What we have here is one hell of a week to be a Blu-ray/DVD lover.
We're finally able to get our mitts on one of the most anticipated Blu-ray releases of all time; Jaws. We're personally picking up the DigiBook version, but it's the movie we're truly after. Part of Universal's 100th Anniversary Celebration, it's a gorgeous transfer and an absolute must own title. *FYI, all of the Universal 100th Anniversary titles come with codes that enable you to win at least a $3 coupon off of another anniversary title. For all of you movie junkies out there, it's a great promo. Check this link out to win a coupon or maybe some even cooler prizes. Everyone gets one free code, purchase or not.
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As if that wasn't a big enough release, we also have The Hunger Games to look forward to on Saturday; we know, it's an odd day of the week for a Home Video release, but it happens sometimes. It's a solid flick that isn't just for kids or lovelorn teenage girls, so don't sleep on this one. We're in for the Target 3-Disk Exclusive.
Oh no, the awesomeness isn't done yet! The Raid: Redemption hits stores today, and if you want to see one of the craziest, most awesome martial arts flicks to come along in forever, you'll want to grab a copy of this. If you don't own any of the movies in the Sylvester Stallone Collection, you should think about picking it up; Lock-Up we can live without, but First Blood and Copland are both top notch flicks that should be owned.
We also loved Kill List, and will be adding the Blu-ray to our video trove. For Dexter fans, now is your chance to grab season six before season seven starts this fall.
Still more good ones, almost done though... Juan of the Dead was a fun zombie movie that might be worth a spin for you, and Fallen is a cool little Denzel Washington classic that we love. The Snowtown Murders is a great movie that deserves to be seen, although it's a rent for us. All three of these are at least worth a watch.
Finally, the last of the good movies for the week, but certainly not least, is Shaft. John Shaft just might be the baddest Detective ever, in addition to being one of the coolest cats of all time. It's a great 70's action flick, and you really owe it to yourself to see it if you haven't. It's a true classic.
As for the rest of the week's releases... well, we've talked enough already. They mostly look to be crap-shoots anyhow, so caveat emptor. On a less busy week, we'd probably give some of them a closer look. Let us know if any of them turn out to be good, would you?