Media | A2Q Archives | A2Q #47: The "Bounty Hunter" Edition | July 8, 2008: Welcome to this week's highlighted home video releases, focused entirely on the American market. Sorry, rest of the world. Region locks are the home video industry's way of saying they still don't understand the Internet.

Roundup by VsRobot | Posted July 8, 2008

Out This Week

Batman: Gothic Knight
Animated tie-in to a small, barely hyped indie feature being quietly released into theaters this summer.

Tracy Fragments
Ellen Page, the titular star of Juno, stars in a movie about adolescent awkwardness. Her family is dysfunctional and her self-identity confused. Filmed before Juno, the producers have this movie must have thought they won the lottery when Page suddenly became an unlikely "it-girl".

The Ruins
This looks like your boilerplate potboiler. In the trailer, bugs crawl under people's skin but they can't leave the area where the bugs live because the natives will kill them if they do. My wife -- who fills our house with horrible snakes that occasionally escape and inevitably decide to crawl on me, the guy in the house who shares Indiana Jones' opinion of the slithery little bastards -- hates bugs with a passion, so this was definitely off the table for a movie date-night.

Blu Reyes

One of the events I've been anxiously awaiting since the death of that stupid HD format war is finally here! Batman Begins, one of the HD-DVD exclusives I was most jealous of, has made its way to Blu-ray in both regular and "Collector's" editions. You can pair this with the cartoon featuring the movie version of Batman and be fully prepared for the imminent release of the potential "greatest comic book movie EVAR." (Although I still have a soft spot for Guillermo del Toro's Hellboy. I have to admit that even thought I liked Hellboy more than Batman Begins, the brilliance of Heath Ledger's Joker, as seen in The Dark Knight's promotional trailers, has me looking more forward to that film than Hellboy II.)


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