Weekly Digital Disc Picks – June 16, 2009

This week doesn’t have much for first time releases, but it’s got some fantastic upgraded or discount releases.

First, the DVD picks:

Now, the Blu-Ray picks:

Finally, the picks of the week. AceCaseOR says, “This is a really good week. There’s Ghostbusters & Spaceballs on Blu-Ray. There’s Season 2 of Burn Notice. If I had to pick one thing, it would be Ghostbusters.” Fiziko says, “this week is all about the upgrades to existing content: Blu-Ray owners should pick up The Seventh Seal and/or Ghostbusters, and anyone with DVD capability should pick up Babylon 5 at the new prices if they passed the first time.”

8 replies on “Weekly Digital Disc Picks – June 16, 2009”

  1. Damien says:

    Why is $54 seen as a “new low price” for B5? :-| I’ve seen them cheaper in most stores, when they’ve been in stock.

    Also, the BluRay of Dr Strangelove should be at the top of anyone’s list.

    • GrimSean says:

      I’d say Dr. Strangelove is up there, but The Hidden Fortress for $14.99 and the first season of Transformers for $19.99? For those of us without Playstation 3s Blu-Ray players, the selection is quite nice.

  2. fiziko says:

    The original MSRP for B5 was more like $90.

    • GrimSean says:

      I’m fairly certain I’ve seen seasons 1-3 in FutureShop and Best Buy for under $30.

      Still, they’re hard to find and they’re definitely something that I’d like to own.

      • fiziko says:

        A lot of retailers drop the prices on current stock when a price reduction is announced. It’s easier than the alternatives, being
        a) telling customers theirs are priced $40 higher than the competition’s because it’s older stock, and
        b) trying to keep track of the date of the price reduced sets and changing prices months down the line.

        Repricing stock that isn’t moving when the announcement comes is just easier.

        • GrimSean says:

          Don’t I know it. I went through and dropped the prices on all the games in my store that haven’t sold since Christmas at the end of May. Of course, my reason for doing it was more because June is the fiscal year end and the more things I sell, the fewer things I have to count for inventory.

          I hate doing inventory – “Oh look, someone stole a Master Chief figure. How wonderful.”

  3. Gaewyn says:

    Man I still am waiting for B5 on blu-ray… Someday… maybe…

    • fiziko says:

      I suspect that will be a long wait. The visual effects shots already look grainy when cropped and widened to 16:9 on DVD. That’ll be worse on Blu-Ray, unless they get the budget Star Trek got to go back and recreate everything. (I’d pay extra for that, if anyone’s listening.)

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