Buy Me, Rent Me, Forget Me Tuesday: From Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I to Country Strong

Buy Me, Rent Me, Forget Me Tuesday: From Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I to Country Strong

Apr 12, 2011

This week: The Harry Potter series' finale begins, Gwyneth Paltrow feels a little bit country, Colin Firth grieves in picturesque Italy and the latest urban horror feature.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I: The stakes are high for Harry Potter and friends in this first half of the final Harry Potter story as the evil Lord Voldemort closes in on Harry's whereabouts with the intent of killing the boy wizard. (Read the full review with extras info in Disc-y Business tomorrow.)

Country Strong: Gwyneth Paltrow has publicly announced her plans to break into the country music business after starring in this drama as Kelly Canter—the world's most popular country singer who lands in rehab and is in need of a comeback tour. Her husband (Tim McGraw) cares more about the bottom line than his wife's health, but along comes Beau Hutton (Garrett Hedlund)—a local country performer that happens to be in rehab with Kelly and becomes her sponsor. The movie is really a two-hour mashup of country music videos and live performances peppered with the usual country music thematic trappings: cheatin', drinkin' and general misbehavin'. If you're a country fan, this will sing to you. For the rest of us, it's like watching a protracted ad for Gwynnie's next career stunt. Best extras: Both the DVD and Blu-ray contain deleted scenes, music videos, "Shake That Thing" extended performance and the original ending; the BD adds three making-of featurettes. Blu-ray Bob's Verdict: Rent Me (if you want a Nashville night)

Summer in Genoa: Now that Colin Firth has won an Oscar for stammering his way through The King's Speech, expect distributors to cash in by digging up all his past films that are hard to find on disc. This gentle Michael Winterbottom drama stars Firth as a father who moves his daughters to Italy for a year after the death of his wife. One daughter becomes rebellious and the other is haunted by the ghost of her mother in this little weeper. Best extras: 21 minutes of cast and crew interviews and some behind-the-scenes footage. Blu-ray Bob's Verdict: Rent Me (if you want a quiet night)

The Inheritance: The great-grandchildren of five wealthy slave families come together to meet with their elders in a cabin in the woods for a family reunion to secure their inheritance. During the weekend, the five cousins keep disappearing and those that remain learn the truth about their family's ancestry and the bloody sacrifice they must make to get their money in this urban horror show starring Golden Brooks, Dib Woodside, Rochelle Aytes, Keith David and more. Best extras: Both the DVD and Blu-ray contain behind-the-scenes footage and interviews. Blu-ray Bob's Verdict: Rent Me (if you want to stay up all night)

Also New This Week: Cars (BD), The Incredibles (BD), Car 54 Where Are You?: The Complete First Season, Behind the Burly Q and The Human Stain

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