I must admit to being wary of doing Obligatory DVD release post as of late. Nay, it is still among my most popular series. Even more so than my ramblings and podcasting, as sad as I am to admit it. So as long as you request it. I shall abide. Though I do believe the tone for this week is: oh crap, I completely forgot that even existed....
Harry Brown: For me this is the highlight of the week. I love old school Michael Caine with Italian Job, Get Carter, even Sleuth (though I would note Sleuth is incredibly different from the prior). And if Harry Brown taps even a microcosm of that tough guy lure I shall abide wonderfully. Mixed reviews shall not assuage as I set out to rent it. Though I do wonder, if we remove Sean Connery from the conversation, who would take #2 on the UK sexy old guy scale.
Marmaduke: Lee Pace..... Please, never do this again. Marmaduke bombed faster than a Kim Jong Il Hawaiian theme dance party. I can't name 5 people who've seen it. And of those I can, few dare remember it. As if hidden throughout its runtime is a series of inner battles as to challenge the viewer. So as to make those who reach the credits heroes, and veterans of war, on their own right. I dare say.... please Hollywood, whoever thought this idea should be ashamed.
Why Did I Get Married Too?: Better question - Why Did I get Made Too? Oh yeah, Money. While I acknowledge I am not among the Tyler Perry fanbase, nor am I among the target demographic, I still don't why people seek out his films. Of his 2 films that I've seen I can't honestly differentiate them. One of which (Diary of a Mad Black Woman) I've ranked among the worst films I've ever seen (if for no other reason than I felt my life being sucked from me with each passing second, and by second I mean millennia). So, if this is your cup of tea have at it. I shall not say anything otherwise.
Other Releases: Spread (You know, the one where Ashton Kutcher does those women), 9th Company (to be followed by 10th Company: The Legend of Curly's Gold), Made for Each Other (but apparently not for viewers), "Clear Lake, WI" (why they're dvd feels the need to throw out names nobody knows is beyond me).
The Evil Dead (Blu-Ray - Limited Edition): This should be a given. No explanation needed. Granted the entire trilogy treated as such would be far more appreciable.
Red Riding Trilogy (Blu-Ray): I still need to see this, and the ever pressing desire to see Paddy Considine on the screen again may be more than the push I need to do so.
Well ladies and gents, that's all for this week's exciting installment. Hope you all find what you so desperately seek!
Iron Fist – Dragon Plays With Fire (Review) - Crossed out.