By far, the biggest release this week is The Dark Knight Rises, the ambitious, overstuffed, flawed, and yet nonetheless entertaining conclusion to Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. An unused poster for The Dark Knight Rises can be seen in the header image above. You can buy The Dark Knight Rises on its own, or all three of Nolan's Batman films in a trilogy set. There's a fancy limited edition that comes with a broken Bat cowl statuette.
On the re-release side, lots of cool animation. Will Vinton's 1985 claymation classic The Adventures of Mark Twain hits DVD and Blu-ray. This movie was a favorite of mine when I was just a wee lad, and I've included a memorable and creepy scene after the cut. A new edition of Yoshiaki Kawajiri's Ninja Scroll comes out as well, a favorite of mine when you could still call anime "Japanimation" without being laughed at, mocked, and run out of town. There are also multi-disc editions of Finding Nemo and Up.
Rounding out releases, there's a new embiggened version of Cameron Crowe's doc Pearl Jam Twenty, Gamera and Godzilla flicks, and Blu-ray debuts for the Criterion Collection's version of Brazil, Catch Me If You Can, Blue Angel, eXistenZ, and Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. With the last one, it's just the movie, not the MST3K episode. Why anyone would watch that movie without Joel, Tom Servo, and Crow, I have no idea.
Take a look at the new releases on DVD and Blu-ray after the cut.
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