Another slow week this week, though we have a few new major films, and a few classic films.

Title Available Formats
Action
Hero
Anime
B Gata H Kei: The Complete Series
Alex: Non-Hentai anime series about a high school girl who wants to seduce 100 guys, only to fall in love with her first choice. The limited edition comes with an art-box and a mousepad.
ef ~ A Tale of Memories Complete Collection.
Alex: Anime adapation of a dating sim.
Fairy Tail – Part 3
One Piece Collection 4
Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom.
Action-drama about two brainwashed assassins trying to escape from a life of violence.
Art House
Adaptation
Biopic
Frida
Malcolm X
Classics (Cult)
2 Headed Shark Attack
Dr. Jekyll vs. the Werewolf
Classics (Traditional)
Best Picture Academy Award Winners: 5 Film Collection
Includes No Country For Old Men, Shakespeare in Love, Crash, The English Patient and Chicago
Citizen Kane: Ultimate Collector’s Edition 70th Anniversary
The Magnificent Ambersons
To Kill a Mockingbird
Comedy
The Big Year
  • DVD only: Amazon
  • Blu-Ray only: Amazon
  • Theatrical release digital purchase: Amazon
  • Extended edition digital purchase: Amazon
Joe Somebody
Leave it to Beaver: 20 Timeless Classics
Blaine: I watched an episode of this for the first time on Christmas Eve. I am somewhat heartened by the fact that the episode I’ve seen didn’t make this “best of” collection. If they release a “worst of,” perhaps…
A View From the Top
Documentary
Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking
Drama
Nothing in Common
Oliver Twist
Outrage: Way of the Yakuza
Alex: The latest Yakuza film from “Beat” Takeshi Kitano, returning to the genre after going back to comedy for a bit.
The Piano
Family
Hey Dude: Season Two
Fantasy
Monkeybone
Horror
The Thing (2011)
Music / Musical
Mystery
Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Series 1
Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Series 2
Diagnosis Murder: A Movie Collection
Reality
Romance
Cold Mountain
The English Patient
A Novel Romance
Shakespeare in Love
Science Fiction
In Time
Blaine: From director Andrew Niccol, who wrote The Truman Show, and both wrote and directed Gattaca and S1m0ne, all of which I’ve enjoyed.
Star Trek: The Next Generation – Next Level
Blaine: For years, they said TNG wouldn’t come to Blu-Ray because the effects and film stocks didn’t lend themselves to HD conversion. This appears to be a market sample to gauge reactions, including remastered versions of “Encounter at Farpoint,” “Sins of the Father” and “The Inner Light.”
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • DVD/Blu-Ray/3D Blu-Ray/Digital combo: Amazon
Transformers Limited Edition Collector’s Trilogy
  • DVD/Blu-Ray/3D Blu-Ray combo: Amazon
Seasonal
Sports
WWE Presents: The Best of Raw & Smackdown 2011
Superhero
Suspense
Dream House
Drive
Fernando Di Leo crime collection
Includes Caliber 9, The Italian Connection, The Boss and Rules of the City.
War
Das Boot (Director’s Cut)
Poldark: The Complete Collection
A Soldier’s Story
Western

Finally, the picks of the week. Blaine says, “To Kill a Mockingbird is a great film based on a great book, spreading a message that is, unfortunately, still unheeded by too many people.” Alex says, “I agree with To Kill a Mockingbird. Also, even though it is a re-release, I cannot recommend Das Boot on Blu-Ray enough.