This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: Moneyball, Killer Elite, Boardwalk Empire: The Complete First Season

It’s another somewhat underwhelming week of DVD and Blu-ray releases, but fortunately the most significant title of the week is also one of Film Junk’s favourite movies of 2011: Bennett Miller’s Moneyball. Other new discs include a handful of action flicks including Killer Elite starring Jason Statham, Clive Owen and Robert DeNiro, 1911 starring Jackie Chan, and the direct-to-DVD sequel The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption, plus a few other odds and ends like the Anna Faris rom-com What’s Your Number?, Roland Joffé’s There Be Dragons, and Jean-Luc Godard’s divisive Film Socialisme. In terms of TV, we’ve got the first seasons of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and the Karl Pilkington travel show An Idiot Abroad, plus the long-awaited release of the early ’90s version of the G.I. Joe animated series. Got to get tough… Yo Joe! What will you be buying or renting this week? Check out all of the new releases after the jump.

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  • Kasper

    On contrary Sean, this is a pretty stellar week. Like you mention, Moneyball itself is a top notch release and while maybe not everyone will agree, I found Killer Elite to be an very entertaining actionflick that is well worth checking out.

    Other than that both Boardwalk Empire and An Idiot Abroad is amazing tv, so all in all four great releases in one week is a-okay in my book.