The first new discs for 2010 include the animated hit Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and the fourth chapter in the popular Final Destination franchise.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: Sony successfully steps into Pixar territory with this animated adaptation of the children’s book about an inventor who makes a machine that causes cheeseburgers and other food to rain down on the town of Swallow Falls. Bruce Campbell, Mr. T, Anna Faris and James Caan provide voices for the most memorable characters in this kiddie flick that many adults will enjoy as well. Both the DVD and Blu-ray are loaded with extras, including music videos, sing-a-long tracks, behind-the-scenes featurettes and Flint’s Food Fight Game. The BD adds a “Splat” button so your darling little angels or even you can throw virtual food at the screen while the movie plays.
Big Love: The Complete Third Season: Our favorite Mormon polygamists are back as Bill Henrickson (Bill Paxton) and his three wives (Jeanne Tripplehorn, Chloë Sevigny and Ginnifer Goodwin) must fend off nosy neighbors, relatives and an evolving church only to discover that their most pitched battles are between themselves. The third season of the HBO series comes home on DVD only.
10 Things I Hate About You: Special Edition: The classic 1999 romance that launched the careers of Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles gets a 10-year-reunion makeover. 10 Things I Hate About You is available on both DVD and Blu-ray and contains a peek at Ledger’s screen test, never-before-seen footage as well as a collection of memorable ‘90s tunes.
The Final Destination 3D: The fourth chapter in the popular horror series features the lamest actors yet managed to make more money than any of its predecessors with the 3D gimmick, which enhances the outrageous death scenes. In this sequel, a group of teens survive a disaster at a race track when one in their group has a premonition just before the wreck and rushes them to safety. They soon discover that no one can cheat death, and the Reaper comes for them in the most unusual places—a hair salon, a car wash, the bottom of a swimming pool and, yes, even a movie theater showing a 3D flick. Both the DVD and the Blu-ray are available with the 3D version and two pairs of glasses for a limited time. Extras include two alternate endings, “Body Count: The Deaths on The Final Destination” and “The Final Destination: Deconstructing Key Death Scenes.”
Also new this week: Wicked Lake, Cheaper By the Dozen 2 (BD), Chuck: The Complete Second Season, Dogtown and Z-Boys (BD), Riding Giants (BD)