This is a big week for action films from east Asia.

The Babadook
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray (Special Edition): US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Batman vs. Robin
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Big Eyes
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Carrie / The Rage: Carrie 2
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Eddie and the Cruisers / Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives!
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Foyle’s War, Set 8
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Growing Pains: The Complete Fourth Season
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
He Loves Me… He Loves Me Not
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
I Am Steve McQueen
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Jag: The Complete Series
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Little House on the Prairie: Season Five
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD/Digital: US, CAN
M (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Blaine: Possibly my all time favorite movie. The first film noir, the first German talkie, the first starring role for Peter Lorre, the first to use camera techniques commonly credited to Citizen Kane, and more. This is the only movie I’ve ever seen where I find myself wondering not just if the police will arrive in time, but if I want the police to arrive in time.
Man With The Iron Fists 2
Amazon
  • DVD/Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • Amazon Digital: US, CAN
Comments Alex: So, there’s a sequel to The Man With The Iron Fists – still starring The RZA, but with a different director, so the problems with shakey-cam with the original film’s fight scenes should be less of an issue here.
Maps to the Stars
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Metal Hurlant Chronicles: The Complete Series
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Comments Alex: SF Anthology Series based on the French SF/Fantasy anthology comic series. I’ve read some issues of Heavy Metal that featured stories from Hurlant, and when some of the stories in the magazine were good, they were fantastic. However, when they were bad, they were abysmal.
Noir: Anime Classics Edition
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Blu-Ray: US
Comments This Blu-Ray release seems to be missing a few features from the earlier DVD release.
Odd Man Out (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Pet Girl of Sakurasou – Complete Collection
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • DVD: US
  • Blu-Ray: US
Comments Anime series about a high school student who likes to adopt and take care of stray animals, who ends up in a dorm full of misfits.
Sullivan’s Travels (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Tales of Terror
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
The Toxic Avenger Part II
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD: US, CAN
Ultimate Avengers 3 Movie Collection
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Comments Includes Ultimate Avengers, Ultimate Avengers 2, and Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow.
WWE Presents: The Ultimate Warrior – Always Believe
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Comments A Career retrospective on the Ultimate Warrior that is less of a hatchet-job than “The Self Destruction of the Ultimate Warrior”.
Woman of Straw
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
You’re Not You
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN

Finally, the picks of the week. Blaine says, “I’m definitely going with M.” Alex says, “I’m also going with M.”