DVD Picks – September 16, 2008

This week’s big release is the Wachowski Brothers’ Speed Racer (also on Blu-Ray). When I saw the film back in May, I originally thought that it was a case of style over substance. However, as the film went on, I found myself enjoying it.

To coincide with the recent release of the Coen Brothers’ Burn After Reading, this week sees the release of a “directors cut” the Coen’s first film Blood Simple. This is definitely one to get. Also, even though it came out last week (while I was busy with the film festival), I should also mention the new deluxe edition of The Big Lebowski, which comes shaped like a bowling ball.

While on the subject of special edition DVDs, Tim Burton fans would probably like to pick up the new 20th anniversary edition of Beetlejuice.

The are quite a few Blu-Ray releases this week include the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, The Mist, 1408, The Hulk, and Risky Business.

And that’s the DVD picks for this week.

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).