Monday, June 15, 2009

The Best DVD Releases of 2009 so far…

So here we are already at the mid-year point of 09! How can this be? As our little blog rolls along we continue to try to give shakers as they are due. Take a walk through a chain video store and see the sheer avalanche of DVD releases out there- most sadly to say just suck. So here’s my year to date picks on the best disks so far- note these only indicate new releases of the past year and not old films re-released. I’d also like to give a shout out to the release of the final season of “The Wire” representing a new high in TV drama. (Though this blog doesn’t usually weigh in on TV shows)

Some of these flicks were reviewed or mentioned previously on this blog, many others weren’t but trust me- all of these are good viewing! (Sorry The Reader and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” didn’t make the cut for me) Also all of these should link back to their Netflix pages for easy queuing. Let’s hope the second half of the year has some more good ones (which will include the Sin Nombre and Star Trek releases of course)

  1. Alexandra

  2. Days and Clouds

  3. Dear Zachary

  4. Doubt

  5. Eden

  6. Frontline: Bush's War

  7. Frost/Nixon

  8. Frozen River

  9. George Carlin: It's Bad for Ya! (His final HBO concert)

  10. Gran Torino

  11. Happy-Go-Lucky

  12. Home

  13. I've Loved You So Long

  14. I.O.U.S.A.

  15. In Bruges

  16. Iron Man

  17. John Adams (3-Disc Series)

  18. Let the Right One In

  19. Mamma Mia!

  20. Milk

  21. Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway

  22. Revolutionary Road

  23. Role Models

  24. Slumdog Millionaire

  25. Smart People

  26. Step Brothers

  27. W.

  28. The Wackness

  29. WALL-E

  30. The Wrestler

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