Weekly Digital Disc Discussion – April 28, 2009

This week is definitely looking up.

First, the DVD picks:

Now, the Blu-Ray picks:

Finally, the picks of the week. AceCaseOR and Fiziko both select the Star Trek: The Original Series Season One remastered Blu-Ray.

8 replies on “Weekly Digital Disc Discussion – April 28, 2009”

  1. GrimSean says:

    I’m surprised it’s taken as long as it has for the X-Men cartoon to be released. I still remember sitting on the floor in front of the TV on Saturday mornings to watch this – it may actually be the last broadcast TV cartoon I went out of my way to watch, before I hit the dark years of teenagedom and tried to act cooler than I actually was.

    As to the Star Trek, Tor.com has been doing a rewatch/recap of the original series for the last few weeks. They’ve made some interesting observations and pointed out a few things that I never picked up on – definitely good reading if you’re planning on grabbing this.

    • fiziko says:

      The X-Men cartoon from the 1990s had individual episode releases some years ago, along with the Fox Spider-Man cartoon from the era. Releases were suspended for years when Marvel took Buena Vista (Disney’s parent company) to court believing that they had underreported DVD sales, and therefore undercut their payments back to Marvel. After years of litigation, a settlement has been reached, though the terms of the settlement do not appear to be public. In any event, Buena Vista retained the license and releases are now continuing, so I assume the settlement was satisfactory to both parties.

  2. Damien says:

    FYI, the Inuyaha release is actually the second half of the real season 6 – the season was so long that the US distributors decided to break it into two parts to they could sell two DVD sets thus make more profit than they would have otherwise. And, in addition, they don’t even get to the end of the story, there’s still a tonne left of the manga that will presumably never be made into an anime.

    • Damien says:

      Also, it should be noted that they’re charging the same amount for this pack of 13 episodes as they normally do for a 26 episode pack.

  3. TheAngryMob says:

    Did anyone see all of Kingdom Hospital? My wife and I were hooked the first few episodes, then rapidly lost interest (as did most of the audience, I think).

    Curious if anyone stuck through the series to the end.

  4. Tom Wake says:

    Little Dorrit is the recent 14-part BBC adaptation of the Dickens novel.

    See http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1178522/

  5. Scifi^2 says:

    I normally don’t have much love for anime based on High school age kids anymore but Beck was surprisingly good. Probably one of the better anime series I saw last year. The amount of work done into dubbing the rock songs alone was quite impressive.

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