Sunday, March 1, 2009

March DVD Releases I Must Own...



Release date: 10 March 2009

Format: DVD (2-Disc Platinum Edition), Blu-Ray (Platinum Edition + Standard DVD)

Plot Summary: Inventor Gepetto creates a wooden marionette called Pinocchio. His wish that Pinocchio be a real boy is unexpectedly granted by a fairy. The fairy assigns Jiminy Cricket to act as Pinocchio's "conscience" & keep him out of trouble. Jiminy is not too successful in this endeavor & most of the film is spent with Pinocchio deep in trouble.

Rachel Getting Married

Release date: 10 March 2009

Format: DVD (Standard Edition), Blu-Ray (Standard Edition)

Worldwide gross: US$14,146,341

Production budget: N/A

Plot summary: American-born Caucasian Rachel falls in love with an African-American male, & both decide to get married. Rachel chooses her friend, Carol, to be the bridesmaid, arranges for her & others to wear traditional Indian Sarees, & arranges for an Indian Food caterer. But when Rachel is re-united with her estranged sister, Kym, an alcoholic & drug abuser, she asks Carol to step aside & let Kym be the bridesmaid. It is during the formal engagement that Rachel will realize that she may have made an error in entrusting this task to Kym, & soon the family's peace will not only be shattered, but the past will be re-visited & questions raised.

Let the Right One In

Release date: 10 March 2009

Format: DVD (Standard Edition), Blu-Ray (Standard Edition)

Worldwide gross: US$5,578,851

Production budget: N/A

Plot summary: Oskar, a bullied 12-year old, dreams of revenge. He falls in love with Eli, a peculiar girl. She can't stand the sun or food & to come into a room she needs to be invited. Eli gives Oskar the strength to hit back but when he realizes that Eli needs to drink other peoples blood to live he's faced with a choice. How much can love forgive? Let The Right One In is a story both violent & highly romantic, set in the Stockholm suburb of Blackeberg in 1982.

Howard the Duck

Release date: 10 March 2009

Format: DVD (Standard Edition)

Worldwide gross: US$37,962,774

Production budget: US$37,000,000

Official website: N/A

Plot summary: Howard, a duck the size of a human man, is accidentally brought to Earth through a laser beam in an experiment being performed by a Cleveland physicist Dr. Walter Jenning, & his assistant Phil Blumburtt. Howard ends up in Cleveland, where he rescues singer Beverly Switzer from a group of thugs. Beverly & Phil are friends, & when the government is told about Howard, she helps Phil & Dr. Jenning hide Howard from the authorities until they can get him back home -- but then an evil being arrives through the laser beam & takes possession of Dr. Jenning's body, putting Howard, Beverly, & Phil in a fight for their lives.

Punisher: War Zone

Release date: 17 March 2009

Format: DVD (Single & 2-Disc Special Edition, Blu-Ray (Standard Edition)

Worldwide gross: US$9,608,708

Production budget: US$35,000,000

Plot summary: Waging his one-man war on the world of organized crime, ruthless vigilante-hero Frank Castle sets his sights on overeager mob boss, Billy Russoti. After Russoti is left horribly disfigured by Castle, he sets out for vengeance under his new alias: Jigsaw. With the "Punisher Task Force" hot on his trail & the FBI unable to take Jigsaw in, Frank must stand up to the formidable army that Jigsaw has recruited before more of his evil deeds go unpunished.


Release date: 22 & 24 March 2009

Format: DVD (Single & 2-Disc Special Edition, Blu-Ray (3-Disc Special Edition + Standard DVD)

Worldwide gross: US$264,250,467

Production budget: US$150,000,000

Plot summary: For super-dog Bolt, every day is filled with adventure, danger & intrigue - at least until the cameras stop rolling. When the canine star of a hit TV show is accidentally shipped from his Hollywood soundstage to New York City, he begins his biggest adventure yet - a cross-country journey through the real world. Armed only with the delusions that all his amazing feats & powers are real, & with the help of two unlikely traveling companions - a jaded, abandoned housecat named Mittens & TV-obsessed hamster in a plastic ball named Rhino - Bolt discovers he doesn't need superpowers to be a hero.

Quantum of Solace

Release date: 24 March 2009

Format: DVD (Single & 2-Disc Special Edition, Blu-Ray (Standard Edition)

Worldwide gross: US$573,932,897

Production budget: US$200,000,000

Official website:

Plot summary: Betrayed by Vesper, the woman he loved, 007 fights the urge to make his latest mission personal. Pursuing his determination to uncover the truth, Bond & M interrogate Mr. White who reveals the organization which blackmailed Vesper is far more complex & dangerous than anyone had imagined.

Forensic intelligence links an Mi6 traitor to a bank account in Haiti where a case of mistaken identity introduces Bond to the beautiful but feisty Camille, a woman who has her own vendetta. Camille leads Bond straight to Dominic Greene, a ruthless business man & major force within the mysterious organization.

On a mission that leads him to Austria, Italy & South America, Bond discovers that Greene, conspiring to take total control of one of the world's most important natural resources, is forging a deal with the exiled General Medrano. Using his associates in the organization, & manipulating his powerful contacts within the CIA & the British government, Greene promises to overthrow the existing regime in a Latin American country, giving the General control of the country in exchange for a seemingly barren piece of land.

In a minefield of treachery, murder & deceit, Bond allies with old friends in a battle to uncover the truth. As he gets closer to finding the man responsible for the betrayal of Vesper, 007 must keep one step ahead of the CIA, the terrorists & even M, to unravel Greene's sinister plan & stop his organization.


The Real Ghostbusters Vol. 1
(31 March 2009)

No comments: