Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Black Sheep's Blu-Tuesday

Now that Easter is out of the way and AVATAR is right around the corner, there isn't much in the way of big home entertainment releases happening this week. Who needs to rent something tonight with the return of GLEE on anyway? Still, there are a few releases you might find interesting and here they are ...

It's been fifteen years since Tom Hanks told Houston about a little problem he was having in space in Ron Howard's Oscar nominated, APOLLO 13, and Universal has decided to commemorate the occasion with a 15-year anniversary edition on BD. The release contains a feature commentary track from Howard and Apollo 13 Commander, Jim Lovell and wife, Marilyn, as well as a U-Control track that allows you to learn more about the historical context of the film and technological details without having to stop the film. And if I remember the film experience correctly, you'll need stuff to distract you.

In the UK, PIRATE RADIO is called THE BOAT THAT ROCKED and is 12 minutes longer than the North American version that is released on BD today. This little seen film about a pirate radio station being broadcast from a ship at sea in 1966 Britain is actually supposed to be pretty decent. I haven't seen it myself yet but it comes on good authority. Meanwhile, the disc itself is packed with BD exclusive featurettes but most of them amount to conversations with the cast members about topics they aren't exactly authorities on.


Just in time for the remake to premiere in theatres, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, sees a BD release.

Underground comedy hit, THE SLAMMIN' SALMON, looks for laughs.

And if you don't have enough room on your shelf for the extravagant deluxe edition of GONE WITH THE WIND, the Scarlett Edition, which fits nicely on your shelf with all the other BD's, is now available.

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