Buy Me, Rent Me, Forget Me: 'Lady and the Tramp,' 'Breaking Dawn - Part 1,' 'Harold & Kumar 3,' and More

Buy Me, Rent Me, Forget Me: 'Lady and the Tramp,' 'Breaking Dawn - Part 1,' 'Harold & Kumar 3,' and More

Feb 07, 2012

High-Profile New Releases

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (Summit)
Release Date: Nov 18, 2011
Rated: PG-13 for Disturbing images, violence, sexuality/partial nudity and some thematic elements
Runtime: 1 hr. 57 min.
Genres: Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Director: Bill Condon
Cast: Kristen StewartRobert PattinsonTaylor LautnerBilly BurkePeter FacinelliFull cast + crew

Verdict: Rent Me
Available On: Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD
Additional Thoughts: Obviously if you're a Twilight fan you're going to want to buy this, but even if you're not, Breaking Dawn Part 1 is worth renting just to see one of the most, let's say, unique pop culture products in quite some time.

A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (Warner Bros.)
Release Date: Nov 04, 2011
Rated: R for Strong crude and sexual content, graphic nudity, pervasive language, drug use and some violence
Runtime: 1 hr. 30 min.
Genres: Comedy
Cast: John ChoKal PennNeil Patrick HarrisPatton Oswalt,Danny TrejoFull cast + crew

Verdict: Forget Me
Available On: 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD
Additional Thoughts: In theaters, Harold & Kumar 3 got a few laughs and a few bemused smiles out of me. At home, though, by myself? Nothing. That's a tribute to how much of a benefit a live crowd can have on a comedy, but it's also a testament to how utterly one-note this movie is. And unless you really, really think that note - which is to assume being crass and crude is just oh so hilarious purely because it's vulgar - is clever, it just doesn't hold up on repeat viewings. Not to mention, the 2D Blu-ray is lacking any worthwhile special features.

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Lady and the Tramp (Disney)
Release Date: Jun 16, 1955
Rated: G
Runtime: 1 hr. 15 min.
Genres: Animated, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Director: Clyde GeronimiHamilton LuskeWilfred Jackson
Cast: Peggy LeeBarbara LuddyStan FrebergVerna Felton,Alan Reed, Sr.Full cast + crew

Verdict: Buy Me
Available On: Two- or Three- Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack
Additional Thoughts: Disney 2D animation has always been a safe bet for a good time and their new rollout of old classics on Blu-ray is no exception. Not only does the movie look like the HD equivalent of a cozy snuggle in front of a fireplace (which is to say, beautiful), but it's got a lovely amount of special features as well that remind you how movies like Lady and the Tramp became family watching staples and just how they've endured that status for generations.

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