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Blu-ray: Brothers

Blu-ray: Brothers

Available on Blu-ray 3/23/10: Brothers is a modern war drama with Jake Gyllenhaal and Tobey Maguire and includes an audio commentary, two featurettes, and 2.35:1 1080p encode.

Blu-ray/DVD: Avatar

Blu-ray/DVD: Avatar

Blu-ray gets just a bit bluer on 4/22/10 with the release of Avatar; it’ll be available as a two-disc Blu-ray and DVD combo, with an “ultimate” edition with extras coming in November.

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DVD: Men Who Stare At Goats

DVD: Men Who Stare At Goats

The Men Who Stare at Goats baa-rges its way onto DVD and Blu-ray 3/23/10; both versions include deleted scenes, audio commentaries, and a featurette of the real First Earth Battalion.

Blu-ray/DVD: Slammin’ Salmon

Blu-ray/DVD: Slammin’ Salmon

Available on Blu-ray/DVD 4/13/10: it’ll knock your IQ down a rung with its low-brow humor, but The Slammin’ Salmon (starring Duncan Hines) is a cult comedy hit served on a platter.

Blu-ray: Ninja Assassin

Blu-ray: Ninja Assassin

Ninja Assassin sneaks its way onto Blu-ray 3/16/10; the 3-disc set also includes a DVD and Digital Copy, additional scenes, two ninja featurettes, and one doc on the training of star Rain.

Blu-ray: The Killer

Blu-ray: The Killer

NSFW trailer: John Woo’s bullets and blood masterpiece, The Killer, arrives on Blu-ray 3/30/10; starring a much younger Chow Yun-Fat, the 1989 classic is a must for HK cinema fans.

BD: Nightmare on Elm Street

BD: Nightmare on Elm Street

It’s a must buy die for horror fans: the original Nightmare on Elm Street arrives on Blu-ray 4/6/10 and includes Ready Freddy Focus Points, alt. endings, featurettes, and commentaries.

Blu-ray: Sherlock Holmes

Blu-ray: Sherlock Holmes

It’s still running in some theaters, but buying Sherlock Holmes on Blu-ray (3/30/10) is elementary, my dear Watson: it includes the Maximum Movie Mode with director Guy Ritchie.

Blu-ray: Apollo 13

Blu-ray: Apollo 13

Available 4/13/10: Apollo 13 finally lands on Blu-ray for its 15th anniversary; it’ll feature 2.35:1 1080p video and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio plus a feature commentary with Ron Howard.

Blu-ray: Saving Private Ryan

Blu-ray: Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan arrives on Blu-ray 5/4/10: it’s a two-disc set with 2.35:1 1080p HD, English 5.1 DTS-HD audio, and 3 hours of bonuses including 8 featurettes and 2 documentaries.

Claymore: Complete Series

Claymore: Complete Series

Available 2/16/2010: a must for anime fans, Claymore: Complete Series includes all 26 episodes in a Blu-ray box set along with two 24-page books, commentary, and interviews.

Blu-ray/DVD: Black Dynamite

Blu-ray/DVD: Black Dynamite

Thanks to a successful run at 2009 Sundance, blaxploitation spoof Black Dynamite blasts its way onto DVD/Blu-ray on 2/16/2010; both include commentary, extra scenes, and featurettes.

LotR Animated: Remastered

LotR Animated: Remastered

Buy the one 1978 animated film to rule them all with Lord of the Rings: Remastered Deluxe Edition; it includes remastered audio and video plus a 30 minute interview with director Ralph Bakshi.

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Goodfellas 20th Anniv. Edition

Goodfellas 20th Anniv. Edition

Get one of the best movies (mob or otherwise) ever made: Goodfellas 20th Anniversary Edition is a 2-disc Blu-ray set with booklet, commentaries, featurettes, and feature-length documentary.

Dirty Harry Collection

Dirty Harry Collection

Make your day with the Dirty Harry Collection (Blu-ray/DVD), due out 2/16/2010; it’s cheaper than the Ultimate Collection by leaving out extras, but still includes all five films.

Blu-ray: Red Cliff

Blu-ray: Red Cliff

John Woo’s war epic Red Cliff arrives on Blu-ray 3/23/2010 in two forms: the theatrical version runs 2h 28m, but it’s the two-part international version that’s truly epic at nearly 5 hours.

DVD/Blu-ray: Astro Boy

DVD/Blu-ray: Astro Boy

It didn’t do well in theaters, but we’re still rootin’ for Astro Boy as a robot-tastic flick; it arrives on Blu-ray/DVD 3/16/2010 with deleted scenes, featurettes, and two new animated scenes.

DVD/BD: Boondock Saints II

DVD/BD: Boondock Saints II

Available 3/9/10: Boondock Saints II arrives on Blu-ray and DVD with deleted scenes, commentary, and featurettes; the Blu-ray version includes three extra behind the scenes features.

Blu-ray: 2012

Blu-ray: 2012

Its plot was apocalyptically bad, but 2012 was made for annihilating home theaters; the two-disc Blu-ray set includes PiP, an alternate ending, deleted scenes, and seven featurettes.

Doctor Who: Complete Specials

Doctor Who: Complete Specials

Celebrate the David Tennant era with Doctor Who: The Complete Specials; it’s a 5-disc DVD or Blu-ray set that includes Next Doctor, Planet of the Dead, Waters of Mars, and End of Time.

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Blu-ray: Moon

Blu-ray: Moon

Moon lands on Blu-ray 1/12/2010; the mind-bending, character-driven sci-fi film is a mix of 2001 and Solaris and stars Sam Rockwell on a solitary three-year lunar mining mission.

Zombieland (Blu-ray)

Zombieland (Blu-ray)

Dark undead comedy Zombieland arrives on Blu-ray 2/2/10 with a behind the scenes PiP track, deleted and effects progressions scenes, and actor, writer, and director commentary.

Justice League: Crisis

Justice League: Crisis

Available 2/23/10, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths pits the League against their evil counterparts from an alternate reality–all with the help of an also alt-reality heroic Lex Luthor.

Blu-ray: Stargate 15th Anniv.

Blu-ray: Stargate 15th Anniv.

The SG team finally gets a proper release Stargate: 15th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray; it includes both the theatrical and director’s cuts, lossless audio, and three new featurettes.

DVD/Blu-ray: Halo Legends

DVD/Blu-ray: Halo Legends

Halo Legends lands on DVD and Blu-ray 2/9/2010; it includes seven short films from five Japanese production houses, with six part of official Halo canon and the seventh a parody.

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