Weekly Digital Disc Picks – July 31, 2012

Another lackluster week.

Title Available Formats
Hatsukoi Limited Complete Collection
Alex: A moe (pronounced mo-eh) fanservice series.
Sacred Blacksmith: The Complete Series
Alex: Basically, a fantasy series promoting katana fetishism.
Strike Witches – The Complete First Season
Alex: Moe Fanservice series about reincarnations of historic fighter ages reborn as young witches who fight an alien invasion.
Art House
La Havre (Criterion Collection)
Classics (Cult)
Classics (Traditional)
La Grand Illusion
Melrose Place
  • Season Seven Volume One: Amazon
  • Season Seven Volume Two: Amazon
  • Complete Series DVD: Amazon
Magic School Bus: The Complete Series
Blaine: I’ve only seen one episode, but I’ve got to admit, it was very well done. The kids played a game of baseball without friction. It would have been useful to show the grade 12 students I’d taught the year before.
Whisperer in Darkness
Alex: The latest film adaptation of H. P. Lovecraft’s work from the HP Lovecraft Historical Society, who did a silent film adaptation of The Call of Cthulhu, which we previously reviewed.
Marylin Monroe
Forever Marilyn
Documentary about Marilyn Monroe
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
How to Marry a Millionaire
Marilyn: The Premiere Collection
Blaine: DVD format, while the individual releases this week are Blu-Ray. Includes All About Eve, As Young As You Feel, Let’s Make It Legal, Love Nest, Don’t Bother to Knock, Monkey Business, O. Henry’s Full House, We’re Not Married, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire, Niagara, There’s No Business Like Show Business, The Seven Year Itch, Bus Stop, Some Like It Hot, Let’s Make Love and The Misfits. That’s a 17 disc set.
River of No Return
The Seven Year Itch
Blaine: This opens with one of the most famous visuals in movie history.
There’s No Business Like Show Business
Music / Musical
Science Fiction
Mystery Science Theatre 3000 Vol. 24
Includes Fugitive Alien, Star Force – Fugitive Alien II, The Sword and the Dragon and Samson vs. the Vampire Women
Total Recall: Mind Bending Edition
Transformers Prime: One Shall Stand
Marvel Anime: Blade – The Complete Series
Marvel Anime: Wolverine – The Complete Series
Young Justice: Dangerous Secrets
Hatfields and McCoys

Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, “Skip this week, as this week is pretty darn slow. Instead, enjoy the Olympic Games, on whichever channel in your area that is carrying them.” Blaine says, “skip this week whether you plan to watch the Olympics or not.”