Published Nov 12, 2009We know you don't want to hear it, but it's true. Christmas shopping season is just around the corner, and you know deep down you have to start thinking about who gets what, so why not start with a couple of great DVDs for your loved ones? Right now, you can find all the latest DVD reviews in Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section so you don't pick a stinker.
First off, groundbreaking lesbian drama The L-Word: The Complete Final Season is out now, while director Robert Luketic's The Ugly Truth also got the review treatment, where it was commended for boldly going where few romantic comedies have dared.
Paul Gross's take on the infamous WWI battle, Passchendaele, received a DVD re-release for Memorial Day, and features the director himself as a soldier who returns from the war appropriately scarred both physically and psychologically. Also out is holiday classic National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation: 20th Anniversary Collector's Edition, another timely reminder of the season, and a reason to make your way out to stores before the wild holiday rush.
Two key music DVDs were reviewed this week as well. Brutal Truth's For the Ugly and Unwanted: This Is Grindcore DVD is an engaging take on the seminal band's emergence onto the extreme metal scene, while Bob Marley's Stations of the Cross is a seeming reissue of 2003'a Spiritual Journey that bafflingly omits a lot of necessary product information.
Don't say we didn't warn you to get out there shopping. In case you need another reminder, you can check Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed motion section for all the latest DVD reviews.