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DVD Tuesday: Sept. 30, 2008

The Thing (Blu-ray)

This is hands down one of the best horror films ever made. At one point in his career, John Carpenter was on a winning streak and this is one of those films. The tone of The Thing is set immediately by the minimalistic (and highly effective) score. The isolation, the threat, the fact that the environment is a character in the film as well make it a must view and a must have for horror and suspenseful.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Blu-ray)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre has one of the most classic, spontaneous and memorable ends of any horror movie. I love the chainsaw dance and the fact that it was unplanned and that the camera man was almost hit with the saw (for real). The remake was very good (especially Jessica Biel) but the original gets more of the horror elements right.

The Sixth Sense (Blu-ray)

The Sixth Sense is the film that started everyone love affair with M. Night and one of the most surprising films that every graced the screen. Great acting all around and a killer ending.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall / Knocked Up / The 40-Year-Old Virgin – (Blu-ray)

Its nice to see studios using the full storage capacity (60 gigs) of a Blu-ray disc. This package is actually cheaper than if you bought each Blu-ray separately. These comedies will certainly put a smile on your face. Knocked Up was actually far better than I thought it would be.

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A Political Science and MBA grad who started FilmBook during an eCommerce B-School course in 2008. Cinema and TV addict. Former writer at Empire Movies, Blogcritics, and Alternative Film Guide. In addition to writing for FilmBook, he also edits the copy published on the website, manages its writing staff, manages the back-end operations, site finances, its social network accounts, and works with publicists, actors, and companies on press coverage and promotions. He has also created ProMovieBlogger.com and Trending Awards.com.

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