Weekly Digital Disk Picks for July 24th, 2012

We normally see more releases in a week like this, typically Warner Bros. films or MGM library titles now owned by Warner Bros. Perhaps Warner Home Video deliberately took the week off hoping people will choose to go see Dark Knight Rises instead of picking something up to watch at home.

Title Available Formats
The Kunoichi
Alex: A fairly recent ninja martial arts film from Japan.
Ai Yori Yoshi: Complete Collection
Alex: Harem romantic comedy series. Contains seasons 1 & 2.
Armitage III: The Complete Saga
Alex: Contains the original Armitage III OVA, the Poly-Matrix compilation movie (which I reviewed here), and the Dual-Matrix sequel.
Clannad: After Story Complete Collection
Golgo 13: The Professional
Alex: The first Golgo 13 animated film.
Otoboku: Classic Collection
Alex: Yet another harem romantic comedy, this one relating to a boy who is forced to the high school his grandmother went to in accordance with his grandfather’s dying wish – the catch being that this high school is a girls boarding school.
Art House
Eclipse Series 34: Jean Gremillon During the Occupation (Criterion Collection)
Includes “Remorques,” “Lumiere d’ete,” and “Le ciel est a vous.”
The Last Days of Disco (Criterion Collection)
Metropolitan (Criterion Collection)
Classics (Cult)
Classics (Traditional)
Children’s Hospital: Season Three
Dave’s World: Season Three
This ran four seasons total.
  • Season Four Part One DVD: Amazon
  • Season Four Part Two DVD: Amazon
  • Complete Series DVD: Amazon
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Boss: Season One
Music / Musical
Inspector Morse 25th Anniversary Collection
Masterpiece Mystery: Endevour
Alex: A prequel to Inspector Morse, following Constable Morse’s first major case.
Science Fiction
Sliders: The First Season
Previously available at two seasons in one very expensive package.
Sliders: The Second Season
Previously available at two seasons in one very expensive package.
Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season One
WWE Presents: The Undertaker – The Streak
Alex: Has every one of The Undertaker’s Wrestlamania matches, along with a documentary on his winning streak.
Kino Classics Presents: They Made Me a Fugitive

Finally, the picks of the week. Blaine says, “while later seasons of Star Trek: TNG will undoubtedly make the pick of the week, this week, I have to go with Sliders instead, especially at those prices. Naturally, the later seasons of that series will not be chosen either…” Alex says, “I, on the other hand, am definitely picking season one of Star Trek: TNG. While the first season was not without its problems (as those who read Wil Wheaton’s “Memories of the Future” will attest), there were some very enjoyable episodes in there.”

3 replies on “Weekly Digital Disk Picks for July 24th, 2012”

    • Now when and if DS9 rolls out on Blu-Ray…I will have a hard time resisting. And we all know what resistance is, ultimately.

      Anyone know if the Hi-Def TNG will be coming to streaming services (ie Amazon Prime)? Love being able to watch Firefly in Hi-Def without having to pay for the Blu-Ray discs.

    • I skipped Season Two the first time around because Season One failed on so many levels. The show did improve, but I wouldn’t buy Season One. I might consider the inevitable Complete Collection they always offer after they figure everyone who is going to buy the original seasons has ’em.

      Then they come up with the next big format. HD downloads to your brain, or something.

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