Weekly Digital Disk Picks for June 2nd, 2015

This is another light week.

1776: Director’s Cut
Amazon
  • 4K Blu-Ray: US, CAN
5 Centimeters Per Second
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Re-release of Director Makoto Shinkai’s followup to Voices of a Distant Star.
Apollo 13 (20th Anniversary Edition)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
Beetle Bailey: 65th Anniversary Complete Cartoon Collection
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
The Best of Abbott and Costello Vol. 2
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Includes Hit the Ice, In Society, Here Comes the Co-Eds, The Naughty Nineties, Little Giant, The Time of Their Lives, Buck Privates Come Home, and The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap.
Bonanza: Season 8
Amazon
  • Vol. 1 DVD: US, CAN
  • Vol. 2 DVD: US, CAN
  • Vol. 1 and 2 DVD: US, CAN
Bulletproof: Tough Guys of Action
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Includes Last Action Hero, Universal Soldier, Russian Specialist, Into the Sun, Stone Killer, Silent Rage, Shamus, and Anderson Tapes.
Cahill: United States Marshall
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Camp X-Ray
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Falling Skies: Season 4
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Fairy Tail – Collection 4
Amazon
  • DVD + Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Comments
Fire Sale
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Focus
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD/Digital: US, CAN
Haikyu – Collection 1
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Comments Volleyball sports anime series with some really impressive action scenes during the matches.
Hoovey
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
John Wayne Westerns Film Collection
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Comments Includes Fort Apache, The Searchers, Rio Bravo, The Train Robbers, and Cahill: United States Marshal.
Jupiter Ascending
Amazon
  • 3D Blu-Ray/Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD/Digital: US, CAN
Justified: The Complete Final Season
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
The L Word: The Complete Series
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Lupin The III in From Siberia With Love
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Alex: The Lupin III Gang is in persuit of a recently found horde of lost Romanov gold. However, they’re not the only ones in the hunt – and there’s also the whole matter of a decendant of Gregori Rasputin betwitching Goemon and turning him against Lupin.
Maximum Action: 4 Movie Collection
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Includes Universal Soldier, Last Action Hero, The Russian Specialist, and Into the Sun.
McFarland, USA
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Nobunagun – The Complete Series
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Comments Anime series about a high-school girl who is the reincarnation of Oda Nobunaga fending off an alien invasion using an ultra-tech machine gun.
Parks and Recreation
Amazon
  • Season Seven DVD: US, CAN
  • Complete Series DVD: US, CAN
Police Story: Lockdown
Amazon
  • Amazon Instant: US, CAN
Comments The latest installment of Jackie Chan’s dramatic police action series.
Pretty Little Liars: Season Five
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Ranma 1/2 – Season 6
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Comments
Rio Bravo
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Rizzoli and Isles: Season Five
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Route 66: The Ultimate Road Trip
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Blaine: The series ran for 116 episodes and this has a 6 hour runtime. I have no idea how episodes were selected or which they are.
Say Anything
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
Soap: The Complete Series
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
A Song to Remember: 70th Anniversary Edition
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
SpongeBob Squarepants: SpongeBob Goes Prehistoric Triple Pack
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water
Amazon
  • 3D Blu-Ray/Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
The Taking of Tiger Mountain
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • Amazon Instant: US, CAN
Comments New wuxia film from director Tsui Hark.
Tom and Jerry: The Gene Deitch Collection
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
The Train Robbers
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Turn A Gundam
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Alex: One of the installments of the Gundam franchise that fans have been hoping to see licensed for release in the US for a little over a decade. This particular series features some new mecha designed by Syd Mead.
Wanna Be The Strongest In The World
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Comments Anime series about girls who are aspiring pro-wrestlers.
The Wire: The Complete Series
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
Wish You Well
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Wolfcop
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Wolfen
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
WWE Presents Daniel Bryan: Just Say Yes! Yes! Yes!
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN

Finally, the picks of the week. Blaine says, “of the titles I’ve seen, Soap: The Complete Series and Apollo 13 are both must-own. I’ve heard fantastic things about The Wire, but haven’t seen it yet myself.” Alex says, “I’m really interested in picking up Turn A Gundam, though Apollo 13 and The Wire are certainly something worth getting if you don’t already have them.”

3 replies on “Weekly Digital Disk Picks for June 2nd, 2015”

  1. Jethro says:

    Soap was, indeed, a fantastic show. The humour still holds up, despite it’s age.

    I think it’s funny that Bulletproof: Tough Guys of Action includes several movies where the protagonist actually gets shot.

    Was anyone else shocked by how bad Jupiter Ascending was? It’s like they edited finished editing the final release and didn’t bother watching it to see if it worked. Some parts of that movie would have been improved dramatically if they changed the music, for example…

    • From what I recall hearing, the Wachowski siblings did not effectively have final cut on the film, though I’m not sure if it’s a case where the studio had someone else recut the film, or the studio said that they would not release the film if the Wachowski’s didn’t recut the film to their requirements. That could lead to the soundtrack dissonance – the film was scored for the Wachowski’s original cut, but when they were forced to recut the film, they didn’t have time to have the necessary parts of the film rescored before release.

  2. JD DeLuzio says:

    The link for Route 66, at least, leads to a documentary sort of thing about the historic highway, and not the belongs-in-a-timecapsule series that ran for 116 episodes, and boasts Karloff and Chaney’s final appearances in make-up as the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man.

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