Tuesday, February 24, 2009

DVDs/Blu-Rays This Week: February 24th, 2009

I'VE SEEN:

Breaking Bad: The Complete First Season
Creator. Vince Gilligan
(DVD)

To be honest, I only saw the first episode. Then, they started deleting from the DVR faster than I could watch them. However, I loved the first episode, and will definetly rent this in order to be caught up for the new season. Bryan Cranston is unbelievable in this, as is RJ Mitte as his kid. And the rest of the cast. After this and Mad Men, I can't wait to see when genius AMC spits out next.





I HAVEN'T SEEN:



Akira
Dir. Katsuhiro Otomo
(Blu-Ray)

The animation classic about a post-WWIII Tokyo and bikers and all that. To be honest, I don't know much about this film but I do know I want/need to see it. It is a classic after all.







The French Connection
Dir. William Friedkin
(Blu-Ray)

Another "need-to-see" movie coming out on Blu-Ray. There are so many movies out there that I need to see that I am going to start only with the ones on Blu-Ray. It makes it much more manageable, at least for now. Then I 'll go for the classics not on Blu-Ray, and finally start to delve more into specific genres and directors and all that. I just thought I'd throw that in there.



Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father
Dir. Kurt Kuenne
(DVD)

Supposedly one of the most emotional films of last year, if not the most tear-jerker of a documentary ever made, Dear Zachary was filmed by Kurt as he tried to memorialize his late friend. While filming, he finds out that the woman who killed him was pregnant with his friend's son, Zachary of the title. The plot just typed out is hard to read, and I can't imagine it's a fun movie to watch, but a powerful one.

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