Before Robert DeNiro skidded into his current role as an unfunny old Focker he was in some great movies. The Deer Hunter is one of the best. Christopher Walken, whose career has fared much better over the years, is in it too – and he is, as always, his batshit crazy self. It’s a story about coming home from war but never really being home again. Watch it in Blu-ray. You’ll be moved.
Maybe you’ve wondered why rappers refer to the police as Five-O. Well, it’s a reference to the classic TV cop series Hawaii Five-O. If you want to learn more about this influential series, or just see classic footage of Honolulu in the 70s, scoop up the complete series and post-up on the couch for the long haul. The show ran for 12 years, so there are a whopping 72 discs in the set.
You can all go suffer for 158 minutes watching The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, but those of us with a clue will be posted up on the sofa watching this new Transformers Blu-ray DVD box set. All three Transformers films are included plus Transformers 3 comes in a Blu-ray 3D version. Available 1/31/12.
You probably saw Slacker twenty years ago in your “experimental” days at the university, most likely under the influence of something. And you should watch this offbeat art-flick again, this time in its upgraded Criterion Collection version. You might remember with some fondness the misfits and losers you used to associate with. Sober or otherwise, this era-defining film will take you back to the weirdo days of the dawning 90s.
When you buy the forthcoming Bond 50 box-set with all the James Bond movies on crisp, killer Blu-ray, you’ll not only get 22 classic spy films, you also get to ogle all the Bond girls. Everyone from Pussy Galore to Honey Rider to Holly Goodhead. We’d call these the “bonus” features, but there’s also 130 hours of actual bonus content, too.
Only the best films are released through Criterion Editions. The 1954 cult classic Godzilla—the original monster-movie—will soon be out in a Hi-Def, digitally-restored version with loads of extra features including critical commentary from film critic-historian David Kalat.
If you don’t have time to know about, follow, and TiVo the cool shows while they’re on, be thankful you can play catch up with the trusty old box set. HBO’s bristling Prohibition-era drama Boardwalk Empire is a series you want to see. This 5-disc season one set drops 01/10/12.
Instead of classic cornball feel-good flicks, light up your holiday festivities with some blood and guts. UFC’s Ultimate Fight Collection gives you 20 discs of the season’s best fights in all their Spartan glory. Available this December
The shower scene from Psycho is arguably the scariest movie scene in Hollywood history. It came straight from the mind of director/ filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock, who also gave us The Birds and many more. This Essentials Collection includes five of his greatest films as well as replicas of the original movie posters.
Law & Order: great cop show, a multi-Emmy winner and the longest-running TV drama of all time. Now the whole 20+ plus years has been packaged into a 104-disc collection, which seems like it will take about 10 years to watch.