Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time – This film stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Ben Kingsley and Gemma Arterton and is based on the popular video game. The plot revolves around the heroes trying to get a magic dagger that can reverse time to make sure that its power is not used for evil. Although a summer box office flop, the consensus on the film is that it is one of the best, if not the best, video-game to film adaptation ever made. I’m not saying that as a back-handed compliment either. I think it will be quite an enjoyable film when you’re watching it on DVD. See Andy Burns review of the film by going here:
Just Wright – This film stars Queen Latifah and Common and is about a basketball star that gets severely injured during a game. During his rehabilitation he begins to fall in love his new therapist. As they fall in love, he begins to doubt whether or not he can return to the game he loves. I think Queen Latifah always makes an impression in her films, and although it was not a big hit at the box office, the film should find some love on DVD.
Letters to Juliet – This film stars Amanda Seyfried and is about a girl who goes to Verona, where Romeo and Juliet is set and helps an elderly lady find her true love by responding to a letter she left on the wall in Verona many years ago when she was searching for her own “Romeo”. Seyfried is definitely an actress to watch as she doesn’t pick the usual films you would expect a young actress to be in (don’t be fooled by this film either). The fact that she had the chance to work with legendary actress Vanessa Redgrave would be a good reason why she is in this film.
The Black Cauldron – This Disney animated film follows the adventures Taran who goes on a quest to find the Black Cauldron and defeat the evil Horned King. This film was a low point in Disney Animation. Although I agree it is not the best Disney animated film (it’s decent), it was a major flop and it made Disney shift gears (more songs in their film and the use of 3-D animation). The next Disney film after this was The Great Mouse Detective and then the Disney renaissance began with The Little Mermaid. So The Black Cauldron is an important film for fans of Disney animation.
Where The Red Fern Grows – This film is based on the popular book by Wilson Rawls and is about a young boy in the Ozark Mountains who gets two hunting dogs during the Great Depression. This is one of my favourite books when I was young, and I’m looking forward to watching this film that was released in 1974 and is coming to DVD for the first time. For fans of The Shawshank Redemption, this film stars James Whitmore who played Brooks in that film.
TV ON DVD
If you’re a fan of our site, then you may notice when I do my DVD updates that I do not watch a lot of TV (I usually write this after every description of a TV show to help explain the terrible write ups I give the TV shows). Of all the shows that are being released on DVD this week, I can honestly say that I’ve never watched an episode of any of them except for Glee, which I’ve only watched two episodes of. Instead of writing about the different TV shows, I’m simply going to list what TV shows come to DVD going forward. Coming out on DVD today are:
The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Third Season
Fringe: The Complete Second Season
Glee: The Complete First Season
The Good Wife: The Complete First Season
Grey’s Anatomy: The Complete Sixth Season
Private Practice: The Complete Third Season
Rules of Engagement: The Complete Third Season
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Complete Fifth Season
Until Next Tuesday!