This Week In DVD/Blu-Ray: 1st August – 7th August

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By Crom, there’s more than one Conan being unleashed this month.
August 2nd


Year: 2011
Newly Released On: DVD/Blu-Ray
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 72%
Synopsis: A bird named Blu meets another bird named Jewel and the two birds set off for Rio De Janeiro. From the makers of Ice Age.

Conan The Barbarian

Year: 1982
Newly Released On: Blu-Ray
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 77%
Synopsis: The original film adaptation of Conan, in which Arnold Schwarzenegger plays the lead role. As a child his tribe is slaughtered and he is sold into slavery. He grows up vowing to one day get revenge on the warlord (James Earl Jones) who ruined his life.

Conan The Destroyer

Year: 1984
Newly Released On: Blu-Ray
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 29%
Synopsis: The sequel to the first film, here Conan goes on a quest to find a magic crystal from a fortress in exchange for the revival of his dead love.

The Magnificent Seven

Year: 1960
Newly Released On: Blu-Ray
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 93%
Synopsis: Now available at standalone. The Western Adaptation of Akira Kurosawa’s The Seven Samurai sees seven Cowboys who are hired by a small Mexican town to defend it from a group of Bandits.

A Fistful Of Dollars

Year: 2011
Newly Released On: Blu-Ray
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 98%
Synopsis: A mysterious stranger played by Clint Eastwood enters a dusty Western town where he offers his services to the warring rival gangs. Little do they know that he has his own plans in mind to pit them against each other.

For A Few Dollars More

Year: 1965
Newly Released On: Blu-Ray
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 92%
Synopsis: Clint Eastwood returns as the man with no name who this time has taken up a bounty on Indio, a deadly bandit. He also has to compete with his rival who is also trying to bring the bandit in dead or alive.

Spy Kids 1-3

Year: 2001-2003
Newly Released On: Blu-Ray
Rotten Tomatoes rating: N/A
Synopsis: Judge Spy Kids as you will, but since Robert Rodriguez’s 4th in this series is being released soon, the first three are getting Blu-Ray releases. Each of the first three films follow the same set of “Spy Kids” who embark on all sorts of spying hijinks. And there’s the occasional Danny Trejo as Uncle Machete (yes, that Machete).

Other releases
August 2nd
Soul Surfer (2011)
Stake Land (2010)
The Name Of The Rose (1986)
Better Off Dead (1985)
Sleepers (1996)
Copycat (1995)
The Perfect Game (2009)
Sands of the Kalahari (1965)
Outside The Law (2010)
August 7th
Captain America (1990)

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