The Hurt Locker’ Finally Lands on DVD; Vampire Weekend Plays ‘Contra’
Access Amazon.com’s page for “The Hurt Locker,” out today on DVD and Blu-ray, and you’ll see something weird: Ralph Fiennes receives top billing. I think the former English Patient may be the lead actor in the movie in order of appearance, but since his role is nothing more than a cameo, you’ve got to wonder why Jeremy Renner — who should earn himself an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor — isn’t front and center. Can someone at Amazon or Summit Entertainment please make this change?
Speaking of “The Hurt Locker,” have you seen it yet? After this past weekend, we hit 18 in our “Hurt Locker Counter,” which means we’ve got a long way to go to our goal of 873 BroBible readers having seen the soon-to-be Best Picture of the year. The good news for anyone not near a city where the movie is currently showing is that the movie is finally out on DVD and Blu-ray today. (Click the links above to buy from Amazon.) So if you buy the DVD and/or rent it from Netflix or Blockbuster, that counts, too! Let us know in the comments that you saw it and what you thought.
There are some other good, under-appreciated movies out on DVD/Blu-ray out today, as well as the typical grab bag of TV complete seasons and the 438th edition of “Saw”:
- “The Simpsons: The Complete Twentieth Season”
- “Weeds: Season Five”
- “In the Loop”
- “Saw VI (Widescreen Unrated Edition)”
- “The Invention of Lying”
- “The Brothers Bloom”
Lots of new releases on the music front today, as well. The full list, including Vampire Weekend’s “Contra,” is after the jump.