Weekly Digital Disc Picks – August 19, 2008

There are a handful of nice releases this week, including the first of the fall TV season releases.

First, the DVD releases:

Now, the Blu-Ray releases:

Finally, the pick of the week. If you’ve got Blu-Ray capability, grab Justice League: Season One. If not, go with House, M.D. – Season Four instead.

11 replies on “Weekly Digital Disc Picks – August 19, 2008”

  1. Erf says:

    House
    In the two or three episodes of House that I’ve seen, he’s actually more wrong than right. He’s absolutely sure about his snap diagnosis, then he finds out some proof that it can’t be that, and makes another snap diagnosis that he’s equally confident on. He just somehow manages to guess the right diagnosis by the end of the episode — and is then utterly cocky about it, as if he’d been right all along.

    The episode that bugged me the most (not sure which season it was) was when he was so sure he knew what was going on, that when the patient wasn’t displaying the right symptoms for his diagnosis, he helped her fake them… then realized what was actually wrong with her and swooped in with the right answer, just before the disastrous treatment for the symptoms he faked kills her.

    And somehow they keep him on the team. Instead of throwing him in jail.

    Sorry, rant over. I know a lot of people like this show, and maybe I’m missing something because I haven’t been watching long enough. But it just bugs me.

    (Now, if they played the show as a doctor who’d made a deal with the devil that he would always get the right diagnosis, and the devil slipped an "eventually" into the contract, that could make for a very interesting premise indeed.)

    • fiziko says:

      Re: House

      In the two or three episodes of House that I’ve seen, he’s actually more wrong than right. He’s absolutely sure about his snap diagnosis, then he finds out some proof that it can’t be that, and makes another snap diagnosis that he’s equally confident on. He just somehow manages to guess the right diagnosis by the end of the episode — and is then utterly cocky about it, as if he’d been right all along.

      Generally, the rudeness comes when he’s in the clinic or otherwise commenting on a patient’s personal life. His diagnoses are wrong often enough to try different treatments through the course of an episode, but when a patient comes in because she’s coughing up phlegm that’s "pale goldenrod" in colour and he tells her she’s about to get fired, he’s right.

  2. chad says:

    Sarah Connor Chronicles
    I’ve only seen the very first episode. Is the series any good?

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    • Damien says:

      Re: Sarah Connor Chronicles

      I’ve only seen the very first episode. Is the series any good?

      It’s interesting enough, but it feels like it’s venturing far off canon, at least from the movies.

      • Fez says:

        Re: Sarah Connor Chronicles

        I’ve only seen the very first episode. Is the series any good?

        It’s interesting enough, but it feels like it’s venturing far off canon, at least from the movies.

        Of course that’s the fun in a universe involving time travel. Nothing can really be considered off canon, as they could go back and change anything they want, really. Just about anything could be explained by someone else going back in time and changing some miniscule (or major) detail.

        As a wise man once said… "I hate temporal mechanics!" ;-)

    • Fez says:

      Re: Sarah Connor Chronicles

      I’ve only seen the very first episode. Is the series any good?

      My wife and I rather enjoyed the first season. It’s fairly good, action-wise, and gives a different take on certain aspects of the timeline.

      Plus, any reason to watch Summer Glau kick butt is a good one. ;-)

  3. robertcr5 says:

    DVDs of Future Past
    Erm, shouldn’t that be August 19th?

    • fiziko says:

      Re: DVDs of Future Past

      Erm, shouldn’t that be August 19th?

      Yes, it should, and is now corrected. The list for the last week of August is a bit more interesting, for "Heroes" alone.

      • chad says:

        Re: DVDs of Future Past

        The list for the last week of August is a bit more interesting, for "Heroes" alone.

        Great heads up! Just placed a hold on Heroes Season 2, at the Denver Public Library, and I’m #164 in the list. Waiting that extra week would’ve probably moved me much further back in the queue.

        Haven’t rented a DVD in years–DPL gets all the new releases in mass quantities. But I have to be willing to wait for them to become available.

  4. AceCaseOR says:

    Black Lagoon – The Second Barrage
    About damn time. I was almost finished with season 1 (the current DVD release is by Funimation – the original release was by Geneon, which has since bit the dust, which is why it shows as having been released twice) and was waiting for season 2 to come out.

    This is a very good show by the way, though not genre – which is why I doubt you’ll see me review it for here once I get back to writing some anime reviews again (and I will get around to doing this once I finally get my hands on Slayers Try).

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