Weekly New Releases – January 21, 2014

It’s a good week for seasons of old TV shows that everyone remembers but few call “classic.”

Baffled!
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Includes both US and UK versions.
Bewitched
Amazon
  • Season 1: US, CAN
  • Season 2: US, CAN
  • Seasons 1 and 2: US, CAN
Blue Jasmine
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD/Digital: US, CAN
Blue Submarine No. 6
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Blu-Ray: US
Comments Alex: Anime OVA series from the director of The Second Renaissance, and which you might have seen on Cartoon Network’s daytime Toonami block back in the day.
Bounty Hunters: Complete First Season
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Bullet In The Face: The Complete Series
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Captain Phillips
Amazon
  • DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • Digital Purchase: US, CAN
iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
Casino Royale
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Comments One of (presumably) many of this year’s “MGM 90th Anniversary” releases.
Cat People (Collector’s Edition)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Charlie Countryman
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Blaine: Stars Shia LaBeouf, but he didn’t even pretend to write this one.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Comedy Bang Bang: Season One
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
The Cosby Show
Amazon
  • Season 1: US, CAN
  • Season 2: US, CAN
  • Seasons 1 and 2: US, CAN
DCU: Justice League War
Amazon
  • Digital: US, CAN
iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
Comments Blaine: Physical copies will be available February 4. This is based on the first story arc in the New 52 Justice League series.
Die Monster Die
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Dilbert – The Complete Series
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Donkey Kong Country – Kong Fu
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Escape Plan
Amazon
  • Digital: US, CAN
Comments Physical copies available February 4.
Good Times
Amazon
  • Season 1: US, CAN
  • Season 2: US, CAN
  • Seasons 1 and 2: US, CAN
Highway to Heaven: Season 3
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended Edition
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
How the Universe Works: Season 2
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD: US, CAN
Comments Blaine: Recently remade as Ratrace, this is one of the first of the ensemble cast madcap comedies. By “ensemble cast,” I mean Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Phil Silvers, Jonathan Winters, Jim Backus, Peter Falk, Norman Fell, Paul Ford, Stan Freberg, Sterling Holloway, Buster Keaton, Don Knotts, Carl Reiner, Jimmy Durante and the Three Stooges.
James Cagney: Silver Screen Legends Collection
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Includes Great Guy, Something to Sing About, Blood on the Sun and The Time of Your Life.
Just Shoot Me
Amazon
  • Season 1: US, CAN
  • Season 2: US, CAN
  • Seasons 1 and 2: US, CAN
La Vie De Boheme (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD: US, CAN
Lord of the Rings: Original Theatrical Trilogy
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Machete Kills
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Married With Children
Amazon
  • Season 1: US, CAN
  • Season 2: US, CAN
  • Seasons 1 and 2: US, CAN
Medaka Box Abnormal
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Blu-Ray: US
  • DVD: US
Mr. Show: The Complete Collection
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
My Little Pony: Classic Movie Collection
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
NYPD Blue: Season Five
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Raise the Titanic
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD: US, CAN
Robocop 4K Remastered Edition (1987)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
The Starving Games
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Sunlight Jr.
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
White Men Can’t Jump
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Wings
Amazon
  • Seasons 3 and 4: US, CAN

Finally, the picks of the week. Blaine says, “go with It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.” Alex’s pick will follow in the comments.

5 replies on “Weekly New Releases – January 21, 2014”

  1. My Pick of the Week is one which, unfortunately, I wasn’t able to contribute since I got engrossed in studying: The Blu-Ray release of Blue Submarine No. 6 (Amazon, RightStuf). I’ve always enjoyed submarine action series, and this post-apocalyptic submarine action anime in particular is incredibly well paced and visually interesting. I’ve been waiting for a blu-ray release for a while and I’m glad one finally came out.

  2. Jethro says:

    It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is a classic and worth watching if you haven’t seen it. They don’t make movies like that anymore (i.e., ones that take their time – it’s super long).

    I remember seeing Cat People when I was a kid… well. We didn’t so much see it as, well, there were naked people in it. Now I’m wondering if it’s actually a good movie…

    • I first saw “Cat People” in my early 30s. The Val Lewton one from the 1940s ages better as a horror, and doesn’t have a vet shouting “WATCH IT!” on the soundtrack when the unconscious leopard’s head is smacked into a table. That said, this version is watchable for reasons other than Natassia Kinski’s body, but it’s not great. If seeing Kinski naked isn’t a big selling point for you, it’s probably not worth owning.

  3. JD DeLuzio says:

    Casino Royale reinvented Bond. Cat People makes for interesting viewing (both versions, actually), but while I’d recommend seeing them, I wouldn’t necessarily purchase them.

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