Weekly Digital Disc Picks – November 22, 2011

There are a couple of prominent releases, and what may be a fissioning of Image and TGG.

Title Available Formats
Jean Claude Van Damme 3 Pack
Includes Death Warrant, Double Impact and Cyborg
Bakuman: First Issue
Anime series based on the manga about making manga, from the creators of Death Note.
Coicent/Five Numbers
A double feature of two 30-minute sci-fi OVAs.
Fairy Tail – Part 1
A new fantasy action shonen anime.
Hetalia: Axis Powers – Paint It, White
Film based on the gag manga about anthropomorphizations of the various major world powers prior to World War II. The limited edition comes with a collectable bandanna.
Tekken: Blood Vengence
CGI animated film based on the popular fighting game series.
Art House
Rushmore (Criterion Collection)
Dirty Pictures
About Alexander Sasha Shulgin, a prominent scientists who looks into psychedelic compounds.
Classics (Traditional)
Birth of a Nation
  • Deluxe 3 Disc DVD only: Amazon
  • Deluxe 3 Disc Blu-Ray only: Amazon
  • Digital rental only: Amazon
  • Digital purchase only: Amazon
Digital purchase is free for Amazon Prime members. By the way, this was the first movie that showed the world that movies could be used to convey a social message. It is highly controversial because the message being conveyed is “the U.S. fought a Civil War and the wrong side won.”
Boy Meets World: The Complete Series
This is a shrinkwrap set, and not a new package or new content.
Meet the Browns: Season Three
The Office: Special Edition
This is the complete UK series.
Three Amigos!
Nova: Fabric of the Cosmos
Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman: Season Two
12 Angry Men (Criterion Collection)
Blaine: One of the best movies ever to come out of Hollywood in any genre. This is the very definition of “must see.”
John Wayne Serials
L-Word: Complete Series
Sarah’s Key
Way Down East
The Adventures of Tin Tin: Season One
Beauty and the Beast: Belle’s Magical World Special Edition
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas
Conan the Adventurer: Season Two, Part One
Horton Hears a Who
Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Special
Spy Kids 4: All The Time In The World
  • DVD only: Amazon
  • DVD/Blu-Ray/3D Blu-Ray/Digital combo: Amazon
Tom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry
Conan the Barbarian (2011)
Scream 4
Vincent Price 3 Pack
  • DVD only from TGG Entertainment: Amazon
  • DVD only from Image Entertainment: Amazon
Includes The Raven, The Pit and the Pendulum and Tales of Terror.
Charlie Chan 3 Movie Set
  • DVD only from TGG Direct: Amazon
  • DVD only from Image Entertainment: Amazon
Includes In the Secret Service, The Chinese Cat and The Jade Mask.
Law and Order UK: Season Two
Doctor Who fans: this costars Freema Agyeman
Perry Mason, Season Six Part Two
Mob Wives: Season One
Survivor: Amazon
Science Fiction
Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Season
Super 8
A Madea Christmas: The Play
Prep and Landing
A new Christmas special from Disney. Very well reviewed.
ESPN 30 for 30 Collector’s Set
ESPN Films Collection, Volume 1
St. Louis Cartinals 2011 Official World Series Championship Film
TNA Wrestling Twin Pack 5
Contains Hardcore Justice 2011 and No Surrender 2011
WWE Best of Raw and SmackDown Collection
Includes Raw: The Best of 2010, The Best of Smakdown 2009-2010, Raw: The Best of 2009, Raw: The Beginning and Smackdown 10th Anniversary 1999-2009.
WWE DX Collector’s Edition
Includes Triple H: The King of Kings, Shawn Michaels: My Journey, The New and Improved DX and One Last Stand.
WWE Pay-Per-View Collector Pack
Includes Over Limit 2011, Extreme Rules 2011, Elimination Chamber 2011, Royal Rumble 2011, Survivor Series 2010, Hell in a Cell 2010, Bragging Rights 2010, Summer Slam 2010 and Wrestlemania XXVII.
WWE Vengence 2011
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
Marvel Knights Collection
Includes the motion comic adaptations of Iron Man: Extremis, Thor and Loki: Blood Brothers, Spider-Woman: Agent of S.W.O.R.D., Astonishing X-Men: Gifted and Black Panther.
The Super Hero Squad Show: The Infinity Guantlet Vol. 2
Arrest and Trial: Complete Series
The Devil’s Double
Hollywood Goes to War
War three pack: Run Silent, Run Deep, Beachhead and Beach Red
  • DVD only titled “Attack” by TGG Direct: Amazon
  • DVD only from Image Entertainment only: Amazon
The Gene Autry Show – The Complete Second Season

Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, “I had an opportunity to watch several episodes from Fairy Tail’s first season on Crunchyroll before (for various reasons) I had to cancel my subscription. It was an excellent series and is definitely worth picking up.” Blaine says, “12 Angry Men is the hands down winner. The Criterion Company handling one of the best movies of all time? Done!”

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