We’ve got a few notables this week.

12 Years a Slave
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Expected to do quite well at the Academy Awards later today.
Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Series 11
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
An American Tail
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
Ancient Aliens: Season 5, Volume 2
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Aria the Natural, Part 2 (Litebox)
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • DVD: US
The Best of The Red Skelton Show
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Big Fat Liar
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
Blackout
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Bloodlust
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Boiler Room
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Breaking Amish: Season One
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Casshan: The Complete Series
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Blu-Ray: US
  • DVD: US
Comments Anime series from the mid 1970s.
Cold Comes the Night
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Columbo
Amazon
  • Season 5 DVD: US, CAN
  • Seasons 6 and 7 DVD: US, CAN
Comments Blaine: Still TV’s greatest detective character.
Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments The 2013 Christmas Special
Far and Away
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray / Digital: US, CAN
Fraggle Rock: Season One, Volume One
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Fried Green Tomatoes
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
Galaxy Railways: The Complete Series SAVE Edition
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • DVD: US
Comments Alex: Science fiction anime produced by Leiji Matsumoto, related to the series Galaxy Express 999, though it’s not in the same universe as that series. Calling this the complete series is something of a misnomer. This is the first season of this show – subsequent seasons came out in Japan, but were not licensed for a US release.
Garden State
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Girl Rising
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
The Grandmaster
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Alex: Film by Wong Kar-Wai about Ip Man, the man who trained Bruce Lee. I’m not sure if this is the Chinese release of the movie or the US release. There is a significant narrative difference between the two cuts.
Hairspray
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Harry and the Hendersons
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
Hours
Amazon
  • DVD/Digital: US, CAN
I’ll Get You
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Intolerable Cruelty
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
The Last Days on Mars
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Loan Shark
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Maria Holic: Season 1
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Blu-Ray: US
  • DVD: US
Comments Alex: This is a re-release of this show with a new dub. I haven’t listened to the old dub, so I can’t say what was wrong with it.
Mr. and Mrs. Murder: Series 1
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Myself Yourself: Complete Collection
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • DVD: US
Comments Alex: Romantic dramedy anime.
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Blu-Ray: US
  • DVD: US
Comments Anime series from GAINAX (who put out Gunbuster and Neon Genesis Evangelion), directed by Hideaki Anno (who also directed Eva and Gunbuster), based on a story concept by Hayao Miyazaki.
Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation: East Meets West
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Oldboy
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD/Digital: US, CAN
One Piece: Season 5, Part 6
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • DVD: US
Peabody and Sherman: Wabac Adventures
Amazon
  • Vol. 1 DVD: US, CAN
  • Vol. 2 DVD: US, CAN
Rawhide: Season Seven
Amazon
  • Volume 1 DVD: US, CAN
  • Volume 2 DVD: US, CAN
Comments Most seasons were 29 or 30 episodes, including this season. The final season, season eight, was only 13 episodes, so that will probably come in a single volume release.
A Simple Wish
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
Somewhere in Time
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
Space Adventure Cobra, The Original Series Part 1
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • DVD: US
Comments Alex: SF Anime series from the late 1970s to the mid-1980s. Somewhat famous for being used in Matthew Sweet’s music video for his song Girlfriend.
Starsky and Hutch: Season One
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Teen Titans Go!: Mission to Misbehave Season 1
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Untold History of the United States
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Venture Bros.: Complete Season Five
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
The Visitor
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD/Digital: US, CAN

Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, “While Time of the Doctor has got my interest, as I haven’t seen it yet, I don’t feel comfortable recommending it. However, I do feel comfortable recommending Nadia or, if you’re looking for a less expensive series, Galaxy Railways.” Blaine says, “Time of the Doctor and Columbo are both must-owns, even if Columbo is a rerelease. Of the titles I haven’t seen, 12 Years a Slave sounds promising, and The Grandmaster hit my radar when Alex included the magic words Wong Kar-Wai in his description.”