|Blu-ray Releases for April 27 2010|
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|Written by Dick Ward|
|Monday, 26 April 2010|
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Heath Ledger's death midway through shooting made completing 'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus' a complicated venture, and the project was nearly scrapped. Terry Gilliam cast not one, but three different actors to portray the character during different transitional phases. The result is a film that holds together beautifully, despite a rocky production.
'It's Complicated' is a bit of a diamond in the rough. It's not an amazing film by any means, but a romantic comedy that's good is hard to come by. Meryl Streep stars alongside Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin in the movie. The all-star cast gives it there all and ends up with a rom-com that goes beyond the traditionally low expectations for the genre.
It's great to see 'Traffic' finally making its way to Blu-ray. The film was released on HD-DVD back in 2006, and four years later Soderburgh's drug war picture is back. It stars Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Salma Hayek and the incomparable Benicio del Toro, who took home an Oscar for his performance.
Other Releases This week include:
District 13: Ultimatum
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Five Minutes of Heaven
Out of Africa
Ride with the Devil