Blu-ray Releases for February 23 2010 
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Written by Dick Ward   
Monday, 22 February 2010

This is a great week for Blu-ray bargains.  In addition to some really excellent new release movies, there are several single disc double feature packs hitting the shelves.  The Grumpier old Men two-pack will certainly satisfy the comedy lover, and the combo of Dirty Harry and Magnum Force should be more than enough for action fans.

The Informant!

If you missed this one in theaters, now’s the time to pick it up.  Matt Damon plays a character that’s nearly the polar opposite of Jason Bourne.  He’s clueless, deceptive, and completely unbalanced.  Scott Bakula and Joel McHale co-star as a pair of FBI agents that are dealing with Damon’s character.  The Informant! is a fantastic dark comedy based on a true story.

Dead Snow

If you’re anything like me, you were sold on this film as soon as you heard the phrase “Nazi zombies.”  Dead Snow is a Norwegian take on the zombie comedy and it delivers fully.  Not only is it brilliantly funny, but it’s beautifully shot too.  The film’s ending showcases some amazing shots with contrasting dark red blood on bright white snow that brings back memories of Sin City.  

The Box

From the director of Donnie Darko and Southland Tales comes The Box.  If you’re familiar with his past work, you’re already familiar with his style.  If you’re not, the word that can sum it all up is ‘strange’.  The Box is similar, though it takes a more traditional approach to filmmaking than the baffling Southland Tales.

Other releases for the week:

Analyze This/Analyze That
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant
The Crazies (1973)
The Damned United
Dirty Harry/Magnum Force
Grumpy Old Men/Grumpier Old Men
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths
Miss Congeniality/Miss Congeniality 2
Motherhood
Neil Diamond: Hot August Night
Nurse Jackie: Season One
Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead
Presumed Innocent/Frantic
Sorority Row
Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day
The Universe: The Complete Season Four
Wrong Side of Town







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