This is just my personal opinion, but I think studios should get their act together and release the Blu-ray version at the same time they release the regular DVD version. I would have bought a Blu-ray version of Cloverfield, in fact I asked the kid at Best Buy where it was. But since I bought the regular version, thinking there wasn’t going to be a Blu-ray version, I’m not going to purchase the newly released Blu-ray version. There goes the extra $10 they would have made on the price of the Blu-ray disc.
Also out this week is the DVD version of The Andromeda Strain miniseries that aired last week, and that I failed to correctly schedule in my TiVo as a two-night event.
New Hitman Images – Much like the image of Ryan Gosling has drawn readers to the above post, the image of a bald, gun-toting Timothy Olyphant has drawn readers to this post from before the movie came out.
40 Hottest Women Over 40 – It’s no surprise that people are still flocking to Mike’s list of the top 40 hottest women over 40. With babes like Mariska Hargitay and Eva La Rue sprinkling the page, who wouldn’t want to read it?
The Prestige – Explained – Our most popular post ever has dropped to number 4 this month as the discussion continues. The spoiler-filled post is a jumping point for the intense discussion that follows in the comments.
Unofficial Cloverfield Soundtrack Available – Some fans are still looking for a Cloverfield soundtrack, even though one isn’t available. This post points to a listing of all the music played at Rob’s party in the movie.
We’re getting into the superhero movie season this year. Iron Man just blew away the box office competition. The Dark Knight trailer and viral marketing program are burning up the internet. The Incredible Hulk comes out in about a month.
Last month’s most popular items have some old favorites (#1) and some new ones (#4). They are:
The Prestige Explained – Mike’s detailed explanation of the mysterious movie The Prestige jumps back into the number one spot on our list as our readers debate with Mike over the twins/clones issue.
40 Hottest Women Over 40 – Unsurprisingly, Mike’s list of the 40 hottest actresses, singers, and others over 40 made the list again. I’d like to think it’s the article, but it’s definitely the pictures of hot chicks.
Leaked Joker Images – Some semi-spoilerish images of The Joker appeared online, but were quickly removed at the request of Warner Bros. And by request I mean threats of a ceast & desist.
Unofficial Cloverfield Soundtrack Available – The April 22nd release of Cloverfield on DVD had people looking for the soundtrack, which is still unavailable. This listing of the songs from Rob’s party is the closest you’ll get.
Snobbies Matches – After announcing the winners of the 2008 Snobbies Awards (our own movie awards), we offered voters the chance to see how many they matched up with on the Snobbies Matches page. If you voted, just enter your email address and you’ll see how your votes compare with the winners.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall Review – Jason Segel’s directorial debut includes several nude scenes…starring Jason Segel. It also stars muppets, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, and Hawaii.
I went out and bought Cloverfield on DVD on April 22nd like a good little DVD-buyer, despite the fact that it wasn’t released on Blu-ray yet.
Of course, now Bloody Disgusting has the news of a June 3rd release date for the Blu-ray edition. Was this a clever ploy to get those of us that still purchase DVDs to double buy, or were they just not ready to release the Blu-ray because they’ve added tons of extra features to it?
The upcoming release of DVD of Cloverfield has the internet buzz picking up again. The Bad and the Ugly has a roundup of the information spreading on the DVD, and new stuff on the viral sites. There’s a new poster on one of the viral sites for a “missing man” named Teddy. Some seem to think this is hype not for the DVD, but for Cloverfield 2. We’ll see.
The DVD will be out April 22nd, and includes two alternate endings. Hopefully one of them will be less sucky than the theatrical version.
ComingSoon.net has some great pictures of the new Cloverfield toy. It’s pretty realistic-looking, with a bulging part of its head looking like it’s ready to drop little monsters on you. It looks like they set it up in a recreation of the movie set, complete with the severed head of the Statue of Liberty and a little Army tank.