On Blu-ray This Week: February 18 to February 24, 2008
It’s a new week for Blu-ray releases and well, let’s just say that this batch’s titles are interesting. You’ll get to meet memorable characters like Lola, Michael Clayton, and Hank Deerfield, and go on different flavored rides with them. Also, this week brings us three live performances from Montreux. Check out the full article for the complete list.
We’ve got the skinny about this week’s releases for your Blu-ray home entertainment systems, and even though the list for this week isn’t all that beefy, the titles are quite interesting. With movies delving into moral dilemmas, mysteries, and alternate realities, you’re bound to be stuck in your seats for a while.
What do we have this week on Blu-ray? Three movies and three concerts. That may not seem much, but when you put in Santana, Deep Purple, Yes, George Clooney, Tommy Lee Jones, and Franka Potente into consideration, we think you’ll be giving this week’s releases a closer look.
Did we mention that this week’s slew of concerts were all performances at the lovely Swiss municipality Montreux? Anyway, let’s check out the movie titles for this week.
Warner Bros.’ In the Valley of Elah tells a heavy and gripping story about a soldier who had just come home from the war and suddenly disappears. When his war veteran father and a detective try to find him, they discover some very painful things.
Michael Clayton, on the other hand, is a suspense law film about a “fixer” played by George Clooney. How do you deal with a friend and colleague’s mental breakdown? On top of that, title character Michael Clayton also has to deal with a massive conglomerate that will do anything and everything to keep its secrets.
Last but not least is the Sony Pictures movie, Run Lola Run. It stars Franka Potente as the running heroine who needs to get 100,000 Deutsche Marks in twenty minutes to save her boyfriend’s life. What’s interesting is that the movie’s three realities or “runs.” Every little action changes the outcome, and every decision leads to a different ending.
That’s all we have for this week, check out the Blu-ray titles below for the complete list releases:
- Michael Clayton (Warner Bros.)
- In the Valley of Elah (Warner Bros.)
- Run Lola Run (Sony Pictures)
- Santana: Hymns for Peace, Live at Montreux 2004 (Eagle Rock Entertainment)
- Deep Purple: Live at Montreux 2006 (Eagle Rock Entertainment)
- Yes: Live at Montreux 2003 (Eagle Rock Entertainment)