Weekly Digital Disk Picks for May 22nd, 2012

There aren’t a lot of titles on the list this one, but there are some really great ones – including several films by Hayao Miyazaki.

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Title Available Formats
Action
Lethal Weapon Collection
S.W.A.T. – The Final Season
Safe House
Anime
Castle in the Sky
First of several Hayao Miyazaki films coming out this week.
Dragon Ball Z Kai – Season 1
Dragon Ball Z Kai – Season 2
Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood – OVAs and Comic Theater
The Secret World of Arrietty
Miyazaki’s latest work – adapting “The Borrowers”
Whisper of the Heart
The third Miyazaki film to get a Blu-Ray release this week.
Art House
Certified Copy (Criterion Collection)
Eclipse Series 33: Up All Night with Robert Downey Sr. (Criterion Collection)
Blaine: Includes Babo 73, Chafed Elbows, No More Excuses, Putney Swope, and Two Tons of Turquoise to Taos Tonight.
Biopic
Red Tails
Classics (Cult)
Classics (Traditional)
Comedy
Crime
Documentary
Drama
Route 66: The Complete Series
Family
Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog Vol. 1
Inch High Private Eye: The Complete Series
The Legend of Zelda: The Complete Series
Super Mario Bros. Super Show Vol. 1
Fantasy
Teen Wolf: Season One
Horror
The Woman in Black
Music / Musical
Dean Martin Variety Show Uncut
Blaine: This category is a poor fit, but we don’t have anything that suits a variety show any better.
Mystery
Rizzoli and Isles: The Complete Second Season
Sherlock: Season Two
Blaine: I picked this up via iTunes. I’d say it’s stronger than the first season.
Terror By Night
Blaine: A Sherlock Holmes movie from 1946 with Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce.
Reality
Romance
Perfect Sense
This Means War
Science Fiction
The River: The Complete First Season
Seasonal
Sports
WWE Presents – The Best of WCW Clash of the Champions
Superhero
Suspense
Beyond
The Stranger
War
Western

Finally, the picks of the week. Blaine says, “Sherlock: Season Two is the hands down winner.” Alex says, “Sherlock is indeed good, but the Miyazaki films are also worthy of your consideration – particularly if you’ve got a Blu-Ray player.”

6 replies on “Weekly Digital Disk Picks for May 22nd, 2012”

  1. mjcohen says:

    I remember when Putney Swope came out. I saw it with my wife. I loved it, she hated it.

    I’m debating ordering this.

  2. Jethro says:

    I liked the second series of Sherlock better than the first, too – and I really liked the first. Probably a lot because I actually remember the original stories the second series episodes are based on.

    I was a bit disappointed with the ending though.

  3. octa says:

    Some interesting additions to Netflix streaming this week:

    Drive – The movie being sued for not being more like Fast and the Furious.
    He Was a Quiet Man – Christian Slater really gave it his all. An underrated gem.
    Dragonslayer – 80s Disney movie which I have fond memories of but was kind of a flop.
    Man on a Mission: Richard Garriott’s Road to the Stars – I was a huge fan of Garriott’s in the Ultima days so seeing a lot of the behind the scenes stuff during that time was a real treat.

    • Fez says:

      Drive – The movie being sued for not being more like Fast and the Furious.

      That movie was boring. I wasn’t expecting Fast and the Furious pacing or anything but I nearly fell asleep. It wasn’t even boring in a respectable and artsy kind of way.

      • octa says:

        Ahh Fez, I have to disagree. The opening chase sequence is quite brilliant. The movie then builds up this nervous tension where you know something is going to go wrong and you just can’t wait to see it.

        Unfortunately the ending is a mess, though how close it is to the book it’s based on, I’m not sure.

        It’s a must-see in my opinion!

        • Fez says:

          It did have its moments, especially the beginning, but I wouldn’t call what happened between the action “tension”… It was more like what happens when the alarm goes off in the morning, sure there’s a lot of action, but then you hit the snooze button and go back to sleep for a while, then you alarm again, then snooze, then you finally decide to get up and roll out of bed.

          Speaking of chase sequences, it’s been far too long since I’ve watched Ronin. Random tangent of the day there.

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