Posted on: June 30th, 2009 DVD FIX: June 30th
Ahoy sea men and women, welcome to this week’s DVD FIX, your source for what’s new in DVD/Blu-Ray land.
To say this week’s releases are weak is an understatement. Here’s the major titles hitting retail and rental shelves this week – and hey, if you buy any of these items through the Amazon.com links in this here post, you’re helping Giant Killer Squid save up for that shiny new bike we’ve been wanting. So thanks.
NEW RELEASES FOR JUNE 30th
Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li
Smallville’s Lana Lang (Kristin Kreuk) stars in this unfathomable movie based on the super successful arcade/console video game. Kreuk plays the deadly Chun Li, who must resist the evil forces of Father’s telling their kids to “play that game on mute”. I can’t believe someone made another Street Fighter movie.
12 Rounds (Rated + Unrated)
WWE superstar John Cena comes to home video in his second “major” starring role. I’m sure this film is just “great”.
Eastbound & Down: The Complete First Season
I myself haven’t seen any of this little show, but it stars Danny McBride who just so happens to steal every movie he’s in. Featuring creative talent from Will Ferrel, Jody Hill and Adam McKay, how can you go wrong? Bonus: If you haven’t yet seen The Foot Fist Way also starring Danny McBride, you are missing out.
That’s really all I even want to mention this week. Next week ain’t much better we’ll see new releases featuring Nic Cage, some wannabe superheroes, and a frightening fetus?
Finally, good news for fans of the X-Men animated series from the 90’s Fox Kids programming – the final two volumes of the show, 3 & 4 respectively, are set for release on September15th. Just like the first two volumes (which are really, really good) each volume features two discs of 15 episodes. I recently watched volumes 1 & 2, and this show is one of the very few that holds up since my childhood, and dare I say, the best comic-book cartoon in terms of faithfulness of tone to the source material.