This Week In DVD/Blu-Ray: 16th May

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The Mechanic

Year: 2011
Newly Released On: DVD/Blu-Ray
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 53%
Synopsis: Jason Statham stars in yet another another action thriller, this time a remake of the 1972 film of the same name. Statham’s best friend is murdered and being a deadly hitman, Statham engages in bloody revenge. Along the way he begins to train his friend’s son.

The Rite

Year: 2011
Newly Released On: DVD/Blu-Ray
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 19%
Synopsis: An american travels to The Vatican to study Exorcism, under the guidance of one Anthony Hopkins. The two take on a case that challenge’s the student’s scepticism about religion and the Devil. You can find our own Ryan T’s review here.

Thor: Tales Of Asgard

Year: 2009
Newly Released On: Blu-Ray
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 53%
Synopsis: Presumably to cash in on the recently released Thor film, this animated film from Marvel follows Thor’s early days, before he ever wielded his hammer.

The Other Woman

Year: 2011
Newly Released On: DVD/Blu-Ray
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 38%
Synopsis: Natalie Portman is a happily married Harvard Law Graudate, until her newborn daughter dies unexpectedly. She struggles to cope as well as connect with her stepson.

Beverly Hills Cop

Year: 1984
Newly Released On: Blu-Ray
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 84%
Synopsis: One of Eddie Murphy’s more famous roles, where he plays a Detroit cop who ends up in Beverly Hills while pursuing a murder investigation. Of course, this being Eddie Murphy, he isn’t your usual cop.

Diabolique

Year: 1955
Newly Released On: Blu-Ray (Criterion Collection)
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 97%
Synopsis: The wife and mistress of a headmaster conspire to kill him, but after they do so and his body disappears, they have to find out what happened before their secret is discovered.

The Roommate

Year: 2011
Newly Released On: DVD/Blu-Ray
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 4%
Synopsis: A college freshman becomes obsessed with her roommate.

Deep Red

Year: 1975
Newly Released On: Blu-Ray
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 100%
Synopsis: A English pianist witnesses the murder a psychic and is drawn into the crime. He works with a reporter to try and solve this investigation.

The Hustler

Year: 1961
Newly Released On: Blu-Ray
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 97%
Synopsis: A pool player on the up and up faces a veteran champion in a high stakes game.

The Comancheros

Year: 1961
Newly Released On: Blu-Ray
Rotten Tomatoes rating: N/A
Synopsis: In one of John Wayne’s many Westerns, he plays a Texas Ranger who reluctantly teams up with a gambler to take down a group of comancheros. Outlaws basically.

Editor’s Choice

The Twilight Zone: Season 4

Year: 1963
Newly Released On: Blu-Ray
Rotten Tomatoes rating: N/A
Synopsis: What else is there to say? The Twilight Zone is a science fiction classic. It was ahead of its time, had many great episodes in its long life and remains an inspiration for many sci-fi writers today. All of the current Blu-Ray seasons have looked excellent as well so this should be no exception. Highly recommended.

Vanishing on 7th Street

Year: 2010
Newly Released On: DVD/Blu-Ray
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 51%
Synopsis: Anakin Skywalker is one of a few who is left behind after everyone in Detroit mysteriously disappeared. The daylight begins to disappear and only the light can keep out the darkness. No, it’s not some Alan Wake spinoff.

Elephant White

Year: 2011
Newly Released On: DVD/Blu-Ray
Rotten Tomatoes rating: N/A
Synopsis: An assassin is contracted by a businessman to avenge his daughter’s murder.

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Pale Flower

Year: 2011
Newly Released On: Blu-Ray (Criterion Collection)
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 80%
Synopsis: A Japanese film which explores the growing relationship between a released convict the woman he meets at a gambling house. The two of them find themselves deeper and deeper into the Tokyo Underworld.

Money Train

Year: 1995
Newly Released On: Blu-Ray
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 17%
Synopsis: Two New York transit cops plan to rop the money train that collects millions of dollars from New York subway stations every day.

Jagged Edge

Year: 1985
Newly Released On: Blu-Ray
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 85%
Synopsis: Jeff Bridges is a wealthy publisher who is accused of murdering his wife. His attorney clears his name but the two fall in love, and she begins to suspect whether or not the Dude did murder his wife, man.

Daydream Nation

Year: 2010
Newly Released On: DVD/Blu-Ray
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 63%
Synopsis: A 17 year old who moves to a town haunted by a serial killer begins an affair with her teacher and a boy. A love triangle ensues.

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