Welcome back to the DFW.com DVD Drawer. Although we make mention every week of the new releases, some of the more esoteric discs slip through the cracks. Ill still throw a little light on the blockbusters, but hopefully, I can draw your attention to flicks that might otherwise pass you by. Lets get started, shall we?
All month long, just about every Tuesday will bring a slew of new DVDs and Blu-rays to store shelves. The first Tuesday in October gets things going with a bang, thanks to several high-profile releases. Leading the pack are a pair of big summer flicks: A Nightmare on Elm Street and The Karate Kid, arriving on DVD and Blu-ray. For those who dare, the squirm- and/or barf-inducing The Human Centipede slithers onto shelves this week, along with the equally squishy sci-fi horror drama Splice. Humphrey Bogart is feted with a brand new box, which includes over a dozen of his greatest films.
TV on DVD
Seasons three through five of Ally McBeal arrive this week, along with new installments of All in the Family (season seven); Bones (season five); a re-release of Ken Burns masterful Baseball, including the brand new Tenth Inning; the Mary Tyler Moore Show (season seven); the complete series of Monk and Ugly Americans (season one, volume one).
New on Blu
Without question, the weeks biggest Blu-ray release is Grindhouse, the high-def debut of Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguezs kitschy epic, as well as the long overdue arrival of the theatrical release on home video. The Exorcist takes a bow on Blu, with the directors cut and the theatrical cut included. All of the abovementioned releases (Elm Street, Karate Kid, Splice, etc.) are also available on Blu-ray. In addition, a few Bogarts escape from that new box chiefly The Maltese Falcon and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre -- and make their first appearance on Blu-ray.