The biggest release this week is BBC Life. I know a lot of people have been anxiously awaiting for this to arrive in the US. Myself included, mine is on the way! But be very careful on which version you buy.
There is a David Attenborough version and a Oprah Winfrey version. The reviews for the Oprah version have 153 ratings on Amazon, 130 of those right now are 1 stars. I looked threw a few of them, this is the best 1 star review I found and sums up my thoughts exactly.
This is atrocious. I’m watching “Life” on Discovery channel right now, with Oprah narrating. Some of the reviewers said that the script was re-written for her, and I can believe it. I can’t believe Attenborough saying lines like “hunting crab seals is toooo much work!” Oprah narrates this thing as if she were reading a bedtime story to little kids and comes off as snarky and condescending. In the opening segment, she’s discussing a fox chasing an ibex kid and it’s basically like “heeeere comes the fox! UH OH!!”
The most embarrassing thing is that I’m thinking that British people think that Americans demanded this. Who’s going to be doing the next special, Dr. Phil? “Oh-kaaay, here comes the alee-gaytor, it’s prey tries to run, but that neeeever works! HAW HAW HAW!” Don’t get this. Get the real version.
Some other good movies this week as well like Alice in Wonderland and The Wolfman. Anything interest you this week? Are you picking up BBC life?
Here are the Blu-ray titles for this week. Highlights are: Alice in Wonderland, Life (narrated by David Attenborough), The Wolfman, War of the Worlds, Bad Boys.
Sorry about missing the past couple weeks. Here are the highlights from past weeks.
Invictus, The Messenger, Dragon Ball Z Kai: Part One
Dear John, The Road, Spartacus (50th Anniversary Edition), Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Part 1.
Written by: T0SH
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