Tuesday, October 5, 2010
New DVD Tuesday!
Splice (2010): Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley
Two scientists push the ethical boundaries of genetic engineering and end up creating a super beast that threatens humanity. Again I reiterate my disinterest in horror movies. But "Splice" got strong reviews and may end up on the queue at some point.
Bones - Season 5 (2009): David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel
New to Blu Ray
Beauty and the Beast (1991): Angela Lansbury, Jerry Orbach
The classic Disney fairy tale that everyone knows so well. This is isn't my favorite Disney movie but I appreciate it greatly because it brought animated movies into the mainstream. Before "Beast", animated films were just for kids. After the 6 Academy Award nominations this film received (including Best Picture), these movies were taken more seriously. "Beast" changed the culture of film and paved the way for "Lion King," "Toy Story," "Up," and so on.
The Exorcist (1973): Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Ellen Burstyn
If you haven't seen "The Exorcist" by now, you're probably never going to. This is the best and the most frightening scary movie ever. I know I'm fond of hyperbole but I feel pretty good about that last statement.
Last of the Mohicans (1992): Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeline Stowe