BUY: LOST (SEASON 5)
If you watched it when it aired, you know that season 5 is an emotionally draining, mind fucking nail-biter. The Oceanic 6—minus Aaron, plus airline pilot Frank Lapidus and Svengali-like master-manipulator Benjamin Linus—return to the island. John Locke returns from the grave (or does he?). And, Daniel Faraday returns with a plan to blow shit up.
Elsewhere, Sawyer and Juliette fall in love while becoming an integral part of the Dharma Initiative. Sayid attempts to alter both history and Ben’s fate with one bullet. Jacob is revealed. And … well, can’t really say much more without spoiling it for those who haven’t seen it.
Both the DVD and Blu-ray disc include audio commentaries, deleted scenes, blooper reel, and the featurettes: “LOST on Location,” “Building 23 and Beyond,” “An Epic Day with Richard Alpert,” “Making Up for LOST Time,” and “Mysteries of the Universe: The Dharma Initiative.”
The Blu-ray edition also features “LOST University,” an interactive college-like course on the show powered by BD-Live, and “LOST 100,” which features cast and crew reflecting on the series’ first 100 episodes.
Check out the blooper reel:
I purchased the Blu-ray edition (it’s really the only way to go with “Lost”) for about $50 at Best Buy and was pleased to find a 20-minute Bonus DVD that included additional deleted scenes, BTS material for the episodes “This Place is Death” and “316,” and the featurettes “Ben vs. Desmond,” “Locke’s Leg,” and “Rose and Bernard Retirement.” The package also included a Dharma Initiative luggage tag (for us geeks on-the-go)!
RENT: RUN! BITCH RUN!
Full disclosure: I have not seen this movie. But, dammit, I want to!
The synopsis reads:
RUN! BITCH RUN! tells the story of Catherine and Rebecca, two Catholic School girls going door-to-door selling Religious paraphernalia in order to pay for their education. Things go horribly wrong when they knock on the wrong door in the wrong neighborhood. After she is brutally raped and left for dead Catherine awakes with one thing on her mind, REVENGE.
Run! Bitch Run! is a throw back to the classic 1970’s Rape and Revenge films like ‘Last House On the Left’ and ‘Ms. 45. The film takes place in the late 1970’s where the lack of modern technology made the world a more vulnerable place. This is an original story that has not been explored in recent films. Its uniqueness and chilling subject matter lends itself to horror/thriller audiences looking for something new.
Now, check out the trailer:
Yes, it looks cheap and awful. And, yes, it’s sad for the producers to have the creepy kid from Rob Zombie’s Halloween as their only recognizable “star.” But, come on. It’s got white bitches and black bitches and holy bitches! I’m gonna do my best to find it for rent. It can’t be worse than …
BURY: HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE
The sixth installment in the Harry Potter saga pretty much picks up where The Order of the Phoenix concluded, giving us an exciting 20 minutes of action and wonder. Once the fairy dust settles, however, the film just never takes off again. There are no big battles to be had between the Hogwarts and Death Eaters. Instead we get excruciatingly dull subplots and romantic play that was neither endearing nor organic. The flick is a total yawn-fest. Of course, I know many of you are too invested in the series to pull out now so—if you will not heed my advice—I recommend you at least do mountains of coke before viewing.
Both the 2-disc DVD edition and Blu-ray disc include additional scenes, Q&A sessions with the cast, promo for Universal Orlando’s upcoming Potter-based theme park attraction, a sneak peek at Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and featurettes showcasing the Potter cast and creator J.K. Rowling.
Exclusive Blu-ray bonus material feature BD-Live community and Maximum Movie Mode, an interactive movie-watching experience hosted by director David Yates, producers David Heyman and David Barron, and stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Tom Felton.