DVD’s I Bought This Week – July 22nd

DVDs I Bought This Week!

A wise man once said “It’s not just about seeing Star Wars two weeks before everyone else. You’ve gotta plow through crap like Marie Antoinette and Catwoman as well.” I have the fortune of being able to see all of the films that I want, and find out that they are only worth one viewing (or less) before I would willingly pay for the DVD…and subsequently end up hating myself later. But for every The Whoopee Boys there has to be an Indiana Jones, and because of the great films I am able to put myself further in debt every week.

Spaced: The Complete Series




Synopsis: Shaun of The Dead, sitcom style

Why Buy It?: I guess that if you would like to see the origins of the men behind Shaun of The Dead and Hot Fuzz (Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost), go no further. This is one of the most highly rated shows to come from across the pond in a long time. Unless you are one of those “Doctor Who” fans.

Formats: Standard DVD


Director: Robert Luketic

Cast: Jim Sturgess, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth

Rated: Rated PG-13 for some violence, and sexual content including partial nudity.

Synopsis: Ivy League kids go to Vegas and count cards, how is life fair?

Why Buy It?: After seeing Across The Universe, I was willing to see any film with Jim Sturgess. I am the same way with Kevin Spacey, I will see anything with him in it. 21 isn’t amazing, but its fun and features two very talented actors. This isn’t necessarily a must-buy, but I know it will do well for multiple viewings in the future.

Formats: Standard DVD, Bluray

Robot Chicken: Star Wars




Synopsis: Remember that Family Guy where they did Star Wars…?

Why Rent It?: I will be the first to say that I am a Robot Chicken fan, but not in the sense that I’d buy the series on DVD and watch it over and over again. I love the fact that these guys were the first to attempt the Star Wars reenactment, but Family Guy did it so much better. Not to take anything away from these guys though, they did it their own way and it works.

Formats: Standard DVD

Kiss of the Spider Woman

Director: Hector Babenco

Cast: William Hurt, Raul Julia


Synopsis: The performance of Raul Julia’s career, before Street Fighter.

Why Rent It?: I can honestly say that I haven’t seen this, but would love to. it might certainly be worth buying considering it carries a 7.5 rating on IMDB and is an Oscar winner (William Hurt, Best Actor).

Formats: Standard DVD

Two Tickets to Paradise

Director: D.B. Sweeney

Cast: D.B. Sweeney, Moira Kelly

Rated: Rated R for language including crude sexual references, and some drug use.

Synopsis: The Cutting Edge minus ice skates, entertainment.

Why Avoid It?: OMG! Moira Kelly and D.B. Sweeney are back together again for the first time since The Cutting Edge! That movie was like sixteen years ago. I would rather see Kirstie Alley and John Travolta back together again for the first time since Look Who’s Talking Now. Wait, no, nevermind.

Formats: Standard DVD

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