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I Want My DVD: Tuesday, February 22, 2011

by Nic Dris February 22, 2011 6:00 am
I Want My DVD: Tuesday, February 22, 2011

What's more interesting-- a good superhero or a villain with a heart of gold? Check out these DVDs to find out!

Megamind (Two Disc Blu Ray/DVD Combo)
Without a hero to battle, who is Will Ferrell? Hilarious. Ferrell does a fantastic job taking the archetypal elements of the comic book villain we have all grown up with and finding the comedy of it. This is one of the few comic book stories where you might want to root for the villain. You get an extra Megamind adventure, "Megamind: The Button of Doom," among the bonus features. Other treats include behind-the-scene footage, storyboards, interviews with the cast and even games for the kids to play along with.

Due Date
It's cute. It's charming. It's like Planes, Trains and Automobiles (but without John Hughes). But this film felt just a little past it's due date. One thing can be said of Robert Downey, Jr. -- the guy does an impeccable job at playing the role of himself. Downey, Jr.'s chemistry with Zach Galifianakis is undeniably winning, though. A nice, fresh breath of cast relief comes in the form of Miss Juliette Lewis, who can do no wrong. Extras are anything but numerous, featuring only deleted scenes, mash-ups and a gag reel. (Also available via Movies on Demand.)

Get Low
Robert Duvall drives this film to anything but the grave. This strong ensemble features Sissy Spacek, Bill Murray and Lucas Black, who help Duvall find life in the planning of his own funeral.

All-Star Superman
Superman only has days to live when Lex Luthor's plan to destroy our caped hero works! He lives all his life dreams including telling Lois Lane the truth about his identity. Superman tries to stop Lex Luthor at his master plan for world domination, but how much can he do as he grows weaker? Bonus features include a featurette, "Superman Now," on the evolution of the story and its relevance to our culture today. Bonus episodes from "Superman: the Animated Series" are included, as well as audio commentary provided by writer, Grant Morrison.

Also out this week: The Steig Larsson Trilogy, Mesrine: Killer Instinct: Part 1, Fish Tank (Criterion Collection), Last Train Home, 9000 Needles, Leaving, Killshot, The Killing Jar, Psych 9 and Alien vs. Ninja.

New to Blu-ray: Memento (10th Anniversary Edition), The Last Unicorn (Blu-ray/DVD combo), 48 Hrs. and Sweet Smell of Success (Criterion Collection)

For today's movie releases on DVD, check out I Want My DVD.

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