Blu-ray Releases: November 8, 2011

Alright kids, we’re a few days late but we’ve got a huge list on releases coming next week. I’m no Bill, but I’ll do my best.

Buried in this massive release list are quite a few great titles, but it begins and ends with The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl. I mean come on, you’ve got Robert Rodriguez, a big budget and a script written by…. his kid? Okay, maybe not so much that one, but we have Cannonball Run to get you geared up for Need for Speed: The Run. Not since It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World has such a massive and hilarious ensemble cast come together for so much fun. My other big one would be Kevin Smith: Too Fat For 40, which was filmed in Red Bank, New Jersey on his 40th birthday. Say what you will about his film making, but the man can tell a story.

The releases for November 8th include:

  • 13 (Starz/Anchor Bay)
  • The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl (Lionsgate)
  • Alleged (Image)
  • Band of Brothers / The Pacific: Special Edition Gift Set (HBO)
  • A Better Tomorrow (2010) (Well Go USA)
  • Blue Velvet: 25th Anniversary Edition (Sony)
  • Bolt – 3D (Disney/Buena Vista)
  • Born Bad (Asylum)
  • The Cannonball Run (HBO)
  • The Change-Up (Universal)
  • Chicken Little – 3D (Disney/Buena Vista)
  • The Collector (1965) (Image)
  • Deep Purple and Orchestra: Live at Montreux (Eagle Rock)
  • Doctor Who: Series Six, Part 2 (BBC)
  • The Doors: Mr. Mojo Risin – The Story of LA Woman (Eagle Rock)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Level 1.1 (FUNimation)
  • Executive Decision (Warner)
  • Fanny and Alexander (Criterion)
  • The Fisher King (Image)
  • G-FORCE – 3D (Disney/Buena Vista)
  • Gia (HBO)
  • In My Sleep (Freestyle Digital Media)
  • Kevin Smith: Too Fat for 40! (Shout Factory)
  • Life in a Day (Virgil Films)
  • Little Big Man (Paramount)
  • Meet the Robinsons – 3D (Disney/Buena Vista)
  • Mortal Kombat: Legacy (Warner Brothers)
  • Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) (Warner Brothers)
  • Mysterious Island (1961) (Twilight Time)
  • One Eyed Jacks (E1)
  • Out in the Silence (Garden Thieves)
  • Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here – Immersion Edition (Capitol Records)
  • The Reunion (Vivendi)
  • The River Why (Image)
  • Rush: Time Machine – Live in Cleveland (Zoe Records)
  • Smallville: The Complete Tenth Season (Warner Brothers)
  • To Die For (Image)
  • UFC: Ultimate Knockouts 9 (Starz/Anchor Bay)
  • Zombie 4: After Death (Shriek Show)

We also have a few releases later in the week so for November 11, 2011:

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (Combo Pack) (Warner Brothers)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (Movie Only Edition) (Warner Brothers)
  • Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection (Warner Brothers)
  • Nova: Fabric of the Cosmos (PBS)

Now normally I’d say get the Harry Potter film but Warner Brothers decided not to release the 3D version yet. My understanding is that the 3D wasn’t well utilized in the movie anyway but I’d rather have the option than not.

What’s everybody else looking forward to?

Written by Josh Langford

Josh Langford

Josh has been gaming since 1977 starting with the Atari 2600.
He currently owns 25 different consoles and 6 different handhelds (all hooked up and in working condition) including all consoles from the current generation – minus the Switch.

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  • Anonymous

    Mortal Kombat: Legacy gonna look out for it

  • Anonymous

    I think Kevin Smith makes great films, do you like them Josh?

    • I’m a huge Kevin Smith fan, movies, writing, podcasts, all of it,  but I know there are people out there who don’t care for his movies

      • Anonymous

        Totally joking dude!  I also heard you don’t like Just Cause 2 and you have fond memories of getting all those trophies in Split Second.

  • Anonymous

    I’d have to go with HP part 2 and possibly the Fisher King.  Didn’t much like KS’s to fat for 40.  I keep hearing good things about Band of Brothers but honestly David Schwimmer keeps me from seeing it.  He’s such an over actor.

    • Anonymous

      David Schwimmer in Band of Brothers was actually quite good.  He plays a character you love to hate and, in the end, almost feel sorry for.  Band of Brothers – in general – is one of the best HBO mini-series ever made.  Give it a rent if you’re hesitant but don’t let it pass you by because of a former Friends star.

      • I’d have to agree there.  I hate Schwimmer as well and I was really upset seeing him in the first episode when it originally aired, but he plays a jerk anyway and he’s gone before you know it.

        It’s a spectacular series and worth sitting through his brief nonsense .

        • Anonymous

          Ok good that was the kind of feedback I was hoping for. He just overacts in every movie/tv show.  Even a great movie like “Apt Pupil” he removes any atmosphere that exists.  I’ll definitely take a look at this series now and maybe make the jump to bluray if it’s fantastic.  On a side note is “The Pacific” all that good?

          • Anonymous

            Hell yes!  Although I prefer Band of Brothers, you’ll want to follow up with The Pacific at some point.

  • Rush: Time Machine – Live in Cleveland is a must own for moi. Can’t wait to pick that one up. Also a big fan of David Lynch so Blue Velvet will also be added to my list. “Candy colored clowns!” Classic flick albeit twisted.

  • Anonymous

    FYI Harry Potter is available in bluray 3D pack.  Quite a bit pricier if you want to get the most out of your expensive TV 🙂

    • Not in the US it’s not.  I know it’s available in the UK, but not here.

      • Anonymous

        Bummer, skip across the border to Canada, Walmart has it 🙂