New Releases – DVD, Blu-ray, and Netflix Instant: July 27, 2010

27 Jul
2010

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What’s new to the Blu-ray and DVD Release Schedule This Week?

Clash of the Titans

How does it stand up against the Best Movies of all time?

Flickchart Ranking: #4245
Times Ranked: 5007
Win Percentage: 35.69%
How Many Top-20′s: 5 Users

You’d be hard-pressed to find a bigger mythology nut than me, so catching this (on a easy to see 2D Blu-ray) is a major priority. If you also dig on mythology and flicks, the book “The Ancient World in the Cinema” by an old professor of mine is a great read.

Repo Men

How does it stand up against the Best Movies of all time?

Flickchart Ranking: #6699
Times Ranked: 1370
Win Percentage: 48.68%
How Many Top-20′s: 0 Users

It’s Repo! The Genetic Opera but without the opera. Despite my massive love for musicals, I personally was not a fan of that flick but completely understand why 14 year old girls like it. This one looks like it’s much more “serious” and more of a straightforward action flick.

Operation: Endgame

How does it stand up against the Best Movies of all time?

Flickchart Ranking: #12462
Times Ranked: 1
Win Percentage: 100%
How Many Top-20′s: 0 Users

Rob Corddry and Zach Galifianakis in a spy-thriller? That’s just crazy enough to work. The movie has an incredible ensemble cast and looks, to me at least, to be a fun way to kill a couple hours. Check out this clip for some proof of the funny.

Batman: Under the Red Hood

How does it stand up against the Best Movies of all time?

Flickchart Ranking: Just Added
Times Ranked: -
Win Percentage: -%
How Many Top-20′s: – Users

Animated superhero movies are the best. There’s nothing better to throw on one monitor, while I get some work done on the other. The only conceivable reason I would ever want kids is so I could buy movies like this without getting dirty looks when I get to be in my 40′s.

IP Man

How does it stand up against the Best Movies of all time?

Flickchart Ranking: #6749
Times Ranked: 287
Win Percentage: 68.81%
How Many Top-20′s: 1 Users

The story of a very successful, real-life martial arts teacher. The man taught Bruce Lee everything he knew, so hopefully there’s an interesting movie in there somewhere. Flickcharters seem to be responding to it very positively so far, so I’m guessing it’s worth a look.

The Art of the Steal

How does it stand up against the Best Movies of all time?

Flickchart Ranking: #11835
Times Ranked: 33
Win Percentage: 37.78%
How Many Top-20′s: 0 Users

Documentary about the struggle to control a $25 billion private art collection. The collection was started by a dude who made his money creating a treatment for a sexually transmitted disease in the 1800′s. Flickchart rankings aren’t great right now but it looks interesting.

DVD/Blu-ray Re-releases and Classics:

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

crouching tiger dvd

How does it stand up against the Best Movies of all time?

Flickchart Ranking: #139
Times Ranked: 214443
Win Percentage: 45.94%
How Many Top-20′s: 2431 Users
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It’s been far too long since I’ve seen this one, I don’t remember much of it, except that it’s good. It has amassed some very impressive Flickchart numbers so far.

Crack in the World

crack in the world dvd

How does it stand up against the Best Movies of all time?

Flickchart Ranking: Just Added
Times Ranked: -
Win Percentage: -%
How Many Top-20′s: – Users
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This one is pretty much just The Core but made in 1965 and with the ever present Cold War-era shadow of worldwide nuclear destruction. The Core is absolutely terrible but still entertaining to watch with a group of friends ready to make fun of it.

Rambo (Extended Cut)

rambo dvd

How does it stand up against the Best Movies of all time?

Flickchart Ranking: #543
Times Ranked: 54060
Win Percentage: 30.71%
How Many Top-20′s: 147 Users
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Not great but it’s hard to complain about getting a solid throwback action flick starring an absolute legend.

Lock Up

clash of the titans dvd

How does it stand up against the Best Movies of all time?

Flickchart Ranking: #3014
Times Ranked: 1740
Win Percentage: 26.68%
How Many Top-20′s: 2 Users
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Hugely underrated Stallone movie. At the very least, it’s better than Cobra.

Johnny Handsome

johnny handsome dvd

How does it stand up against the Best Movies of all time?

Flickchart Ranking: #4386
Times Ranked: 852
Win Percentage: 37.69%
How Many Top-20′s: 0 Users
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Mickey Rourke, when he looked attractive instead of interesting.

Dark City (1950)

dark city dvd

How does it stand up against the Best Movies of all time?

Flickchart Ranking: Just Added
Times Ranked: -
Win Percentage: -%
How Many Top-20′s: – Users
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Charlton Heston Film Noir.

Hannie Caulder

hannie caulder dvd

How does it stand up against the Best Movies of all time?

Flickchart Ranking: Just Added
Times Ranked: -
Win Percentage: -%
How Many Top-20′s: – Users
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A movie about a woman getting revenge on her all-star cast of rapists.

Appointment with Danger

appointment with danger dvd

How does it stand up against the Best Movies of all time?

Flickchart Ranking: Just Added
Times Ranked: -
Win Percentage: -%
How Many Top-20′s: – Users
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Classic Noir

Union Station

union station dvd

How does it stand up against the Best Movies of all time?

Flickchart Ranking: Just Added
Times Ranked: -
Win Percentage: -%
How Many Top-20′s: – Users
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Classic Noir

The Secret of the Grain (Criterion Blu-ray and DVD)

secret of the grain dvd

How does it stand up against the Best Movies of all time?

Flickchart Ranking: Just Added
Times Ranked: -
Win Percentage: -%
How Many Top-20′s: – Users
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It’s Criterion, so it must be good…

The Prowler

clash of the titans dvd

How does it stand up against the Best Movies of all time?

Flickchart Ranking: #7318
Times Ranked: 316
Win Percentage: 46.31%
How Many Top-20′s: 0 Users
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Some solid 80′s cheese.

New to Netflix and Instant Streaming New Releases:

Studio-enforced 28 day release moratorium opens for:

Hot Tub Time Machine

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

New to Instant Streaming this week:

Streaming Pick of the Week: Zardoz – What a weird movie. Sean Connery had to have owed somebody money or something to be in this. It’s just so dirty and weird. It’s not necessarily good (or bad) but completely worth a viewing, because it is incredibly interesting and unique.


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