Weekly New Releases – February 19, 2013

It’s starting to pick up slowly, particularly with the library titles.

Adventure Time: Fionna and Cake 4
Amazon
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An Americal Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars
Amazon
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iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
Anna Karenina
Amazon
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  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments The 2012 edition starring Kiera Knightley.
Argo
Amazon
  • DVD/Digital: US, CAN
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iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
Comments This is cleaning house at awards shows, particularly for direction.
Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • Digital: US
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iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! Volume Six
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Bagdad Cafe
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Baka & Test, The OVA Collection
Amazon
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Rightstuf
  • Blu-Ray/DVD: US
Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome
Amazon
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  • DVD: US, CAN
  • Digital: US
iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
Best in Show
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
The Complete Adventures of Flash Gordon
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Blaine: These are the old serials from the 1930s starring Buster Crabbe, the first of which is part of the Greatest Science Fiction Film Tournament.
Easter Parade
Amazon
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iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
Factory
Amazon
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iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
Fun Size
Amazon
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  • Digital: US
iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
Game of Thrones: The Complete Second Season
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
Highlander 2: Renegade Version
Amazon
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  • DVD: US, CAN
Hitchcock
Amazon
  • Digital: US
iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
Insider
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Irreconcilable Differences
Amazon
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  • DVD: US, CAN
Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors – Volume 2
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Julius Caesar (1970)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Kamisama Dolls: Complete Collection
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
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Rightstuf
  • DVD: US
  • Blu-Ray: US
Comments Alex: An anime about a man who can command a giant magical wooden automaton which in no way resembles a Super Robot in any way shape or form. Also, if you buy that, I’d like to sell you the Tokyo Tower – my rates are reasonable.
Lake Placid: The Final Chapter
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Blaine: Summarizing the product description: a high school swim team takes a wrong turn and ends up in an unattended secret government compound devoted to breeding super crocodiles. Their lives depend on a rogue game warden (Yancy Butler) and a demented poacher (Robert Englund).
Letter Bee: Set 2
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • DVD: US
The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams: Season Two
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Les Miserables (1958)
Amazon
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  • DVD: US, CAN
The Monster Squad
Amazon
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  • DVD: US, CAN
Monsters, Inc.
Amazon
  • 3D Blu-Ray / Blu-Ray / DVD / Digital: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray / DVD: US, CAN
iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
Naked City: 20 Star-Filled Episodes
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Nova: Ultimate Mars Challenge
Amazon
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  • DVD: US, CAN
On the Waterfront (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
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  • DVD: US, CAN
The Package
Amazon
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iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
Prison
Amazon
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The Running Man
Amazon
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  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Comments Blaine: This is in the Greatest Science Fiction Film Tournament, week 19.
Sinister
Amazon
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iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
The Six Million Dollar Man: Season 3
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Special Forces
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
The Terminator (Remastered)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Comments Blaine: This is also in the Greatest Science Fiction Film Tournament, and showed up in week 8.
The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
Amazon
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Tiger & Bunny: Set 1
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
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Rightstuf
  • DVD: US
  • Blu-Ray: US
Comments Anime series about corporate sponsored super-heroes.
Top Gear: Complete Second Season
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Top Gun
Amazon
  • 3D Blu-Ray / Blu-Ray / Digital: US, CAN
Comments Blaine: While this was fun, I’m not a fan of 3D conversions after the fact.
Undefeated
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
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iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
The Wacky World of Tex Avery – Volume 1
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN

Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, ” It’s a somewhat slow week, but the releases we are getting are doozies. I didn’t watch Game of Thrones Season 2 when it aired, because I don’t get HBO, but I’m gonna get the show on Blu-Ray anyway.” Blaine says, “I’ve actually seen and can recommend Best in Show, Monsters, Inc. and The Terminator, but my must-see list also includes Hitchcock, Argo, Blood and Chrome, Flash Gordon and Insider.”

3 replies on “Weekly New Releases – February 19, 2013”

  1. Jethro says:

    I refuse to watch any more Game of Thrones. I read book one when the show started filming because I didn’t want to watch it without reading the book first (good decision IMO).

    Then book 5 came out. Then I realised that George R. R. Martin just has no idea where he’s going with this thing, and I kind of hate when book series do that. Especially when they’re being written by someone with high risk factors for dropping dead before they’re done.

    I did make it through book 2 which devolved REALLY quickly into gratuitous sex and violence (rather than book 1’s more plot-related sex and violence).

    I also realised there are zero, and I mean absolutely ZERO characters to sympathise with in this thing. You could kinda maybe kinda if you tried sympathise with Eddard (sp?) in the first book. And I’ve heard some people say they can sympathise with Aria but Martin is writing her into a fairly loathsome character by book 2. I just can’t even feel bad for anyone because the bad people are, well, bad, and the other people are, well, idiots who bring all the bad things on themselves.

    /essay

    • JD DeLuzio says:

      I lost interest after the third book. However, the show (though it has its faults) finds its own direction after the first season (rather like Walking Dead), and this will be one I watch now that it’s easily available.

      Argo would be my other pick o’ the week.

    • Your loss, really.

      I can see where he’s headed with it and I’m liking it. No, there are not really any sympathetic characters, but that’s life. What I love about the series is these are far more realistic characters. Good, noble, “boy scouts” end up the same way they do in real life, with a knife in the back.

      That said, I can’t help but root for Tyrion. He’s actually finding his way towards something and (if I’m right) it will be awesome.

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