Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Today's New DVDs- 6/9/09

Here's some of the notable titles hitting DVD and Blu today:

Gran Torino: Clint Eastwood's latest has its moments, but there's all kinds of problems (with the script and the tone) that its admirers are glossing right over. It's worth a rental, but a highly overrated picture.

The International: The new thriller from Tom Tykwer (who did Run Lola Run in '99 and not much since) is a little dry and takes its silly plot too seriously, but it's got Clive Owen and Naomi Watts and a really good shoot-out at the Guggenheim.

Woodstock- 40th Anniversary Edition: I pre-ordered my copy of the Blu-ray restoration several weeks ago and can't wait to see it; Woodstock is one of my favorite docs and favorite music films, and I'm anxious to check out the new features and the A/V presentation. DVD Talk's Chris Neilson gives it mostly high marks.

The Jack Lemmon Film Collection: Some early, slightly obscure Lemmon pictures in a value-priced set. DVD Savant recommends it, with some reservations.

Indecent Proposal: Hey, remember this trashy thing from back in the day? Where Robert Redford pays Woody Harrelson a million bucks to fuck Demi Moore? I can't imagine it's aged well, but it's out on Blu-ray if you want to be sure.

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