DVD Picks – November 3, 2009

My top pick this week was a flip between The Taking of Pelham 123  (also on Blu-Ray) and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (also on Blu-Ray).  I decided to go with Pelham, since in the long run it is the more memorable of the two and I thought that it was a fun escapist film.    G.I. Joe on the other hand was not bad, even though it seemed that the whole film was setting up for a sequel.

If you weren’t satisfied with the length of the Director’s Cut, you can now get the 4 hour, 11 minute Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut (also on Blu-Ray), which includes Tales of the Black Freighter weaved into the plot.

Some Christmas films get the Blu-Ray treatment include the classic Alastair Sim version of A Christmas Carol, the 20th anniversary edition of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (one of my personal favourites), and the ensemble holiday-set romantic comedy Love Actually.

Rounding out the Blu-ray releases this week is a new Sapphire Series edition of Forrest Gump.

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).