Weekly Digital Disc Picks – January 17, 2012

This is another light week for major studio releases.

Title Available Formats
Age of Heroes
Gantz II: Perfect Answer
The second half of the Gantz live-action film series.
First Squad
Film about a group of superpowered Russian teenagers fighting a Nazi general who can raise the dead during the Second World War.
The Girl Who Leapt Through Space Vol. 4
The other of Bandai’s two DVD releases this week.
Hetalia Axis Powers Season 3 (World Series)
The Special Edition comes with a purple bandanna featuring the series anthropomorphic personification of Prussia (Prussia-Tan if you will).
Kaze No Stigma – SAVE Edition
Nabari No Ou – SAVE Edition
Princess Resurrection
Fan-service heavy horror comedy series.
Alex: Basically – this is a proper 21st century answer to Speed Racer, in the sense that it’s an absurdly over-the-top racing anime film.
Star Driver Part 2
Alex: As Namco-Bandai has shut down Bandai Entertainment (who licensed this series), this is the only release we’ll get of this.
Art House
Belle de Jour (Criterion Collection)
Eclipse Series 31: Three Popular Films by Jean-Pierre Gorin (Criterion Collection)
Includes “Poto and Cabengo,” “Routine Pleasures” and “My Crasy Life”
The Josephine Baker Story
Classics (Cult)
Classics (Traditional)
Delocated: Seasons One and Two
Drive Me Crazy
License to Drive
Mad: Season 1 Part 2
Adam 12: Season Six
The Color Purple
Dead Poets Society
Dirty Girl
Good Morning, Vietnam (25th Anniversary Edition)
The Ides of March
Project X
Traffic (Criterion Collection)
4 Kid Favorites: Baby Looney Tunes
4 Kid Favorites: Saturday Morning Cartoons – 1960s
Includes episodes of “Quick Draw McGraw,” “Porky Pig,” “Space Ghost” and “Atom Ant.”
4 Kid Favorites: Saturday Morning Cartoons – 1970s
Includes episodes of “Hong-Kong Phooey,” “Yogi Bear,” “Josie and the Pussycats” and “Batman”
4 Kids Favorites: A Pup Named Scooby-Doo
Merlin: The Complete Third Season
Music / Musical
Waking the Dead: Season Six
Science Fiction
Sliders: The Fifth and Final Season
Blaine: Those who remember the fifth season understand why it was the final season. I still bought it via iTunes to complete the collection, though.
Impact Wrestling presents TNA Bound For Glory 2011
Yes, that’s Sting wearing Joker facepaint – and he’s got a match against Hogan.
WWE Presents TLC – Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2011
Now with 100% less John Cena!
The Tuskegee Airmen
Bad Girls

Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, “I haven’t particularly seen anything that’s come out this week, but First Squad went into my Netflix Queue and straight to the top, just based on the premise of the film. I’ve also heard some very good things about Redline.” Blaine says, “Traffic is a great movie, though this is a rerelease. The Color Purple is a rerelease that’s been on my `must see’ list for years as well.”

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  1. I used to be a major fan of Sliders (Heck, I even made a font that was an homage to the Sliders logo text!) but I couldn’t bear to watch the last season… They really ruined that show by the end. :/

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