DVD Day: January 26th, 2010


?? Surrogates
Question for anyone who saw this story of Bruce Willis investigating non-blue furry avatar murders — is there any reason I should watch this instead of rewatching 12 Monkeys for the 10th time?

? Naruto Shippuden Box Set 1
When Naruto made the jump to Shippuden, I was genuinely excited (I’m a sucker for shonen stories, what can I say). But I’ve read enough of the Shippuden manga to know that author Masashi Kishimoto not only doesn’t have a grand plan for his characters, he’s making shit up on a week-to-week basis. It’s just terrible. I pity anyone who’s collecting the anime and watching this nonsense while it’s padded out for TV.

? Sherlock Holmes
Couldn’t wait to see Sherlock Holmes and Ianto tussle with some dinosaurs? You’re in luck, because Asylum’s goofy-ass DVD movie come out today. Let me know how it is.

? Rifftrax
There are a bunch of Rifftrax DVDs coming out today, including riffs of old movies like Planet of Dinosaurs, Voodoo Man and the DVD of the recent and awesome Plan 9 from Outer Space live riffing held back in August. But the gems, as always, are the two discs of shorts — Shorts-Tacular Shorts-Stravaganza and Wide World of Shorts. There’s so much entertainment on each of these that’s it’s criminal that they’re only $10 each. Buy them. Do it. I promise you will not regret it.

? Parker Lewis Can’t Lose: The Complete Second Season
I tried to watch some of the first season on DVD. I remembered why I liked it as a kid, but couldn’t get back into it as a bitter, jaded adult. I don’t hold this against Parker Lewis, it’s just an observation.

? The Real Ghostbusters Vol. 2
Five discs and 31 episode of real ghostbusting action.

? Alone in the Dark II
If you need to own a sequel to a Uwe Boll movie — a sequel that Uwe Boll turned down, meaning that IT WASN’T GOOD ENOUGH FOR UWE BOLL TO CONSIDER DIRECTING IT — on Blu-ray, no less, I… no, I can’t even imagine such a person existing. I won’t.