There are some excellent titles out this week, including new Babylon 5.
First, the DVD releases:
- 20 Million Miles To Earth (50th Anniversary Edition)
- 300: Two Disc edition.
- Act of Violence / Mystery Street: One of several Film Noir Double Feature sets out this week, all of which are included in the fourth Film Noir Classics Collection, also out this week.
- The Archie Show: The Complete Series
- Babylon 5 – The Lost Tales: Expect a review shortly after my copy arrives.
- Bleach Vol. 5: The Substitute
- Crime Wave / Decoy: Film Noir Double Feature
- Dallas – The Complete Seventh Season
- The Darwin Awards
- Death and Doom Double Feature: Death – The Ultimate Mystery / The Doomsday Chronicles
- The Epic Legends Collection (Braveheart / Gladiator – Extended Edition)
- Firehouse Dog
- Film Noir Classics Collection, Vol. 4: Warner Bros. always does a great job on these sets. This one includes “Act of Violence,” “Mystery Street,” “Crime Wave,” “Decoy,” “Illegal,” “The Big Steal,” “They Live By Night,” “Side Street,” “Where Danger Lives” and “Tension.”
- Hawaii 5-0: Complete Second Season
- The History Channel Presents Last Stand of the 300 – The Legendary Battle at Thermopylae
- Hot Fuzz
- Illegal / The Big Steal: Film Noir Double Feature
- Kung Fu Hustle (Axe Kicking Edition)
- Lonely Hearts
- Mutant Monsters Triple Feature: Includes “The Dark,” “The Being” and “Creature From The Abyss.”
- Naruto, Vol. 14
- Pathfinder (Unrated Edition)
- Popeye The Sailor: 1933-1938, Vol. 1: Warner obtained the rights to all of the Popeye cartoons from all of the animation studios, and is now releasing them in annual, chronological sets with similar production to the Looney Tunes Golden Collection line. This set includes all of the black and white Fleischer cartoons.
- The Rhinemann Exchange: This Ludlum adaptation predates the Bourne movies.
- Roving Mars
- Sabrina The Teenage Witch – The Second Season
- Sci-Fi Double Feature: Time Warp / Warp Speed
- Space 1999 30th Anniversary Edition Megaset
- The Live By Night / Side Street: Film Noir Double Feature
- When UFOs Attack Pack: UFOs – It Has Begun / UFO Syndrome
- Where Danger Lives / Tension: Film Noir Double Feature
Now, the Blu-Ray releases:
Here are the HD DVD releases:
Finally, the pick of the week. I’ve got to go with the Popeye set. The Fleischer studios went under because Max and Dave were artists, not businessmen. The quality of their product was head and shoulders above their contemporaries. In my opinion, it took Disney and Warner decades to catch up to where the Fleischers were in the 1930s. If you’ve got Disney Treasures from the era, or the black and white Looney Tunes, compare them to this set and see if you agree.