Great library rereleases this week, but not much for the new stuff.

15 Kick-Butt Martial Arts Movies
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Includes Driven to Kill, Supercop, The Accidental Spy, Logan’s War: Bound by Honor, The President’s Man, The President’s Man: A Line in the Snad, Best of the Best 3: No Turning Back, Best of the Best: Without Warning, L.A. Street Fighters, Laser Mission, My Name is Modesty, The Heroic Trio, Once a Thief, Once a Thief: Family Business and Once a Thief: Brother Against Brother.
Adventure Time
Amazon
  • Season One Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • Season Two DVD: US, CAN
  • Season Two Blu-Ray: US, CAN
iTunes
  • Season Two Digital: US, CAN
Alfred Hitchcock: The Essential Collection
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Comments Includes Rear Window, Vertigo, North by Northwest, Psycho and The Birds.
All Dogs Go To Heaven: The Series Season Three
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Appleseed XIII: The Complete Series
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray/DVD Limited Edition: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Blu-Ray/DVD: US
  • Blu-Ray/DVD Limited Edition: US
Comments Alex: A new TV series adapting Masamune Shirow’s manga Appleseed, done in an all CGI style, as with the last two (one, two) films adapting the manga.
Battlestar Galactica: Razor / The Plan Double Feature
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
iTunes
  • The Plan Digital: US, CAN
  • Razor Digital: US, CAN
Comments Blaine: Expect more Battlestar Galactica content on Bureau 42 in the future.
Best of Superman
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments 14 episodes from multiple shows, ranging from Superman: The Animated Series to Super Friends.
The Big C: The Complete Third Season
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Birdy the Mighty: Decode S.A.V.E. Edition
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • DVD: US
Comments
Breaking Bad: Season Five
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Ultraviolet: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
Comments The final season
Clint Eastwood 20 Film Collection
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Comments Includes A Perfect World, Dirty Harry, Every Which Way But Loose, Firefox, Gran Torino, Heartbreak Ridge, Hereafter, Invictus, J. Edgar, Letters from Iwo Jima, Magnum Force, Million Dollar Baby, Mystic River, Pale Rider, Space Cowboys, Sudden Impact, The Gauntlet, The Outlaw Josey Wales, Trouble with the Curve and Unforgiven.
Clint Eastwood 40 Film Collection
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Includes Million Dollar Baby, Mystic River, Pale Rider, Pink Cadillac, A Perfect World, Absolute Power, Any Which Way You Can, Bird, Blood Work, Bronco Billy, City Heat, Dirty Harry, Every Which Way But Loose, Firefox, Gran Torino, Heartbreak Ridge, Hereafter, Honkytonk Man, Invictus, J. Edgar, Kelly’s Heroes, Letters from Iwo Jima, Magnum Force, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Space Cowboys, Sudden Impact, The Bridges of Madison County, The Dead Pool, The Enforcer, The Gauntlet, The Outlaw Josey Wales, The Rookie, Tightrope, Trouble with the Curve, True Crime, Unforgiven, Where Eagles Dare, White Hunter Black Heart, Eastwood Factor Documentary and Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story Documentary
Combat!: The Complete Third Season
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Creature from the Black Lagoon
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Curious George: The Complete Sixth Season
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Daniel Craig 007 Collection
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Comments Blaine: Includes Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace and Skyfall. In my opinion, two of those were great, and the flawed one is flawed because they opted to extend the final sequence of the previous film rather than make a stand alone entity.
Dirty Pair: The Original TV Series, Part 1
Amazon
  • DVD Litebox: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • DVD: US
Comments SF Anime series about Kei and Yuri, two special operatives sent to resolve problems that no other force can handle – and who generally end up upping the property damage and body count through their misadventures, hence their nickname – The Dirty Pair.
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia Complete Collection
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Blu-Ray: US
  • DVD: US
Comments Anime series about a young man investigating the mysterious death of a girl at his school, along with the girl’s ghost (who has no memory of the details). Comes with a soundtrack CD.
Earthquake
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Escape from Planet Earth
Amazon
  • 3D Blu-Ray/Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
Falling Skies: The Complete Second Season
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
A Good Day to Die Hard
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Identity Thief
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
The Invisible Man (1933)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Journey of the Universe
Amazon
  • Conversations DVD: US, CAN
  • Complete Collection DVD: US, CAN
The Last Ride
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Law and Order: The First Year
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Letter Bee Reverse Season 2 Collection 2
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • DVD: US
The Lone Ranger: 28 Thrilling Episodes
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
The Lone Ranger: The Complete Series
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments All 221 episodes from 5 seasons. Yeah, TV seasons have gotten shorter over the years.
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Mad Max Trilogy
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Comments Alex: With the upcoming new Mad Max film, starring Tom Hardy, perhaps, at long last, we’ll finally be able to get Beyond Thunderdome.
McHale’s Navy: 20 Timeless Episodes
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Mountain Men: Season 1
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Blaine: First of all, I’ve never seen an episode. I’m just wondering how “off the grid” these people can be if they’re surrounded by a professional TV crew. Given the network in question, I’m assuming this is more of a documentary style, finding people who live off the grid already and just documenting how it is done, rather than putting people off the grid for the show, but my gut instinct is still “wha-?!”
The Mummy (1932)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
The OC: The Complete Series
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
The Odd Couple (film)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Comments Blaine: The very concept of this shows the evolution of Hollywood entertainment. When made, nobody would have thought of Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau as a romantic couple, and there’s no hint that they were supposed to be in the film. Had they remade this in the 1980s, I’m betting they’d have changed the name to eliminate the possibility of that interpretation. If they remade it today, it wouldn’t surprise me if they went all in and decided they were a romantic couple.
Out of Africa
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
Phantom of the Opera (1943)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom S.A.V.E. Edition
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Blu-Ray: US
  • DVD: US
Pretty Little Liars: Season Three
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rawhide
Amazon
  • Season Six Volume One DVD: US, CAN
  • Season Six Volume Two DVD: US, CAN
  • Seasons One through Six DVD Pack: US, CAN
Ring of Fire
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rope
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Comments Blaine: One of Hitchcock’s experimental films. This time around, he tried to film a movie in one continuous shot. There are visible cuts around the opening and closing credits and another in the ending conversation which are plainly visible. Recording technology at the time had ten minute limits, so he had to try and hide the other cuts, and did a decent job. The story is mediocre, but it’s interesting to watch it with an eye to the way films are constructed and why editing is such a powerful piece of film vocabulary. Rear Window still gets my vote for the greatest of Hitchcock’s experimental films, partly because it is so well made that most of the audience doesn’t even realize it’s experimental.
Sadako 3D
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
  • 3D Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Comments The latest installment in the Japanese version The Ring series (and really, if you’re going to do an 3D film with a bunch of “toward the screen effects” why not do it with a franchise with a character known for coming out of TV screens.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
The Shadow (1994)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
The Sting
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
Comments Blaine: One of the best “caper” films ever made.
The Thing (2011)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
A Taste of Romance
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
The Twilight Zone: The Complete Second Season (1961)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
W.C. Fields Classic Comedy Collection
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Includes The Bank Dick, International House, It’s a Gift, Man on the Flying Trapeze, My Little Chickadee, Never Give a Sucker an Even Break, The Old Fashioned Way, Poppy, You Can’t Cheat an Honest Man and You’re Telling Me.
Warm Bodies
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD/Digital: US, CAN
iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN

Finally, the picks of the week. Blaine says, “look to library titles for anything this week, notably the Hitchcock box, The Invisible Man and/or The Sting if you don’t own them already.” Alex says, “Not a good week this week. If you don’t own the Mad Max movies, that collection might be worth getting, but otherwise I’d recommend waiting until later before buying anything.”