So I missed doing last week’s DVD Triage altogether, and what a mistake THAT was. There were a lot of interesting releases last week, compared to a relatively slow week this week. So I thought I’d just quickly list last week’s most interesting releases quickly here before getting into this week’s. Highly Recommended: The Turin Horse, Extraterrestrial. Recommended: Mamitas. Curious Myself: Lockout, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Intruders. Other Notable Releases: The Three Stooges, Get the Gringo, Casa de Mi Padre, Friends With Kids, 4:44 Last Day on Earth. TV Releases: Eureka S5, Leverage S4, Sanctuary S4, Alphas S1. I’ll do the same for classics down in that section. I have just included last week’s Instant Watch releases along with this week’s; not an inordinate amount of either releases or expirations.
New Release Pick of the Week
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
This documentary about Jiro Ono, widely considered the finest sushi chef in the world, and his ongoing love for his art and striving toward perfection in the sushi that he prepares and serves has been getting near-universal acclaim on its way around the festival circuit. Our own Marina adds to that with a four-star DVD review.
2011 USA. Director: David Gelb. Starring Jiro Ono, Yashikazu Ono.
Other New Releases
Age of the Dragons (2012 USA, dir Ryan Little, stars Danny Glover)
Bathory: Countess of Blood (2012 USA, dir Jurai Jakubisko, stars Anna Friel)
Big Easy Express (2012 USA, dir Emmett Malloy, stars Mumford & Sons, etc.)
Boss: Season 1 (2011 USA, stars Kelsey Grammer, Connie Nielsen)
Brake (2012 USA, dir Gabe Torres, stars Stephen Dorff)
Inspector Lewis: Series 5 (2011 UK, stars Kevin Whately, Laurence Fox)
Meeting Evil (2012 USA, dir Chris Fisher, stars Luke Wilson)
My Way (2011 South Korean, dir Je-kyu Kang, stars Jang Dong-Gun)
On the Inside (2011 USA, dir D.W. Brown, stars Nick Stahl)
Treasure Island (2012 UK, dir Steve Barron, stars Eddie Izzard)