DVD and Blu-Ray Releases for the Week of December 14, 2010

In this weekly feature, we bring you the latest releases on DVD and Blu-ray for the week. Releases this week include The A-Team, The Other Guys, Despicable Me, The Town, Legend of the Guardians and Nanny McPhee Returns.

*Note: The Town and Legend of the Guardians release on Friday, December 17th. All other movies release on the usual Tuesday (December 14th).

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blur992138d ago

I never really watched "24" much but the Complete Series video release is a dream for all the fans of the show.
What is odd though is it isn't on Blue-ray. It is only released on DVD.

JL2138d ago

Yea I was never a fan of the show either. Though I'm sure the set will indeed be good for fans. Is weird it's not on blu-ray, but I'm sure they'll get there.

That being said, I got Despicable Me and The Other Guys. Despicable Me was a fun movie. Minions are awesome lol. Will probably watch The Other Guys here in a bit.

I'll also definitely be picking up The Town on Friday. Cyrus I want to see as well, but I might on Netflix for that one.

Crazay2137d ago

I've never seen 24 either but from what i've been told I really need to check it out. Perhaps if it hits Netflix I'll check it out for sure. The other Guys was Ok -0 I can't stand Will Farrell in the least. he's the most one-dimensional actor ever.

Despicable Me on the other hand was great.

blur992137d ago

Nice edit on CouchPotatoClub JL:)
I have been reading about the decline of DVD. I hope that never occurs. DVD's are such a big improvement over VHS. They don't degrade in quality and offer crisp visuals and superb sound. I really enjoy them. I haven't seen a Blue-ray movie yet.

JL2137d ago (Edited 2137d ago )

lol Well I wasn't trying to make it a sly stealth edit or anything. Just had to take the BD part of the complete series section. Amazon had it listed for blu-ray, just I didn't click through far enough to realize it was only a place holder for the future release of it. Thus, it shouldn't be there.

Also, decline of DVD? I haven't read anything about that. If anything, it would just mean Blu-ray is taking over (though DVD still isn't declining). Also, blur, if you like DVD cause of it's crisp visuals and superb sound, then you DEFINITELY need to check out blu-ray if you have an HDTV and a Blu-ray player. Those seriously look and sound good.

I actually enjoyed The Other Guys. It was pretty funny. Not a great movie or anything, but provided some good laughs. Despicable Me was definitely better though.

darklordzor2137d ago

I'm actually pretty impressed with the line-up this week. Nothing increibly spectacular, but all pretty solid. The Town, Guardians, and Despicable Me...all good things here. All in all, not a bad release week.

JL2137d ago

Definitely a solid week. Already got and watched The Other Guys and Despicable Me. Despicable Me was a real "cute" and fun movie. Thoroughly enjoyed that. Again, Minions are awesome lol. The Other Guys was pretty funny too if you like Will Ferrell stuff. I enjoyed it well enough.

The Town I'll definitely pick up on Friday. Guardians I want to see, but that will probably be a Netflix for me. Though, I'm thinking I might have to upgrade to blu-ray on Netflix now.

Crazay2136d ago

There's actually been a recent news article that says DVD sales are declining dramatically in the last few years due in part to BluRay but also a major contributor to the declines was Netflix and other streaming services.

I'd be inclined to say that Netflix almost single handedly caused the demise of Blockbuster. As I understand it, Blockbuster is drowning in an ocean of debt and they're being forced to close up many of their stores in the US. Now that Netflix is here in Canada, we'll see that same trend happen but they need to update their offerings more frequently and get more current content.

darklordzor2135d ago

Well before they killed off Blockbuster, Movie Gallery and Hollywood Video (the same company) went under, and they were the top rental places behind Blockbuster. But it's not just Netflix, it's also the rise of RedBox. That's cut a huge chunk out of them too.

Crazay2135d ago

I'm not familiar with Red Box...

Ok I've now looked into it and see that it's one of the movie rental vending machines. I still say that despite the convenience of them, they'll go the way of the Dodo in just a few short years. We all have to face it. Our society wants information and entertainment at their disposal and they want it right now without having to go anywhere. None of these physical rental concepts are going to last much longer. My only hope is that I'll still be able to purchase the physical discs should I choose to. I haven't gotten to over 600DVDs and 150 BluRay discs by accident. I like looking at my library.

JL2135d ago

I don't think RedBox will be going the way of the dodo anytime soon. That thing is hugely popular here in my area. Granted, yes it's not as convenient as Netflix (ie I actually have to leave the house). But you eventually leave at some point anyways. Say you go out to get something to eat, swing by RedBox for the night's entertainment as well.

On top of that, I've actually noticed there are sometimes movies you can get through RedBox sooner than Netflix. The latest example: The Other Guys. I notice on Netflix it won't even be available until next month. Then no telling how long you'll have to wait to actually get it after that. On the other hand, I actually saw it at a RedBox just yesterday. Granted this isn't always the case, but I have seen it on several occasions.

Even Blockbuster is getting into the vending machine rental thing now.

darklordzor2135d ago

Yeah RedBox won't go away for the reason JL just get your movies sooner than Netflix. Movie Studios have a block on Netflix (or a deal) where they can't release movies on their services for 28 days after release.

They do this because the studios make the most money off of DVD/BluRay sales. And if they went straight to Netflix, no one would buy them. Netflix has to agree to it, or the movie studios will pull the licenses and not give them permission to distribute.

RedBox, however, has no such restrictions, since the studios can still get a cut of the profit for the rentals.