Weekly DVD Picks and News

These are selections from the January 11 release
list.

First, the genre releases:

Now, the non-genre releases:

Finally, the pick of the week. Luc Besson’s The
Fifth Element

gets the Ultimate Edition treatment. Timeshredder
recently reviewed
this movie, so
I’ll let that column expound its merits.

7 replies on “Weekly DVD Picks and News”

  1. Damien says:

    The Village?
    The trailers had be highly anticipating this one. Some spoilers..
    While watching it with my wife, fairly quickly into it I mentioned to her that it’d be funny if it was actually in modern times. The only evidence we had that it was the past was the headstone, which is completely circumstantial. So needless to say I was laughing myself silly when the end happened. M. Night’s cameo was completely poinless though, and he needs to learn to act, simply saying something slowly doesn’t make it good.

    One question – was the leading actress (the blind girl, forget her name) the same person who played Mal’s wife in Firefly?

    Damien

    • robertgadlen says:

      Re: The Village?

      One question – was the leading actress (the blind girl, forget her name) the same person who played Mal’s wife in Firefly?

      No…the blind girl was played by Bryce Dallas Howard (Ron Howard’s daughter, thats how I remember her name) and YoSafBridge was played by Christina Hendricks.

      –Hob

    • Damien says:

      Re: The Village?
      Sorry for missing that little checkbox, hope I didn’t spoil anything for anyone.

  2. white.roses says:

    Luc Besson
    Nice to see Luc Besson’s work getting some better releases than the ones I have now.

    • y42 says:

      Re: Luc Besson

      Nice to see Luc Besson’s work getting some better releases than the ones I have now.

      And yet, the French track isn’t included. There’s has got to be a lawyer to blame about this somewhere…

      I hate region coding.

      • white.roses says:

        Re: Luc Besson

        And yet, the French track isn’t included.

        Strange that. Of course, both of these were made for the US market, so I am less upset about that than I am about the poor subtitle translation on the DVD of La Femme Nikita. The VHS version got the translation better.

    • GrimSean says:

      Re: Luc Besson

      Nice to see Luc Besson’s work getting some better releases than the ones I have now.

      Definitely – this is the uncut international version too, which was released on DVD in region 1 but is insanely hard to find. It’s got about 13 extra minutes that expand on the Leon-Mathilda relationship, and makes the movie, IMHO, much better than the original North American cut (plus the scenes of Mathilda helping him ‘clean’ are really cool).

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