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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sean Kelly

DVD Picks - May 11, 2010 - Daybreakers, Legion, Edge of Darkness, and More

While last week didn't feature many releases I was interested in, this week is the complete opposite.  This week has no less than three releases that I wouldn't mind picking up.  Since I will only be getting one, I will pick the Ethan Hawke-starring vampire film Daybreakers.  On to the picks.

Daybreakers
Blu-Ray - $26.99 (CAN), $24.99 (US)
Standard - $19.99 (CAN), $17.99 (US)
My Thoughts: An enjoyable experience that delved into action and science fiction (instead of just horror).
My Recommendation: Buy It

Legion [Blu-ray]
Legion
Blu-Ray - $25.49 (CAN), $22.99 (US)
Standard - $24.99 (CAN), $17.99 (US)
My Thoughts: Was better during the action scenes, rather than the dramatic dialog scenes, which were cringe-worthy at parts.
My Recommendation: Rent It

Edge of Darkness (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
Edge of Darkness
Blu-Ray - $27.99 (CAN), $19.99 (US)
Standard - $19.99 (CAN), $16.99 (US)
My Thoughts: If it wasn't for Mel Gibson's involvement, this would just be a standard thriller.
My Recommendation: Rent It

Blu-Ray Re-Releases
M (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray] 
M (Criterion) - $28.49 (CAN), $32.49 (US)

The Karate Kid / The Karate Kid, Part II Boxed Set [Blu-ray]
The Karate Kid I&II - $30.49 (CAN), $27.96 (US)

The Man In The Iron Mask (w/DVD) [Blu-ray]
The Man in the Iron Mask - $17.99 (CAN), $18.99 (US)

And that's my DVD Picks for this week.

Sean Kelly

About Sean Kelly -

Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described ├╝ber-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).