[Our editor, Emily Bloom, brings you the best new releases in her "DVD / Blu Review" article. No filler, no hype, only movies and TV shows we personally buy.]
Aaah…, no controversy this week. Just an ultra classic starring one of the two most beautiful women to ever grace the screen (the other obviously being Grace Kelly). From the gone too soon Audrey Hepburn to the first of this year's Halloween titles with Jason and Friday the 13th, we continue our widely varied release list. Again, if you see anything you would like to buy, please support us by clicking through to Amazon from the links below. Our suggestions of each title are honest opinions with the only intention being to direct you to great movies.
Can you imagine the iconic role of Holly Golightly being played by anyone other than Audrey Hepburn? It's cinema blasphemy! Her look, the dress, her personality are all part of the draw even after 50 years. That's right, Breakfast at Tiffany's gave the world the most charming and naive character way back in 1961. So there must be a reason it's the "Pick of the Week" all these years later. If you have to be told, it's apparent you've never seen Breakfast at Tiffany's and you're not a true lover of movies (or it's your dark secret that you haven't watched it yet). Now is the best time yet to see this indescribable romance based on the novel by Truman Capote.
There's a whole slew of special features to dig into. My only concern would be that I prefer my "Making of…" featurettes to be closer to a feature and BaT's only clocks in at 16 minutes. But they make up for it in two featurettes that I'm very happy someone thought of. First, some of the actors from the famous party scene are brought together again to reminisce about the making of that sequence and it's legacy throughout the years. Secondly, Asian interviewees talk about Mickey Rooney's uh… racist(?) and controversial character, Mr. Yunioshi.
Disney enthusiast's who fear the Vault will want to pick up the studio's shortest theatrical feature (only 64 minutes), Dumbo, before they forget about it. My personal curiosity of the week is Terry Pratchett's: Going Postal whose trailer immediately grabbed my attention. Check it out if you haven't yet, this one may be a surprise treat. You better believe any movie with Vincent Price in it is going to make my list, even if it is Dead Heat. But if you really want cheesy laughs, check out Captain America (1990) or just skip it as I've recommended below.
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