Blu-ray Releases: May 10, 2011

Whether you’re into classic westerns, incredible sci-fi or aging rockers this week’s Blu-ray release schedule has something for just about everyone.  Fear not all you tween-age girls of the world, Justin Bieber will be making a late-week entry with Never Say Never.  It truly is the end of days.

For the rest of humanity, here are some of the other releases for Tuesday, May 10, 2011:

  • No Strings Attached (2011)
  • Some Like it Hot (1959)
  • AC/DC: Live at River Plate (2009)
  • I Saw the Devil (2010)
  • Alien (1979)
  • Aliens (1986)
  • Alien 3 (1992)
  • Alien Resurrection (1997)
  • Patton (1970)
  • Equilibrium (2002)
  • Hang ‘Em High (1968)
  • Flicka 2 (2010)
  • Dracula 2000 (guess the release date)

Although the young and hip Justin Bieber is a strong contender this week, I have to go with my gut and recommend one of the best (if not the best) sci-fi trilogies ever made.  Of course, I’m referring to the Alien Trilogy: Alien, Aliens and Alien 3.  That’s right, I said trilogy.  I refuse to acknowledge Alien Resurrection as anything other than the abomination that it was.  In my mind, the Alien story ended with Alien 3 and Ripley’s ultimate sacrifice.  Sure, David Fincher was practically blacklisted from Hollywood after he directed Alien 3 but he responded with one of the best psychological thrillers I’ve ever seen – Se7en.  If you have a mind to, watch the director’s cut of Alien 3 – it’s nearly unrecognizable from the theatrical release (and far superior I might add).

Written by Bill Braun

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