Well this week is a depressing week when it comes to new home video Blu-ray releases. In fact, this whole month looks kind of dry when it comes to new releases. Don’t get me wrong, there are three new releases this week but nothing really worth the time and effort.
Disney Pixar’s failed attempt at capitalizing on the success of Cars comes out today. Of course, I’m talking about Cars 2. I mean, hell, it didn’t even manage to hit it’s budget with the domestic gross, $191 million. Where as the budget was set at $200 million. Granted it did very well over in the foreign market which is sitting at $360 million but still. I went and saw it when it was out in theaters and it was terrible. Well Cars 2 is being released in four different packages. First off, it’s being released in a Cars: Director’s Edition. Within that package you are getting Cars, Cars 2 and Mater’s Tale. There are total of 11 discs (5 Blu & 6 DVD). There will also be a 3D package which contains the 3D version as well as the 2D, DVD and Digital Copy. A simple Blu-ray and DVD copy is another package. Last but not least for this absolutely terrible movie is a Blu-ray and DVD in a DVD case instead of the awesome Blu-ray case.
A movie that was adapted from a book that didn’t do terrible at the box office was Water for Elephants. It starred Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson and Christopher Waltz. Like I said it didn’t do terrible at the box office bringing in a total domestic gross of $58 million with a budget of $38 million. Water for Elephants is being released as a Blu-ray and Digital Copy package. Sorry there doesn’t seem to be a DVD option this time around. This movie was a so-so movie. It had some good parts but overall it was kind meh. This is not something that I would even come close to buying for my home video collection.
Crazy, Stupid, Love is being released this week also. To be quite honest, this is probably the only movie that I would be remotely interested in this week. However, I still won’t find myself buying it. It did pretty well while it was in theaters, about $30 million over its budget. Crazy, Stupid, Love seemed like a straight forward movie and I wasn’t too sure where it was going to go with the story line but then things took a twist. It stars Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Marisa Tomei and Kevin Bacon. You will be able to find two different packages being released. There will be a Blu-ray, DVD and Digital copy package as well as just a single Blu-ray copy.
It appears like Toy Story will never go away. It seems like they are always releasing new packages upon new packages once a month. However this new package also comes with new features. It’s the Toy Story Trilogy 3D set. That’s correct, all three of the Toy Story movies have been put into 3D. Joy, just what we needed, more useless 3D movies.
This week I decided to pick a couple of Blu-rays that are being re-released. Scrooged starring Bill Murray is being released on a single Blu-ray disc. As well as Hook starring Robin Williams, Julia Roberts, Dustin Hoffman. Hook has been released as a Blu-ray and DVD combo pack.
Well hope you enjoyed this installment of Weekly Blu-rays. Keep checking back each week for updates on new releases for Blu-ray.