This is the last shopping week before Christmas, and some of these titles come out between Dec. 18 and Dec. 24.

2001: A Space Odyssey
Amazon
  • 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • Remastered Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Air Strike aka The Bombing
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Assasination Nation
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Ballad of Shirley Collins
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Berserk!
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Blue Seed
Amazon
  • Complete Series SDBD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Complete Series SDBD: US
Comments Anime series based around an invasion of Japan by shape-shifting monsters created by the mythological figure Orochi.
The Captain
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Dark of the Sun (1968)
Amazon
  • MOD Blu-Ray: US
Dick Cavett Show
Amazon
  • And That’s The Way It Is… DVD: US, CAN
  • Inside the Mind Of… DVD: US, CAN
Dracula: Prince of Darkness
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Elemental Gelade
Amazon
  • Complete Series SDBD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Complete Series SDBD: US
Comments Anime series set in a fantasy world where humans live with magical beings called Edel Raids – who can bond with humans temporarily to give them heightened abilities, and where the protagonist, Kou, is escorting a particularly powerful Edel Raid, Ren, to a haven called Edel Garden – but because of Ren’s power, a variety of powerful forces are trying to kidnap her.
Fahrenheit 11/9
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
God Mars
Amazon
  • Complete Series SDBD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Complete Series SDBD: US
Comments Super Robot anime series about an alien warlord who tries to take over earth, only to be opposed by a young man from his own species and his stolen super robot – God Mars. However, if the God Mars robot is destroyed, the blast from its destruction is strong enough to destroy the entire planet Earth. Created by the same writer who created Tetsujin 28 (aka Gigantor) and Giant Robo (aka Johnny Sokko and his Flying Robot).
Hells
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Blu-Ray: US
Comments Anime series about a girl who accidentially gets transferred to the High School literally from Hell. Or, rather, in Hell.
Hornet
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Blaine: Hornet is a transforming yellow robot. I assume it is a complete coincidence that Asylum is releasing this around the time Bumblebee comes to the big screen.
Horror of Dracula (1958)
Amazon
  • MOD Blu-Ray: US
House With a Clock in Its Walls
Amazon
  • 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
In a Relationship
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
The Jerk
Amazon
  • 40th Anniversary Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Little Women
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Lupin the 3rd: The Legend of the Gold of Babylon
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • DVD: US
iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
Comments Alex: The Blu-Ray came out a couple weeks ago. This is the only anime film directed by Japanese director Seijun Suzuki.
Mars
Amazon
  • Season 2 DVD: US, CAN
Marwencol
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Méliès: Fairy Tales in Color
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Monster Party
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Murder By Death
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Comments Blaine: I’ve only seen this once, but I loved it. Alec Guinness and Peter Falk lead an all star cast.
Neanderthal
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Not WIthout My Daughter
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Our Cartoon President
Amazon
  • Season 1 DVD: US, CAN
Panique (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Power Rangers: Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger
Amazon
  • Complete Series DVD: US, CAN
Comments This series was adapted into Power Rangers Wild Force.
Predator 4 Movie Collection
Amazon
  • 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Comments Includes Predator, Predator 2, Predators, and The Predator.
The Predator (2018)
Amazon
  • 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Raven
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Romance on the Orient Express
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Saw
Amazon
  • 8 Film Collection Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Sawdust and Tinsel (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Schindler’s List
Amazon
  • 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Best Picture Winner 1993, podcast discussion due May 28, 2025
The Sea Hawk (1940)
Amazon
  • MOD Blu-Ray: US
The Shield
Amazon
  • Complete Series Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Simple Favor
Amazon
  • 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Sleepover
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Starman
Amazon
  • Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray: US, CAN
The Super
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Tailspin Tommy in the Great Air Mystery
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Takunomi
Amazon
  • Complete Collection Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Complete Collection Blu-Ray: US
Comments Slice of life anime about a woman moving to Tokyo from the country, moving into an all-women apartment building, and sitting down with her neighbors over booze (with a different drink per episode) to chat.
Tales of Zestiria the X
Amazon
  • Complete Series Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Complete Series Blu-Ray/Digital: US
Comments Contains all 26 episodes of the anime adaptation of the JRPG.
Topper Takes a Trip
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Unbreakable
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Venom
Amazon
  • 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD/Digital: US, CAN
When a Stranger Calls / When a Stranger Calls Back
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
WWE: Survivor Series 2018
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Fairly rough showing from the WWE by all accounts (also notable for former WWE wrestler Enzo Amore attempting to crash the event, only to be stopped and escorted out of the building by security – and getting permenantly banned from the Staples Center).
Xabungle
Amazon
  • SDBD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • SDBD: US
Comments 1980s mecha anime from Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino, though one that aims to be a little lighter than his other, darker fare (Ideon, Gundam)
Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN

Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, “if you have a 4K TV, 2001: A Space Odyssey is absolutely worth picking up – That was truely one of the films where I clearly saw an improvement between my earlier DVD release and the Blu-Ray release. If you don’t have 4K – we’ve got a slew of Blu-Ray releases of the Hammer Dracula films this week.” Blaine says, “I also would select the highest quality copy of 2001: A Space Odyssey your setup supports.”