Blu-ray Releases: May 31, 2011

Of course, the excerpt for this week’s Blu-ray release schedule was more than a little sarcastic but – all in all – it’s a fairly nice selection to choose from.  For those True Blood fans out there the complete third season should tide you over until season 4 starts up later this Summer/Fall.  If vampires aren’t your gig there are a couple of memorable John Wayne movies – and let’s face it, next to Clint Eastwood, the Western genre doesn’t get much better than John Wayne.  Still not satisfied?  Fine then, I’ll pull out the big guns and shove some Nick Cage down your throat in glorious 3D (not without some serious gag reflex).

Here are some of the other releases for Tuesday, May 31, 2011:

  • True Blood The Complete Third Season (2010)
  • Once Upon a Time in the West (1969)
  • Barry Lyndon (1975)
  • Drive Angry 3D (2011)
  • Legend (1985)
  • Lolita (1962)
  • Grand Prix (1966)
  • Musicares Tribute to Neil Young (2010)
  • Stanley Kubrick Limited Edition Collection (1960-1999)
  • American Graffiti (1973)
  • A Clockwork Orange (1971)
  • The Cat O’ Nine Tales (1971)
  • Big Jake (1971)
  • Rio Lobo (1970)
  • Biutiful (2010)
  • A Man Called Horse (1970)
  • Passion Play (2010)

All sarcasm aside, this week has some serious gems underneath the obligatory garbage and it’s making for a bit of a challenge when choosing just one.  A Clockwork Orange is tempting but it’s also one of those movies that you need to be in a very specific mood to stomach.  Ridley Scott’s Legend was actually a fairly interesting fantasy – the fact that it stars a young, beautiful Mia Sarah certainly doesn’t hurt things.  No, I think I might be ostracized being a lifelong citizen of southeastern Wisconsin and not selecting George Lucas’ American Graffiti.  Watching a movie like that begs the question – how did Lucas go from 1950’s cruisin’ to a galaxy far, far away?

Written by Bill Braun

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