I’ve now gotten these caught up. I’m out of town again next week, so expect this, the weekend review, and the next Smallville review all to hit next Sunday.

I have to open with a bit of commentary this week. Since HD-DVD folded, leaving Blu-Ray the undisputed high definition format, I’ve seen way more repressings of legacy titles coming out of the studios than the norm. To me, this says the studios are making as much as they can off of DVD while they still can, knowing full well that they’ll be putting the same product out on Blu-Ray in one or two years time. I’m not listing all of the 70+ reissued titles that are out this week, though I will mention some of the highlights. Maybe they need to cash to pay for the hardware upgrades to convert their factories to Blu-Ray, but it still rubs me the wrong way, in much the same way the “double dip” releases bother so many of us.

Now, the DVD releases:

Now, the Blu-Ray releases:

Finally, the pick of the week. I’ll have to go with “L.A. Confidential” in the highest definition you can handle.