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.

Machete
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]
Catfish
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.