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DVD/Blu-ray DISCussion (New for 6.22.10)

Here’s what s up for DISCussion for this week:

First Releases
Green Zone (DVD and Blu-ray)
She Out of Your League (DVD and Blu-ray)
Remember Me (DVD and Blu-ray)
The Last Station (Blu-ray)

Green Zone (DVD and Blu-ray)

What’s the Deal?

With the success of The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum and United 93 behind him, Paul Greengrass could do anything he wanted. He has turned his eye to the Iraq War with this fictional take on the hunt for Weapons of Mass Destruction after the downfall of Saddam Hussein with Matt Damon again in the leading role. As a director who courts controversy, Greengrass bring out his personal politics in this action thriller.

Critics Rating (Rotten Tomatoes): 55% (average)
Player Affinity Score: 5.6/10

DISC DETAILS

DVD Special Features: Deleted scenes; Matt Damon: Ready for action; Inside the green zone; Feature commentary with Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass

Amazon Prize: $17.99 (DVD), $24.99 (Blu-ray)

Score (DVDTalk.com): Content: 3 stars, Video: 3 stars, Audio: 5 stars, Extras: 3.5 stars, Replay: 3 stars (out of 5). Recommended.

She’s Out of My League (DVD and Blu-ray)

What’s the Deal?

Another month, another rom-com. This time we get a film set in Pittsburgh, focusing on average looking airport security guard Kirk (Jay Baruchel) who somehow landing himself with a hotty, Molly (Alice Eve). But winning her over was only half the battle: the real mission is keeping her.

Critics Rating (Rotten Tomatoes): 58% (average)
Player Affinity Score: 5.5/10

DISC DETAILS

DVD Special Features: Closed Caption; Deleted scenes; Extended ending; Blooper reel; Devon’s dating show-a hilarious “do’s & don’ts” guide to dating for guys; Commentary by director Jim Field Smith

Amazon Prize: $19.49 (DVD), $25.99 (Blu-ray)

Score (DVDTalk.com): Content: 3.5 stars, Video: 3 stars, Audio: 4 stars, Extras: 3 stars, Replay: 3.5 stars (out of 5). Recommended.

Remember Me (DVD and Blu-ray)

What’s the Deal?

After finding stardom with the Twilight series Robert Pattinson wanted to show he had genuine acting talent in this indie romantic drama. Pattinson and Emilie de Ravin play Tyler and Ally, two young New Yorkers drawn together by personal tragedy and dysfunctional family lives, setting out on personal journeys over one summer together.

Critics Rating (Rotten Tomatoes): 28% (bad)
Player Affinity Score: 5.5/10

DISC DETAILS

DVD Special Features: Includes revealing audio commentaries with Robert Pattinson, director Allen Coulter and cast members, plus a behind-the-scenes featurette that takes you inside the making of this story.

Amazon Prize: $18.99 (DVD), $23.99 (Blu-ray)

Score (DVDTalk.com): N/A


The Last Station
(DVD and Blu-ray)

What’s the Deal?

The Last Station was a film hoping for Oscar glory, earning nominations for it stars Christopher Plummer and Helen Mirren. It tells of the last days of author Leo Tolstoy (Plummer) who wants to donate his estate to the Russian people, but his wife (Mirren) wants the property to go to their children in this old-fashioned melodrama.

Critics Rating (Rotten Tomatoes): 70% (good)
Player Affinity Score: N/A

DISC DETAILS

DVD Special Features: Deleted scenes; Outtakes; Commentaries with Christopher Plummer, Helen Mirren and director Michael Hoffman

Amazon Prize: $19.99 (DVD), $34.95 (Blu-ray)

Score (DVDTalk.com): Content: 2.5 stars, Video: 3.5 stars, Audio: 3.5 stars, Extras: 3.5 stars, Replay: 0 stars (out of 5). Rent it.

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