New DVD Releases for the Week of May 19 2009
Here is a list of the new DVD Releases for the week of May 19 2009 (for TV on DVD releases head over to Daemon’s TV):
Synopsis: In this riotous new road movie from producer Kevin Spacey, a group of friends who are avid Star Wars fans travel west to see the Holly Grail of all sci-fi movies, Star Wars: Episode I. The year is 1999 and for these death star dorks, the Star Wars films are more than just movies; they are a way of life. So, after one of the group takes sick it is nothing short of a moral imperative that the friends break into George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch to watch the seminal sci-fi picture together before its release. Enlisting the help of an estranged friend, who has traded in his Darth Vader mask for a proper day job, the adventure lays way to some extremely funny situations, including an outrageous brawl with some hard-core Trekkies.
Cast: Sam Huntington, Chris Marquette, Dan Fogler, Jay Baruchel, Kristen Bell, Carrie Fisher, Ray Park, Danny Trejo, Billy Dee Williams, Joe Lo Truglio, David Denman
Director: Kyle Newman
Recommendations: This looks like a really funny movie and I think it’s definitely worth a look.
Buy it: FANBOYS on Amazon
Synopsis: Outlander begins when a space craft crashes into the majestic fjords of ancient Norway and into the time of the Vikings. From the wreckage emerge two bitter enemies: a soldier from another world – Kainan – and a bloodthirsty creature known as the Moorwen. Man and monster both seeking revenge for violence committed against them. As the Moorwen ravages the Viking world, killing everything in its path, Kainan forms an unlikely alliance with the primitive but fierce warriors. Combining his advanced technology with ancient Iron Age weapons, the hero leads a desperate attempt to kill the monster – before it destroys them all.
Cast: James Caviezel, Sophia Myles, Ron Perlman, John Hurt, Jack Huston
Director: Howard McCain
Recommendations: I heard about this movie a long time ago and have wanted to see it ever since.
Buy it: OUTLANDER on Amazon
Synopsis: A proud military man, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg is a loyal officer who serves his country all the while hoping that someone will find a way to stop Hitler before Europe and Germany are destroyed. Realizing that time is running out, he decides that he must take action himself and joins the German resistance. Armed with a cunning strategy to use Hitler’s own emergency plan – known as Operation Valkyrie – these men plot to assassinate the dictator and over-throw his Nazi government from the inside. With everything in place, with the future of the world, the fate of millions and the lives of his wife and children hanging in the balance, Stauffenberg is thrust from being one of many who oppose Hitler to the one who must kill Hitler himself.
Cast: Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Carice van Houten, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Nighy, Eddie Izzard, Christian Berkel, Thomas Kretschmann, Terence Stamp, Halina Reijn
Director: Bryan Singer
Recommendations: I ended up not seeing this at the movies mostly because of the bad reviews it had gotten, but I definitely want to rent it and see what it’s all about.
My Bloody Valentine 3-D
Synopsis: Ten years ago, a tragedy changed the town of Harmony forever. Tom Hanniger, an inexperienced coal miner, caused an accident in the tunnels that trapped and killed five men and sent the only survivor, Harry Warden, into a permanent coma. But Harry Warden wanted revenge. Exactly one year later, on Valentine’s Day, he woke up…and brutally murdered twenty-two people with a pickaxe before being killed.
Ten years later, Tom Hanniger returns to Harmony on Valentine’s Day, still haunted by the deaths he caused. Struggling to make amends with his past, he grapples with unresolved feelings for his ex-girlfriend, Sarah, who is now married to his best friend, Axel, the town sheriff. But tonight, after years of peace, something from Harmony’s dark past has returned. Wearing a miner’s mask and armed with a pickaxe, an unstoppable killer is on the loose. And as his footsteps come ever closer, Tom, Sarah and Axel realize in terror that it just might be Harry Warden who’s come back to claim them…
Cast: Jaime King, Jensen Ackles, Kerr Smith
Director: Patrick Lussier
Recommendations: It’s too bad that I’m not a horror movie fan, because I actually like the actors in My Bloody Valentine. But if you do like horror films, then please go crazy with this one.
Paul Bart: Mall Cop
Synopsis: In Columbia Pictures’ comedy Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Kevin James stars as the title character, a single, suburban dad, trying to make ends meet as a security officer at a New Jersey mall. Though no one else takes his job seriously, Paul considers himself on the front lines of safety. When a heist shuts down the megaplex, Jersey’s most formidable mall cop will have to become a real cop to save the day.
Cast: Kevin James, Jayma Mays, Tyler Spindel
Director: Steve Carr
Recommendations: The trailer didn’t make me laugh at all, so I think I’m just going to skip that one.
Buy it: PAUL BART: MALL COP on Amazon