The Weekend Rent: Father's Day Flicks

The Weekend Rent: Father's Day Flicks

Jun 18, 2010

This weekend you can spend some time with your old man and show him how much you care by not getting him another tie for Father's Day. Blu-ray Bob scanned the releases of the past few months and handpicked the best titles for the type of dad you have.

The Jovial Avid Golfer: You'll score a hole in one with pops by putting on the 30th anniversary of the classic comedy Caddyshack, which just made its Blu-ray debut. Named by AFI as one of the top sports-themed movies of all time, Caddyshack remains a guilty pleasure for many and features memorable moments from Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield and Bill Murray chasing that gopher puppet.

He's Not Really My Father: Don't really like who your mom remarried? Throw out a hint with Shout Factory’s just-released 1987 original The Stepfather this week on Blu-ray starring Terry O'Quinn (John Locke from Lost) as a father figure with one mother of a past.

The Former '80s Rocker: Are you in your early 20s and have a father who rode the New Wave two decades ago? Show him you can hang old-school style by picking him up U2: 360° at the Rose Bowl on DVD or Blu-ray. The show was Bono and the boys' biggest U.S. gig ever and features performances of now-classic songs like "Mysterious Ways," "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," "Sunday Bloody Sunday" and many more.

The Strong and Silent Type: Is your father a man of few words? Is he a no-nonsense kind of guy? Clint Eastwood is probably his movie idol, so pick up The Man With No Name Trilogy or The Clint Eastwood Collection—both on DVD or Blu-ray—and make his day.

Sensitive Dad: If you want to have a good cry with your old man, pick up The Road, which stars Viggo Mortensen as a dying father in a post-apocalyptic world who stops at nothing to protect his young son from dangerous scavengers.

Activist Dad: Is your dad an avid recycler who is always looking for a new way to "go green"? He'll connect with the pro-environment message in Avatar, which just so happens will also look out of this world on Blu-ray on your father's HDTV.

Manly Dad: Does your dad like old gladiator movies? Let's skip past the obvious Airplane jokes and get him a copy of the 50th anniversary edition of Spartacus, which just debuted on Blu-ray, pronto.

Crazy Hip Daddio: So your dad is the type that hangs with your friends and is hip to what's down in pop culture. Crack open a beer and share the Southern decadence in the second season of HBO's smash hit vampire series True Blood, available on both DVD and Blu-ray.

Class-Act Dad: If your dad is a put-together class act, you can't go wrong with any of the first three seasons of Mad Men on either DVD or Blu-ray. The award-winning AMC show about the lives of the men and women working at a powerful Manhattan ad agency during the early '60s is one of the best TV shows ever made, and it will transport your father back to his youth.

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