Weekly Digital Disc Picks – September 30, 2008

Here are the main releases hitting shelves next week. I’ve been watching for a release date for The Dark Knight, but with Warner Bros.’ recent announcement of a January rerelease of the film, it doesn’t sound like it’ll be on home video in time for this Christmas season, though it does sound like it might have enough time in theatres at the right time of year to beat Titanic‘s domestic record and garner some Oscar buzz.

First, the DVD releases:

Now, the Blu-Ray releases:

Finally, the pick of the week. This will probably surprise nobody: Iron Man is the one I’ve had on preorder since before they announced a release date.

5 replies on “Weekly Digital Disc Picks – September 30, 2008”

  1. chad says:

    Daredevil
    So is the director’s edition better than the theatrical version?

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    • fiziko says:

      Re: Daredevil

      So is the director’s edition better than the theatrical version?

      By a country mile. Many of the logic problems in the theatrical version are fixed by not cutting out the required scenes, or using completely different versions of the scenes. The nonsensical love scene, in which Daredevil wasn’t scarred across the back? Gone. The sudden, unexplained way in which word gets out that the Kingpin is Wilson Fisk? Explained. Matt Murdock’s ability to maintain his reputation as a good lawyer while running around in costume all day? He actually investigates and works an unrelated case in this version. There are also a pile of alternate takes that were used instead.

      • chad says:

        Re: Daredevil

        So is the director’s edition better than the theatrical version?

        By a country mile.

        So dare I ask… is the director’s cut version of Elektra worth watching?

        • fiziko says:

          Re: Daredevil

          So dare I ask… is the director’s cut version of Elektra worth watching?

          Granted, I saw the two versions months apart, but I don’t know what was changed. I think it’s a matter of a couple of minutes worth of extra footage and that’s about it. Bowman didn’t have as many disagreements with the studio as Johnson did, so Elektra didn’t have many alternate scenes or takes to work from.

  2. theangrymob says:

    My Picks
    Iron Man, definitely, and Sports Night was one of those gems that indeed, no one watched. If you were a fan of Aaron Sorkin’s West Wing (or Studio 60), be sure to grab this. We need more smart comedies (and death to the laugh track!)

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