Monday, October 5, 2009

DVD Picks of the Week: September 29, 2009

Sorry, I guess I have become a habitual slacker as of late. Here's this past weeks most notable DVDs and Blu-rays. Look for me to return tomorrow with this week's DVDs and Blu-rays as a horror title hits stores tomorrow that I want everyone to know about.

The Wizard of Oz [Blu-ray][DVD]

When a classic like The Wizard of Oz hits Blu-ray, it must be talked about. Whether this would be your first viewing (what?) or your 40th, the Blu-ray remaster looks terrific and brings to life this classic for a new generation. Be sure to check this out.

The Girlfriend Experience [DVD][Blu-ray]

It's really easy to figure out what I love. Steven Soderbergh is one of those things. If you've been following this blog for any period of time you'd be able to figure that out. I loved The Girlfriend Experience, one of his latest experimental films. Sasha Grey is featured in this very low key and dialogue driven film, and the porn star turned actress proves to be not a huge slouch when it comes to her new focus. Give it a go, but don't expect anything loud.

The Hills Run Red [DVD]

I just got this title in from Netflix and look forward to watching it and adding it to my list of horror films watched this October. Lots of hype has been surrounding it as one of those titles that flies under the radar until it hits DVD, so I'm eager to see if that all holds up. Check back to find my thoughts on The Hills Run Red, either via review on this blog or as a Twitter update.

The Hanging Woman [DVD]

Troma does it again. This time digging from the vault, they bring back The Hanging Woman, a film featuring the great Paul Naschy, who plays a deranged gravedigger. The film focuses on a small village in 19th-century Scotland where a stranger's arrival to claim an inheritance is met with apocalyptic visions and other evil omens. I don't know if the film is any good, but it sounds good, and I love what Troma is doing here, releasing the film at a price point lower than $10.

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer [Blu-ray]

One of the best serial killer films of all time gets a Blu-ray touch up and a new release here. Henry is a pretty dark and grisly film and because of this it really leaves a lasting impact on its viewers. I can't recommend this one enough. Check it out.

The Sexy Box [DVD]

There is nothing more I want than four sexy comedies from Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz of Troma. NOTHING.

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