Blu-ray Releases: December 27, 2011

Well, now this is ironic. Fellow PS Nation member, Jason, just had an exclusive interview with Gary Oldman for another website and now I see the wonderfully gifted actor represented on this week’s Blu-ray list. Yeah, I’m a huge fan of Mr. Oldman.

There are many movies that I would refer to as “classic” when discussing Gary Oldman and this movie is on that list. Can you spot the film I might be referring to below? Consider that a segue.

• 2012 Zombie Apocalypse (Asylum)
• Apollo 18 (Starz/Anchor Bay)
• Archer: The Complete Season Two (20th Century Fox)
• The Borgias: The Complete First Season (Paramount)
• Buck (IFC Films)
• City Under Siege (FUNimation)
• The Double (Image)
• Eden of the East: The Complete Series (FUNimation)
• Fairy Tail: Part 2 (FUNimation)
• Final Destination 5 (Warner Brothers)
• Hostel: Part III (Sony)
• In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds (20th Century Fox)
• Nine Months (Starz/Anchor Bay)
• The Pool Boys (One)
• Shameless: The Complete First Season (Showtime)
• Sid and Nancy (MGM/UA)
• Slayers: Season 4 and 5 (FUNimation)
• Zombie Apocalypse (The Asylum)

Of course I’m talking about Sid and Nancy. Gary Oldman plays the famous punk rocker, Sid Vicious, in this classic tale of punk rock and wreckless lifestyles. A cult classic, Sid and Nancy captures the mood of the punk movement during the late 70’s/early 80’s quite accurately while also telling one of rock’s most depressing stories.

Highly recommended and an easy pick of the week.

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  • Archer: Season Two! Got mine in the mail today.

    • I really need to start watching that series.

      • Derek / Beaver6622

        You really need to.  It is so damn good.  Jonathon Benjamin does such a great job with the voice.  

  • Anonymous

    I’m hoping season 2 becomes available on Netflix streaming sooner rather than later as season 3 starts up in January.  I was able to watch all of season 1 via streaming and loved it.  The show is hysterical!

  • Derek / Beaver6622

    Not sure why anybody needs the Movie “Nine Months” but Shameless is a great show from the U.K.  I think the first 6 episodes are on Netflix streaming.

  • Avoid “City Under Siege” at all costs.  I’ve seen this about a year and a half ago and it was one of the worst movies from director Benny Chan.  It was like “X-Men” for retards, literally.  Thankfully, he redeemed himself with “Shaolin” (also out on bluray and dvd via Well Go USA) and his remake to the Hollywood film “Cellular” (yeah, that old flick with Jason Statham, Chris Evans and Kim Basinger) was pretty decent as well.  It was even, at some point, better than “Cellular” with all the car stunts and pyrotechnics that Benny Chan is known for.  If you have resources of importing Hong Kong bluray, you should be on the lookout for “Connected”.  (yeah, that is the English title for the Hong Kong remake of “Cellular”)

    Speaking of which, I think I’ll rewatch it this weekend.  But at all costs, avoid “City Under Siege”.

  • Anonymous

    I just bought Tangled on Blu-Ray. 

    • I hear the 3D version is really good.

  • Don’t forget Chloe Webb as Nancy! She’s amazing as well. “I LOOK LIKE STEVIE NICKS!!!!!!!!!!!!” LOL!!