Blu-ray Releases: February 8, 2011

What’s your flavor for this week?  Timeless comedies or a slew of B-rate movies.  There’s also a number of semi-entertaining Nicolas Cage movies.  Oh wait, did I just use the word entertaining to describe Nicolas Cage – my bad.

Here are some of the releases for Tuesday February 8, 2011:

  • I Spit on Your Grave (1978)
  • I Spit on Your Grave (2010)
  • Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)
  • Thelma & Louise: 20th Anniversary (1991)
  • Uncle Buck (1989)
  • My Soul to Take (2010)
  • Barb Wire (1996)
  • Flipper (1996)
  • Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008)
  • Late Fee (2009)
  • National Treasure (2004)
  • National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets (2007)
  • Legends of the Fall (1994)
  • Ong Bak 3: The Final Battle (2010)
  • Middle Men (2009)
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) **releases on February 11, 2011**

My pick of the week is an easy one.  John Candy’s performance in Uncle Buck is an incredible reminder of how much of a comedic genius he was.  His death in 1994, just 5 years after his performance as Uncle Buck, is one that I continue to mourn.  Much like the tragic death of Chris Farley, Mr. Candy was taken too soon and his style of comedy will forever be missed.

Written by Bill Braun

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  • Buck is definitely a must-have. Those years of Comedy (Candy, Chase, and Aykroyd) were great times!

    • The Great Outdoors
      Planes, Trains & Automobiles

      Good call Rey!

  • Anonymous

    Wait, when the hell did they remake “I Spit On Your Grave”?

    ….Actually…wait, WHY the hell did they remake “I Spit On Your Grave”?

    • That’s what I was thinking. Why? First one was a rental back when renting movies was dependent on how much butt cheek I could see on the cover. 😉
      Betamax rental if I recall.

    • Anonymous

      Because Hollywood has completely run out of original ideas. A sad, sad state of affairs. Michael Bay has make a living off of other’s ideas: Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Hitcher, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Amityville Horror. The guy is a disgrace to each and every one of those classic films!

      • Anonymous

        That’s definitely true, all those remakes were the blandest damn movies I’ve ever seen. The only one I particularly liked was The Amityville Horror, and that because when Ryan Reynolds went batshit insane, it was actually worth watching. I love my classic horror movies, but seriously, the original was pretty much a grumpy group of people, and random locked doors that people got freaked out about.

        But I Spit On Your Grave? Was there really someone out there that said “You know what we need? More rape-sploitation!”