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New DVD releases this week: The pickings are slim

Time to prep for the bigger upcoming DVDs.

Unfortunately, this week's new DVD releases just don't look that great. You'd expect better things during Thanksgiving week, or am I totally wrong? I know several stores will be having major DVD and Blu-ray sales for Black Friday, but I actually thought this was prime new release time. Silly me.

To be honest, there's really only one truly notable new DVD release this week: the Simon West-directed action thriller The Expendables 2. See? Told you it was rough.

I have nothing against The Expendables movie franchise. I saw the first installment and it was enjoyable enough. Action movies, to be honest, really aren't my thing. I still managed to enjoy the movie, so I'll probably watch The Expendables 2 DVD as well. Liam Hemsworth eye candy is never a bad thing (he's the new member, Billy the Kid). Here's the trailer for The Expendables 2:

The Expendables 2 Official Trailer - In Theaters August 17th



If you love Sly Stallone, Jason Statham and/or Jet Li, you'll probably be perfectly happy watching this Expendables installment. Reviews for it were overall pretty favorable. This isn't some fancy, slick, totally deep kind of action movie -- it is what it is, and if it's what you like, good on you.

The rest of November looks a bit better as far as DVD releases go, so at least we have that to look forward to. December 2012 promises a slew of excellent Blu-ray releases, most notably The Dark Knight Rises and Ted, so hang on to your hats and get ready to update your Netflix queue or open your wallets.

Has anyone seen The Expendables 2 yet? Is it worth buying, or can we just rent it instead?