Anime and classic TV comedy fans will be happy this week. The rest of us will find it somewhat bland.

About Schmidt
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Blaine: This is the 1950s TV series filmed in France with British actors for British audiences. I’ve seen and enjoyed about half of them, and keep intending to get around to watching the other half.
Bakuman: Second Draft
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Alex: This DVD release was indefinitely postponed way back in 2012, when Media Blasters was undergoing some significant financial hardships, and this release doesn’t show up on RightStuf, so I don’t know if this release is actually going to come out. I’m hoping it does, but I’m not holding my breath.
The Best of Me
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Ben-To: The Complete Series
Amazon
  • DVD/Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD/Blu-Ray (Limited Edition): US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • DVD/Blu-Ray: US
  • DVD/Blu-Ray (Limited Edition): US
iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
Comments Alex: Action series about pitched battles over half-priced Bento boxes. The limited edition comes with a chipboard art box.
The Bob Newhart Show
Amazon
  • Season 5 DVD: US, CAN
  • Season 6 (Final season) DVD: US, CAN
Comic Party Complete Collection
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • DVD: US
Comments Alex: I reviewed this way back in 2010.
Coppelion: The Complete Series
Amazon
  • DVD/Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • DVD/Blu-Ray: US
Comments Alex: Anime series about a team of genetically engineered girls who are sent into a future Tokyo which has been rendered uninhabitable due to a Cherynoble level nuclear disaster to monitor the radiation level and look for survivors.
Diner
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVd: US, CAN
Dracula Untold
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Every Man For Himself (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Golden Time Collection 2
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • DVD: US
  • Blu-Ray: US
iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
Comments
Hector and the Search for Happiness
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
John Wick
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD/Digital: US, CAN
Kull the Conqueror
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Last of the Summer Wine: Vintage 2003
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Little House on the Prairie: Deluxe Remastered Edition
Amazon
  • DVD/Digital: US, CAN
Leviathan: The Last Defense – Complete Collection
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • DVD: US
  • Blu-Ray: US
Comments Alex: Anime series based on a cell phone game.
Lust for Life
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Comments Blaine: Kirk Douglas stars in a Vincent Van Gogh biopic. I don’t know if they include his battle with the Krafayis in this one.
Mad Max series
Amazon
  • The Road Warrior DVD: US, CAN
  • Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome DVD: US, CAN
  • Road Warrior / Beyond Thunderdome Double Feature DVD: US, CAN
Maude: Complete First Season
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
My Best Friend’s Wedding
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
One Piece: Collection Eleven
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • DVD: US
The Rose of Versailles, Part 1 (Litebox)
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • DVD: US
The Saint: Set 2
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Tales from Earthsea
Amazon
  • DVD/Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • DVD/Blu-Ray: US
Comments Re-release of Goro Miyazaki’s first film, adapting the conclusion of LeGuin’s Earthsea series.
Video Games: The Movie
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
The Wonder Years: Season Two
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Wrath of the Titans
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
WWE Presents the Best of Raw & Smackdown 2014
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments

Finally, the picks of the week. Blaine says, “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is an underrated gem in the public domain, so it’s available at great prices. It’s one of the more comedic takes on the character, and it works.” Alex says, “If you don’t own any of the Mad Max movies, this is as good a time as any to pick them up, especially with Fury Road coming next year.”