it could have been, while the latter is a stunningly mediocre to bad action movie that makes absolutely no sense. Between the two, definitely go with Mel, but neither did a whole lot for me in general.
-My Vintage pick this week is, in honor of the release of Ridley Scott's Robin Hood, Mel Brooks' alternate take on the legend. It's Robin Hood: Men in Tights, and it's a laugh riot. Though not the best Brooks ever put out, it's definitely amusing and well worth watching again (or for the first time).
-What will you be watching on DVD this week?


  1. Sorry for the short column, not much out and have some prior commitments to take care of today.

  2. That being said, some of the upcoming weeks for DVD are a lot juicier, so stay tuned!

  3. i just want the road and max and mary, you ever get a chance to see thhe latter joey?

  4. I have not yet, but I will eventually. I heard very good things.