This week's DVD/Blu-ray releases feature two action/adventure sequels and two 1970's classics. Bring the classic characters of Sherlock Holmes or Ghost Rider into your living room, or laugh a bit with a screwball comedy from one of our generation's best comedians. There are some great new releases for every taste this week.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows: Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), returns as the world's most famous detective to face off with dangerous criminal Mastermind James Moriarty in this Sherlock Holmes sequel. Jude Law also returns as Holmes' colleague Dr. Watson.
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance: Nicholas Cage reprises his role as Johny Blaze in this Ghost Rider sequel based on the Marvel comic series. This film finds Blaze hiding out in Eastern Europe until he is solicited to summon his powers in order to save a young boy from the devil.
A Little Bit of Heaven: This Romantic comedy stars Kate Hudson and Gael Garcia Bernal as Marley and Julian, a patient and doctor who accidentally fall in love.
Meatballs: Ivan Reitman's 1979 comedy marked Bill Murray's (Moonrise Kingdom) first major film role, and began a series of collaborations between Reitman and Murray, including Stripes and Ghostbusters. The film follows Murray as a camp counselor who is no more mature than the kids he looks after. This special-edition Blu-ray features interviews and a three-part making-of featurette.
Harold and Maude: This cult classic black comedy is being re-released on Criterion blu-ray. The film stars But Cort as a morbid teenage boy named Harold, who forges a relationship with a fun-loving elderly woman named Maude, featuring an iconic soundtrack from Cat Stevens.