DVD Shopping Bag: The Look Ahead and DREDD (Mania.com)

By:Robert T. Trate
Date: Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Source: Mania.com

 

Today’s obligatory must own Blu-ray/ DVD is DREDD. I first saw the film at the 2012 San Diego Comic Con. It was a strange experience as Judge Dredd, himself, Karl Urban sat right behind me in the theater. Never was I so aware of yawning during a film. I wasn’t yawning due to boredom, it was the end of a very long day at Comic Con and sitting in a darkened theater doesn’t help. 


I had no expectations for DREDD 3D. I knew of the character, thanks to the horrendous Sylvester Stallone film. What I watched, this time, was a thrilling tour de force of action and suspense. I likened the film to Die Hard in my first impression of it (read here). Never once does Judge Dredd take off his mask to reveal the man underneath. At first, I thought that this was problematic. How am I supposed to know the man behind the law? By the end of the film, I applauded director Pete Travis’ efforts. There is no man behind the law, there is only Dredd. It sounds strange, but I completely understood who the character was by the end of the film in a way I never saw in Stallone’s film or after reading “The Day the Law Died”. 


This is one of of those films that slipped by many comic book and movie fans. It’s a shame, really, as it was the perfect launching point to have Karl Urban start a whole new franchise. The film was shot in real 3D and it’s sad that many of us won’t ever get to enjoy the comic book panels they created by using that technology. Without a doubt, I recommend picking up DREDD on Blu-ray and DVD this week. I promise you that you will not regret it . 


Now, Maniacs, we take a look ahead at al the DVDs and Blu-rays that will be arriving. January is always a tough time, but with each and every week, we get closer and closer to the summer. The DVD Shopping Bag supplies you with a weekly dose of the new titles that get us our genre fix. Remember, all release dates are subject to change.

 

JANUARY

Branded [Blu-ray] January 15th

Cujo [Blu-ray] January 22nd

Deadly Blessing (Collector's Edition) [Blu-ray] January 22nd

The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (Blu-ray/DVD Combo) January 22nd

Ticks [Blu-ray] January 22nd

Young Justice Invasion Destiny Calling: Season 2 January 22nd

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 [Blu-ray] January 29th

Citadel January 29th

Die Hard 25th Anniversary Collection [Blu-ray] January 29th

White Zombie: Kino Classics' Remastered Edition [Blu-ray] January 29th

FEBRUARY

Bela Lugosi: Scared to Death Collection (10-pk) February 5th

Peter Pan (Three-Disc Diamond Edition: Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy) February 5th

Ultimate Spider-Man: Avenging Spider-Man Febraury 5th

The Man with the Iron Fists [Blu-ray] February 12th

Zulu Dawn (Blu-ray / DVD Combo) February 12th

Game of Thrones: The Complete Second Season February 19th

Highlander 2: Renegade Version [Blu-ray] February 19th

Marvel The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes! Volume Six February 19th

Monsters, Inc. (Five-Disc Ultimate Collector's Edition : 3D Blu-ray / Blu-ray / DVD Combo + Digital Copy) February 19th

The Monster Squad [Blu-ray] February 19th

Prison (Collector's Edition) [Blu-ray/DVD Combo] February 19th

The Nest (BluRay/DVD Combo) [Blu-ray] February 19th

Night of the Demons 2 [Blu-ray] February 19th

The Running Man [Blu-ray] February 19th

The Thief of Bagdad [Blu-ray] February 19th

Top Gun (Two-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray / Digital Copy) February 19th

House That Dripped Blood February 26th

MARCH

Westworld [Blu-ray] March 5th

Brother Bear & Brother Bear 2 [Blu-ray] March 12th

The Blob (Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray] March 12th

The Hunchback of Notre Dame [Blu-ray] March 12th

Mulan / Mulan II [Blu-ray] March 12th

Subspecies Box Set [Blu-ray] March 12th

APRIL

Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One - Avengers Assembled (10-Disc Limited Edition Six-Movie Collector's Set) [Blu-ray] April 2nd

 

New Release for January 8th 2013

ACTION / ADVENTURE / KUNG FU/ THRILLERS / WESTERNS

A Dangerous Place Starring Sal Rendino, Kevin Interdonato, Kristen Dalton

Assassins [Blu-ray] Starring Chow Yun Fat, Yifei Liu, Hiroshi Tamaki and Alec Su

Assassins Starring Chow Yun Fat, Yifei Liu, Hiroshi Tamaki and Alec Su

The Bone Collector [Blu-ray] Starring Denzel Washington, Angelina Jolie, Ed O'Neill

Fear [Blu-ray] Starring Mark Wahlberg, Reese Witherspoon, William Petersen

Guns, Girls and Gambling Starring Christian Slater, Powers Boothe, Dane Cook and Jeff Fahey

Guns, Girls and Gambling [Blu-ray] Starring Christian Slater, Powers Boothe, Dane Cook and Jeff Fahey

Gunfight at Yuma Starring Frank Stallone and Joe Estevez

Hit & Run (Two-Disc Combo Pack: Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet) Starring Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard, Tom Arnold and Kristin Chenoweth

Hit & Run Starring Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard, Tom Arnold and Kristin Chenoweth

Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers Starring Michael Conner Humphreys and Christopher Serrone

Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers [Blu-ray] Starring Michael Conner Humphreys and Christopher Serron

Seal Team Six: The Raid On Osama Bin Laden Starring Cam Gigandet, Anson Mount, Alvin 'Xzibit' Joiner

Seal Team Six: The Raid On Osama Bin Laden [Blu-ray] Starring Cam Gigandet, Anson Mount, Alvin 'Xzibit' Joiner

Sleep Tight [Blu-ray] Starring Luis Tosar and Marta Etura

Sleep Tight Starring Luis Tosar and Marta Etura

Stalingrad [Blu-ray] Starring Dominique Horwitz and Thomas Kretschmann

Stalingrad Starring Dominique Horwitz and Thomas Kretschmann

Stolen (Blu-Ray) Starring Nicolas Cage, Malin Akerman, Sami Gayle and Danny Houston

Stolen (DVD + Digital Copy) Starring Nicolas Cage, Malin Akerman, Sami Gayle and Danny Houston

Trespass / Bad Lieutenant Port of Call Double Feat Starring Nicolas Cage, Nicole Kidman and Eva Mendes

ANIME

Bodacious Space Pirates

Bodacious Space Pirates [Blu-ray]

Jubei-Chan: The Ninja Girl

CARTOONS

Archer: Season Three Starring H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash and Chris Parnell

Archer: Season Three [Blu-ray] Starring H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash and Chris Parnell

Frankenweenie Starring Martin Short, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Landau

Frankenweenie (Four-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy) Starring Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short

Frankenweenie (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo) Starring Martin Short, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Landau

The Goode Family: The Complete Series Starring Mike Judge, Nancy Carell and Linda Cardellini

Happy Feet / Ant Bully / Scooby-Doo: The Movie [Blu-ray]

Steven Spielberg: Tiny Toon Adventures 3

CLASSICS

Jazz Singer [Blu-ray] Starring Al Jolson, William Dermarest, May McAvoy and Warner Oland

Cape Fear (1962) [Blu-ray] Starring Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen

Grand Hotel [Blu-ray] Starring Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Joan Crawford

Mrs Miniver [Blu-ray]

COMEDY AND LOVE Mania Style

Scrooged [Blu-ray] Starring Carol Kane, Alfre Woodard, Karen Allen and John Forsythe

CRITERION COLLECTION

The Spirit of the Beehive (Criterion Collection) Starring Ana Torrent, Isabel Telleria, Fernando Fernan Gomez

Two-Lane Blacktop (Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray] Starring James Taylor, Dennis Wilson and Laurie Bird

HORROR

Bloody Flesh Starring Adriana Herrán, David Guerrero, Santiago García

Ghoul Starring Nolan Gould, Andrea Frankle, Mattie Liptak and Glen Warner

Hansel & Gretel [Blu-ray] Starring Dee Wallace, Brent Lydic, Stephanie Greco and Clark Perry

Haunted Dollhouse

House at the End of the Street [Blu-ray] Starring Jennifer Lawrence and Elisabeth Shue

House at the End of the Street Starring Jennifer Lawrence and Elisabeth Shue

MODERN CLASSICS on BLU-RAY

Driving Miss Daisy [Blu-ray] Starring Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Aykroyd and Patti Lupone

SCIENCE FICTION / FANTASY

The Brothers Grimm Starring Matt Damon, Heath Ledger, Monica Bellucci and Petr Ratimec

Brothers Grimm [Blu-ray] Starring Heath Ledger, Matt Damon and Jeremy Robson

Dredd [3D Blu-ray + Digital Copy + UltraViolet] Starring Karl Urban and Lena Headey

Dredd [DVD + Digital Copy] Starring Karl Urban and Lena Headey

Goonies / Gremlins / Gremlins 2: The New Batch [Blu-ray] Starring Shannon Tweed, Sam Hennings, Colleen Coffey

Timekeeper Starring Anthony Medwitz

Time Traveler's Wife / P. S. I Love You / Lake [Blu-ray] Starring Shannon Tweed, Sam Hennings, Colleen Coffey

TV LAND

Dallas: The Complete First Season Starring Josh Henderson, Jesse Metcalfe, Jordana Brewster

Enlightened: The Complete First Season Starring Laura Dern, Diane Ladd and Luke Wilson

Episodes: Seasons 1 & 2 Starring Matt LeBlanc, John Pankow, Stephen Mangan and Edward Lemont

Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) Starring Harry Lloyd, Mark Addy, Alfie Allen and Sean Bean

Hour: Season Two Starring Tom Burke and Peter Capaldi

Midsomer Murders, Set 21 Starring Jason Hughes

Midsomer Murders, Set 21 [Blu-ray] Starring John Nettles and Barry Jackson

Smash: Season One Starring Katharine McPhee, Megan Hilty, Anjelica Huston

3rd Rock From the Sun - Season 5 Starring John Lithgow, Kirsten Johnston and French Stewart

3rd Rock From the Sun - Season 6 Starring John Lithgow, Kirsten Johnston and French Stewart

VR Troopers: Season One, Vol. 2 Starring Michael Sorich, Mike Reynolds and Gardner Baldwin

BOX SETS

Veronica Mars: Complete Seasons 1-3



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