New on the Shelf: …(cue the cricket noises)…

Posted on 23 February 2009 by ShepRamsey

Hey friends, Shep here with the rundown of what’s new on DVD this Tuesday, February 24. And the pickin’s are pretty slim, to be honest.

whatjustFirst off, we’ve got Robert DeNiro in Barry Levinson’s What Just Happened?, an adaptation of the memoir by Hollywood producer Art Linson. I didn’t see this one, but the trailer looked somewhat interesting and I’m sure it’s better than a lot of other stuff hitting the shelves this week, like…

Sex Drive, the obnoxious-looking Superbad knock-off.  To further that aspect, it even co-stars Clark Duke, who starred in a series of webisodes with Superbad‘s Michael Cera called “Clark and Michael.” (Hilarious stuff, by the way, if you haven’t seen it, check it out instead of watching this crap.)haunting

And there’s a little horror film that no one saw–and surely for good reason–titled The Haunting of Molly Hartley. Again, I don’t know much about this one, but apparently it’s about some girl named Molly Hartley and she’s probably going to be experiencing some kind of haunting. Either that or it’s another one of those damn dancing movies.

And while that’s all that the video stores will have to offer as far as recent theatrical releases, you might be interested to check out the rerelease of Italian horror director and cult favorite Dario Argento’s 1971 film Four Flies on Grey Velvet. Never seen it, so can’t give my two cents on this one, but if it’s Argento, you can at least bet that it’ll look really great.

And some of the rest… Noah Wyle in the made-for-TV The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalise, the direct-to-video Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder, a rerelase of 1987′s Ironweed starring Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep, and a rerlease of Wes Craven’s The Last House on the Left, just in time for its very own unnecessary remake.

Blu-Ray releases this week include the Futurama movie, Sex Drive, and What Just Happened, as well as the anime classic Akira, William Friedkin’s 1971 Best Picture-winner The French Connection (as well as its sequel, appropriately titled The French Connection II), and the car-chase classic Vanishing Point.

As I said, pickin’s are pretty slim this week, so if you want a recommendation from me, I’d suggest giving Back to the Future another watch, because you can never watch that movie too much. All three films were rereleased two weeks ago, and you seem like you could use a good ol’ fashioned Back to the Future marathon. Go pick ‘em up. And tell them Shep sent you. And then run away.

Buy Back to the Future on DVD HERE.                           

1 Comments For This Post

  1. Quaid Says:

    I’m gonna rent W. Again.

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