Welcome to the DVD & Games Forecast.
For what seems like a slow week, it's gonna get pretty expensive for me when I make it to the store. There aren't a ton of titles, but the ones worth picking up are REALLY worth picking up, so let's get right to it, eh?
THIS WEEK'S FEATURED TITLES:
As we prepare for the release of "Shutter Island" this weekend, it's a good time to look back at the work of Martin Scorsese, and it's nice of Warner Bros. to put out this BluRay edition of one of his best films just in time. I was impressed by the picture quality right off the bat because the Michael Balhaus photography has always been particularly tricky to reproduce at home. As the film progresses through time, there are subtle shifts in the image that pay off thematically, and for the first time, I feel like this version of the film gets it all right. The sound quality is just as impressive. The extra features are primarily recycled, including a very good documentary on Warner Bros. gangster films that I swear I own five different times, but no matter. If you're a fan of the film, there's no reason to hesitate. This is absolutely worth the price.
"Lola Montes" (BluRay/DVD)
Okay, Criterion, do you really want to hear a grown man cry?