New DVDs from Netflix

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 3:53 pm

Since it’s once again Tuesday, it’s time for some more new DVDs from Netflix. These movies are available right now from the world’s leading online rental service, and many can also be viewed in the oh-so-trendy Blu-ray format. There are a total of 33 new DVDs from Netflix being offered this week, but these 10 stand out in terms of quality and/or diversity.

You’ve got to be a member of Netflix to take advantage, but signing up for their service is a snap. There are also a number of pricing plans to choose from, ranging from $8.99 (1 DVD at-a-time) to $47.99 (8 DVDs at a time). We do get a small commission if you sign up, but that money goes right back into Only Good Movies (I’ve been a member since 2005, by the way).

The Red Baron (2008) – A German/UK/US motion picture about the life (and death) of famed World War I fighter pilot Manfred von Richthofen (Matthias Schweighofer). The international cast also includes Joseph Fiennes, Til Schweiger, and Lena Headey.

Alice in Wonderland (2010) – Tim Burton and Johnny Depp teamed up earlier in 2010 for the latest remake of this classic fantasy tale, and it racked up over one billion at the worldwide box office. Bring it home and find out why.

Tooth Fairy (2009) – Dwayne Johnson stars as a minor league hockey player who steals a dollar from under the pillow of his girlfriend’s (Ashley Judd) kid and finds himself sentenced to two weeks as a tooth fairy. Also starring Julie Andrews and Billy Crystal.

The Stranger (2010) – Since we just mentioned a film starring The Rock, how about one starring “Stone Cold” Steve Austin? In this action flick which went straight-to-DVD, Austin plays a badass amnesiac pursued by both the FBI and the Russian mafia. Boy, I pity those guys.

The Three Musketeers (1973) – A retelling of the classic swashbuckling tale from Alexander Dumas, the film stars Michael York as d’Artagnan, and Oliver Reed, Richard Chamberlain, and Frank Finlay as the titular musketeers. Also starring Charlton Heston, Christopher Lee, Faye Dunaway, and Raquel Welch (who won a Golden Globe for her performance).

The Four Musketeers (1975) – The cast from above is back for another adventure. Actually, the original movie was supposed to be over three hours long, but the filmmakers cut it up into two separate films. Still, if you enjoyed the first one, you’re sure to get a kick out of this one.

Tony Manero (2008) – Set in Chile during the reign of Augusto Pinochet, the film follows a 52-year-old (Alfredo Castro) obsessed with Tony Manero (the John Travolta character from Saturday Night Fever). When he’s not practicing to win a local impersonator contest, he’s murdering the elderly for their television sets. A dark film that has a lot to say about Pinochet’s tyrannical government and the modern-day obsession with celebrity. Castro is wonderful in his role, both repellent and fascinating at the same time.

Three Stooges Collection: Vol. 8 (1955) – Join Larry, Moe, and Curly in a collection of some of their finest screwball classics. From pulling Larry’s hair out in large clumps to beating Curly over the head with blunt instruments, ‘ol Moe sure knows how to get his point across.

The Sun (2005) – A Russian biographical film about the life of Japanese Emperor Hirohito during the final days of WWII and beyond. This is third film in a trilogy, as the director has already turned out projects on the lives of Lenin (Taurus) and Hitler (Moloch).

For My Father (2008) – A Palestinian enters Tel Aviv with a suicide vest strapped to his body. But thanks to a faulty fuse, he winds up stranded amidst Israelis while waiting for repairs. As he begins to reconsider his opinion of the locals, he strikes up a romance with a Jewish woman named Keren (Hili Yalon). Hardly realistic, but it’s still a fascinating film.

I’m hoping this list of new DVDs from Netflix will pique your interest in becoming a subscriber, and remember to check back next week for even more selections. In the meantime, here’s the rest of the DVD and Blu-ray films offered by Netflix this week:

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March 26, 2011

Dan Murdoch

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May I use it please.

Thanks in advance.

Dan

March 30, 2011

Shane

Which image are you talking about?

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