New DVD Releases for 15 July 2008

Halfway through another month, with a couple of promising releases:

  • The Bank Job

Is Jason Statham in another movie every other week, or is it just me?  In any case, I don’t remember anything about this movie when it first came out at the beginning of the year, but the writeups I’m seeing about it now are promising.  Granted, it’s a movie set in the 70s, which is about my least favorite decade for movie settings.  But it’s supposed to be a fairly good one along the stylistic lines of “The French Connection” and other movies of the era.

The cover image above links to the special two disc edition, which includes a digital copy of the movie.

  • Step Up 2 The Streets

I saw the first one.  In theaters.  It was my wife’s idea, of course. There were a lot of dance movies that summer, as I recall.

  • Birds of Prey

It only lasted 13 episodes on the WB, but had a couple of redeeming qualities.  The actress they cast as Oracle was perfect from a visual point of view.  They really nailed the comic book character in the casting there.  That’s not something you can say too often.  (I thought George Clooney made for a great Bruce Wayne, though his Batman was lacking.)

Best Buy is including a comic book with your purchase, though I don’t know what it is.  It’s probably not from the classic Dixon/Land/Guice era, though.  Just a guess.

  • College Road Trip

When did Martin Lawrence gain all that weight?

Next week: I’m very excited for “Spaced: The Complete Series.”

5 thoughts on “New DVD Releases for 15 July 2008

  1. Thanks for the heads up on Spaced. I’ve been wanting to see that for awhile. Added to Netflix! :)

  2. Figures — when BoP finally comes out on DVD, something I’ve been waiting for, I can’t quite budget it. Drat.

  3. I heart BoP!

    I’ll have to rent Bank Job – I’ve heard a lot of good things about it. I remember watching Spaced on some obscure DirecTV channel a few years ago — LOVED IT!

  4. Spaced & The Bank Job are on my Netflix queue. What’s with all the love for BoP? I tried watching the show and couldn’t make it past the first couple of eps as I was wholly expecting to see a Chuck Dixon written BoP come to life on the small screen! I may have to give this one a shot again – although at the rate that I am going, I’ll probably get around to it in 2018.

  5. That bonus comic was from the Gail Simone era of BOP . It’s still a pretty good show thanks to Dina Meyer and Ashley Scott, but didn’t really follow the comics too closely.

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