This week's announcements feature a trio of men struggling with their own identity and mortality. One trying to solve a mystery in a mental institution, another a homosexual on the verge of suicide (both in the 1950s) and a third in the wrong place on the wrong date.
Last week, Disney announced the details on the highest-grossing film of the year, Alice In Wonderland, coming to DVD and Blu-ray on June 1. A week later, Paramount is releasing a film that didn't do too shabby either. Perhaps the first serious Oscar contender of the year, Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island will be available on June 8 in both formats but with a spare amount of extras - and only in Blu-ray. No commentary from Scorsese, just a pair of featurettes about the production from novel-to-film and the history of psychiatric therapy. A shame because the film deserves much better. On July 20, Paramount is also releasing to DVD the 5th season of Matlockand, speaking of a group that could benefit from a few lobotomies, the "uncensored" first season of Jersey Shore.