Apr 11, 2006

New Releases for April 11th

DVD releases for April 11th
Just a few titles this week. From here on in, I will try to add some comments regarding each title after the details. Watch for a complete review of Mission Impossible coming in the next couple of days.
Jeremy Lynch Entertainment Editor

Fun With Dick and Jane
(2005) Jim Carrey, Tea Leoni. Extras: Commentary by director Dean Parisot and screenwriters Judd Apatow and Nicholas Stoller; gag reel; deleted scenes; publicity junket comedy outtakes reel of Jim Carrey and Tea Leoni taken during interviews from the theatrical publicity campaign. (Sony).
This is the remake of the classic humorous caper flick. Dick and Jane are an upwardly mobile couple whose life falls apart when Dick loses his job. After some initial struggles, they turn to robbery as a way of keeping the kind of life they have grown accustomed to. The original had George Segal and Jane Fonda, this version has Jim Carrey and Tea Leoni. There is a huge difference in the quality of acting of the two versions. The original also has some commentary on the class struggles that were going on in the 70s. This version has…..not much. Still, fans of Jim Carrey should find it worth their money.
Buy the Fun With Dick And Jane
Buy the Original Fun With Dick And Jane

Mission Impossible: Special Collector's Edition
(1996) Dir.: Dir.: Brian De Palma; Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Ving Rhames, Vanessa Redgrave, Kristen Scott Thomas, Emmanuelle Beart, Henry Czerny, Jean Reno. Extras: Featurettes: "Mission: Remarkable -- 40 Years of Creating the Impossible," "Mission: Explosive Exploits," "Mission: Spies Among Us," "Mission: Catching the Train," "Mission: International Spy Museum," "Mission: Agent Dossiers," "Generation: Cruise"; photo gallery; Easter Egg. (Paramount).
There will be a complete review of this release coming on this site.
Buy Mission Impossible

Wolf Creek
(2005) Peter Alchin, John Jarratt, Nathan Phillips, Cassandra Magrath, Andy McPhee, Kestie Morassi. (The Weinstein Co.).
Based on a true story. Three tourists face danger in remote Australia when they meet a seemingly friendly local.
Buy Wolf Creek

2 comments:

Sean said...

I had the misfortune of recently seeing the Dick and Jane remake. Ugh! Pretty bad stuff!

Mission Impossible was fun the first time, but I can't see buying it.

Jeremy said...

I rarely see films with Carey in them. You add Leoni who has yet to star a good film and you have a recipe for disaster...or at least two very long hours.