Blu-ray Releases: October 25, 2011

This is truly disappointing.  Here we are, the last week of October, and the best option for a horror title is with a franchise that I didn’t even realize included a sequel – much less 4.  Wrong Turn . . . really?  That’s it?  At least I can get my gore fix on a weekly basis with the incredible television shows of The Walking Dead and American Horror Story.

Wrong Turn 4?  Uugghh!

I suppose all is not completely lost.  There is the Ultimate Trilogy release of the Jurassic Park series.  Sure, they may not be as good as when first released –  and The Lost World is more of an annoyance than an adventure – but in my mind this brings us one step closer.  “Closer to what?” – you might ask.  Well, with the recent Blu-ray release of the Star Wars films this brings us one step closer to what I consider would be the Ultimate Trilogy on Blu-ray.  Can I get a hell-ya for some Indiana Jones?  Although rumored to make an appearance by the end of this year, I won’t be holding my breath.  2012 is a distinct possibility.

Until then, here are some of the releases for Tuesday, October 25, 2011:

  • Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
  • Jurassic Park: Ultimate Trilogy (1993-2001)
  • Winnie the Pooh (2011)
  • Attack the Block (2011)
  • Island of Lost Souls (1932)
  • The Conversation (1974)
  • Dazed and Confused (1993)
  • Robot Chicken Season 5 (2010-2011)
  • Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings (2011)
  • City of Life and Death (2009)
  • Faces in the Crowd (2011)
  • Witchblade The Complete Series (2006)
  • Father of Invention (2010)
  • The Chaser (2008)
  • Europe: Live at Shepherd’s Bush (2011)

It took every ounce of strength to hold back from selecting Europe: Live at Shepherd’s Bush Blu-ray as my pick of the week.  Considering all of their hits like The Final Countdown and  . . . . um . . . . The Final Countdown, it was a strong contender (and if you believe that . . . ).  In the end I had to go with my gut, and my gut was still responding positively after completing the videogame tie-in just a few weeks earlier.  The game was a pleasant surprise.  Here’s to hoping the movie won’t let me down.

Written by Bill Braun

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