Weekly New Releases – August 27, 2013

And Then There Were None
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Best of Warner Bros. 25 Cartoon Collection: DC Comics
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Blaine: 25 episodes of various DC comics properties.
Captain Harlock: Space Pirate – The Complete Series
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • DVD: US
Comments The original 1978 Captain Harlock TV series.
The Cisco Kid
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Dark Angel (I Come In Peace)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Eclipse Vol. 39: The Early Fassbinder Collection (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Includes Love is Colder Than Death, Katzelmacher, Gods of the Plague, The American Soldier and Beware of a Holy Whore.
Elementary: The First Season
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Blaine: It’s certainly no Sherlock, but I still find it quite enjoyable.
The Great Gatsby
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Grey’s Anatomy: The Complete Ninth Season
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Guilty Crown
Amazon
  • Part 1 – Limited Edition DVD/Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • Part 1 – DVD/Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • Part 2 – DVD/Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Part 1 – Limited Edition DVD/Blu-Ray: US
  • Part 1 – DVD/Blu-Ray: US
  • Part 2 – DVD/Blu-Ray: US
Comments Alex: Post-apocalyptic anime series set in a the aftermath of a Japan ravaged by a horrific plague. In this aftermath, a teenager who manifests the ability to create weapons from people’s psyches gets caught in a conflict between the totalitarian government and a group of rebels. The Limited Edition comes with a pair of 108 page artbooks for the series.
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Now You See Me
Amazon
  • Digital: US
iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
Pain and Gain
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Penny Serenade
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Prime Suspect: The Complete Collection
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Sapphire and Steel: The Complete Series
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Sons of Anarchy: Season Five
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Stranded
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Super Buddies
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
To Be or Not To Be (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
The Walking Dead: Season Three
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
WWE Presents – The Best of WWE At Madison Square Garden
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Comments Alex: Contains a selection of matches from various WWE events at Madison Square Garden.
Yatterman
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • DVD: US
Comments Alex: Film by Takeshi Miike, based on the kids anime from the ’70s.

Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, ” I’m going with the Captain Harlock – The Complete Series. I’ve been a fan of Leiji Matsumoto’s Captain Nemo-inspired space pirate for quite some time, and I’d love to add Harlock ’78 to my shelves.” Blaine says, “I’m going with Elementary: Season One.”

3 replies on “Weekly New Releases – August 27, 2013”

  1. TheYellowLantern says:

    What can you add about Captain Harlock?

  2. Fez says:

    I don’t have any money right now, but if I did, I’d go for Elementary.

    People really had a lot of hate for it, but I liked it. Yes, it’s not Sherlock, but I’m glad it’s not. A US version of Sherlock couldn’t be as good, and would draw even more hate. It’s a different take on the material, and especially with the twists at the end of the season, you can tell they aren’t afraid to change more than just Watson’s gender and the setting.

    I find it fits a niche between an homage to Sherlock Holmes (Shows like House and Psych) and those that are truer to the source or try to look like they are anyhow (Movies, Sherlock, etc)

    • JD DeLuzio says:

      Agreed. Elementary never hooked me into becoming a regular viewer (I can only handle a few shows at one time), but I thought it did fine as a Holmes-inspired series. It never tried to be a direct adaptation.

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