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This Week in Blu-ray / DVD Releases: Sept. 18

09.18.2012

This week: Indy finally cracks his whip on Blu-ray; some vintage wild and crazy guy; and a scary romp out in the woods.

► Just as it took its sweet-ass time coming to DVD, the INDIANA JONES trilogy (that’s right – there are only three) finally comes to Blu-ray this week. ‘Raiders’ has been beautifully restored, but it’s the bonus stash that matters here: Two discs worth of extras include the brand new documentary ‘On Set With Raiders of the Lost Ark,’ and a 1981 ‘making of’ feature which hasn’t been seen in years. All special features from the previous DVD set return. If you want to call it a bonus, there’s some piece of crap called ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’ thrown in as well.

► Much like ‘Scream’ a generation ago (16 years? Are you kidding me?), THE CABIN IN THE WOODS is one of the rare horror flicks which spoofs its own genre while still delivering the scares. Using ‘The Evil Dead’ as its launching point, a group of clichéd college kids head to a remote cabin to party, where all sorts of supernatural mayhem awaits. While all this is going on, a group of office technicians are following their every move. Likely the year’s best horror film, but as usual the pickings were slim.

► A mere three months after it was supposed to be one of the summer's big comedies, THAT'S MY BOY limps to Blu-ray/DVD. It took awhile, but Adam Sandler haters can finally breath easy - his touch of gold at the box office is gone. And it wasn't this movie that did it - it's a decent, romp that nicely pairs Sandler up with Andy Samberg. No, it was the loathsome movie before this, 'Jack and Jill,' which screwed Sandler's fans after years of loyalty. Unless something looks amazing (which 'That's My Boy' certainly didn't), it'll be a tough road back to the $100 million club for him. Until then, enjoy his first R-rated comedy, about a hopelessly immature dad (Sandler) trying to reconnect with the son (Samberg) he had after having sex with his high school teacher at 14.

► Every now and then, Steve Martin gives us a glimpse of the groundbreaking comic he used to be, then he squanders it making a terrible Pink Panther movie. Shout! Factory’s STEVE MARTIN: THE TELEVISION STUFF will show why a generation of kids in the ‘70s went nuts for him. Over six hours of gold includes his four NBC specials, two stand-up shows (including the rarely seen Live at the Troubadour in 1976), assorted Saturday Night Live skits and his Oscar-nominated short film from 1977, ‘The Absent-Minded Waiter.’ Fact: Someone you know will want this for Christmas.

► Wow, it is warfare out there in sitcom land: After three seasons, the backlash hits. ‘The Office’ gave way to ’30 Rock’ which gave way to MODERN FAMILY. And sure enough, the harping got louder during Season 3, despite better ratings than ever (it’s the #3 sitcom behind – ugh – ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and ‘Two and a Half Men’). How can anyone get sick of a cast this perfect? Best of the bunch this season may be ‘Election Day,’ directed by Bryan Cranston, with the family hitting the campaign trail for Claire. Choice Phil quote: “She feels great. Her spirits are high, the whole family’s high. There’s your headline.”

► Katy Perry does the mandatory movie bio thing with KATY PERRY: PART OF ME, but unlike Madonna – who mastered it with ‘Truth or Dare’ – she isn’t willing to show her ugly side. This is just an extended music promo for a singer with a whopping two albums. A missed opportunity, because despite the flack she takes, Perry is one of the few pop stars worthy to step in Madonna’s shadow these past 20 years. But not with fluff like this, which non-fans won’t be remotely interested in.

► You won’t need your grandparents around to enjoy THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL. Sometimes a low-key, sweet-natured movie like this is just what the movie doctor ordered after another summer of dreck. Maggie Smith, Judi Dench and Tom Wilkinson lead a cast of British seniors who are forced to stretch their retirement dollars further, and settle on a chaotic retreat in India. From ‘Shakespeare in Love’ director John Madden.

► The ‘Lost’ vibe is bigger than ever during the first episode of HAWAII FIVE-0’s second season when Terry O’Quinn joins the party as McGarrett’s mentor. He joins island alumni Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park as they try to clear McGarrett from charges he killed the Governor. Season 2 didn’t have the same luster as the first, but its procedural nature and brand name will likely keep it around for years.

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CLICK HERE FOR A FULL LISTING OF ALL THE COOLEST DVD RELEASES OF THIS WEEK AND THE REST OF THE YEAR!

SO WHAT DVD/BLU-RAYS ARE YOU GUYS STOKED ABOUT THIS WEEK?!

Source: JoBlo.com

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11:32AM on 09/18/2012
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11:30AM on 09/18/2012
I don't even know why I both with this site. This whole elitist attitude towards the 4th Indy movie really pisses me off. No the movie wasn't as good as the original three but this whole "that piece of crap doesn't exist" garbage is just stupid. Nobody cares about what your thoughts are on that movie so report the freaking news and keep your snarky elitist attitude to yourself.

This is why I stick to the blu-ray.com reviews for these sort of things.
I don't even know why I both with this site. This whole elitist attitude towards the 4th Indy movie really pisses me off. No the movie wasn't as good as the original three but this whole "that piece of crap doesn't exist" garbage is just stupid. Nobody cares about what your thoughts are on that movie so report the freaking news and keep your snarky elitist attitude to yourself.

This is why I stick to the blu-ray.com reviews for these sort of things.
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12:42PM on 09/18/2012
You don't have to be 'elitist' to see what an an embarrassment that movie was. Just a working set of eyes and ears. This set would probably sell better without the fourth movie.
You don't have to be 'elitist' to see what an an embarrassment that movie was. Just a working set of eyes and ears. This set would probably sell better without the fourth movie.
8:32PM on 09/18/2012
Yeah, same here (sort of). I've always appreciated that this website is a "for the fans, by the fans" sort of thing, but I'm getting genuinely irritated by the constant reminders of (supposedly) how bad Crystal Skull was. It's getting to the point where it seems like almost evey article related to Indiana Jones is posted solely for the purpose of shitting all over Crystal Skull. To be fair, it's not just this website, but any movie-related website that's been doing it, but Christ on a bike,
Yeah, same here (sort of). I've always appreciated that this website is a "for the fans, by the fans" sort of thing, but I'm getting genuinely irritated by the constant reminders of (supposedly) how bad Crystal Skull was. It's getting to the point where it seems like almost evey article related to Indiana Jones is posted solely for the purpose of shitting all over Crystal Skull. To be fair, it's not just this website, but any movie-related website that's been doing it, but Christ on a bike, it's been four years. Move the hell on.
8:43PM on 09/18/2012
You know why every film site hates 'Crystal Skull'? Because it's a terrible friggin' movie that made fans feel stupid for ever wanting another Indiana Jones movie.
You know why every film site hates 'Crystal Skull'? Because it's a terrible friggin' movie that made fans feel stupid for ever wanting another Indiana Jones movie.
8:21AM on 09/18/2012

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I was really afraid they were going to force feed us Crystal Skull in this pack like they did with Spiderman 3 (couldnt find 2 on BD anywhere!) Thank you, movie gods.
I was really afraid they were going to force feed us Crystal Skull in this pack like they did with Spiderman 3 (couldnt find 2 on BD anywhere!) Thank you, movie gods.
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11:30AM on 09/18/2012
It's in there - I just prefer to view it as a shitty bonus feature to go with the original trilogy.
It's in there - I just prefer to view it as a shitty bonus feature to go with the original trilogy.
3:46AM on 09/18/2012
In my mind, I'm so wanting to click pre-order on Indiana Jones' Blu Ray set but I want the price to come down a little first, like when I bought Indy's DVD box set (before Kingdom of the Crystal Skull came out). Patience, patience.
In my mind, I'm so wanting to click pre-order on Indiana Jones' Blu Ray set but I want the price to come down a little first, like when I bought Indy's DVD box set (before Kingdom of the Crystal Skull came out). Patience, patience.
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