November 07, 2006
| by Rachel Cericola
Our Product Geek heads to the video store! Editor Rachel Cericola highlights this week’s releases that are worthy of your DVD collection.
Some parents might rather take a tire iron to the head than watch an animated movie about Cars. But this one is from Pixar, the people behind “Toy Story” and “The Incredibles,” and has the voices of Owen Wilson, Paul Newman and Larry the Cable Guy. Start revving your engines—this is an all-ages joyride.
Who knew that The Transformers: The Movie would have a 20th Anniversary Special Edition? Apparently some marketing geniuses. Over 300 minutes of animated mayhem includes an interactive game, original toy commercials, deleted and test footage, audio commentaries and a sneak peek at the Michael Bay/Steven Spielberg 2007 live-action joint.
What happened to the Wayans? Little Man happened. I’m not recommending this movie; if you decide to buy it, you’re on your own. I can’t imagine that it would be better in Blu-ray, but if you’ve got 30 bucks to burn, have at it.
The multilple Oscar winner, Reds, is getting a 25th Anniversary Edition, in both standard and HD DVD. Too many stars to mention (OK, Warren Beatty, Dianne Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Maureen Stapleton, to name a few) will certainly keep your short-attention span glued to this 3-hour epic on the life of American journalist and Communist John Reed. Seven featurettes highlight this anniversary edition DVD.
Other new notable HD releases:
- Nacho Libre (Blu-ray)
- Layer Cake (Blu-ray)
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.