We are in the last week of October, so the horror releases have slowed down while the Christmas releases continue to ramp up. Why do those seasons overlap? I don’t know, but they do every year. See Chuck and Beans for excellent commentary on this.

Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Series 9
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
The American Experience Presents: The War of the Worlds
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Alex: Episode of PBS’s acclaimed documentary series, on the moment where Orson Welles put himself on the map, and scared the pants off a helluva lot of people. As an aside, I remember listening to the radio play on a vinyl record when I was in middle school, and I thought it was still very effective. You can listen to the radio play on YouTube here, or download an audio version here.
Byzantium
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Cars 3D: Ultimate Collector’s Edition
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Damages: The Complete Series
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Degrassi
Amazon
  • Season 12 DVD: US, CAN
  • Seasons 10, 11, 12 DVD: US, CAN
Family Tree: Season One
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Home Alone: The Holiday Heist
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Inspector Gadget Saves Christmas
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea
Amazon
  • Digital: US, CAN
Monsters University
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  • 3D Blu-Ray/Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
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iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
La Notte (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
R.I.P.D.
Amazon
  • 3D Blu-Ray/Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
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  • DVD: US, CAN
Roger Corman’s Horror Classics Vol. 1
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  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Includes A Bucket of Blood, Dementia 13, and The Terror.
Royal Space Force – The Wings of Honneamise
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Blu-Ray: US
  • DVD: US
Comments Alex: The first film from GAINAX (creators of Evangelion, Gunbuster, Gurran Lagann, Otaku No Video, among other things that have been reviewed on Bureau42) and one of the entrants in the Greatest Science Fiction Film Tournament – which means that we will probably do a podcast on it eventually.
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
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  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Blaine: I admit it, I watch this every year, knowing how horrible it is.
Teddaman Blade 2 Complete Collection
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • DVD: US
Thermae Romae Complete Collection
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • DVD: US
Comments An architect of public baths in Ancient Rome travels through time to present day and discovers modern Japanese public baths, and thinks they’re the coolest things *ever*.
Tom Clancy’s Netforce – Plus 3 Bonus movies!
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Includes Codename Dancer, Terminal Countdown, and Hangmen.
The Whisperer in Darkness
Amazon
  • Digital: US
Comments This is the latest film from the Howard Phillips Lovecraft Historical Society, who brought us the Silent Film version of The Call of Cthulhu. This time they’re making a talkie… in the style of 1920s early talkies.
WWE Presents: Straight to the Top – the Money in the Bank Ladder Match Anthology
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Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, “I’m going with Wings of Honneamise, with a side of the American Experience episode for people who want to watch something more relevant to Halloween.” Blaine says, “I’m going with Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. Yes, it’s horrible, but in a fun way.”