Weekly Digital Disc Picks – February 10, 2009

This column is early. Reviews of “Final Crisis: Revelations,” this week’s “Smallville,” the latest issue of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight” and the complete “Final Crisis #1-7” are still late, and may not be caught up by the end of the weekend.

First, AceCaseOR’s picks:

Then, Fiziko’s DVD picks:

Now, the Blu-Ray releases:

Finally, the pick of the week. AceCaseOr says: “As far a picks of the week go… I’ve got nothing. If you don’t have Full Metal Panic and Fumoffu already and want both, pick up the double-pack. Otherwise, there isn’t anything that screams “buy me now” this week.” Fiziko says: “Go with the “Essential Art House” collection if it fits in the budget; otherwise, get the individual title within that seems most appealing to you.”

3 replies on “Weekly Digital Disc Picks – February 10, 2009”

  1. Dark Nexus says:

    My Name is Bruce
    I have to second this one, it’s about as good as Bruce Campbell gets. Pity the non Blu-Ray is looking like it’ll be hard to find north of the border.

  2. Erf says:

    Fairy tales
    Pan’s Labyrinth was truly magical, in a horrifying sort of way — although it was a blend of "real life" and fantasy, and the really horror stuff was all on the "real life" side. Any fans of the darker side of fairy tales should definitely see this if you haven’t already.

    I assume Faerie Tale Theatre, on the other hand, uses the "children-friendly" versions. Could still be entertaining, especially given those casts. (Just try to ignore the highly superficial and/or sexist lessons these tales typically try to teach…) I mean, they’ve got The Three Little Pigs, starring Billy Crystal, Fred Willard and Stephen Furst (yay!) as the pigs and Jeff Goldblum (!) as the wolf. Heh. Anybody know if these are actually any good, or is it more likely the actors were looking for some easy work?

    • Timeshredder says:

      Re: Fairy tales

      Pan’s Labyrinth was truly magical, in a horrifying sort of way — although it was a blend of "real life" and fantasy, and the really horror stuff was all on the "real life" side. Any fans of the darker side of fairy tales should definitely see this if you haven’t already.

      I assume Faerie Tale Theatre, on the other hand, uses the "children-friendly" versions. Could still be entertaining, especially given those casts. (Just try to ignore the highly superficial and/or sexist lessons these tales typically try to teach…) I mean, they’ve got The Three Little Pigs, starring Billy Crystal, Fred Willard and Stephen Furst (yay!) as the pigs and Jeff Goldblum (!) as the wolf. Heh. Anybody know if these are actually any good, or is it more likely the actors were looking for some easy work?

      I haven’t seen Faerie Tale Theater, but it has a pretty strong reputation, and I’ve heard that the episodes leave some of the edge intact.

      I doubt it’s Pan’s Labyrinth, however.

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