DVD Releases for January 13, 2009

DVD Releases for January 13, 2009

Swing Vote
Rated PG-13 for language

Kevin Costner is just your average lovable loser until he finds himself to be the tie breaking vote in the presidential election.  It’s a cute idea, but not very well executed.  It’s sweet enough though, if that’s what you are in the mood for.  C+

Brideshead Revisited
Rated PG-13 for some sexual content

If a stuffy British film about a bisexual man that tries to sleep his way into a family so that he can have their house is up your alley – then you must rent this.  I found it boring, pretentious, and annoying.  D

Little Britain USA
Unrated but inappropriate for kids

This naughty little British import from HBO and BBC is sketch comedy at its best.  It’s like Kids in the Hall for a new generation.  The only problem I have with it is that there are only six episodes.  That makes for a very short but enjoyable marathon.  A

Funny Face and Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Paramount Centennial Collections
Both Unrated
Both of these Audrey Hepburn classics are out with the full red carpet treatment.  The question is, should you replace your existing copies?  If you are fans – then yes.  The restorations here are remarkable with super bright colors and updated sound.  Funny Face is still a little obnoxious for my taste, but still great to look at.  Breakfast is as funny and sexy as ever.  Both two-disc collections come packed full of new extras.  Funny Face  B-  Breakfast at Tiffany’s A-