Blu-ray Breakdown: August 27, 2012

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This week a lot of new product is released on Blu-ray, but unfortunately there’s not a lot of substance associated with it.  On the new release front we see the release of the second disappointing Taylor Kitsch film of 2012, another dramatic flop from Zac Efron, the newest film from creative minds behind Wallace & Gromit, and Steve Harvey’s newest adaptation.  There are many TV releases this week as well including the second seasons of cable’s hottest zombie show, HBO’s prohibition hit, FX’s motorcycle crime drama, Showtime’s mysterious terrorism thriller, and ABC’s fairy tale hit.  For those more interested in catalog releases Universal is releasing more films associated with their 100th Anniversary collection plus a couple more classics find their way onto HD.

Nick’s Blu-ray Pick of the Week: The Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season (Limited Edition)-  Being a packaging nut like I am I absolutely love the idea behind this release.  Even though it’s not practical it looks amazing plus the show itself is pretty damn entertaining as well.  What I don’t like is that this release doesn’t match the first season’s limited edition packaging, and the upcoming third season probably won’t compliment this edition well either.  Season Two of The Walking Dead includes the following special features; audio commentaries, webisodes, deleted scenes, and ten ‘making-of’ featurettes.



Other New Releases:

Theatrical Review(s): N/A

Throw Your Money Away Instead of Buying… Battleship.  Making a movie based on a board game is always a risky proposition.  Therefore the first rule of making a board game movie should be to make a movie that resembles the source material.  Battleship failed at following rule one  in every conceivable way and the results are an atrocious mess.  I’m all about silly ‘popcorn’ films but Battleship is beyond stupid, even performances from Alexander Skarsgård and Liam Neeson can’t keep this stinker stay afloat.  Instead of spending $20 on Battleship on Blu-ray you’d be better off just buying the good old board game version. By the way, Rihanna does for acting the same thing that Mariah Carey and Aaliyah did for acting… nothing.


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Nicholas Herum