Create Game Lists on
FilmCrave home
   Movies  Members
Search +
Searching... Close  
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
  Login Using Facebook

New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases to Crave: Pull a Fast Five on Scream 4 While The Lion King Roars

View Chris Kavan's Profile

By Chris Kavan - 10/03/11 at 11:16 PM CT

Enjoy a mix of something old and something new this week as you have a few sequels and the return of some favorites in high definition to dedicate a few hours of you life to.

1) Who says you can't reinvent the wheel? Or in this case the whole car-related movie. With four films of varying quality, one could argue that Fast Five is the best of the bunch, or at least one of the better films in the series. Focusing more on an Ocean's Eleven vibe, but keeping the same action and, of course, flashy cars, it's a man's film that actually has plot and character to keep it going. Now all we can hope is that they don't go and screw thins up again.

2) While it didn't get as much attention, Scream 4 also tried to capitalize on a name brand and familiar characters. I think they waited a bit too long between sequels myself and a lot of the impact has been lost. Still, if you were a fan of the original films, there's no reason why you should miss out on this one.

3) If you're a fan of movies a little off the beaten path, the coming-of-age comedy Submarine should be on your radar. Careful - it's also British, so make sure you know what you're getting yourself into. The description kind of reminds me of a cross between Wes Anderson and Woody Allen - whether you take that as a good or bad thing is entirely up to you.

On the Blu-Ray front, there are some heavy hitters coming out to play. Leading the charge is the movie that has lit up the box office recently, Disney's The Lion King - out of the vault and on Blu-Ray. Certainly one of the best animated films Disney has made, there's a reason it has done so well against new movies: both parents and their children can enjoy it. The story is classic, the songs are fun and memorable and the animation is top-notch. It's one for the collection. If that isn't enough good news, Quentin Tarantino comes in with a one-two punch of his own. The oft-imitated (and quoted) but never duplicated Pulp Fiction brings its fractured story-telling to roost while the ode to blaxploitation Jackie Brown. While Pulp Fiction may get all the attention, there's nothing wrong with Jackie Brown. Finally two cult films of a very different sort also come at you in high definition. If you like violence, but in a totally tongue-in-cheek, ultra-gory way Peter Jackson, long before Lord of the Rings, makes gore fun again with Dead Alive. On the other hand, man-child Paul Reubens brings Pee Wee Herman to the big screen with Pee-wee's Big Adventure. It's a film unlike any other, but it's certainly entertaining in a bizarre sort of way.

There are other films to consider of course. To see the rest, head on over to the
FilmCrave New DVD Releases and FilmCrave New Blu-Ray Releases pages today.


Avoid spam Captcha: Sign Up + or Log In +   

Recent Blog Posts

All Posts

October 2018

September 2018

August 2018

July 2018

June 2018

May 2018

April 2018

March 2018

February 2018

January 2018

December 2017

November 2017

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

December 2016

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

January 2016

December 2015

November 2015

October 2015

September 2015

August 2015

July 2015

June 2015

May 2015

April 2015

March 2015

February 2015

January 2015

December 2014

November 2014

October 2014

September 2014

August 2014

July 2014

June 2014

May 2014

April 2014

March 2014

February 2014

January 2014

December 2013

November 2013

October 2013

September 2013

August 2013

July 2013

June 2013

May 2013

April 2013

March 2013

February 2013

January 2013

December 2012

November 2012

October 2012

September 2012

August 2012

July 2012

June 2012

May 2012

April 2012

March 2012

February 2012

January 2012

December 2011

November 2011

October 2011

September 2011

August 2011

July 2011

June 2011

May 2011

April 2011

March 2011

February 2011

January 2011

December 2010

November 2010

October 2010

September 2010

August 2010

July 2010

June 2010

May 2010

April 2010

March 2010

February 2010

Log In
Help on how to log into FilmCrave
Login with Facebook
Login with FilmCrave
What Members Are Doing
Movie Talk
New Movie Reviews
New Movie Lists
2016: Best to Worst by Nolane
Best films of 2006 by Daniel
My Blu Ray Collection by Yojimbo
Movies I Want To See by Alena
Zombie/Zombie-like Movies by Stoney McStonerson
Movies First Seen in 2018 by royaluglydudes
Movies I've Watched by Chris Ghost
Book Adaptations by Zeljka




Contact FilmCrave Public Relations    

Advertise and Business

Developer API

Contact Us


About us



Support FilmCrave

FAQ and Help

News and Press

Terms of Use


Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
Are you sure you want to delete this blog?