The Trotsky, Reel Injun and A Scanner Darkly Lead This Week's DVD Review Roundup

<i>The Trotsky</i>, <i>Reel Injun</i> and <i>A Scanner Darkly</i> Lead This Week's DVD Review Roundup
To help you get over that Wednesday hump, we here at Exclaim! gather up our most recently reviewed DVDs in one easy post for you, our dear reader. So come see what's new in our Recently Reviewed motion section.

We kick things off this week with The Trotsky starring Jay Baruchel (Kicked Up, Million Dollar Baby) as Leon, an upper-middle class Montreal student fed up with the "fascist" ways of his prep school. Also this week, we have the eye-popping "painted film," A Scanner Darkly, directed by Richard Linklater and based on the 1977 Philip K. Dick sci-fi novel of the same name.

In the documentary Reel Injun, directors Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge and Jerimiah Hayes explore the representation of First Nations on the big screen, helping to shed some light on the roles of stereotype in film with some unique, contextually relevant insights along the way. And fans of Rush will be pleased to find that the band have received the Classic Albums documentary series treatment. In Classic Albums: Rush 2112/Moving Pictures, we find a detailed look at the albums that both saved Rush from being dropped from their label and created some of their biggest hits.

With Halloween just around the corner, it's the perfect time to scare yourself silly with classic low-budget horror cinema. Roger Corman's Cult Classics: The Evil/Twice Dead brings together a double feature by the "King of the B-movies" himself. Also reviewed this week is Roger Corman's Cult Classics: The Slumber Party Massacre Collection with all three parts of the classic '80s low-budget teen horror films.

For reviews of these DVD releases and more, be sure to check out the Exclaim! Recently Reviewed motion section.