Ladies and gentlemen, the fall market blitz is upon us.

 

 

 

 

Title Available Formats
Action
Avenging Eagle
Dragon Dynasty Release of a Shaw Brothers film. The film follows an orphen raised by a clan of assassins to kill for them, who decides he wants out.
Blood Brothers
Dragon Dynasty release of a Shaw Brothers film. This movie was later remade into 2007’s “The Warlords”
The Count of Monte Cristo
Golden Swallow
Dragon Dynasty release, sequel to the earlier Shaw Brothers wuxia film “Come Drink With Me”. One of the characters from the earlier film (Golden Swallow) has retired from the martial world, but is drawn out of retirement when she’s framed for several murders.
Killer Clan
Dragon Dynasty Release of a Shaw Brothers film. This wuxia film’s plot is about, basically, a mob war.
True Legend
Alex: One of the last films made with David Carradine, directed by Yuen Woo Ping, and starring Michelle Yeoh, and is a Wuxia film.
Anime
Dragon Ball Z Kai – Part 6
Alex: The remake of DBZ enters the Cell Saga.
Emma: Victorian Romance Limited Edition Complete Collection
Bundle of seasons 1 and 2 of Emma: Victorian Romance (which is, basically an original anime based on Victorian romances like Pride & Prejudice and Wuthering Heights).
Kekkaishi Set 2
K-On Vol. 3
MM! Complete Collection
Alex: This is an anime series about a high school student who discovers he likes S&M (and is a Sub), and wants to be cured of this, so he joins a club which he thinks will help him – that’s lead by a Dom. “Hilarity” ensues.
Mobile Suit Gundam – Complete Collection (Pt. 1)
Alex: At long, long last, we’re getting boxed sets for the original Mobile Suit Gundam TV series.
Twelve Kingdoms Set 1
Alex: Blu-Ray release of the anime series that adapts the novels that Blaine started to review earlier.
Xenosaga – S.A.V.E Edition
Alex: This adapts the first Xenosaga game (the game which dared to answer the question – “How do I make my Nietzsche quotes more pretensious?” with “By putting them in the original German!”). To my knowledge, there are no anime adaptations of Xenosaga 2 or 3.
Vandread – Ultimate Collection
Contains Seasons 1 & 2, and the OVAs
Art House
3 Women (Criterion Collection)
Hesher
My Life as a Dog (Criterion Collection)
Classics (Cult)
MST3K: Manos, The Hands of Fate
Classics (Traditional)
Citizen Kane
  • 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition DVD only: Amazon
  • 70th Anniversary Ultimate COllector’s Edition Blu-Ray only: Amazon
The Gazebo
Stars Glenn Ford, Debbie Reynolds and Carl Reiner. September 16 release date.
It Started With A Kiss
Stars Glenn Ford and Debbie Reynolds. September 16 release date.
Comedy
The 10th Victim
Imagine “The Running Man” as an Italian comedy made years before Stephen King took the pseudonym Richard Bachman.
The Apartment
The Big Bang Theory
  • Complete Fourth Season DVD only: Amazon
  • Complete Fourth Season Blu-Ray only: Amazon
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
This is the movie starring Kristy Swanson, Donald Sutherland, Paul Reubens and Rutger Hauer.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Digital episodes are available in the DVD product listing, but not the Blu-Ray listing.
The Lucille Ball RKO Comedy Collection: Volume 1
Includes “Go Chase Yourself,” “Next Time I Marry” and “Look Who’s Laughing.”
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Outsourced: Season One
Rescue Me
Documentary
Drama
Blue Bloods
  • Season One (DVD only): Amazon
Grey’s Anatomy
  • Season Seven DVD only: Amazon
Private Practice: The Complete Fourth Season
Individual episode digital downloads are available from the DVD listing.
Family
C.O.P.S. Volume 2
The second half of the animated series about “fighting crime in a future time.”
Fantasy
Camelot: The Complete First Season
Blaine: I’ve never seen this, but I’ve enjoyed BBC’s Merlin via Netflix. How do the two compare?
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
This is the 1980s incarnation, with J. Michael Straczynski as Executive Story Editor.
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena
Horror
Child’s Play
Halloween II
Lake Placid 2
  • Unrated Blu-Ray only: Amazon
Misery
Poltergeist II: The Other Side
Return of the Living Dead
Supernatural
Digital downloads are available for each episode in the DVD and Blu-Ray listings. Blaine: I felt this season was weaker than seasons four and five. However, the season appears to have been designed to set up a pretty spectacular season seven, so it’s definitely worth checking out before the new season starts on September 23.
Music / Musical
Glee
  • Season 2, Volume 2 DVD only: Amazon
  • Complete Season 2 DVD only: Amazon
  • Complete Season 2 Blu-Ray only: Amazon
The “complete season” listings also have individual episode and complete season episode purchase options.
Motown Gold from the Ed Sullivan Show
Includes performances by The Jackson 5, Diana Ross and The Supremes, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye
Motown: The Best of the Supremes on the Ed Sullivan Show
22 performances are included
Mystery
Manhunter
C.S.I.’s William Petersen stars in the first adaptation of Red Dragon. The sequel novel, Silence of the Lambs, is far better known, and the movie far more popular.
Reality
Ghost Hunters: Season Six, Part One
Mythbusters: Collection 7
Wishful Drinking
Carrie Fisher’s autobiographical Broadway show
Romance
Science Fiction
Doctor Who: Day of the Daleks
Episode 60, with Jon Pertwee as the Doctor.
Robocop 2
Sanctuary
  • Season Three DVD only: Amazon
  • Season Three Blu-Ray only: Amazon
Individual episode downloads are available in the DVD listing, but not the Blu-Ray.
Star Wars
  • Episodes I-III Blu-Ray only: Amazon
  • Episodes IV-VI Blu-Ray only: Amazon
  • Episodes I-VI plus 3 bonus disc Blu-Ray only: Amazon
Note the Friday, September 16 release date.
Sports
Masked Republic Presents – Viva La Lucha: Revolution
Alex: It’s been a while since we’ve had any wrestling DVDs that weren’t WWE, and especially not any that were lucha libre related.
WWE Summerslam 2011
Featuring the rematch between John Cena and CM Punk to determine who the real WWE Heavyweight Champion is (answer – Alberto Del Rio, cashing in his Money In The Bank briefcase after CM Punk beat Cena again).
Superhero
Thor
  • DVD only: Amazon
  • Digital rental only: Amazon
  • Digital purchase only: Amazon
  • DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital combo: Amazon
  • DVD/Blu-Ray/3D Blu-Ray/Digital combo: Amazon
Thor and Loki: Blood Brothers
The motion comic based on the very well reviewed miniseries.
Suspense
Kalifornia
Indie thriller starring Brad Pitt, David Duchovny, Michelle Forbes and Juliette Lewis
War
Western

Finally, the picks of the week. Blaine says, “we’ve got three serious contenders this week. Take your choice of either Star Wars box including episodes IV-VI, Thor, and the latest season of Supernatural.” Alex says, “While I haven’t seen Thor yet (though I’ll be renting the DVD), I’m definitely giving the thumbs up to the Star Wars Blu-Ray release. If you’re waiting to find out if the rumors of the new changes are true, there’s always the DVD release of the original Mobile Suit Gundam to check out.”