APRIL 17TH, 2012

Not many titles coming out this week, but two of the titles that do hit shelves this week are huge. In fact, both big titles were on my Top 12 Films of 2011 List. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, which was probably the best action film of last year hits DVD and Blu Ray today. The effects are amazing, the chase scenes are exquisite, and as long as they keep making sequels just as good if not better than the previous installments, I am all for the continuation of this series.

Shame is the second big title of the week starring 2011’s most ambitious actor, Michael Fassbender. Easily becoming a favorite of mine within the last year alone, Fassbender takes on a not-so-easy role as a sex addict. His sister in the film, Carey Mulligan, is gorgeous as always, and steals the show with a heartfelt singing number. Shame landed in my top 5 films of 2011 and I very much look forward to seeing this again.

Some of the smaller titles released today include The Divide, a dark film about an apocalyptic event that lands a dozen or so people locked in the basement of a building where they are left to fend off the outside world as well as themselves. With Milo Ventimiglia from the television series Heroes being the only major star in the film, The Divide comes off a little too much like the failure that was Quarantine.

I have been looking forward to the release of the film Garbo: The Spy, a documentary about a man named Joan Pujol Garcia, who was a real life double-agent during WWII, in which he was a spy for the Allies. Given the nickname Garbo, after Greta Garbo, the double-agent spent most of the war delivering false information and misleading facts to the Nazi army, but having never been found out, actually received honors from both sides of the war.

New Releases

  • The Divide
  • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
  • Shame

TV Box Set

  • American Dad: Volume Seven
  • Bob’s Burgers: Season One
  • Conan The Adventurer: Season Two, Part Two
  • Eight Is Enough: Season One
  • Frozen Planet: The Complete Series
  • Ice Road Truckers: Season Five
  • Last of the Summer Wine: Vintage 1992
  • Man Vs. Wild: Top 25 Man Moments
  • Top Shot: Season Three
  • Treme: Season Two

Special Editions/Other Releases

  • 7 Below
  • A Cool Dry Place
  • A Heavenly Vintage
  • After The Banquet
  • Alambrista!: Criterion
  • The Amazing Bulk
  • American Translation
  • The Asphyx
  • Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Ultimate Ending
  • The Bling Ring
  • Born to Be Wild (2011)
  • Buck Privates: Universal 100th Anniversary
  • Crew 2 Crew
  • Domain
  • Episode 50
  • Farmageddon
  • The Flaw
  • Garbo: The Spy
  • The Getting of Wisdom
  • Girl Fight
  • Hell’s Labyrinth
  • High Road to China
  • The Hitler Chronicles
  • IMAX: Born to Be Wild
  • Keeping up with the Steins
  • Last Rites of Joe May
  • Malevolent
  • The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of…
  • Man on the Train
  • Masters of Terror: Volume One
  • Nowhere in Africa
  • Paul Goodman Changed My Life
  • Presidents
  • Relation of Face, Mind and Love
  • Robotropolis
  • Roger Corman’s Cult Classics: Nurses Collection
  • Secret War
  • The Survivor
  • Talk of Angels
  • That Girl in Yellow Boots

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