New DVD Releases to Crave This Week: Persian Prince, Juliets' Letters
By Chris Kavan - 09/14/10 at 10:05 AM CT
I can at least be a little happier that there are releases this week that actually appeal to me. Whether they appeal to other people is another story, but as far as I'm concerned this is a decent week.
1) No doubt that Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is on top of my list. I did see this in theaters, and while it may not have completely gotten rid of the video game / movie stigma, it was a good effort and one of the better adaptations around. As long as you like action and effects, it will suffice.
2) For all you romantic comedy fans, I guess Letters to Juliet will be right up your alley. Amanda Seyfried has talent, but I'm afraid I think it looks wasted here. If you're in the mood, though, might as well give it a shot.
3) An animated film that is overlooked, but shouldn't be, James and the Giant Peach is a wonder that is too often forgotten. Much like Iron Giant, it is overshadowed by bigger Disney films, but shouldn't have to be.
4) Speaking of Disney films, the oft-maligned The Black Cauldron is getting its own 25th anniversary edition, despite being one of the weaker efforts. It's not all that bad, but compared to some of the real masterpieces, it truly does pale in comparison.
Fans of Blu-Ray really have something to cheer about. You have One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Collector's Edition - one of my favorite films, and an all-around important film. Another of my top films, Seven is also out - gruesome, horrific and entirely engrossing. As if one psychological horror film wasn't enough, there's also Jacob's Ladder - a truly mind-bending experience.
To find information on all the new movies coming out, visit the FilmCrave New DVD Releases page.