Weekly Digital Disk Picks for July 10th, 2012

It’s another light week in the early summer theatrical rush.

Title Available Formats
Butterfly Swords
Alex: A fairly recent wuxia film starring Donnie Yen and Michelle Yeoh.
El Cazador de la Bruja – S.A.V.E. Edition
Alex: A more lighthearted “girls with guns” series from the creators of Noir and Madlax.
Mahoromatic: I’m Home
The Final OVA in the Mahoromatic franchise.
Mahoromatic: Ultimate Collection
Contains seasons 1 & 2, plus the summer special OVA and the I’m Home OVA (see above).
Naruto Shippuden Uncut Vol. 11
Panty & Stocking With Garterbelt
Alex: No, this isn’t porn. It’s more of a very deliberatly crude parody of the magical girl genre – done in the style of western animated series like Power Puff Girls.
Art House
Classics (Cult)
Includes the 1913 version of Spartacus and the 1907 version of Ben-Hur.
Classics (Traditional)
The Saphead: Ultimate Edition
Blaine: I’ve never seen a Keaton film I didn’t like. This was his first major work.
Alice: The Complete First Season
American Reunion
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope
Being Flynn
Adventure Time: Complete First Season
Earthworm Jim: The Complete Series
G.I. Joe Series 2: Season 2
iCarly: The Complete 4th Season
Jem and the Holograms: Season Three
The final season.
Dark Shadows: The Complete Original Series (Deluxe Edition)
Twins of Evil
Music / Musical
Father Dowling Mysteries: The Second Season
The Glades: Season Two
Science Fiction
Altered States
Doctor Who: The Krotons
Story 47 with Patrick Troughton
Doctor Who: Death to the Daleks
Story 72 with Jon Pertwee
Warehouse 13: Season Three
Chariots of Fire
Alex: Just in time for the London Olympics.
Flowers of War

Finally, the picks of the week. Blaine says, “I haven’t seen any of this week’s releases recently (I watched Jem and Father Dowling in their original runs) but The Saphead and Chariots of Fire have been on my must see list for a while.” Alex says, “Butterfly Swords will be going into my Netflix queue in the future.”

5 replies on “Weekly Digital Disk Picks for July 10th, 2012”

  1. We have a review of Comic-Con Episode IV, Chariots of Fire, while not a Bureau-review sort of film, should definitely be seen, and Twins of Evil is a prequel of sorts to The Vampire Lovers, though allegedly not as good and with more gratuitous nudity.

    We’ll see if a new generation discovers the creaky wonders of Dark Shadows. There seems to be some controversy over this “Deluxe Edition” being almost identical to the “Limited Edition” that they charged more for awhile back.

  2. Frequency was decent, though the usual communicating-across-time paradox debates are always present. If I did not already own the DVD, I’d probably be getting the Blu-Ray eventually.

    I do want to see American Reunion, as I did enjoy the first movies (With the original cast), whereas the later ones they merely slapped the names on were not good at all.

    • The first and third American Pies were good, and the middle one was passable, and I never saw more than ten min. of the “American Pie Presents a Bunch of Third-rate Actors in a Crappy Knock-off” ones.

      So when I heard they were doing a Reunion, I immediately marked it for future rental.

  3. A newish Michelle Yeoh movie? I am curious. However, anything “recent” should be out on blu-ray. YES I’M A SNOB.

  4. What’s the deal with Warehouse 13? When I had cable I used to always run across it when flipping channels, but I never sat down to give it a chance. Looked kinda low budget?

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