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Notable New Releases

District 9
One of the most original movies of the year. It completely surprises you with its unpredictability. It's smart sci-fi that's also great entertainment. First time writer/director Neill Blomkamp did an amazing job creating this alternate world and taking us along a memorable journey. It's also great to see a South African movie with all unknowns do so well.

Extras include:

  • Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Alien Agenda: A Filmmaker's Log
  • Metamorphosis: The Transformation of Wikus
  • Innovation: The Acting and Improvisation of District 9
  • Conception and Design: Creating the World of District 9
  • Alien Generation: The Visual Effects of District 9

(500) Days of Summer
Former music video director Marc Webb knocked it out the park with his directorial debut. Its equal parts sweet, heartbreaking, and creative. What I liked is that despite using every cinematic trick in the book, the film miraculously manages not to be pretentious. There is an honesty to the characters and writing that makes it sincere.

Extras include:
  • Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Audition tapes (Blu-ray Exclusive)
  • Storyboards (Blu-ray Exclusive)
  • Not a Love Story: Making (500) Days of Summer (Blu-ray Exclusive)
  • Summer at Sundance (Blu-ray Exclusive)
  • Six Conversations with Zooey and Joseph (Blu-ray Exclusive)
  • Filmmaking Specials (Blu-ray Exclusive)
  • Webb's Bank Dance short film (Blu-ray Exclusive)
  • Cinemash Video: Sid and Nancy (Blu-ray Exclusive)
  • Temper Trap's Sweet Disposition music video (Blu-ray Exclusive)

Mike Judge really deserves a hit movie, but maybe this will become a cult favorite on DVD like his other films. Judge always delivers and its got a great cast including my favorite SNL cast member Kristen Wiig.

Extras include:
  • Deleted Scenes
  • 'Mike Judge's Secret Recipe' Featurette

It Might Get Loud
Jimmy Page, Jack White, and The Edge get together is this doc to discuss the electric guitar. What more do you need to know?

Extras include:
  • Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Toronto Press Conference

Family Guy: Something, Something, Something, Dark Side
Their second Star Wars special, this time going after Empire Strikes Back. I loved the first one and can't wait to check this out.

Extras include:
  • Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • 'The Darkside of Poster Art' Featurette
  • Animatics
  • Pop-Up Video
  • [There is also a Best Buy exclusive edition that comes with a T-shirt and lunchbox]


Karen said...

All those Blu-ray features for 500 Days of Summer!

Case said...

Adorable music video!! I hadn't seen it before :)

Casey McKinnon said...

Ugh... I clicked enter before finishing to write my name :P