Blu-ray Releases: September 13, 2011

Blu-ray fans should once again be rejoicing this week as we’re treated to yet another impressive list.  As I alluded to in the previous page’s excerpt, if you’re into horror movies, this week is gonna be hard on your wallet.  There are a number of classics to pick from.

If you think you’ll have time to catch up on some better than average series television before the new episodes start airing in the next few weeks you’ll have the pick of the litter.  I can’t recommend enough the great job Starz Entertainment has done with their original show – Spartacus.  Listed below is the 2nd season, Gods of the Arena.  It was meant to be a prequel mini-season to allow for season one’s Spartacus actor – Andy Whitfield – to recover from his battle against non-Hodgkins lymphoma.  It is with sad news that Mr. Whitfield died this past Sunday at the age of 39.

There are movie roles that certain people seem to be made for.  Nathan Fillion (if the general public has any say) is apparently made to portray the live action role of Uncharted’s Nathan Drake.  Andy Whitfield is another actor that seemed to have been made to portray Spartacus.  Both seasons of Spartacus come highly recommended.

Here are some additional releases for Tuesday, September 13, 2011:

  • Thor/Thor 3D (2011)
  • Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011)
  • The Big Bang Theory The Complete Fourth Season (2010-2011)
  • Halloween 2 (1981)
  • Citizen Cane (1941)
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia The Complete Sixth Season (2010)
  • Trainspotting (1996)
  • The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
  • Camelot The Complete First Season (2011)
  • The Tempest (2010)
  • Manhunter (1986)
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
  • Hesher (2010)
  • Don’t Say A Word (2001)
  • Poltergeist 2: The Other Side (1986)
  • The Last House on the Left (1972)
  • Archer Season 1 (2009)
  • Hide and Seek (2005)
  • Lake Placid 2 (2007)
  • Robocop 2 (1990)
  • Misery (1990)
  • Child’s Play (1988)
  • The Amityville Horror (1979)
  • The Frighteners (1996)
  • Star Wars The Complete Saga (1977-2005) **Releases on September 16, 2011**

When the dust settles and I’m forced to choose one of the above as my pick of the week, after all these years, it’s still an easy decision for me.  No, it’s not Star Wars The Complete Saga.  I think I’ve purchased that series more than enough times already.  The movie I’ve chosen has seen some wear and tear over the years.  It’s even received an unwarranted remake.  But the director is a man that I have stood by, and will continue to do so, for many years to come.  We don’t see much from him these days but his resume speaks for itself.

Written by Bill Braun

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