Weekly New Releases – January 8, 2013

The holiday season is over, and the lists are lengthening as retailers and content providers assume seasonal credit card bills are paid and people are ready to spend again.

3rd Rock From the Sun – Season 5
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments A rerelease, but in a new and far cheaper edition.
3rd Rock From the Sun – Season 6
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments A rerelease, but in a new and far cheaper edition. The final season.
Archer: Season Three
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Best of Naked City
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Collecting 40 of 138 episodes.
Bodacious Space Pirates Collection 1
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • DVD: US
  • Blu-Ray: US
Comments Alex: Contains episodes 1-13. I’ve previously reviewed the entire series.
Brothers Grimm
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
Comments Blaine: I saw this when it came out but was on vacation so I didn’t have the opportunity to do a proper review. Enjoyable in a brainless sense.
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: Season Two
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Cape Fear (1962)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
Dallas: The Complete First Season (2012)
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
Comments This is the new series, not the old.
Doctor Who Episode 109: Shada
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Blaine: WARNING: This is still incomplete. Only half filmed, written by Douglas Adams and starring Tom Baker, it has never been seen, although there are other versions available in radio and print. This takes the existing footage and tries to cobble it together somehow, and I don’t know how effectively that will work.
Dredd
Amazon
  • 3D Blu-Ray / Blu-Ray / Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD / Digital: US, CAN
Frankenweenie
Amazon
  • 3D Blu-Ray/Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray/DVD: US, CAN
Game Change
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Grand Hotel
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
Hearts Afire – The Complete Series
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Blaine: I rarely missed this in its original run, but I don’t know if that’s because it was well made or if that’s because I was a teenage boy and this starred Markie Post.
Hit and Run
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Jazz Singer (1927)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
Comments The first live action film with synchronized sound.
Jubei-Chan: The Ninja Girl – Complete Collection
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • DVD: US
Midsomer Murders, Set 21
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Mortal Kombat: Legacy
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
Mrs. Miniver
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
Red Dwarf X
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
The Spirit of the Beehive (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Return of Darth Maul
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments This edits the last four episodes of season four into a single film.
Stolen
Amazon
  • DVD/Digital: US, CAN
Tiny Toon Adventures: Crazy Crew Rescues
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Two-Lane Blacktop (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN

Finally, the picks of the week. Blaine says, “Shada and the new Red Dwarf X are both very interesting, but I have seen neither.” Alex says, “I strongly recommend everyone check out Bodacious Space Pirates – and if you’re attending WorldCon 2013 at LoneStarCon 3, I’d recommend nominating it for a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation Short Form for, really, whatever episodes you consider to be your favorite (or even Long Form for the whole series). Otherwise, you should check out Shada.”

10 replies on “Weekly New Releases – January 8, 2013”

  1. Jethro says:

    I’ve seen some of Red Dwarf X, and I am so far very happy with it. Surprisingly so, in fact.

    Takes a while to get used to the fact that everyone’s 25 years older (and somehow the android seems to have gained weight) but it’s still pretty funny.

  2. Going to watch Game Change, if only out of sheer morbid curiosity. Having met (and liked) John McCain in the early 90’s, I found his 2008 campaign frightening with his selection of a running mate to be the scariest thing of all.

  3. JD DeLuzio says:

    RE: Hearts Afire– if you like Markie Post, I’m sure you must have seen the unaired pilot for Electra Woman and Dyna Girl, with Post as a washed-up superhero. Warning: Language.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgOitJbSBSg

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNe07xVqG2Q

  4. Blackadder says:

    I only recently acquired Buck Rogers Season 1. This show had a super nostalgia value. Did they make more than the 2 seasons? With networks looking for remake material what would a BR show be like after getting the BSG treatment?

    • It was just the two seasons. Buck Rogers is a concept with legs. I’ve even listened to a fair number of the old radio serials, though those are hard to follow because so many are lost.

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