DVD Picks – August 12, 2008

In another slow week for new DVD releases, the biggest release is probably the Dennis Quad-staring comedy/drama Smart People (also on Blu-Ray). If you recall from my thoughts, I didn’t think this was a bad film, but it also is not a film that I would rush to rewatch.

The recent serge of direct-to-dvd sequels continues this week with The Art of War II: Betrayal, which is probably notable only for bringing back star Wesley Snipes.

Fans of Canadian director Guy Madden would probably enjoy the new Criterion edition of his film Brand Upon the Brain.

This week also brings us new Blu-Ray editions of The Doors, Kiss of the Spider Woman, and XXX: State of the Union.

And that’s the DVD picks for this week.