DVD Releases for February 24, 2009

DVD Releases for February 24, 2009

Breaking Bad: The Complete First Season
Unrated but filled with adult content
Available on DVD

Emmy-award winning actor Bryan Cranston stars in this dark comedy from AMC about a chemistry teacher who finds out that he is going to die of cancer and thus goes into making crystal meth to pay for his chemo and help his family once he dies.  At first glance, it appears to be a Weeds clone, but it goes much farther in creating the dark underworld of drugs and the people that sell and take them.  Just like the drug the show portrays, this is an incredibly addictive series that will have you craving season two when it starts up March 8.  A

The French Connection
Rated R
Available on Blu-ray

This 1971 best picture winning film stars Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider as two narcotics agents looking to stop a drug smugglers in NYC.  Having influenced many of todays cop films, The French Connection remains a relevant and compelling story and with this new blu-ray transfer, it looks more like a period piece rather than a 38-year-old movie.  And Fox did not skimp on the special features here.  The two discs are loaded with tons of extras that will keep you busy for hours.  A

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