New DVD Release Report | 6/19/07

I won't lie to you, there isn't a ton out. But there are a few hidden (and one not so hidden) gems to be had. And who doesn't like gems? I know I do. Send some my way.

Strong Buy

1. Die Hard Collection (Die Hard / Die Hard 2 - Die Harder / Die Hard with a Vengeance / Live Free or Die Hard - Bonus Disc)
Don't get too excited, that Live Free or Die Hard portion is just a preview. That would be tricky though, to release the DVD before the theatrical release, eh? For me this is a must because I liked all three movies. They're all good, even though I know nothing will ever match the first one, just ask my friend Outlaw Vern.

2. Daniel Tosh: Completely Serious
This guy is sweeping the nation. This DVD does run $13.49 for 60 minutes, so I can see some skepticism, but think what it would cost you to go to a comedy show. Drinks, gas, plus you'd want to bring a few friends, right? All of a sudden $13 bucks is looking like a bargain. It's all about perspective.

Medium Buy

3. Silver Spoons The Complete First Season
No one under 25 will remember this series but it was a classic sitcom premise: A rich kid with a train in his house. Admit it, that's interesting. They've priced this one to move too, 391 minutes for $20. I can't find anything besides the 22 episodes available on the three discs except for something called "Bonus Previews." As this show came out 25 years ago I'm not sure what we'd be previewing.

Rental

4. Reno 911: Miami Unrated Edition
I've talked to a few ardent supporters of this show and they unanimously liked the movie too. I've only watched the show a couple of times, and I didn't see the movie, so I'm taking their word for it. Also, that "unrated" tag is never a bad thing is it?

Probably Not

5. Gray Matters
If you're wondering, this is the one where Heather Graham and Bridget Moynahan make out (I would link to it but I don't need the parents coming down on me like a ton of bricks). Other than that the movie is not very good -- a bit clichéd, a bit slow, a bit predictable.

Not Enough Info

6. Bridge to Terabithia
This one has great reviews so I'll slot it into the "rent if you're a parent" category. Nice things were said about AnnaSophia Robb too, it looks as though she's the next decade's female star.

7. Miss Potter
I didn't see it. It's barely fresh over on RottenTomatoes.com. It made under three million dollars domestically. Oddly it made ten times that internationally, but I still don't know what to do with it. If you like English period pieces give it a shot.

That's all for now. See you next Tuesday!

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