Weekly New Releases – September 17, 2013

This week includes new content from old Doctor Who, amongst many others.

2 Broke Girls: Season 3
iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
50 Film Miramax Collection
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments I don’t know which 50 Miramax films are included, but for $100, any 50 Miramax films are a good deal. Since it’s being released by Echo Bridge, it’s likely films released before the aquisition by Disney.
Adventure Time: Jake the Dad
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Alfred Hitchcock: Master of Suspense
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments A documentary about him, not a collection of his films.
Arrow: Season One
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Arrow: Season 2
iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
Comments Blaine: No, it isn’t airing yet. It’s a pre-order option.
Autumn Sonata (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Back in the Game: Season 1
iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
Bates Motel: Season One
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Blaine: The Psycho prequel series. I haven’t watched it yet, but I’m tempted. Has anyone checked it out?
Behind the Candelabra
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Being Human: Season 5
iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
Big Bang Theory: Season 7
iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
The Blacklist: Season One
iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
The Bling Ring
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD/Digital: US, CAN
The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Broadchurch: Season 1
iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
Comments The recently reviewed miniseries.
Burn Notice: Season 7
iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
Chicago Fire: Season 2
iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
Continuum: Season 2
iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
CSI: Crime Scene Investigations
Amazon
  • Season 13 DVD: US, CAN
  • Seasons 1-13 DVD set: US, CAN
Day of the Dead (Collector’s Edition)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
The Devil Bat: Kino Classics Remastered Edition
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Blaine: After the 1996 movie failed to spawn a series, an official animated continuation was released, starring “Great Intelligence” Richard E. Grant as the Doctor, and costarring David Tennant as someone who isn’t the Doctor and Derek Jacobi as the Master before he played the role in a live action episode.
Doctor Who: The Ice Warriors (Story 39)
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments From the Patrick Troughton era, partially animated due to lost episodes.
Dracula (1931)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Dracula: Prince of Darkness
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Frankenstein (1931)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Future Diary – The Complete Series
Amazon
  • Part 1 (Limited Edition) DVD: US, CAN
  • Part 2 DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Part 1 (Limited Edition) DVD: US
  • Part 2 DVD: US
Comments Part 1 came out earlier this month, but it’s getting a limited edition release with an art-box for parts 1 & 2.
Golgo 13: Complete Collection
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • DVD: US
  • Blu-Ray: US
Comments 50 adventures of Duke Togo, aka Golgo 13, the world’s most dangerous assassin.
Grimm: Season Two
Amazon
  • DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
The Hollow Crown: Complete Series
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Homeland: Season Two
iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
How I Met Your Mother: Season 9
iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
Law and Order: SVU: Season 15
iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
Leverage: Season 5
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
The Mentalist: The Complete Fifth Season
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
The Mentalist: Season Six
iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
Michiko & Hachin – The Complete Series
Amazon
  • DVD/Blu-Ray – Part 1 (Limited Edition): US, CAN
  • DVD/Blu-Ray – Part 1: US, CAN
  • DVD/Blu-Ray – Part 2: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • DVD/Blu-Ray – Part 1 (Limited Edition): US
  • DVD/Blu-Ray – Part 1: US
  • DVD/Blu-Ray – Part 2: US
Comments Hachin, an abused adopted girl in the slums of Brazil ends up rescued by Michiko, a beautiful criminal on a moped. The two set out on a journey to find Hachin’s real father. The limited edition release comes with an art-box to hold parts 1 & 2.
Nashville: Season One
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Parenthood: Season 5
iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
Parks and Recreation: Season 6
iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
Revolution
iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
Slacker (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Supernatural: Season 9
iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
Tremors Attack Pack
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
The Wolf Man (1941)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
The Vampire Diaries: Season 5
iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
World War Z
Amazon
  • 3D Blu-Ray / Blu-Ray / DVD / Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
WWE Presents Summerslam 2013
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN

Finally, the picks of the week. Blaine says, “of the titles I’ve actually seen, I’d go with Bride of Frankenstein, although these particular Doctor Who stories and the ninth season of Supernatural are very appealing.” Alex says, ” I have not seen Scream of the Shalka, but I read Paul Cornell’s novelization of the story, and I enjoyed it immensely, and I’ve been hoping the story got a DVD release for several years. I’m glad I’ve finally gotten my wish.”

4 replies on “Weekly New Releases – September 17, 2013”

  1. Fez says:

    Lots of good TV this week! Though most looks like pre-ordered or season passes for upcoming series.

    The Bates Motel series is OK. It’s not without its flaws, but it’s a lot better than I was expecting at first.

    Personally, my pick of the week would be Arrow.

    Supernatural is great, but the last season wasn’t quite on par with the previous ones. At least it was better than the one before it, though.

    • JD DeLuzio says:

      Can’t say I thought much of the Bates Motel episodes I saw, and I was lukewarm on Arrow, but I’m going to give it another season because it did a lot of things well.

      I’ve already got the classic Universal horror movies. The better ones are worth checking out. They hold up (you have to accept the era’s inherent cheesiness and theatricality), and they certainly cast long shadows on pop culture.

      I lost track of SUV awhile ago? Is it still watchable? That whole franchise should get some kind of recognition for staying good as long as it did.

      • Blackadder says:

        Arrow was surprisingly well done. One of my complaints of the character was that he was Batman with arrows. At least in this version his “ArrowCave” is reasonable, being part of the construction of a night club. All the ArrowXXXXXX equipment guff has been dropped. (It could just be that I hadn’t read a Green Arrow comic for a loooong time.)

        My complaint of the series was toooo many people knew his secret identity and it was only the end of season 1.

        They are introducing Barry Allen this season as a backdoor pilot to The Flash spinning off to his own show.

  2. sjaskow says:

    The biggest issue I have with “Bates Motel” is they did a killer job casting Vera Farmiga as Norman’s mother and Freddie Highmore as Norman but only did a so-so job casting the rest of the teen actors. Olivia Cooke is good but the rest were obviously hired more for their looks and not their acting ability.

    Freddie pretty much does a spot-on young Anthony Perkins impression.

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