This week sees the Blu-ray release of a micro-budget indie film about a man who dresses in a suit made of iron. I believe it’s called ‘Aluminum Dude’. Or is it ‘Tin Guy’? Something like that, anyway. If that doesn’t strike your fancy, let’s see what else the release slate has to offer.
Here’s the list of what’s coming out this week.
- ‘Babies‘ (Universal)
- ‘Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky‘ (Sony)
- ‘Eden of the East: The Complete Series‘ (FUNimation)
- ‘Frozen‘ (Starz/Anchor Bay)
- ‘Get Him to the Greek‘ (Universal)
- ‘Good‘ (National Media)
- ‘Iron Man 2‘ (Paramount)
- ‘Iron Man 2 (Target Exclusive Metal Case)‘ (Paramount)
- ‘The Killer Inside Me‘ (MPI)
- ‘King Kong (1933)‘ (Warner)
- ‘Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence‘ (Criterion)
- ‘Prey‘ (Vivendi)
- ‘The Private Eyes‘ (Hen’s Tooth)
- ‘Rock & Rule‘ (Elevation)
- ‘Rush: 2112 & Moving Pictures Classic Albums‘ (Eagle Rock)
- ‘Suck‘ (Koch)
- ‘Superman/Batman: Apocalypse‘ (Warner Brothers)
- ‘The Thin Red Line‘ (Criterion)
- ‘Voltron: Fleet of Doom‘ (Media Blasters)
Obviously, ‘Iron Man 2‘ is poised to dominate the sales charts just as it dominated the box office this past summer. If you enjoyed the first ‘Iron Man‘ and wanted to see something pretty much exactly the same as it all over again, this should fit the bill. Collectors, take note that Target offers an exclusive Metalpak case version (similar to a Steelbook) of the packaging.
‘Get Him to the Greek‘, the quasi-sequel to ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall‘, wasn’t quite as successful this summer. It basically fizzled at the box office. This may be the sort of thing better suited to home video, however.
Casey Affleck plays a misogynistic serial murdering sheriff in ‘The Killer Inside Me‘, which stirred up all sorts of controversy at Sundance and then basically disappeared entirely from public view. Drew thought it was pretty good when he reviewed it here in the blog.
Warner offers up another meticulously restored classic with the 1933 ‘King Kong‘. If you’ve only ever seen the remakes, you owe it to yourself to check out the original. The Blu-ray comes in a swanky Digibook and has hours of quality supplements. This is the must own title of the week.
The Criterion Collection also comes on strong with a double-bill of WWII dramas: ‘Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence‘ – which stars David Bowie as a British soldier in a Japanese P.O.W. camp – and Terrence Malick’s ‘The Thin Red Line‘.
Finally, I first saw ‘Suck‘ – the Canadian rock & roll vampire musical – a last year’s Toronto International Film Festival. The movie is an absolute blast, but I feared that it would never see distribution here in the States, much less a Blu-ray release. Don’t be scared off by the disc’s ugly cover art. ‘Suck’ is hilarious and features cameos by the likes of Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop, and Henry Rollins. Give it a shot.