A generally light week, although there’s a lot of anime. Also, we hope you remembered to change your clocks if your region participates in Daylight Savings Time.

4 Film Favorites: Ben Stiller
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Comments Includes Tropic Thunder, Zoolander, The Heartbreak Kid and Envy
4 Film Favorites: Contemporary Westerns
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Comments Includes Appaloosa, American Outlaws, Jonah Hex and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.
4 Film Favorites: John Grisham
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Comments Includes The Client, The Pelican Brief, The Rainmaker and A Time to Kill
4 Film Favorites: John Travolta
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Comments Includes Domestic Disturbance, Face/Off, The General’s Daughter and Swordfish
4 Film Favorites: Leslie Nielsen
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Comments Includes the Naked Gun trilogy and Wrongfully Accused.
4 Film Favorites: Post-Apocalypse Collection
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Comments Includes The Omega Man, I Am Legend, Dark City and Logan’s Run, all of which are in the Greatest Science Fiction Film Tournament
4 Film Favorites: Richard Gere
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Comments Includes Sommersby, Nights in Rodanthe, American Gigolo and An Officer and a Gentleman.
4 Film Favorites: Robert Redford
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Comments Includes The Great Gatsby, Indecent Proposal, All the President’s Men and Jeremiah Johnson
4 Film Favorites: Urban Life
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Comments Includes ATL, Set It Off, New Jack City and Menace II Society
Alfred Hitchcock: The Classic Collection
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Comments Includes Notorious, Rebecca and Spellbound
All the President’s Men / Three Days of the Condor
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Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman
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iTunes
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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2
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  • 2 DVD Special Edition: US, CAN
Ben-Hur / The Ten Commandments
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Blade Runner: The Final Cut
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  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Comments Part of the Greatest Science Fiction Film Tournament. We intend to release podcasts about them all. Before recording a podcast, I go through all bonus features and commentaries and all available edits. Blade Runner is going to take a LOT of prep time…
Bleach Set 16
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Rightstuf
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iTunes
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The Blob (Criterion Collection)
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  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Comments Part of the Greatest Science Fiction Film Tournament. It shows up in week 21.
Brother Bear / Brother Bear 2
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Casablanca / African Queen
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Doctor Who: The Aztecs (Story 6)
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  • Special Edition DVD: US, CAN
iTunes
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Comments The William Hartnell years
Doctor Who: The Ark in Space (Story 76)
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  • Special Edition DVD: US, CAN
iTunes
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Comments The Tom Baker years
Dragon Ball Z Kai Season 4
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Father Dowling Mysteries
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  • Season Three: US, CAN
  • Complete Series: US, CAN
Fraggle Rock: Complete Season One
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  • DVD: US, CAN
Green Mile / Forrest Gump
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  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Hellsing Ultimate Vols. 5-8
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  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Blu-Ray: US
iTunes
  • Vol. 5 Digital: US, CAN
  • Vol. 6 Digital: US, CAN
  • Vol. 7 Digital: US, CAN
  • Vol. 8 Digital: US, CAN
Comments Alex: I’m not sure how this differs from the collectors edition that came out earlier.
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys: Season Four
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  • DVD: US, CAN
Hitchcock
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Amazon
  • Digital: US
Comments Blaine: Available in other formats next week. I’m not entirely certain that this is actually coming out early in Amazon’s digital format. No release date is listed here, and I’ve noticed them popping up early here and then reappearing a week later on the next week’s list.
Hunchback of Notre Dame 2 Movie Collection
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Jay and Silent Bob Get Irish – The Swearing O’ The Green
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Law and Order: Criminal Intent: The Final Year
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Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Season Two
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Life of Pi
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Maria Watches Over Us – Season 4 (Litebox Edition)
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Rightstuf
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Ministry of Fear (Criterion Collection)
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The Mob Doctor: The Complete Series
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Mulan / Mulan II
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Penguindrum Collection 2
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Rightstuf
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Queen’s Blade Complete
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Rightstuf
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Comments Alex: Though this series is trashy as all hell, for what it’s worth, the releases of this are keeping Media Blasters alive.
Return of the Beverly Hillbillies
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Rise of the Guardians
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  • Blu-Ray / DVD / Digital / 2 Hopping Eggs: US, CAN
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iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars (Litebox Edition)
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Rightstuf
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iTunes
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Comments Alex: Space opera adventure anime, unfortunately not one that I’ve seen… yet.
Spiders
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  • 3D Blu-Ray / Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Complete Eighth Season
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  • DVD: US, CAN
Star Trek: The Next Generation
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  • Season One DVD: US, CAN
  • Season Two DVD: US, CAN
iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
Comments The DVD releases are repackages of the broadcast episodes. If you already own the DVDs, you have everything but the new package already. If you have the Blu-Ray, you have more than this. The other five seasons follow on April 16.
Superman: Brainiac Attacks
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iTunes
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TCM Greatest Classic Legends
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  • Judy Garland DVD: US, CAN
  • Natalie Wood DVD: US, CAN
  • Sidney Poitier DVD: US, CAN
Comments The Judy Garland set includes The Harvey Girls, For Me and My Gal, Summer Stock and In The Good Old Summertime. The Natalie Wood set includes Gypsy, Sex and the Single Girl, Splendor in the Grass and Inside Daisy Clover. The Sidney Poitier sets includes Something of Value, Edge of the City, A Patch of Blue and Blackboard Jungle.
Trigun: The Complete Series Box Set
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Rightstuf
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iTunes
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Comments Alex: Why have I not reviewed this yet? I own the darn thing and I’ve seen it before. Blaine: This is one of the few anime series I own as well, but I haven’t gotten around to watching it.
Vampire Princess Miyu TV Complete Collection
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Rightstuf
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Comments Alex: Anime series about a half-vampire girl who also is a vampire hunter.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit: 25th Anniversary Edition
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Willow
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WWE Presents Wrestlemania
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  • Wrestlemania I DVD: US, CAN
  • Wrestlemania II DVD: US, CAN
  • Wrestlemania III DVD: US, CAN
  • Wrestlemania IV DVD: US, CAN
  • Wrestlemania V DVD: US, CAN
  • Wrestlemania VI DVD: US, CAN
  • Wrestlemania VII DVD: US, CAN
  • Wrestlemania VIII DVD: US, CAN
  • Wrestlemania IX DVD: US, CAN
  • Wrestlemania X DVD: US, CAN
  • Wrestlemania XI DVD: US, CAN
  • Wrestlemania XII DVD: US, CAN
  • Wrestlemania XIII DVD: US, CAN
  • Wrestlemania XIV DVD: US, CAN
  • Wrestlemania XV DVD: US, CAN
Xena: Warrior Princess: The Complete Fourth Season
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Zulu Dawn
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Finally, the picks of the week. Blaine says, “since I doubt The Hobbit is actually getting an early release based on past experience, I’m going with Alfred Hitchcock: The Classic Collection.” Alex says, ” If you don’t want to wait for the DVD and Blu-Ray releases, well, there’s The Hobbit. Otherwise, I’m putting The Blob firmly in my to-watch list.”