Weekly Digital Disc Picks – August 28, 2012

With recent TV and another week of Universal’s 100th Anniversary, this is a very good week.

Title Available Formats
  • DVD/Digital combo: Amazon
  • DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital combo: Amazon
Bakuman: Season 1, Part 1
Ergo Proxy: The Complete Series (Anime Classics)
Freezing: Complete Series
Fan-service heavy action series.
K-On: Season 2, Part 2
Kaleido Star: Season 1 (SAVE Edition)
Koihime Musou: Ultimate Collection
Alex: A collection of all 3 seasons of the incredibly fan-service heavy series with gender-swapped versions of the main characters from Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
Starship Troopers: Invasion
Alex: CGI Animated Starship Troopers film, from Shinji Aramaki, the director of the last two Appleseed films, which I reviewed here, and here, along with a short for Halo Legends
Texhnolyze – The Complete Series (Anime Classics)
Art House
Eclipse Series 35: Maidstone and Other Films by Norman Mailer (Criterion Collection)
Quadrophenia (Criterion Collection)
Classics (Cult)
Midnight Movies Vol. 5
Includes Contamination and The Shape of Things to Come
Midnight Movies Vol. 6
Includes Cannonball and Fast Company
Midnight Movies Vol. 7
Includes Grand Slam and Revolver
Classics (Traditional)
Lonesome (Criterion Collection)
50’s TV Classics
Abbott and Costello Meets Frankenstein (Universal’s 100th Anniversary)
  • DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital combo: Amazon
Blaine: One of the greatest comedies I’ve ever seen.
Think Like a Man
Two and a Half Men: The Complete Ninth Season
Double Indemnity (Universal’s 100th Anniversary)
Scarface (Universal’s 100th Anniversary)
  • DVD/Digital combo: Amazon
  • DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital combo: Amazon
Sons of Anarchy: Season Four
Streets of San Fransisco Season Four
Boardwalk Empire: Complete First Season
  • DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital combo: Amazon
Boardwalk Empire: Complete Second Season
The Crossing Guard
Homeland: Season One
In Plain Sight: Season Five
Jersey Girl
Jersey Shore: Season Five (Uncensored)
Out of Africa (Universal’s 100th Anniversary)
  • DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital combo: Amazon
Disney 4-Movie Collection: Classics
Includes Gnome-Mobile, Darby O’Gill and the Little People, One and Only Genuine Family and Happiest Millionaire.
Disney 4-Movie Collection: Dogs 1
Includes Shaggy Da, Shaggy Dog (1959), Shaggy Dog (2006) and The Ugly Dachshund.
Disney 4-Movie Collection: Dogs 2
Includes Journey of Natty Gan, Rascal, Benji the Hunted and Where the Red Fern Grows.
Disney 4-Movie Collection: Don Knotts
Includes Apple Dumpling Gang, Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again, Gus and Hot Lead and Cold Feet.
Disney 4-Movie Collection: Herbie
Includes The Love Bug, Herbie Goes Bananas, Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo and Herbie Rides Again.
Disney 4-Movie Collection: Kurt Russell
Includes Strongest Man in the World, Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, Horse in the Grey Flannel Suit and Now You See Him, Now You Don’t.
Disney 4-Movie Collection: Thrills and Chills
Includes Haunted Mansion, Tower of Terror, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride and Country Bears.
Looney Tunes Mouse Chronicles: The Chuck Jones Collection
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Transformers Japanese Collection: Victory
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Extended Edition 5-Disc Set)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Extended Edition 5-Disc Set)
The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Extended Edition 5-Disc Set)
Once Upon a Time: The Complete First Season
The Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season
Agatha Christie’s Poirot Volume 6
Atonement (Universal’s 100th Anniversary)
  • DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital combo: Amazon
Darling Companion
She’s So Lovely
Science Fiction
The Birds (Universal’s 100th Anniversary)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital combo: Amazon
Harvey (Universal’s 100th Anniversary)
  • DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital combo: Amazon
Blaine: Another great classic.
Jurassic Park (Universal’s 100th Anniversary)
Jurassic Park II: The Lost World
Jurassic Park III
Rankin/Bass TV Holiday Favorites Collection
Includes The Little Drummer Boy Book II, Pinocchio’s Christmas, The Leprechaun’s Christmas Gold and The Stingiest Man in Town
Shrek’s Thrilling Tales
Green Lantern: Animated Series – Season One Part One
Blaine: I’m usually not a fan of dividing season releases for recent shows, but this is half the season at a low price. Buying this in parts would cost as much as I’d expect to pay for the entire season, so I’m okay with it in this case.
Blaine: One of Hitchcock’s best. I would rank it second only to Rear Window.
Vertigo (Universal’s 100th Anniversary)

Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, “Well, if you don’t already own the extended editions of Lord of the Rings on Blu-Ray, now’s the time. (At least, until the boxed set with The Hobbit films comes out anyway.)” Blaine says, “between Harvey, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Lord of the Rings, Double Indemnity and the Hitchcock films, you just can’t go wrong this week.”

2 replies on “Weekly Digital Disc Picks – August 28, 2012”

  1. Hmmm. Wonder how those Disney Dexter Riley films with Kurt Russell hold up now.

    Also, Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein is a lot of fun. Most people know they went on to meet the Mummy, Jekyll and Hyde, and the Invisible Man, but don’t know they met the Creature from the Black Lagoon, too.

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