Weekly Digital Disk Picks – September 11th, 2012

Christmas titles, Halloween titles and last season’s TV series are all making a good showing this week.

Title Available Formats
6 Bullets
Bleach Uncut: Set 14
Cat Planet Cuties: Season 1 (Limited Edition)
Alex: Fanservice heavy romantic comedy series. Includes artbox.
Cluster Edge: Collection 1
Alex: Science Fantasy anime about a boy on the run from a military boarding school who has the power to cause “miracles”.
Dragon Ball Z Kai Season 3
Alex: Covers the conclusion of the Namek arc and the start of the Android Arc.
Kanokon: The Girl who Cried Fox TV & OVA Collection
Alex: Fan-service heavy romantic comedy series.
Maria Watches Over Us: Season 1
Alex: Slice of life series set in an all-girls boarding school, in the yuri genre.
Martian Successor Nadesico: Complete Collection
Alex: Space Opera & Mecha TV show (and film) which pays homage to (and pokes fun at) “Military Robot” anime like Gundam & Macross, Super Robot Anime like Getter Robo (and the genre’s deconstructions like Evangelion), and general space opera anime like Space Battleship Yamato.
Spice & Wolf: The Complete Series
Alex: Contains seasons 1 & 2 of the series about mercantilism and economics in a medieval society — oh, and the romance between a merchant and a wolf-goddess.
UFO Ultramaiden Valkrie: Complete Collection
Alex: Contains Seasons 1 & 2. (Seasons 3 & 4 were a 6 episode and 2 episode OVA respectively, and were licensed by Funimation).
Art House
Classics (Cult)
Killer Klowns from Outer Space
Classics (Traditional)
30 Rock: Season 6
Absolutely Fabulous: 20th Anniversary Specials
Blaine: One of the best Zucker films.
The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Fifth Season
What To Expect When You’re Expecting
Blue Bloods: Season Two
The Score
Ghosts of the Abyss
  • DVD/Blu-Ray/3D Blu-Ray combo: Amazon
Girl in Progress
Private Practice: Season Five
Snow White and the Huntsmen
Spartacus: Vengeance – The Complete Second Season
The Tim Burton Collection
Includes Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Beetlejuice, Batman, Batman Returns, Mars Attacks!, Corpse Bride and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Third Season
Dracula vs. Frankenstein
Hammer House of Horror: The Complete Series
Jeepers Creepers
Paranormal Activity Trilogy Gift Set
The Prophecy / The Prophecy II: God’s Army
Psych: The Psych-O-Ween Collection
Includes This Episode Sucks, Heeeeeere’s Lassie and two other unnamed episodes. Blaine: Heeeeeer’e Lassie is season six’s fantastic spoof of classic horror, including Rosemarie’s Baby and The Shining.
The Ring
The North American remake of the original.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
Music / Musical
Castle: The Complete Fourth Season
Kojak: Season Five
Science Fiction
Doctor Who: Planet of Giants
Story 9, the William Hartnell years
Doctor Who: Vengeance on Varos (Special Edition)
Story 138, the Colin Baker years
Terra Nova
Hanna-Barbera’s Christmas Classics Collection
Includes A Christmas Story (not the one that inspired the format of The Wonder Years), The Town Santa Forgot and Casper’s First Christmas.
The Firm
For Greater Glory
Classic Western Collection
Includes Hondo, Once Upon a Time in the West and True Grit.

Finally, the picks of the week. Blaine says, “this week has four strong contenders in The Tim Burton Collection, Castle: The Complete Fourth Season, Airplane and Psych: The Psych-O-Ween Collection.” Alex says, “The Hammer House of Horror collection has my interest piqued. However, I haven’t seen that yet, so I don’t feel like making it my official pick. I have however, seen Martian Successor Nadesico, and can recommend that whole-heartedly.”

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  1. I just watched Snow White and the Huntsman, mostly out of morbid curiosity.

    It was very pretty but OH MY GOD was it bad. Mostly that Kristin Steward girl is just horrible but the basic premise of the whole movie was pretty awful. Ugh.

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