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April 26, 2010

This Week's Interesting DVD Releases (April 27, 2010)

Two Criteron Collection releases are at the top of my DVD shopping list, The Fugitive Kind (written by Tennessee Williams and directed by Sidney Lumet) and Ang Lee's Ride With the Devil.

Other theatrical films available on DVD this week include the Meryl Streep & Alec Baldwin vehicle It's Complicated, the Liam Neeson thriller Five Minutes of Heaven, District 13: Ultimatum, and the original and imaginative Terry Gilliam film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.

Television releases are a bit slim, but I have heard good things about the BBC's Survivors: Complete Seasons One & Two and will check it out. Survivors: Complete Original Series 1975-1977 is also in stores tomorrow.

Three documentaries stand out this week. The End of Poverty offers insights into the causes of world poverty. William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe explores the life of the noted civil rights lawyer. Milton Glaser: To Inform & Delight profiles the noted graphic designer (I once owned and adored the Bob Dylan poster on the DVD cover, so I have to watch this documentary).

Six Centuries of Verse is a tour through the history of English-language poetry.

Blu-ray releases this week include Armageddon, Dune, and Tombstone.

What new releases are you picking up or adding to your Netflix queue this week?

This week's interesting DVD releases:

Armageddon [Blu-ray]
Battle Planet
The Barbara Stanwyck Collection
Cold Turkey
The Descent: Part 2
District 13: Ultimatum
Dune [Blu-ray]
Elizabeth [Blu-ray]
Elizabeth: The Golden Age [Blu-ray]
The End of Poverty
Fellini's Casanova
Five Minutes of Heaven
Five Years On Mars
The Fugitive Kind (Criterion Collection)
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero: Season Two
The Gallant Hours
Georgia O'Keeffe
Ghost Hunters: Season Five, Part Two
Ghosts of Machu Picchu
Gintama: Collection 1
Girl, Positive
Hidden Camera
The Hills: Season Five, Part Two
Hong Kong Godfather
How to Live in the German Federal Republic
I Love Lucy: The Movie and Other Great Rarities
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
In Search of Beethoven
It's Complicated
The Jackal (Combo Blu-ray and Standard DVD) [Blu-ray]
The Judy Garland Show Volume 4
Last of the Summer Wine: Vintage 1982-1983
Legend of the Witches
Life Blood
Milton Glaser: To Inform & Delight
Murphy's Law Series 2
Naruto Uncut Season 2 Vol. 2 Box Set
No Kidding, Me 2!
Old Enough
Orson Welles: The Paris Interview
Pride and Prejudice (Restored Edition)
Ride With the Devil (The Criterion Collection)
Rita Rocks: The Complete Season One
Rudolf Nureyev - Celestial Attraction
Rurouni Kenshin: Complete Series
Sherri: The Complete Season One
Six Centuries of Verse
Spectacular Spider-Man, Vol. 8
Survivors: Complete Original Series 1975-1977
Survivors: Complete Seasons One & Two
Tales From the Darkside: Season Three
To Be Fat Like Me
Tombstone [Blu-ray]
Toys in the Attic
Traffic (Combo Blu-ray and Standard DVD)
The Two Mr. Kissels
The Unquiet Death of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
A Voyage Round My Father
Why We Laugh
William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe
Without Trace

also at Largehearted Boy:

previous CD & DVD release lists
Soundtracked (directors and composers discuss their film's soundtrack)