Weekly Digital Disk Picks for October 25th, 2011

Something of a slow week this week, but there are some really good releases in there.

Title Available Formats
Loose remake of a 1982 film starring Jet Li.
Anime series about a ordinary schoolgirl who aspires to become a ninja.
Moon Phase (SAVE Edition)
Naruto Shippuden: The Movie – Bonds
Witchblade (Anime Classics)
Art House
Identification of a Woman (Criterion Collection)
Classics (Cult)
Roger Corman`s Cult Classics: Lethal Ladies Collection
Includes Firecracker, TNT Jackson and Too Hot to Handle.
Classics (Traditional)
Barney Miller: The Complete Series
Blaine: The original distributor stopped after two seasons. Shout! Factory demonstrates its commitment to releasing the complete series by releasing the complete series.
Dazed and Confused (Criterion Collection)
Dennis the Menace: Season Three
Father of Invention
Laurel and Hardy: The Essential Collection
Robot Chicken: Season Five
The People vs. George Lucas
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
The first adaptation of John Le Carre’s spy novel, made for British TV and starring Alec Guiness as George Smiley. The first part of the Quest for Karla series.
Smiley’s People
The 3rd Part of the Quest for Karla series. (Part 2 – The Honorable Schoolboy, wasn’t adapted for TV for budgetary reasons.
Tom and Jerry Golden Collection, Volume One
Winnie the Pooh (2011)
Island of Lost Souls (Criterion Collection)
Music / Musical
John Barrowman Live
Blaine: Rumour has it Captain Jack can sing.
The Conversation
Luther: Season 2
The F Word: Series Five
Science Fiction
Attack the Block
Jurassic Park Ultimate Trilogy
  • DVD/Digital combo: Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital Combo: Amazon
  • Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray/Digital combo: Amazon
BBC Holiday Gift Set
Includes specials from Are You Being Served?, Good Neighbors, The The Manor Born, Allo Allo, Last of the Summer Wine, Keeping Up Appearances, Blackadder’s Christmas Carol (one of my personal favorites), The Vicar of Dibley, All Creatures Great and Small, Ballykissangel, Monarch of the Glen, Lovejoy and Lark Rise to Candleford. Does not include any Doctor Who specials.
Viva La Lucha: Extreme Revolution
Debut event from the Viva La Lucha promotion.
WWE: Greatest Rivalries – Shawn Michaels Vs. Bret Hart
Alex: Covers the complete Hitman/HBK feud starting in the 90s. I’m just looking forward to “Steve Austin Vs. Vince McMahon”, “Tommy Dreamer vs. Raven”, and the “Von Erichs vs The Freebirds”
Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes
  • Volume Three DVD only: Amazon
  • Volume Four DVD only: Amazon
Captain America (2011)
  • DVD only: Amazon
  • DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital combo: Amazon
  • DVD/Blu-Ray/3D Blu-Ray/Digital combo: Amazon
Young Justice: Volume Two
The Men from Shiloh
Tales of Wells Fargo – The Complete First and Second Seasons
The Virginian: Complete Fifth Season
Wagon Train: Season Four

Finally, the picks of the week. Blaine says, “I doubt anyone will be surprised that I pick Captain America. Other highly notable releases include
The Conversation, Barney Miller and Dazed and Confused.” Alex says, “I haven’t seen Captain America yet, so I’ll just add that one
to my Netflix Queue. However, I do whole-heartedly reccomend Tinker, Tailor, and Smiley’s People. The two are some of the best spy stories I’ve seen of all time. Period.”

One reply

  1. I’ve heard good things about Attack The Block. I just added that and Captain America to the top of my BB queue.

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