Published Oct 12, 2011This week's DVD roundup has a genre for everyone, including classic horror, a few historical flicks and a splash of comedy. To read more about what's up for grabs, visit our Recently Reviewed section. Here are just a few of the highlights.
First, we have two classic thriller sequels that horror film buffs will be raving about. Wes Craven's latest instalment, Scream 4 (pictured), has all the over-the-top gore and quirky humour as the previous films and also features original cast members (Courtney Cox, David Arquette, Neve Campbell). The second unforgettable slasher series reviewed is Friday the 13th: The Ultimate Collection. This box set documents all the infamous masked villain's kills since the original film's debut.
Next, we have another thriller, but without the blood and gore. The Ledge is a drama about a man (played by Sons of Anarchy's Charlie Hunnam) who is trapped on the ledge of a building, contemplating a jump while reliving how he arrived in this situation. If this suspenseful drama is not for you, we also have some historical action flicks.
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is a take on the novel of the same name by Lisa See that follows the story of two young girls in 19th century China who are forced into friendship for life, to help with marriage prospects. Another historical movie, but with a comedic twist, is The Butcher, the Chef and the Swordsman, which is about just that. This martial arts film follows these three characters on their tales of revenge.
For more light-hearted entertainment, we have some television comedies, starting with Modern Family Season Two. This season comes with a ton of extra features, including a live table reading, behind-the-scenes material, a music video and more hilarious cast moments. The next comedy is The Cleveland Show: The Complete Season Two. Any fan of Family Guy or The Simpsons will love this inappropriate cartoon.
Finally, we have a review of Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe. This feature-length movie is a spin-off of the action show, giving fans a deeper look into Sam Axe's past life as a Navy Seal.
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