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Blu-ray Importing: November 2010 Buying Guide - Blu-ray Importing: November 2010 Buying Guide - Cont.

Ben takes a look at the latest and best overseas titles.

| Australian Import Guides in HT & Movies | Posted: Nov 3, 2010 3:20 pm

Modern Family: Season One

 

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Studio: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

 

Country of Origin: United States

 

Purchase: Amazon.com

 

Region: A, B, C

 

It's fair to say that I don't watch much television these days; I just don't have time to invest in ongoing seasons of up to 13-odd hours of the same characters and concepts. But Modern Family is different. Its combination of perfect casting, great scripts and divergent social values make this one of, if not the best sitcoms on Television today. I think the secret is the presentation of the show - free of the canned laughter that so permeates most American sitcoms, Modern Family has embraced the faux documentary style of shows such as The Office and lets the audience choose what they find funny.

 

Whilst Australian fans can only purchase the DVD release of the shows first season, importers can pick up the 3 disc Blu-ray release for a small additional cost and they'd be wise to do so. Filled with some fantastic extra features including gag reels and featurettes, Fox have gone the distance for fans, and as such they should definitely respect the gesture.

 

Mean Girls

 

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Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment

 

Country of Origin: United States

 

Purchase: Amazon.com

 

Region: A, B, C

 

Six years on, Paramount's young adult comedy has lost none of its bite - it's every bit as hilarious as I remembered it to be. The script is still whip smart, with a hint of edginess that is not lost on its audience. Marvel too at a time when Lindsay Lohan was cute, funny and maybe even respected.

 

Lohan plays Cady Heron, a formerly home schooled student whom has spent her formulative years in Africa with her zoologist parents. When they move to the United States, she finds it somewhat difficult to adapt to the social networks of cliques of the education system. But the sparks really fly when she is chosen to join 'the plastics'; a bitchy and exclusive club of girls whom have the boys (and even some of the teachers) at their feet. But all hell breaks loose when they turn on themselves, with hilarious repercussions.

 

Owners of the previous DVD release can probably give this one a miss, with Paramount not taking the opportunity to add any further supplements, with only enhanced picture and sound quality the justification to upgrade. But if you are like me and have never owned the film; the bargain basement price should be easy to convince.

 

So until next time folks, that's all from me. Be sure to come back later this month for another round up.

 

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