Notable DVD And Blu-ray Releases For 2-3-09

I haven’t done one of these in a while, but looking at this week’s release list… man, I’m going to be so broke.f13th3d

It seems like movie studios have decided to unleash all the movies and TV series that I obsess over, on the SAME DAY.

Think it’s going to be a love fest? Think again.

I’ve included a generous helping of snarky comments; it’s my modus operandi.

Get the list of NOTABLE home video releases for this week inside.

Afro Samurai: Resurrection
Okay… I love me some Ninja Ninja. If you haven’t seen the first season, you’ll probably want to pick it up too. Ultra-violent, cool, and visually stunning, I can’t recommend this series enough. But unless you’re a prude, make sure you get the director’s cut… you know you want it, stop being a wimp.

Links:

Afro Samurai: Season One – Director’s Cut [Blu-ray]

Afro Samurai: Season One – Director’s Cut [DVD]

Afro Samurai: Resurrection – Director’s Cut [Blu-ray]

Afro Samurai: Resurrection – Director’s Cut [DVD]

Clerks II (New To Bluray)

I’ve taken some heat over this in the past, but this is my favorite Kevin Smith film. Yes, I’ve seen them all, and yes, I like them all (even Jersey Girl), but this one struck a chord with me. It’s outrageously funny, and with the right perspective, amazingly poignant. I can admit it: I got all teary-eyed during a few scenes. The bond of friendship and the abandonment of the ‘safe’ option for true love? Yeah, it moved me. And I think the concept of a donkey show is hilarious.

Links:

Clerks II [Blu-ray]

Dave’s World: The Second Season
I’ve said this before; Dave Barry = Funny. Harry Anderson PLAYING Dave Barry = Epic Fail. Is anybody buying this? Maybe it’s some convoluted tax write-off.

Links:

Dave’s World: The Second Season

Friday The 13th Uncut
IT’S FINALLY ON BLURAY! WITH EXTRA FOOTAGE. I think I just wet myself. Maybe this will help me forget that they are releasing a remake next week… with Jason… in the first film. WTF?
Links:

Friday the 13th Uncut [Blu-ray]

Friday the 13th Uncut [DVD]

Friday The 13th Part 3: In 3-D
Also WAY overdue… It’s about time they put this out in it’s original 3D format. Not the best Jason film, but historic in the fact that it includes the first time Jason is wearing the infamous hockey mask. AND IT’S IN 3D! Now if we could only get it on Bluray…

Links:

Friday the 13th, Part 3 In 3-D [DVD]

His Name Was Jason: 30 Years Of Friday The 13th
Yeah… I like Friday The 13th. You got a problem with that Bub?
Links

His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Isn’t this the one where the cute CGI animals, voiced by those famous people, get in that jam, it almost ends catastrophically, but at the last moment the least likely of the group does that one thing, then everything turns out okay, and everybody learns a valuable lesson? Yeah… think I’ve seen this one before.
Links:

Madagascar – Escape 2 Africa [Blu-ray]

Madagascar – Escape 2 Africa (Widescreen)

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XIV (Mad Monster/Manhunt In Space/Soultaker/Final Justice)
If you’re not into MST3K… there’s no hope for you. The greatest television program ever created. Unfortunately a couple of these episodes arent’ the best they have to offer, but Mad Monster and Soultaker are worth the price of admission by themselves… especially with TV’s Frank and Martin Sheen’s less talented brother Joe Estevez making an appearance (also featuring the man with world’s largest chin).
Links:

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XIV *with Video Preview

Napoleon Dynamite (New To Bluray)
Funny once… maybe twice. Did this really need to be in HD? If I want to look at slack-jawed mutant idiots with that much detail, I’ll go to the mall.
Links:

Napoleon Dynamite [Blu-ray]

Office Space (New To Bluray)
What would I do if I had a million dollars? I’d start with watching this movie… then I’d make my ‘O’ face.
Links:

Office Space [Blu-ray]

Zack And Miri Make A Porno
Kevin Smith’s latest film. Because I live in Utah (the heart of social repression) I didn’t get to see it. The only version available in local stores? The version that is simply titled ‘Zack And Miri’. Yep… glad Amazon ships to Utah. I hear it’s funny, guess I’ll find out soon enough.
Links:

Zack and Miri Make a Porno [DVD]

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