DVD/Blu-ray Breakdown: July 27th, 2010

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DVD Blu ray Releases July 27th 2010 DVD/Blu ray Breakdown: July 27th, 2010

This week’s home video releases are practically an extension of the fanboy universe put on display at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con. From a film about fanboys to the latest installment from the Batman universe, there is a lot to get excited about this week.

From Academy Award-winning films to a movie about an Academy Award-winning film, the range of this week is a pleasant escape from recent string of bland releases.

Next week will continue the trend, but for now, there are a few reasons to break out your wallet and head to the store.

The following movies can be found on DVD and Blu-ray this week:

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NEW RELEASES

Clash of the Titans box art DVD/Blu ray Breakdown: July 27th, 2010

Clash of the Titans – As the sequel to this remake gets underway, the home video hits shelves. In our review of the film, Vic Holtreman called it “a decent enough remake of the original, but do yourself a favor… and skip the awful 3D version.” Cue the wonders of home video.

While we aren’t too far from consistent 3D releases on home video, right now there is only one way to watch Clash of the Titans at home – in 2D. There is an alternate ending exclusively on Blu-ray editions, but that may not turn the film into a cinema classic.

With an international box office just under $500 million, Clash of the Titans is technically a success. But, if you didn’t get a chance to see it, judge for yourself with the DVD or Blu-ray. My take: RENT IT

Batman Under the Red Hood box art DVD/Blu ray Breakdown: July 27th, 2010

Batman: Under the Red Hood – After its premiere showing at Comic-Con, the latest animated Batman film got plenty of attention. But our own Kofi Outlaw reviewed it two weeks ago and called it “a fantastic DCU animated feature.”

The DVD and Blu-ray features other animated shorts in the supplements. A Jonah Hex short includes voice work from Thomas Jane, Linda Hamilton and Michael Rooker. There is a 24-minute feature on Dick Grayson’s evolution as Robin. In addition, you can watch 30 minutes of trailers for other animated features and previews of upcoming DCU projects. My take: BUY IT

Repo Men box art DVD/Blu ray Breakdown: July 27th, 2010

Repo Men – This could easily be considered a massive failure, with a $32 million budget only mustering $17 million at the worldwide box office. People complained the film is far too similar to Repo! The Genetic Opera, but it surprises me that such a premise didn’t perform better with Jude Law instead of Paris Hilton. Our own Kofi Outlaw reviewed the film:

“Repo Men is as mangled and messy as the unfortunate victims it portrays. Strong lead actors and mindless action are not enough to save it.”

The only special feature worth noting is the commentary track with director Miguel Sapochnik and writers Eric Garcia and Garrett Lerner. It is informative and funny, but no apologies a la Joel Schumacher on the Batman & Robin commentary. My take: PASS

BLU-RAY RE-RELEASES

Rambo Collection box art DVD/Blu ray Breakdown: July 27th, 2010

Rambo Collection – Ever wanted all four Rambo films in one Blu-ray package? Now is the time. Count all of his kills in one sitting and report back to us with the epic number. The box set includes First Blood, Rambo: First Blood Part II, Rambo III, Rambo.

If the last installment of the Sylvester Stallone franchise is any indication of the upcoming Expendables film, we are in store for a throat-ripping, neck-breaking good time.

The first three films are just raw Blu-ray discs. Rambo features a plethora of special features, including a fantastic commentary track with Stallone. My take: BUY IT

Fanboys box art DVD/Blu ray Breakdown: July 27th, 2010

Fanboys – The film follows a group of friends on the hunt for a sneak peek at Star Wars: Episode I prior to its release. It is a heist, buddy film that covers itself in endless parodies of the fanboys that obsess over Star Wars, Star Trek and more.

The best part of the film actually focuses on Star Trek fans, with the rivalry between both fan bases in full force. Seth Rogen and William Shatner make appearances – also, any movie with Danny Trejo has my vote.

There is a solid commentary track that boasts the humorous cast, but lacks a solid behind-the-scenes look at the film’s production. Otherwise, a handful of short featurettes look at the casting process and the viral campaign used to market the film. My pick: RENT IT

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon box art DVD/Blu ray Breakdown: July 27th, 2010

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – One of the best foreign films of all time, Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon comes to Blu-ray. There are no new special features from the DVD box set other than a commentary track from cinematography Peter Pau. My pick: MUST BUY

Next week’s home video releases include Kick-Ass and Escape From New York – need I say more?

Check back every Tuesday for DVD and Blu-ray release information.

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  1. Dude, you forgot to mention the original GI Joe animated movie. LOL

    • hahaha. let’s just say I didn’t forget.

  2. What about the RAMBO EXTENDED CUT?

  3. I just picked up Batman : UTRH watching it tonight ..can’t wait!! :)

    • My advice Greenknight is to lower your expectations a bit. It really wasn’t very good and the Joker voice is the worse portrayal of the character in history.

  4. So…Does the Clash of the Titans blu-ray not have Green Lantern footage after all?

  5. I bought Clash of the Titans today, but my girlfriend didn’t want to watch it tonight :( We’re gonna tomorrow. We saw it at the theater (in 2D), but still.

    I also saw that there’s a Rambo Extended Cut on Blue-Ray now. Woo Hoo!!!

  6. Must suck to have a girl tell you what your going to watch. ;-)
    ^
    Love Fanboys but seeing it in Bluray won’t make it any better….

    • I love Fanboys too. Blu Ray is just dumb!

      • Fanboys was awesome

  7. Ok so is clash of the titans a good film?!? Does it include the Harry Potter trailer?!? I MUST KNOW bfore i get it!!!!!

    • The only Clash Of The Titans would be good for is using as a coaster! It is without a doubt the most uninspired, badly acted piece of rot I have watched for some time, it is another prime example of Sam Worthington being over rated as he is a below average actor, and if you have any love for the original film just run away.

  8. Wow Sam you really hated Clash lol. I mean it’s not a good movie but I don’t think it’s any where near as bad as you say. You describe it as a .5 out of 5 lol. I’d say it’s bad film with rare moments of enjoyability. I’d give it a 2.5 out of 5. Liam Nieson is by far the best actor in this film with out him despite not being In it alot with out him it would be a 2. I agree that Sam W is over rated but I wouldn’t bash him as much as you do. He’s not exactly the best of actors but he holds his own and certainly shines above some very famous and awful actors like Paul Walker or Keeanu Reeves. Also alot of people will disagree with me on this next part but sense I’m not blinded by his charm or supposed good looks Sam is in my opinion also better than the very over rated over acting actor Depp.

    • I’m pretty much against remakes in general, but I thought this was one of the worst. i just cannot understand, the massive ammount of money ($150 million +), and also as you said talent such as Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, and still managed to make something that barely held my attention.

  9. Meh fabboys for me was a huge let down. I wanted to see it so bad and when I finally got to I was so excited only to be very let down. It looked a lot better from previews and was awesome on paper but I couldn’t stand half the cast and while it was a fun story with decent and even almost witty dialogue the movie was a let down. Some decent actors some bad actors and a lot of poorly written characters.

    As far as Blu Ray goes I gotta disagree again Sam. If you got a HD tv Blu Ray is great and with the right film is my prime choice for viewing a film. I’ll take IM or TDK on Blu Ray any day over seeing it in a theater or on DVD they just look great. I will say that it’s dumb to spend extra cash on Blu Ray for films like Fanboys which are pointless with HD. Even I’d you like fanboys it’s not an HD film there is no need. Blu Rays are only worth it with modern day action flicks other wise your spending extra cash to hear a joke in HD or stare at an actor in HD. If it’s pre 2004 or it’s not an action flick just get it on DVD and save a few bucks.

    • When I play DVDs in my XBOX in HD on my HD TV they look pretty darn slick to me, a Blu Ray player is something I just dont need. The difference in picture quality isnt enough to make me want to upgrade, the only reason I would buy one is that they have started putting almost no extras on DVD releases.

      • Well DrSam I can respect your opinion of Blu-ray. I do have to say, however, that on the right TV Blu-ray is utterly amazing to behold. The first time I watched Avatar on my Samsung 3D HDTV I couldn’t believe how great it looked. There is no comparison. It’s that good.

        • Sam, I agree sometimes there is a little difference. But generally, the difference is staggering. But it’s not so much about the look of it for me. The sound is enhanced almost tenfold. Also, there is more room on BD (Blu-ray discs), so more special features.

          • The more space for extra features doesnt work as an argument for me, I have some double disc sets that have exhaustive extra features, but now a double disc is just released for the sake of it with the majority of the features being exclusively on the blu ray version. And there is no need for that at all.

  10. Wow, totally did Not mean for that to sound like a Samsung commercial. LOL

  11. Joseph, I do believe that, and I would love to have a blu ray player, it’s on my shopping list but for me it is so far away from being an essential item.

  12. To be fair Drsam a TV, steak, computer, and all sorts of other things are technically non essentials doesn’t mean we can’t buy them.

  13. I agree with you about special features. I mean I can understand a blu Ray exclusive feature or two but I hate them purposly killing the DVD features. I hate that they leave features off especially since I am picky about my blu rays and I buy plenty of DVDs still nothing pisses me off like buying Sherlock Holmes on DVD and only getting a lousy commentary. It should be illegal to release a DVD with no features.

    • That is exactly what I mean, Sherlock Holmes, I wanted to buy it sooooo much, saw the Blu Ray extras and then saw the dvd extras, couldnt believe it. I buy so many DVDs, and often its the feature more than the film that I enjoy.

  14. Lol I was so pissed about Sherlock Holmes I was ready to buy it the day it came out saw 0 features and waited until it was on sale lol. The best incetives for buying a film are a cool special case or lots of never before seen features. If the I’m a little ashamed to admit it but I at one point owned 3 copies of Batman Begins. My mom had got me a bare bones featureless one so I silently gave it away I bought a two disc special edition and had for a year and a half until they came out with an even better edition box set with TDK sneak peaks and even a theater ticket and more features. I’m a sucker for special editions especially if it’s a film I love. A new shiny case and some new features is hard for me to fight. It’s an illness.

    • I had several copies of BB as well! I finally got my ‘final’ version with the double disc set and the awesome Gotham Knight

  15. I LOVE SPECIAL FEATURES AVATAR HAD NONE BUT I STILL BAUGHT IT…..I WILL NOT BUY IT AGAIN THOUGH…..THEY WONT GET ANOTHER CENT OUT OF ME!!!!!!!!!!

    • but you will be there in line when moneybags cameron re-releases it in theaters yah?

  16. What you actually liked Gotham knights ? That was like the worst animated comic film I’ve seen. Only two of the segments had a decent story and none of them had good animation. I rushed to buy that the day it came out and actually went back and tried to get a refund the next day ended up giving it to a friend who hated also and sold it on eBay for 2 bucks lol.

  17. Anthony
    No i will not see avatar in theaters,maybe since i go free lol,but i try to watch new movies…..

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