This Week in DVD & Blu-ray is a column that compiles all the latest info regarding new DVD and Blu-ray releases, sales, and exclusive deals from stores including Target, Best Buy and Fry’s.

Please don’t take the commentary on the movies and TV shows too seriously, as they’re meant not to be reviews but rather previews that include the general thoughts and ramblings of a twice-committed DVD addict. The categories represent solely the author’s intentions towards the films at hand, and are in no way meant to be a reflection on what he thinks other people should rent or buy. So if he ends up putting a movie you like in the “Skip it” section without having seen it, please keep in mind that the time you could spend leaving a spiteful but ultimately futile comment could instead be used for more pleasant things in life. Like buying DVDs.

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DEXTER (SEASON 3)
There are only so many worthwhile storylines you can wring out of a premise before the concept starts growing stale, and it’s because of this that I approached the airing of Dexter’s third season with severe trepidation. The knockout first two seasons had already tackled some pretty hefty topics, both of which tied in significantly with Dexter’s past and current struggles. What else was there left to explore in the life of Dexter…? A lot, apparently. Season 3 of Dexter may take a little while to get going, but it does so only to make the payoff that much more satisfying. The build-up of the relationship between Dexter and Miguel Prado (played by Jimmy Smits) introduces a fascinating dynamic to the show, and seeing how it factors into Dexter’s slow but progressive emotional transformation is as engaging as ever. Unlike some people, I probably wouldn’t call Dexter one of the best shows on television, but it’s solid trashy fun that has a brain to boot. My only real frustration with it stems from Deb, Dexter’s unbelievably annoying sister. Hopefully, the fourth season of the show will include her dying in a horrifically graphic and painful fashion. Fingers crossed!
Blu-ray? Yes.
Notable Extras: DVD & Blu-ray – Interviews and book excerpts from “Dexter by Design”.

BEST DVD PRICE
Target Best Buy Fry’s
$26.99 $24.99 $18.29
Amazon – $20.49

BEST BLU-RAY PRICE
Target Best Buy Fry’s
$36.99 $39.99 $36.77
Amazon – $36.99

EXCLUSIVE DEAL:
What? Exclusive 60-minute cast Q&A panel from Comic-Con.
Where? Target.

EXCLUSIVE DEAL:
What? Exclusive packaging.
Where? Best Buy.

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Last House on the Left Movie Trailer

Rouge Pictures has released the movie trailer for the remake of The Last House on the Left, the landmark suspense thriller that launched Wes Craven’s directing career. Is it just me or does this actually look like a fun thriller for a change? I haven’t seen Craven’s original in years but I don’t remember it looking this good. I’m also enjoying the extremely different and creepy cover of Sweet Child of Mine (anyone know who did it?) Watch the trailer and leave your thoughts after the jump.

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