This Week In DVD/Blu-Ray: 14th June

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You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself fighting aliens in LA.

Notable Releases
June 14th

Battle: Los Angeles

Year: 2011
Newly Released On: DVD/Blu-Ray
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 35%
Synopsis: Aaron Eckhart is a recently discharged Staff Seargant who is called back into the action when the world is invaded by aliens. He joins the battle to reclaim Los Angeles and push humanity back from extinction.

Red Riding Hood

Year: 2011
Newly Released On: DVD/Blu-Ray
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 11%
Synopsis: Remember that fairy tale Red Riding Hood? What would it be like if was Twilightized? That’s what this adaptation is. A village that is haunted by a werewolf is the centrepiece for a young girl in red who falls for a woodcutter. Unfortunately Gary Oldman let himself play a role in this which isn’t Granny.

Hall Pass

Year: 2011
Newly Released On: DVD/Blu-Ray
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 34%
Synopsis: Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis are two weary husbands who are granted the chance of a lifetime by their wives. A “hall pass” which gives them one week to do whatever they like. Typical Farrelly Brothers fare.

The Makioka Sisters

Year: 1983
Newly Released On: DVD/Blu-Ray (Criterion Collection)
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 100%
Synopsis: Follows the lives of four sisters who have taken control of their family’s manufacturing business in the years leading up to the Second World War.

My Pick

Paul (UK Only)

Year: 2011
Newly Released On: DVD/Blu-Ray
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 71%
Synopsis: Simon Pegg and Nick Frost play two nerds who decide to go on a road trip across America after visting Comic-Con. There’s just one problem, they come across an alien hitch-hiker played by Seth Rogen and are caught up in the alien trying to make his journey home and the G Men who want him back. You can find my review here.

The Cincinnati Kid

Year: 1965
Newly Released On: Blu-Ray
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 88%
Synopsis: Steve McQueen is The Cincinnati Kid, a star Poker player who has grown tired of the easy games and decides to challenge the Poker champion, The Man. The arranged game is nothing less than twisting and backstabbing though.

Johnny Mnemonic

Year: 1995
Newly Released On: Blu-Ray
Rotten Tomatoes rating:
Synopsis: Woah, it’s Keanu. In this film he plays a data trafficker in 2021 who can store data too sensitive for regular computers. One package he accepts is so sensitive that it will kill him if it isn’t removed in time. He has to remove before he’s killed by assassins or the information itself. Oh 1995 visions of future computing, what are you like.

Insignificance

Year: 1985
Newly Released On: DVD/Blu-Ray (Criterion Collection)
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 88%
Synopsis: Four famous but unnamed figures from history meet together in a hotel room and come to symbolize 50s Americana and its politics.

Jackass 3.5

Year: 1985
Newly Released On: DVD/Blu-Ray
Rotten Tomatoes rating: N/A
Synopsis: Even more Jackass left over from Jackass 3. It’s Jackass, what else can you say really.

Other Releases
Kill The Irishman (2011) (DVD/Blu-Ray) (60%)
Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (2011) (DVD/Blu-Ray) (5%) (EWW!)
The Image (1975) (DVD/Blu-Ray) (N/A)
The Boondock Saints (1999) (Blu-Ray) (19%)

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