From the director of Moon, Duncan Jones‘s next directed film, Source Code, drops into stores this week. Although it doesn’t neccessarily hit the same tone as Moon, Source Code is still a pretty good movie. It plays more to the general moviegoer. Source Code is about a soldier who is assigned to a mission that none have ever heard of. The mission is so off the wall because it is part of a government experiment called “Source Code“. This experiment allows him to cross over into another man’s identity for the last 8 minutes of his life. With that 8 minutes that he is allowed in another man’s body he must figure out who the bomber was that set explosives on a Chicago bound commuter train. Even though it’s only 8 minutes he re-lives the event over and over gathering more intel until he can finally solve the mystery of who the bomber is.
Source Code is being released in two different packages. One of which is an exclusive to Best Buy. That one comes with a Blu-ray/DVD flipper disc. The other version is just a single Blu-ray disc. I can confirm that the single Blu-ray disc comes with a nice slipcover. Source Code is currently sitting with a solid 91 percent, certified fresh, on Rotten Tomatoes. While in theaters it brought in roughly $54.7 million with a budget of $32 million. This will for sure be a day one buy for me.
This week we have a few television series that are being released. Stargate Atlantis: The Complete Series, Supernatural: The Anime Series and Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe are the series that are being released. I honestly don’t watch any of them, therefore have no opinion of them.
This week also brings the likes of Ironclad to the local stores. Its being released as a single Blu-ray disc. Dylan Dog: Dead of Night is also being released as a single Blu-ray disc.
Now when it comes to movies that haven’t recently been released in theaters and that have been on DVD for quite awhile we have some epic ones. Universal is releasing a pair of Blu-ray releases today that encompass the best work by one of the funniest men of all time – John Belushi. The now comedy classics The Blues Brothers and National Lampoon’s Animal House are finally hitting the Blu-ray scene. We are also seeing the 10th Anniversary edition of Donnie Darko being released as a Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy combo pack. Along with the original the sequel is being released, S. Darko: A Donnie Darko Tale.
That pretty much raps up this week of new releases. Check back next week when we get our first week of August’s releases.