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Notable New Releases

Edge of Darkness
Mel Gibson's return to acting is decent but not anything special. It's not as complex as the UK mini-series it's based on and there isn't a lot of action, so it ends up being just a lighter version of Taken.

Extras include:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Craven's War of Attrition
  • Mel's Back
  • Director Martin Campbell
  • Making a Ghost Character Real
  • Boston as a Character
  • Adapting the Edge of Darkness Mini-series
  • Revisiting the Edge of Darkness Mini-series
  • Edge of Your Seat
  • Scoring the Film

Have heard good things about the Spierig Brothers' (Undead) vampire flick, so i'll have to check it out.

Extras include:

  • Commentary
  • The Making of Daybreakers - 2 hour documentary
  • The Big Picture - Spierig Bros. Short Film
  • Bonusview Storyboards/Animatics
  • Poster Art Gallery

Sure it looks cheesy but it's does have angels with machine guns, wall-crawling grannies, and Doug Jones. That's makes it a rental at least.

Extras include:

  • Bringing Angels to Earth: Picture-in-Picture, a running video commentary/behind-the-scenes feature
  • Creating the Apocalypse
  • Humanity's Last Line of Defense
  • From Pixels to Picture

M Blu-ray
Fritz Lang's classic goes high-def.

Extras include:

  • Commentary
  • Conversation with Fritz Lang
  • A Physical History of M
  • Claude Chabrol's M le maudit
  • Harold Nebenzal interview
  • Paul Falkenberg's Classroom Tapes
  • Stills gallery
  • Booklet - a 34-page illustrated booklet containing Stanley Kauffmann's essay "The Mark of M"; Fritz Lang's "My Film M: A Factual Report"; Gabriele Tergit's "Fritz Lang's M: Filmed Sadism"; an article published unsigned in Film-Journal, a German independent film-industry trade paper, on May 10, 1931, the day before M opened; and "Fritz Lang on M: An Interview"

The Karate Kid Blu-ray
Sweep the leg Johnny! A must have 80's classic. Shower costume not included.

Extras include:

  • Commentary
  • Blu-Pop - a pop-up, graphically-based trivia track that also offers video interview clips with actors Ralph Macchio and William Zabka
  • The Way of The Karate Kid: Part 1
  • The Way of The Karate Kid: Part 2
  • Beyond the Form
  • East Meets West: A Composer's Notebook
  • Life of Bonsai

Rock N' Roll High School Blu-ray
I love The Ramones and can't wait to rock out with PJ Soles in HD. Gabba gabba hey!

Extras include:

  • Special Introduction from Director Allan Arkush
  • Commentaries
  • Back To School: A Retrospective Including All-New Interviews With Allan Arkush, Roger Corman, Joe Dante, Dey Young And Marky Ramone
  • Staying After Class: A New Interview With P.J. Soles, Vincent Van Patten And Dey Young
  • Interview with Roger Corman Conducted by Leonard Maltin
  • New Interview with Director Allan Arkush including A Look At Rare, Behind-The-Scenes Stills From His Personal Collection
  • Audio Outtakes From The Roxy
  • Original Radio Ads and TV Spots
  • Original Theatrical Trailer with commentary by Eli Roth

The Man in the Iron Mask Blu-ray
Not amazing but I dig this Dumas adaptation, which makes its high-def debut.

Extras include:

  • Commentary
  • Myth and the Musketeers
  • Director's Take
  • Original 1998 Behind the Scenes Featurette
  • Alternate Mask Prototypes

1 comment:

Karen said...

Daybreakers! I totally missed that one in theaters. I'm a fan of all things vampire related.