Weekly Digital Disk Picks for June 5th, 2012

This is the first very good week in a long time.

Title Available Formats
15 Film Man Cave Action Pack
Includes No Code of Conduct, Supercop, The President’s Man, C.I.A. II: Target Alexa, The President’s Man: A Line in the Sand, Chaos Factor, Once a Thief (pilot episode of the TV series), Logan’s War: Bound by Honor, The Heroic Trio, Once a Thief: Family Business (two episodes of the same TV series edited as a movie), Once a Thief: Brother Against Brother (same idea), Hidden Assassin, My Name is Modesty, Frame of Mind and Mask of Death. Blaine: I have no idea where the cave comes in. Stuff you watch in your “man cave” room at home, perhaps?
Charlie’s Angels (2011) – The Complete Series
Earthquake (Universal’s 100th Anniversary)
The Fast and the Furious (Universal’s 100th Anniversary)
  • DVD/Digital combo: Amazon
  • DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital combo: Amazon
In Plain Sight: Season Four
The Mummy (2001) (Universal’s 100th Anniversary)
  • DVD/Digital combo: Amazon
  • DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital combo: Amazon
Blaine: I really didn’t care for this version.
Smokey and the Bandit (Universal’s 100th Anniversary)
  • DVD/Digital combo: Amazon
  • DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital combo: Amazon
U.S. Marshals
Boogiepop Phantom Complete TV Series
Dragon Ball Z Kai: Part 8
Hero Tales: Complete Box Set
Alex: This is a sort of Wuxia martial arts anime.
Kurenai Complete Collection
Alex: This is kind of a slice of life action show.
Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn – Volume 5
Alex: Well, this is being released by Bandai Japan – which explains why this has a Japanese Release Price Point. To put it another way – why does this have an MSRP of $128 US for 2 episodes at Amazon?! Weirdly, RightStuf has a much more reasonable price point – so you might want to consider going through RightStuf instead.
Art House
Erin Brockovich (Universal’s 100th Anniversary)
  • DVD/Digital combo: Amazon
  • DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital combo: Amazon
Spartacus (Universal’s 100th Anniversary)
  • DVD/Digital combo: Amazon
  • DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital combo: Amazon
United 93
Classics (Cult)
Classics (Traditional)
The Grapes of Wrath
Zorba the Greek
American Pie (Universal’s 100th Anniversary Edition)
  • DVD/Digital combo: Amazon
  • DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital combo: Amazon
Back to the Future (Universal’s 100th Anniversary)
Blaine: A comedy so popular, I’ve known people who deny that it is sci-fi on the grounds that they like it.
The Big Lebowski (Universal’s 100th Anniversary)
  • DVD/Digital combo: Amazon
  • DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital combo: Amazon
Carry On Double Features Vol. 4: Carry On Up the Jungle / Carry On Loving
Carry On Double Features Vol. 5: Carry On Henry VIII / Carry On at Your Convenience
Curb Your Enthusiasm: Complete Season Eight
Designing Women: 20 Timeless Classics
Ernest’s Wacky Adventures: Vol. 1
Ernest’s Wacky Adventures: Vol. 2
National Lampoon’s Animal House (Universal’s 100th Anniversary)
Rage to Riches – Complete Series
The Three Stooges Ultimate Collection
Blaine: Includes all of the Columbia shorts
  • Season two DVD only: Amazon
  • Seasons one and two Blu-Ray only: Amazon
Casino (Universal’s 100th Anniversary)
  • DVD/Digital combo: Amazon
  • DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital combo: Amazon
The Sting (Universal’s 100th Anniversary)
  • DVD/Digital combo: Amazon
  • DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital combo: Amazon
  • Collector’s Series DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital combo: Amazon
White Collar: Season Three
Big Miracle
Breaking Bad: The Complete Fourth Season
Doc Martin: Series 5
Fairly Legal: Season One
Natural Born Killers / Any Given Sunday / JFK (Triple Feature)
A Perfect World
Scent of a Woman
Town: Ultimate Collector’s Edition
Animals United
Blaine: Do not be fooled by the packaging. This is entirely unrelated to the Madagascar series and comes from a studio I’ve never heard of.
Babar – The Classic Series Season One
CatDog: Season Two, Part One
For the Love of Benji
G.I. Joe Renegades: Season One, Vol. 1
Jackie Chan Adventures – Season Two
Blaine: A lot of these episodes were directed by “Alan Smithee,” the standard pseudonym for directors who want to disown a project.
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
  • DVD/Digital combo: Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital Combo: Amazon
  • DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital combo: Amazon
  • DVD/Blu-Ray/3D Blu-Ray/Digital combo: Amazon
Jumanji: The Animated Series – Season One
Phineas and Ferb: The Perry Files
Thundercats: Season 1 – Book 2 (2011)
Sheena – Season One
Music / Musical
Yellow Submarine
Burn Notice: The Complete Fifth Season
Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles (Mr Bongo Films) (1981)
Hell’s Kitchen Season Seven
Prince Charming
Science Fiction
Falling Skies
John Carter
King Kong (2005) (Universal’s 100th Anniversary)
  • DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital combo: Amazon
The Twilight Zone (1959): Fan Favorites
The Twilight Zone (1959): Complete Series
The Color of Money
WWE Presents The Greatest Matches In ECW History
Alex: Several of these matches are re-releases (Like Sabu & RVD vs. Hayabusa & Jinsei Shinzaki). It’s also still missing the Chairshot Heard Around The World.
ESPN Films 30 for 30: Collector’s Edition
Includes Kings Ransom, The Band That Wouldn t Die, Small Potatoes: Who Killed The USFL?, Muhammad & Larry, Without Bias, The Legend of Jimmy The Greek, The U, Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks, Guru of Go, No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson, Silly Little Game, Run Ricky Run, The 16th Man, Straight Outta L.A., June 17th, 1994, The Two Escobars, The Birth of Big Air, Jordan Rides The Bus, Little Big Men, One Night in Vegas, Unmatched, The House of Steinbrenner, Into The Wind, Four Days in October, Once Brothers, Tim Richmond: To The Limit, Fernando Nation, Marion Jones: Press Pause, The Best That Never Was and Pony Excess.
Necessary Roughness: Season One
Pretty Little Liars: The Complete Second Season
Ransom (15th Anniversary Edition)
Safe House
Act of Valor
High Plains Drifter (Universal’s 100th Anniversary)
The John Wayne Collection
Includes McClintock!, John Wayne: American Hero of the Movies, The Dawn Rider, Texas Terror, The Trail Beyond, The Star Packer, and The Hurricane Express. Blaine: I think this is the first time I’ve seen low cost Blu-Ray sets like this.
Winchester ’73

Finally, the picks of the week. Blaine says, “there’s no shortage of quality this week, due in large part to Universal’s 100th Anniversary. Take your pick of Twlight Zone, The Sting and Spartacus.” Alex says, “If you’re a wrestling fan, the ECW collection is worth picking up. Also, Boogiepop Phantom is a horror series that I’ve heard good things about, and is going in my Netflix queue. Finally, if wrestling and anime aren’t your thing – I’d definitely recommend (if you don’t own them already), US Marshals & The Mummy.”

3 replies on “Weekly Digital Disk Picks for June 5th, 2012”

    • It didn’t do well, however, it got a 51/100 on Metacritic. Not spectacular, but not horrible either. Maybe leaving “Mars” out of the title hurt it? Major marketing push, but, unless you were familiar with the books, most people probably just went “huh?” on the commercials. I’ve got it on my hold list, but mostly out of morbid curiosity.

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