Blu-ray Releases: October 4, 2011

I’m not a scrooge.  Really, I’m not.  even though my Blu-ray excerpt this week may indicate as much I truly do enjoy the holidays . . .about as much as preparing for a colonoscopy (kidding).

Seriously though, with titles like Frosty and the Peanuts Holiday Collection it’s hard not to start getting excited and anxious for the season of joy and giving.  I’m sure, were it not for my 3 children, this time of the year may not mean as much as it probably should, but their innocence and enthusiasm during this time of the year has kept me as young as I can be.  Still, based on repeated cable broadcasts of these classic children’s tales I don’t foresee spending dime one on any of them.

So what is good this week?  There’s a few new releases that scream (pun intended) rehashed stories and uninteresting characters (I’m looking at you Wes Craven and Vin Diesel).  Aside from that, you could get your weird on with a musical performance by Weird Al himself – if that’s your thing.    What has caught my eye is Disney’s re-release of The Lion King.  I’ve been meaning to bulk up my 3D library and, so far, nothing has come close to the incredible 3D quality of the animated movies I own.  Titles like Shrek 4 and Tangled (remember, I have kids) absolutely amaze me with their 3D visuals.  I expect The Lion King – already a beautifully animated movie – would be no different.

Here are some of the Blu-ray releases for Tuesday, October 4, 2011:

  • The Lion King (1994)
  • Fast Five (2011)
  • Scream 4 (2011)
  • Jackie Brown (1997)
  • Dead Alive (1992)
  • Cinema Paradiso (1988)
  • The League: The Complete Season Two (2010)
  • Life is Beautiful (1997)
  • Weird Al Yankovic Live (2011)
  • Almost Famous (2000)
  • Space Jam (1996)
  • Bored to Death: The Complete Second  Season (2010)
  • Moby Dick (2011)
  • Jig (2011)
  • Peanuts Holiday Collection (1965-1973)
  • Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town (1970)
  • Frosty the Snowman (1969)
  • Crazy on the Outside (2009)
  • Deck the Halls (2006)

My pick this week – The Lion King aside – was truly easy as it has been my most anticipated show for the Fall season.  If you haven’t already been enjoying this weekly escapade, here’s a little taste of what you’ve been missing.

Written by Bill Braun

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