This week offers up many titles, but few worth owning... However, if you’re a fan of Japanese cinema (no, no the shock type, but a more poetical picture) Criterion has a little something for you... and they’re also releasing an underrated Nicolas Roeg headtrip for your viewing pleasure. For those with more mainstream tastes there’s a slew of recent theatrical films on Blu-ray, and Warner’s catches fans up with Harry Potter with more HD Ultimate Editions of the successful franchise.
This week on Blu-ray Warner Bros is offering up some goodies worth of the format ("Papillon", "Grand Prix"). Criterion also puts two older titles on Blu-ray ("The Great Dictator", "Solaris"), and that’s always worth a mention for the loving care they give their releases; however, if you own the already awesome DVDs, you need to consider the extra spend for what amounts to minor improvements at best.
This week is long on releases... check 'em out below. A few are recommended (The Crazies, The Leopard, The White Ribbon), and one is partially recommended (Predator), but the rest are a mixed bag, though the concert films should be outstanding on Blu-ray.
This week's picks offers one absolutely must-have disc for your hi-def library, three if you're a really keen cineaste with a yen for the experimental and if you don't mind a little digital dusting (aka DNR) marring an otherwise classic epic. The rest of the bunch are a mixed batch of titles you're probably better off renting.
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