Weekly Digital Disc Picks – September 29, 2009

First, the DVD picks:

Now, the Blu-Ray picks:

Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, “This is a toughie. Right off, Blade of the Immortal Vol. 1 is my DVD Pick, though if you want to grab a complete series, Black Lagoon is pretty good as well. Though, if you’ve got Blu-Ray, you’ve got Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, The Wizard of Oz, all of which are very good.” Blaine says, “I agree that this is a tough week. There’s a lot of good stuff, but little that’s truly great. The Hensen movies, Wizard of Oz and Newsradio are all things I’ve seen and can recommend that way. DC’s done well with their animated features, so Superman/Batman is an option, too. There are a few contenders, but no clear standout.”

6 replies on “Weekly Digital Disc Picks – September 29, 2009”

  1. No standout option this week? Really?

    I can tell you what I’d be buying if I had the money – The Real Ghostbusters Complete Collection. JMS got his start here, it expanded the Ghostbusters mythos in an excellent way (although it appears that it has more or less been removed from the official canon) and it’s the Ghostbusters! The picture on Amazon makes it look like one of the biggest collections that I’ve ever seen put together for a cartoon as well.

    • Well, it’s not that there are no stand-out options. It’s that there are too many. You just can’t pick one (easily).

      The only thing that could possibly beat this is if we got the Star Wars Trilogy, the Alien films, and the Lord of the Rings Extended Editions all on Blu-Ray on the same day.

    • As Alex says, by “no standout” I meant “there’s not one clearly superior to the rest.” That’s not to say there aren’t good titles. And also, it’s my understanding that JMS really started with the original He-Man and the Master of the Universe first, then did this, Murder, She Wrote, and The Twilight Zone.

      • Ah, I follow now. This is why I should always wait until I’ve finished the first pot of coffee to post – the reading comprehension just isn’t there until pot number two, nor is the ability to not come off sounding like a jerk. Apologies if I offended.

        I always forget that JMS was on He-Man, but we both forgot Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future!

  2. Boy I hope they release the other four seasons as box sets for those poor suckers (like myself) who impulse bought the first episode pack of Ghostbusters when it came out a few months back.

    Ergo Proxy is a re-release and very tempting to pick up. Especially since I’m sure I have a better chance of winning the lottery than finding the last two volumes of the single-disc release for a reasonable price anywhere…

    Heat Guy J is a maybe buy for me. I (and probably seven other people) caught it on it’s run on MTV when they were trying animation and it was pretty satisfying series. Looking at the first review though I can’t say I disagree, whenever I go to buy this there always seems to be something even better out.

    Monsters Versus Aliens is my pick of the week though. I’m still deciding if I’m going to get the single disc regular edition or the two-disc edition with the extra short film. After the home experience with Coraline getting a version with 3d isn’t a huge priority. The yellow/blue 3d glasses left me watching the whole movie in a sickly yellow from being so left-eye dominate.

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