DVD Picks – October 5, 2010 – Splice, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Karate Kid, and More

It’s been over a month since my last DVD column, so it’s about time I get back into the swing of things. My top pick for this week is Splice, which I still consider to be a success in how it is one of the few Canadian productions (not directed by David Cronenberg or Atom Egoyan) to receive a wide North American release (by Warner Bros nonetheless).  Not too shabby for a fairly weird sci-fi/horror film.  On to the picks.

Blu-Ray – $23.09 (CAN), $24.99 (US)
Standard – $25.49 (CAN), $17.99 (US)
My Thoughts: An intriguing film that sci-fi fans would love.
My Recommendation: Buy it if you love sci-fi (otherwise rent it)

A Nightmare on Elm Street [Blu-ray]
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
Blu-Ray – $25.92 (CAN), $24.99 (US)
Standard – $26.99 (CAN), $16.99 (US)
My Thoughts: Worth watching only for Jackie Earle Haley’s interpretation of Freddy Krueger.
My Recommendation: Rent It

The Karate Kid (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
The Karate Kid
Blu-Ray/DVD Combo – $26.23 (CAN), $22.99 (US)
Standard – $23.93 (CAN), $16.99 (US)

Blu-Ray Re-Releases
The Exorcist (Extended Director's Cut & Original Theatrical Edition) [Blu-ray]
The Exorcist – $26.59 (CAN), $23.99 (US)

Beauty and the Beast (Three-Disc Diamond Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo in Blu-ray Packaging)
Beauty and the Beast Blu-Ray/DVD Combo – $29.99 (CAN), $24.99 (US)

And that’s my DVD Picks for this week.

Sean Kelly Author

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).