Weekly Digital Disk Picks – September 18, 2012

The door crashers are showing up on a fairly regular basis.

Title Available Formats
Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures
Judge Dredd
The Most Dangerous Game
Allison & Lillia: Complete Collection
Mecha series about young high school students who have to defend the Earth from aliens who are psychically attacking the planet.
King of Thorn
Anime feature film based on a manga, about the survivors of a horrible disease that wiped out much of humanity.
Persona 4: The Animation – Collection 1
Anime adaptation of the latest title in the Persona series.
Tower of Druaga SAVE Edition
Contains Seasons 1 (Sword of Uruk) and 2 (Aegis of Uruk)
Venus Wars
Cyber-punky series set on a terra-formed venus.
Art House
Ed Wood
Katy Perry The Movie: Part of Me
  • DVD only: Amazon
  • DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital combo: Amazon
  • DVD/Blu-Ray/3D Blu-Ray/Digital combo: Amazon
Classics (Cult)
Classics (Traditional)
Battle Circus
Cyrano De Bergerac
Hollywood’s Leading Ladies
Includes 20 unspecified movies
Hollywood’s Leading Men
Includes 20 unspecified movies
Hollywood’s Leading Men / Hollywood’s Leading Ladies Bundle
The other two sets wrapped together.
Macbeth (1948)
A Star Is Born
3rd Rock From The Sun: Seasons One and Two
Blaine: Plans are afoot. Watch Bureau 42 for something related to an episode found in this collection on June 13, 2017. No, this is not a joke.
The Babymakers
The Best of Classic Television Comedy
Includes The Three Stooges, Abbott and Costello and The Little Rascals in both colorized and original versions.
Get a Life: The Complete Series
Grounded for Life: Seasons One and Two
Modern Family: Season Three
Roseanne: Seasons One and Two
Steve Martin: The Television Stuff
Suburgatory: The Complete First Season
That ’70s Show – Seasons One and Two
TV’s Comedy Queens Collection: Lucy and Betty
75 episodes of various shows starring Lucille Ball and Betty White
Hawaii Five-O: The Second Season
This is the new series.
The Man-Trap
Blaine: Odd trivia surrounding this one. The second and final movie directed by Edmond O’Brien, who did a great job on the original D.O.A.. It stars Jeffrey Hunter, who played Captain Christopher Pike in the original Star Trek pilot episode. He was the only actor the network wanted to keep, but he left to pursue a movie career. The first episode of Star Trek to reach actual broadcast? “The Man Trap.”
Scarlet Street
Blaine: Fritz Lang directs Edward G. Robinson. How can you go wrong?
Army Wives: Season Six Part One
Body of Proof: Season Two
A Double Life
The Woman in the Fifth
3 2 1 Penguins: Complete Season One
The Complete Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin
Blaine: I have fond memories of this series from my childhood, and bought it the last time it was published (in entirely different packaging) but haven’t gotten around to watching it yet.
The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin: In Search of the Treasure of Grundo
Blaine: This 85 episode series was written with an overarching cyclic three act structure. This is act one.
Best of Black Beauty
The Best of Ernest
Blaine: This is a 10 DVD set with “over 12 hours” of content. Sounds like sparse discs to me. Why isn’t this a 4-6 disc collection? It’s not to drive up the price since it’s only $19.93 at the time of this writing. It may be to fill out the standard packaging that is being used for most of these “Best of” products.
Horton Hears a Who
The Lorax
The television animated special, not the feature length film.
Monster Squad: The Complete Series (1976)
This is not the 1980s film, but is the Saturday morning TV series with Frankenstein’s Monster, Dracula and the Wolfman as crime fighters.
Paranormal State: The Ultimate Collection
Supernatural: The Complete Seventh Season
Blaine: The new season starts in October. I haven’t watched all of season seven yet, but I definitely enjoyed the first few episodes and plan to finish the season in a marathon viewing.
Bait: Cleanup on Aisle 7
The Cabin in the Woods
Dracula Blows His Cool
Halloween II (Collector’s Edition)
Halloween III: Season of the Witch (Collector’s Edition)
Hatchet for the Honeymoon
The House of Exorcism / Lisa and the Devil
Puppet Master 3
Queen of the Damned
Ultimate Horror 10 Movie Collection
Includes House on Haunted Hill, Plan 9 From Outer Space, The Last Man on Earth, The Deadly Bees, Night of the Living Dead, Phantom From Space, Bride of the Monster, Carnival of Souls, The Devil Bat and Creature from the Haunted Sea
Music / Musical
The Mentalist: The Complete Fourth Season
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Children of Paradise (Criterion Collection)
Les Visiteurs du Soir (Criterion Collection)
Science Fiction
WWE Summerslam 2012
Avenging Force: The Scarab
Blaine: Not the Avengers, and made in 2010. The synopsis sounds more like an early story arc from New Warriors though.
The Game (Criterion Collection)
Rawhide: Season Five
Whiplash: The Complete Series

Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, “The Indiana Jones Complete Collection is tempting, and definitely worth picking up for those who want to upgrade their DVD versions for something better. Other then that, I’ll also definitely recommend Allison & Lillia.” Blaine says, “I also vote for the Indiana Jones upgrade, with the caveat that I haven’t seen Cabin in the Woods yet but have heard some pretty wonderful things.”

3 replies on “Weekly Digital Disk Picks – September 18, 2012”

  1. Of these, we’ll be picking up Cabin in the Woods immediately. I already have IJ 1-3 on DVD (aka the only ones that really exist), so that upgrade can probably wait for a Christmas present or a later pickup.

    This last season of Supernatural (no real spoilers here) was good but I got the impression they bit off a bit more than they could chew (you’ll get that joke when you watch the rest of the season…) – the resolution seemed a bit weaker than I would have liked, but I don’t know how much of that is going to spill over into the next season.

    For a sitcom, Suburgatory is really good. Not sure if/when we’ll be picking up the DVDs but it’s one my wife and I watch regularly, and we only watch maybe 2-3 sitcoms at all.

  2. Plans are afoot for something related to that episode, and we’ll find out on June 13, 2017? Won’t we be too busy dealing with replicants and endless rain by then?

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