Blu-ray Releases: August 2, 2011

Whether you’re a fan of ’80s comedies, kids movies, classic westerns, the latest 3D or the former Governor of California, this week’s Blu-ray release schedule has been a long time coming.  Having provided this schedule for our faithful PSNation readers week after week one would think that the powers-that-be, those responsible for setting these release schedules, could find a consistently happy medium such as what is presented below.  Instead, we’re forced to go weeks – sometimes even months – before being provided with such a variety of new, old and classic movies.  It seems like common sense if you ask me.

Like some of the bigger gaming release weeks this past year, this week’s Blu-ray release could, quite possibly, break the bank for just about any Blu-ray enthusiast.  Nearly 60% of the below titles I already own on DVD and would love to replace with Blu-ray.  Another 20% of these titles I’ve been wanting to add to my ever expanding collection.  Either way, unless I keep myself in check, things could get dangerously out of control for me.

Here are some of the releases for Tuesday, August 2, 2011:

  • Rio (2011)
  • Soul Surfer (2011)
  • Conan the Barbarian (1982)
  • The Name of the Rose (1986)
  • Snake Land (2010)
  • Eastbound and Down The Complete First Season (2009)
  • Eastbound and Down: The Complete Second Season (2010)
  • Conan the Destroyer (1984)
  • Better Off Dead (1985)
  • The Magnificent Seven (1960)
  • The Final Destination 3D (2009)
  • Copycat (1995)
  • Sleepers (1996)
  • For a Few Dollars More (1965)
  • A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
  • Outside the Law (2010)
  • Quarantine 2: Terminal (2011)
  • Spy Kids (2001)
  • The Perfect Game (2009)

First and foremost, if you haven’t already, pick up both seasons of Danny McBride’s incredible HBO comedy series Eastbound and Down.  Do not think about it.  Just get into your car, call a cab or run to your nearest Blu-ray supplier.  You will not be disappointed.

Ok, now that I’ve got that out of the way, I feel like we can all approach the rest of this list with some semblance of a mindful budget.  Let’s weigh our options here and think about what’s the best possible decision.  What works for you?  What’s a must have?

Ah fuck it!  Just take a credit card with you . . . you’re gonna need it.

Written by Bill Braun

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