Thursday, April 15, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Over at o-meon Chuck Oberleitner reviews today's release of The Great Mouse Detective: Mystery in the Mist Edition and while enjoying the film he wonders how, in 2010, it did not get a Blu-Ray release. Have to admit I am wondering the same thing. Surely, this is a mystery for Basil to solve. "The Great Mouse Detective, full of warmth, charm, and characters, whose exploits you really want to follow, deserves far more than this lackluster, rehashed DVD release." Anyways, the recommendation is still to buy it if you don't have the prior DVD release or to rent it and await a Blu-Ray release if you do have a prior home video version.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Finally got to see The Secret of Kells earlier tonight. Missed it in its original theatrical run but getting an Oscar nomination has breathed new life into it and got it a much wider release. Check out the Notes section of its Facebook page to find where it's playing. You may be surprised to see that it is "at a theater near you" or will be soon. Don't be a lump on a log and wait for its DVD release, but go and see it the proper way. Imagerywise, the film seems to be 60% Samurai Jack, 30% Persepolis, and 10% Lucky Charms commercial and every scene is a new visual treat. You'll notice the main character near the end looks like Obi-Wan Kenobi circa Attack of the Clones, a wise sage who looks like Willie Nelson, and a minor character who looks like a cross between Mr. Magoo and Mr. Miyagi.