DVD Picks – August 17, 2010 – Hamlet on Blu-Ray, Suck

It’s a bit of an off week in terms of DVD releases, so I am only going to make two picks this week.

My main pick, which I have been really looking forward to, is the blu-ray version of Kenneth Branagh’s epic unabridged adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet.  This quickly became one of my favourite films and I look forward to owning a version that’s not on a bulky double-VHS.

I am actually a bit sad about my second pick Suck, since it was my favourite film at TIFF last year, however it is going straight to DVD.  I still recommend you check it out.  Time for the details.

Blu-Ray – $26.49 (CAN), $23.99 (US)
My Thoughts: The most epic and faithful adaptation of Shakespeare’s play.
My Recommendation: Rent It (only because of its 4 hour length)

Suck [Blu-ray]
Blu-Ray – $27.99 (CAN), $22.49 (US)
Standard – $24.99 (CAN), $22.49 (US)
My Thoughts: A quirky and fun film with many rock cameos.
My Recommendation: Buy It

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).