Usually, nothing comes out to stores on Christmas week. The shopping season is done. But there’s a couple points of interest this year:
- Rush Hour 3
I knew they were making this one, but I don’t ever recall seeing an ad for it or knowing it was in the movie theater. It’s just as well — Jackie Chan is long past his prime, and Chris Tucker is about the most annoying man in movies.
- The Kingdom
Also known as the movie whose opening credits have been YouTubed and linked to by every major blog on the ‘net. Oddly enough, Best Buy has a special deal for you if you buy THE KINGDOM along with the straight-to-DVD release of the latest AMERICAN PIE sequel. Sure, those sound compatible.
- Pan’s Labyrinth
I thought this one had come out already, but it seems to be new this week. Time flies. And Guillermo Del Toro directs.
(Update: It’s the high def discs that are coming out this week. I’ve adjusted the cover art above accordingly. Thanks, Paul!)
- Galactica 1980
Came out on Sunday, actually, to take advantage of last-minute shoppers-for-geeks. As I recall, this thing has been savaged for the last two and a half decades. This is likely for the die-hards and completists.
In January, DVD sales will return with those items that Just Missed the Christmas holiday, some of them a result of being pushed back to allow for the projected bigger sellers to come out in prime Christmas season. Happy new year, DVDs!