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August 29, 2011

This Week's Interesting DVD Releases - August 30, 2011

The Criterion Collection features three releases this week, Jean Cocteau's Orpheus, The Complete Jean Vigo (À propos de Nice / Taris / Zéro de conduite / L'Atalante), and a Blu-ray edition of Lindsay Anderson's If . . ..

Other classic theatrical releases in stores tomorrow include Sergei Eisenstein's Strike, Ingmar Bergman's Face to Face, and Agnes Varda's stunning documentary Daguerreotypes.

The documentary Forks Over Knives explores the benefits of a plant-based diet.

Three Coen brothers films are out on Blu-ray this week,Blood Simple, Miller's Crossing, and Raising Arizona, and are available as a specially priced three-film collection.

Television releases include House, M.D.: Season Seven, Sons of Anarchy: Season Three, The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Second Season, and the BBC's Wonders of the Universe.

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

This week's interesting DVD releases:

The 5th Quarter
90210: The Third Season
An American Family: Anniversary Edition
The Atomic City
Blackmail Boys
Blood Simple [Blu-ray]
Breaking News Breaking Down
Cell 211
Children Of The Corn: Genesis
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader [Blu-ray 3D]
Coen Brothers Collection (Blood Simple/Fargo/Miller's Crossing/Raising Arizona) [Blu-ray]
The Complete Jean Vigo (À propos de Nice / Taris / Zéro de conduite / L'Atalante) (The Criterion Collection)
Cougar Town: The Complete Second Season
Counting Crows: August & Everything After
Deadgirl [Blu-ray]
Desperate Housewives: The Complete Seventh Season
Detroit 1-8-7: The Complete First Season
Doc Martin: The Movies
Face to Face
Final Destination 2 [Blu-ray]
Final Destination 3 [Blu-ray]
Forks Over Knives
Good Will Hunting [Blu-ray]
Hell's Kitchen: Season 5 Raw & Uncensored
Herculoids: The Complete Series
House, M.D.: Season Seven
iCarly: The Complete 3rd Season
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs [Blu-ray 3D]
If . . . (Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
In a Better World (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
The Incredible Shrinking Man
Laugh to Keep From Crying: The Play
Madea's Big Happy Family
Meet The Browns: Season One
Miller's Crossing [Blu-ray]
Moby Dick & The Mighty Mightor: Complete Series
Murphy's Law Complete Collection
Murphy's Law: Series 4 & 5
Ne Change Rien
Neo Angelique Abyss Complete Collection
The Nightmare Before Christmas (Three-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray / DVD / Digital Copy)
Nikita: The Complete First Season
Norwegian Ninja
Only in America With Larry the Cable Guy Volume 1
Parenthood: Season 2
The Perfect Host
Phantom Pain
Raising Arizona [Blu-ray]
Red Faction: Origins
Rio (Four-Disc Blu-ray 3D/ Blu-ray/ DVD/ Digital Copy)
Royal Wedding of a Lifetime
Running Wilde: Season One
Sons of Anarchy: Season Three
Spice and Wolf: Season Two (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
Storage Wars: Season 1
Strike: Remastered Edition
Top Gun (Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
True Adolescents
The Twilight Zone: Season 5 [Blu-ray]
Uh-Oh Show
The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Second Season
What If Cannabis Cured Cancer
Wonders of the Universe
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

also at Largehearted Boy:

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