This Week In DVD/Blu-Ray: 25th July – 31st July

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This week’s post is on a mission from God.
July 26th

Source Code

Year: 2011
Newly Released On: DVD/Blu-Ray
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 91%
Synopsis: Son of David Bowie and director of Moon Duncan Jones presents a sci-fi thriller about a man who wakes in someone else’s body as part of the Source Code program, which lets him live through a person’s last 8 minutes. He is tasked to find who the bomber was on a Chicago commuter train before a second deadlier attack takes place.

The Blues Brothers

Year: 1980
Newly Released On: Blu-Ray
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 85%
Synopsis: John Belushi and Dan Akyroyd are Jake and Elwood Blues, who have just a few days to raise $5,000 to save the parish they grew up in as well as reform The Blues Brothers Band. All kind of craziness takes place along the way, which features an all dancing and singing star cast and probably one of the biggest car chases ever filmed. This is my pick for this week.


National Lampoon’s Animal House

Year: 1978
Newly Released On: Blu-Ray
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 90%
Synopsis: John Belushi and some other SNL members make their second appearance in this week’s post in this comedy about a bunch of misfits called the Deltas, hell bent on disrupting the daily life of Faber College in 1962.

Trust

Year: 2010
Newly Released On: DVD/Blu-Ray
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 78%
Synopsis: Every Daily Mail reader’s worst nightmare, Trust follows a 14 year old girl who meets her first “boyfriend” online, only to discover that he’s not who she thinks he is.

Ironclad

Year: 2011
Newly Released On: DVD/Blu-Ray
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 43%
Synopsis: Ironclad follows the aftermath of England in 1215, when King John signed the Magna Carta, only to go back on his word just months later. The rebels of England make their stand at Rochester Castle.

High And Low

Year: 1963
Newly Released On: DVD/Blu-Ray (Criterion Collection)
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 93%
Synopsis: Japanese film about who is faced between saving a company or the life of a child. Directed by Akira Kurosawa.

Léon Morin, Priest

Year: 1961
Newly Released On: DVD/Blu-Ray (Criterion Collection)
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 92%
Synopsis: Leon Morin is a priest who takes in a widower during the Second World War, who is an atheist but converts to Catholicism in an effort to keep the Nazis off her back so to speak.

Life During Wartime

Year: 2009
Newly Released On: DVD/Blu-Ray (Criterion Collection)
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 68%
Synopsis: A whole clusterfuck of stories about a largely dsyfunctional family.

Other releases
July 25th
Subspecies (1991)
Dylan Dog: Dead Of Night (2010)
Dante’s Peak (1997)
Red Planet (2000)
Soldier (1998)
The King Of Fighters (2010)
Monamour (2005)
Matrimony (2007)
Winter In Wartime (2008)

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