This week on home video, we’ve got one big franchise blockbuster and a Certified Fresh comedy, plus two more big releases that didn’t fare so well with critics. On top of that, our reissues this week are fairly impressive, even if a lot of them are films you may already own. See below for this week’s ultra-short list.
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Warner Bros. has a couple of new Blu-ray sets, the first of which is a collection of the beloved Mad Max trilogy: Mad Max (1979, 95%), Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981, 100%), and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985, 81%).
The second WB collection is a boxset of 20 Clint Eastwood films, ranging from his starring roles in Pale Rider (1985, 92%) and Dirty Harry (1971, 95%) to his directorial efforts like Mystic River (2003, 87%) and Letters From Iwo Jima (2006, 91%). Included in the set are also more recent films like Invictus (2009, 76%) and Trouble With the Curve (2012, 52%), as well as two feature-length documentaries: The Eastwood Factor and Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story.
Likewise, Universal is also putting out a good number of reissues this week, beginning with a Blu-ray set titled Alfred Hitchcock: The Essentials Collection. The set includes five of Hitchcock’s most celebrated films — Psycho (1960, 97%), Rear Window (1954, 100%), North by Northwest (1959, 100%), Vertigo (1958, 98%), and The Birds (1963, 96%) — and a quite a hefty helping of bonus features.
Universal is also offering new Blu-rays of a handful of its classic creature features, including The Invisible Man (1933, 100%), The Mummy (1932, 92%), and Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954, 83%).