On Blu-ray This Week: January 28 to February 3, 2008
You won’t be disappointed with this week’s releases for your Blu-ray home entertainment systems as there’s something for everybody in this batch. We’ve got Monty Python’s Life of Brian, King of California, The Invasion, and more. Check out the full article for the complete list.
Today’s issue of On Blu-ray This Week features a beefier list compared to last week’s two-title release and you’ll be glad to know that this week’s releases showcases a hodgepodge of genres. As we all know, a hodgepodge offers something for everybody to enjoy their Blu-ray home entertainment systems.
We have a religious satire, a comedy-slash-drama, a sequel, a couple of Madison Square Garden concerts, a sci-fi thriller, and a season of Damages. Movies like Monty Python’s Life of Brian and King of California offer some humor into the pot, while the first season of Damages and The Invasion will have you at the edge of your seats. Audiophiles may also like a copy of Dispatch: Zimbabwe (the reunion of the Dispatch band to raise funds for charity) or Justin Timberlake: FutureSex/LoveShow (the Madison Square Garden stop in Justin Timberlake’s world tour).
Anyway, let’s take a closer look at a couple of releases this week.
Monty Python’s Life of Brian stands out as the witty and semi-blasphemous religious satire from the British laugh out loud team. It’s all about Brian Cohen, a guy who was born a couple of doors down from Jesus’ stable, and his adventures that lead to a very distressing situation. Wouldn’t you find it distressing if people mistook you for a messiah and thought everything you said and did was a miracle or a doctrine?
Next up is a movie that sports a widely explored sci-fi doomsday scenario: The Invasion. It’s based on the 1956 film, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (which is based on The Body Snatchers a novel by Jack Finney). A space shuttle crashes and leaves debris in its path, spreading an alien substance that clung to the shuttle’s hull. Imagine this, you are trying to stay awake for as long as you can because you’ll have to stay awake to stay human.
Here’s the complete list of Blu-ray releases this week:
- Monty Python’s Life of Brian (Sony Pictures)
- The Invasion (Warner Bros.)
- Damages: The Complete First Season (Sony Pictures)
- King of California (First Look Studios)
- Daddy Day Camp (Sony Pictures)
- Dispatch: Zimbabwe, Live at Madison Square Garden (Warner Music)
- Justin Timberlake: FutureSex/LoveShow Live from Madison Square Garden (Sony Music)