Weekly Digital Disk Picks for January 31st, 2012

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

Title Available Formats
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
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
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
Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking
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
Hey Dude: Season Two
The Thing (2011)
Music / Musical
Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Series 1
Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Series 2
Diagnosis Murder: A Movie Collection
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
WWE Presents: The Best of Raw & Smackdown 2011
Dream House
Fernando Di Leo crime collection
Includes Caliber 9, The Italian Connection, The Boss and Rules of the City.
Das Boot (Director’s Cut)
Poldark: The Complete Collection
A Soldier’s Story

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.