Presidents Day weekend is the time to take advantage of sales and get that new couch you’ve been eyeing or drive that new car off the lot, but it is, apparently, not the best time to get new DVDs. There are only a handful of new releases to choose from this week, and just a few of them will generate much interest. Thanks to HBO for pumping some excitement into the column this week. Read on for details:
Also available this week:
- On the Job (100%), an action import from the Philippines about four men — two criminals and two law enforcement officers — whose lives collide.
- The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology (90%), a documentary exploring the nature of ideology by examining how films like The Sound of Music or Jaws reinforce what we believe.
- South Korean import Fists of Legend (71%), about three former street fighters who get back in the ring for different reasons.
- A complete series collection of the original 1978 Battlestar Galactica is available.
- And finally, two more great choices from Criterion: a rerelease of Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox (93%) and Alfred Hitchcock’s Foreign Correspondent (93%) are both available in new DVD/Blu-ray combo packs.