There are a few items likely to interest several of our readers this week.
First, the genre releases:
- The Batman – The Complete Second Season: This may not live up to the series from ten years ago, but it’s not completely terrible. (At least, it wasn’t when I stopped watching it.)
- Dragon Ball Z: Broly Triple Threat
- Hack//Legend of Twilight: Part of the Anime Legends Complete Collection
- Headspace: Last year’s indie horror
- IGPX – Complete Season 1 Collection (Toonami Version)
- Infinite Ryvius: Anime Legends Complete Collection
- Inu Yasha – Season 3 Box Set
- Jubei Chan Ninja Girl Anime Legends Complete Collection
- Masters of Horror: Dance of the Dead
- Smallville – Complete Fifth Season: Just in time for season six. They’ve already announced that this will also be available in HD DVD format, though not this week. (The release date has not been announced yet.)
- Star Wars Episode IV – A New Hope: The 1977 and 2004 versions packaged together. Han shoots first!
- Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back: The 1980 and 2004 versions packaged together.
- Star Wars Episode VI – Return of the Jedi: The 1983 and 2004 versions packaged together. Say hello to Ewok parties.
- Stephen King Thriller Collection: Includes “Dreamcatcher” (which I haven’t seen), “The Shawshank Redemption” (fantastic) and “The Shining” (also excellent.) Well worth considering.
- Teen Titans – The Complete Second Season
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Season Four
Now, the non-genre releases:
- Agatha Christie Classic Mystery Collection
- Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (10th Anniversary Special Collector’s Edition)
- Black. White.: This is an interesting-sounding documentary series.
- Cameron Diaz Celebrity Pack: Includes “There’s Something About Mary,” “In Her Shoes,” and “A Life Less Ordinary.”
- Colin Farrell: Super Star Collection: Includes “Alexander,” “American Outlaws,” and “A Home At The End of the World.”
- Diagnosis Murder – Complete First Season
- Film Noir – The Dark Side of Holloywood: This Kino release includes “Sudden Fear,” “Hangmen Also Die,” “The Long Night,” “Railroaded!” and “Behind Locked Doors.”
- Goal! – The Dream Begins: This box office flop was planned as the first part of a trilogy.
- The Great New Wonderful
- Grey’s Anatomy – Season Two
- International Cinema Collection: Includes “A Very Long Engagement,” “Death In Venice,” “Day For Night,” “Gloomy Sunday,” and “The Damned.”
- Jennifer Lopez: Super Star Collection: Includes “Angel Eyes,” “The Cell” and “Selena.”
- Las Vegas: Season Three
- Lucky Number Slevin
- Martin Lawrence Celebrity Pack: Includes “Big Momma’s House,” “Rebound” and “Black Knight.”
- Michael Douglas Celebrity Pack: Includes “Don’t Say A Word,” “Wall Street” and “War of the Roses.”
- Moonlighting: Season Four
- Nicholas Cage Celebrity Pack: Includes “Trapped In Paradise,” “Raising Arizona” and “Kiss of Death.”
- The Office – Season Two
- Reading Rainbow Favorites: Got kids? Get this.
- Roseanne: The Complete Fifth Season: Got kids? Avoid this.
- Sandra Bullock Celebrity Pack: Includes “Hope Floats,” “Love Potion Number 9” and “Speed.”
- Ultimate Tear Jerker Collection: Includes “Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood,” “A Walk to Remember” and “Message In A Bottle.”
Finally, the pick of the week.
I’ve got to go with The Empire Strikes Back. It’s a tough choice with the Stephen King set out there, but this Star Wars title has new content, while I don’t think the King set does.