DVD Picks – January 4, 2011 – Machete, Dinner for Schmucks, Last Exorcism, and More

Thanks to the holidays, I have a backlog of about a half dozen blu-rays to watch, so I will have to be a bit choosy about additional films I purchase for the next few weeks.  However, I can probably make a case for Machete, which successfully took the fake trailer from Grindhouse and expanded it into a full length film.  It is definitely a glee.  On to the picks.

Blu-Ray – $34.99 (CAN), $21.99 (US)
DVD – $34.99 (CAN), $15.99 (US)
My Thoughts: An enjoyable “check your brain at the door” action film.
My Recommendation: Buy It

Dinner for Schmucks [Blu-ray]
Dinner for Schmucks
Blu-Ray – $32.99 (CAN), $21.99 (US)
DVD – $29.49 (CAN), $16.99 (US)
My Thoughts: A funny film with Steve Carell in full goofball mode.
My Recommendation: Rent It

The Last Exorcism [Blu-ray]
The Last Exorcism
Blu-Ray/DVD Combo – $32.89 (CAN), $22.99 (US)
DVD – $29.49 (CAN), $17.99 (US)
My Thoughts: An intriguing faux-documentary with an unexpected ending.
My Recommendation: Rent It

Catfish [Blu-ray]
Blu-Ray – $27.99 (CAN), $27.99 (US)
DVD – $33.49 (CAN), $18.99 (US)
My Thoughts: Even though it was advertised as something it’s not, it’s still a thought-provoking documentary.
My Recommendation: Rent It

3D Blu-Rays
Coraline (Two-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray / DVD / Digital Copy)
Coraline – $30.09 (CAN), $34.99 (US)
Note: Released in Canada February 15

Blu-Ray Re-Releases

El Mariachi / Desperado (Two-Pack) [Blu-ray]
El Mariachi/Desperado – $16.77 (CAN), $13.99 (US)

Once Upon a Time in Mexico [Blu-ray]
Once Upon a Time in Mexico – $16.77 (CAN), $14.99 (US)

Backdraft (Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray]
Backdraft – Anniversary Edition – $21.69 (CAN), $19.99 (US)

Blade Runner: The Final Cut [Blu-ray]

Bladerunner – The Final Cut – $17.49 (CAN), $18.99 (US)

And those are 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).