On DVD & Blu-Ray, 5/3/11: ‘The Green Hornet,’ ‘What Dreams May Come’

For the sake of brevity (and note that our definition of “brevity” is still, like, two-and-a-half hours), we have excised this segment from the show proper, but you can expect weekly updates on what’s new on DVD and Blu-ray. We will by no means cover all releases, not even all major releases. However, we can promise to alert you to releases that pique our interest. For a more complete listing of new releases, you can always scope out Video ETA; we do.

THE GREEN HORNET (DVD/Blu-ray/Three-Disc Combo)

 

I reviewed this in “Wow,” giving it . Basically, an uneven satire of supehero tropes with a visual style that’s ordinary by Michel Gondry standards, but still pretty interesting for a superhero movie. Also, an hilarious villain in the form of Inglourious Basterds‘ terrific Christoph Waltz.

WHAT DREAMS MAY COME (Blu-ray)

 

Speaking of flawed but visually interesting films, here’s a textbook example. Described in the most recent issue of Entertainment Weekly as “perhaps the most visually stunning mediocre movie of the ’90s,” What Dreams May Come is mostly unbearable tripe…but what beautiful tripe it is!

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