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.
And that’s the DVD picks for this week.