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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sean Kelly

DVD Picks - November 16, 2010 - Avatar: Extended Edition, The Last Airbender, A Christmas Carol, 3D Blu-Rays, and More

It's a very jam-packed week, which is a sure sign that the holiday shopping season is now underway.

More than six months after its movie-only release, Avatar finally gets feature-filled 3-disc release, which contains not one, but THREE versions of the movie, as well as over three hours of special features.  Hopefully, this has been well worth the wait. 

The other Avatar (as in The Last Airbender) is also released this week and will probably end up being the first M Night Shyamalan film I don't purchase.

We also have the release of Disney's A Christmas Carol, which is one of a large assortment of 3D-compatible Blu-Rays this week.  I can almost here the ads "2D Blu-Ray was SOOO last year! Throw that dinosaur out and buy the 3D model, along with a compatiable TV!!!!!."  Ah hem...on to the picks.


Avatar: Extended Edition
Blu-Ray - $29.99 (CAN), $24.99 (US)
Standard - $19.99 (CAN), #19.99 (US)
My Thoughts: Haven't seen the extended cut, but the original was really good.
My Recommendation: Buy It!!!!

The Last Airbender (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
The Last Airbender
Blu-Ray/DVD Combo - $34.99 (CAN), $26.99 (US)
Standard - $19.99 (CAN), $16.99 (US)
My Thoughts: Absolutely atrocious dialogue, filled with oversimplified concepts and mystical mumbo jumbo, has made this my least favourite of Shyamalan's films.
My Recommendation: Skip It

Disney's A Christmas Carol (Four-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray / DVD / Digital Copy)
Disney's A Christmas Carol
Blu-Ray 3D/Blu-Ray/DVD Combo - $34.99 (CAN), $27.99 (US)
Blu-Ray/DVD Combo - $31.49 (CAN), $23.99 (US)
Standard - $23.99 (CAN), $16.99 (US)
My Thoughts: A decent adaptation of the classic story.
My Recommendation: Rent It

3D Blu-Rays
Clash of the Titans (Three Disc: Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray / DVD / Digital Copy)
Clash of the Titans - $31.49 (US)

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (Three Disc: Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray / DVD / Digital Copy)
Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore - $30.79 (CAN), $30.99 (US)

Open Season [Blu-ray 3D]
Open Season - $31.49 (CAN), $27.99 (US)

The Polar Express (Single Disc Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray Combo)
The Polar Express - $38.49 (CAN), $26.99 (US)

Blu-Ray Re-Releases
Modern Times: The Criterion Collection [Blu-ray]
Modern Times (Criterion) - $38.49 (CAN), $29.49 (US)

The Complete Metropolis [Blu-ray]
The Complete Metropolis - $29.99 (CAN), $29.49 (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).