Blu-ray Releases: September 27, 2011

I should probably clarify the opening excerpt by informing you all that the first 4 movies on this week’s list were released this past Sunday – September 25.  Not that their release date should matter as they are all worthy entries into anyone’s Blu-ray collection.  Maybe I’m dating myself here but there’s just something about the comedy classics that were born of the ’80s.  So many of them are timeless and incomparable to some of the “comedies” of our current generation.

If comedies aren’t your thing I see a little movie that fellow PSNation writer Jason will be first in line for.  After he got a sneak peak at the unnecessary remake (aren’t most remakes unnecessary?) of Kevin Bacon’s Footloose I think it’s safe to say he’ll be playing tractor chicken with anyone that might get in his way of the original.

If you’re still not content, or just can’t make a decision, you could indulge your inner B-rate monster with a series of Gamera titles.  Seriously, who can resist the inspiration a giant flying turtle can provide?  It may not have been my favorite of Godzilla’s counterparts – that will forever be reserved for King Ghidorah – but I certainly recall favorable childhood memories stemming from its saucer-like flying abilities.

Here are some of the releases for Tuesday, September 27, 2011:

  • Airplane (1980)
  • Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
  • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad (1988)
  • Stripes (1981)
  • Ben-Hur (1959)
  • Mimic (1997)
  • The Gamera Trilogy (1996-1997)
  • Carlos (2010)
  • The Phantom Carriage (1921)
  • Footloose (1984)
  • Torso (1973)
  • Hung: The Complete Second Season (2010)
  • The Stool Pigeon (2010)
  • Good Neighbors (2010)
  • The Hour (2011)
  • Heathers (1989)
  • A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
  • Extract (2009)
  • Inside Out (2011)
  • Just My Luck (2006)
  • Dragon Crusaders (2011)
  • The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
  • The Horror Within (2005)
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) **Releases on Friday, September 30**

Still mourning his passing in 2010 I wouldn’t feel right if I didn’t go with the following pick this week:

Written by Bill Braun

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  • http://www.psnation.org/ Joel

    Great choice this week! So many classic 80′s comedies on that list and my faves are the Zucker Bros releases: Airplane & Naked Gun.

  • Anonymous

    Have to say I would pick Ben Hur.  If the transfer is anything like North by NorthWest I’m sold.

    • Anonymous

      Everything I’ve heard about the Blu-ray transfer of Ben Hur has been nothing less than spectacular.  I think that would be a great pick for anyone.

  • Anonymous

    ” I am serious, and don’t call me Shirley”
    Leslie Nielsen – Airlpane