The best new DVD this week comes out of Thailand. Not too many Criticker users have seen Warriors of the Rainbow, but those who have seem to agree that it’s excellent. The new documentary on Bob Marley has also earned high marks — which is better than can be said of the biggest new DVD on shelves this week: The Lorax, which Criticker users sum up as “boring” and “in favor of trees”.
A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.
The Lorax @ Amazon
A documentary on the life, music, and legacy of Bob Marley.
Marley @ Amazon
Young Mouna Rudo, a fierce hunter and proud Seediq warrior, watches as his community falls to Japanese invaders. In the aftermath, Mouna is forced to perform heavy labour and learn Japanese, and is forbidden to practice the Seediq’s traditional rites of hunting, facial tattooing and ancestral worship. After decades of indignities, he is finally compelled to act, assembling a band of three hundred warriors to take up arms against three thousand Japanese troopers.
Warriors of the Rainbow @ Amazon
A Tennessee-set drama focused on an individual’s spiritual redemption.
Redemption Road @ Amazon
Don, a nineteen-year-old sophomore at a Texas junior college, tries to escape his Bible Belt upbringing for life in the Pacific Northwest at the most godless campus in America.
Blue Like Jazz @ Amazon