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Christopher Webster [DVD News 12.07.10] movie news dvd

Got some great first run releases hitting DVD and bluray today as well as a few genre classics hitting Bluray for the first time, so without any more preamble let's just dive right in.

First up we have Inception, Chris Nolan's dream-hoping, mind-bending, psuedo scifi romp that blew the roof off the box office to, I think, many people's surprise. Hell, when a mainstream movie with Leo Dicaprio impresses even quietearth, you know you've got something different on your hands. Is it perfect? No. I personally think Nolan's brick and mortar obsession with keeping a "reality" aesthetic hurt the film. I mean, it's about dreams. Let loose a little! But there is so much to love about this film that I would rate it a must-buy release.

Next up we have Sandy Collora's first original scifi feature Hunter Prey (trailer). In case you forgot, Collora's the dude who made the fan film, Batman: Dead End. Everyone loved the look of this film and there was lots of coverage throughout the last couple of years and now we can finally see the finished work. I would say this is a curiosity purchase for me. If I see it around, I might snag it.

And now a film I know nothing about, except that QE slammed it in his review. But you know what? It has won me over with its cover so I may have to check it out. It's called Harpoon: Whale Watching Massacre (formerly "REYKJAVIK WHALE WATCHING MASSACRE"). The film by Júlíus Kemp is seeing release on DVD and Blu from Image Entertainment.

Also seeing release on DVD this week is an obscure little young adult PA flick we reported on a while back called The Wylds. It's an adaption of John Bunyah's "A Pilgrims Progress."

Lastly, Criterion Collection is releasing two must-haves on bluray this week. Cronnenberg's Videodrome (which is a re-release of their original DVD set) and Guillermo del Toro's Cronos which is a new release coming out on DVD as well. Both these movies are just awesome.

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Lenny (11 years ago) Reply

Holy Crap Hunter Prey is out??!!
All about it. Must have now!

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