DVD Picks – February 10, 2008

For the second time in this column, my top pick for the week is a new Blu-Ray release.

Coming out on the high-definition format this week is a film that I can still call my favourite, Donnie Darko. In fact, the film’s release on Blu-Ray may result in me reconsidering my position on the format. 😛

The new releases this week include the George W. Bush biopic W. (also on Blu-Ray), which I thought provided a sympathetic look at the (now-)former president’s life, while at the same time not letting him off the hook for his mistakes while in office.

Also being released this week are The Miracle of St. Anna (also on Blu-Ray), Soul Men (also on Blu-Ray), and Blindness (also on Blu-Ray).

Fans of the Evil Dead films made to check out Bruce Campbell’s self-parody My Name is Bruce (also on Blu-Ray), which is a film I would definitely want to check out (too bad it only received a very limited theatrical release).

The new Blu-Ray film’s this week, in addition to Donnie Darko, include Boondock Saints, Pretty Woman, A History of Violence, The Pelican Brief, The Rundown, and A Time to Kill.

And that’s my 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).