Another small week, but with a major doorcrasher.

Armitage III – The Complete Saga
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • DVD: US
Comments
Battleship Potemkin
Amazon
  • HD DVD or DVD?: US, CAN
Comments The listed format is HD-DVD, but the cover scan has the DVD logo on it, and HD DVD is all but dead. Alex: This is an import release from Europe (specifically Germany), so it’s entirely possible HD-DVD is still alive-ish (or perhaps undead) in Germany.
Berenstain Bears: Ultimate Collector’s Edition – Cube
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
The Beyond (Collector’s Edition)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Comments Horror film from director Lucio Fulci.
Bokurano – The Complete Series
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • DVD: US
Comments Dark anime series about young people forced to pilot giant robots against other children from paralellel universes, with the loser’s universe being destroyed.
Cover Up
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
The Donna Reed Show: Season 2
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
End of Violence
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Fast and the Furious 1-6 Collection
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray Limited Edition: US, CAN
  • DVD Limited Edition: US, CAN
Fast and Furious 6
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
Gates of Heaven / Vernon, Florida (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies
Amazon
  • 3D Blu-Ray/Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Steelbook: US, CAN
  • DVD/Digital: US, CAN
The Hobbit: Complete Trilogy
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
Into the Woods
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • Amazon Instant: US, CAN
John Ford: Dreaming the Quiet Man
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Blaine: Be wary of this one. The packaging greatly emphasizes “The Quiet Man” over “John Ford: Dreaming” in the title. People may not realize that they are buying a documentary about the film, and not the film itself.
Mr. Bean: The Whole Bean (Remastered 25th Anniversary Collection)
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Volume 32
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Includes Space Travelers, Hercules, Radar Secret Service, and San Francisco International.
Place to Place – Complete Collection
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • DVD: US
  • Blu-Ray: US
Comments Slice of life comedy anime.
School Rumble – SAVE Edition
Amazon
  • Season 1 + OVAs DVD: US, CAN
  • Season 2 DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Season 1 + OVAs DVD: US
  • Season 2 DVD: US
Comments Wacky high school comedy anime. Re-release.
Student Council’s Discretion – Season 1
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • DVD: US
  • Blu-Ray: US
Comments Harem romantic-comedy anime.
The Sure Thing (30th Anniversary Edition)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
The Thin Blue Line
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Unbroken
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN

Finally, the picks of the week. Blaine says, “I haven’t actually seen the major releases this week, although the last chapter of The Hobbit will be viewed eventually. I have seen Battleship Potemkin and Mr. Bean, but I’m not sure they’re really worth trumpeting in these editions.” Alex says, “I’m going with The Hobbit, with Into The Woods being a close second.”