Weekly Digital Disc Picks – June 1, 2010

Clint Eastwood fans are going to love this week. We’ve also tried colour coding the genres to help them stand out, as requested. Did it work? Should we try something else?

Title DVD Release(s) Blu-Ray Release(s)
Bad Boys Blu-Ray
Blaine: I quite enjoyed this one. The sequel was a different story.
Gen-Y Cops DVD
Alex: The sequel to the Jackie Chan produced martial arts cop flick Gen-X cop. The first one wasn’t bad, so I might be interested in giving this one a try.
Prince DVD
Alex: This looks like a Bollywood martial arts film, which is notable only in that I’ve never heard of a martial arts film coming out of India.
Stranger DVD Blu-Ray
Timecop 2 DVD
Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad DVD
Alex: S.A.V.E. release of this semi-slice of life anime about a rock band.
Brighter Than The Brilliant Blue Complete Collection
Moribito DVD
Alex: This release is in a nice attractively designed box to show of to all your friends when they come over, so they can see how cool you are – or they can not see it because it’s next to all your other DVDs on your shelves.
Naruto Shippuden Vol. 10 DVD
Slayers Evolution R DVD
Soul Eater Part 3 DVD
UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie Season 3 and 4
Alex: This is one of the reduced price S.A.V.E. collections.
Classics (Cult)
Class of Nuke ‘Em High Blu-Ray
Classics (Traditional)
The Barbara Stanwyck Show, Vol. 2 DVD
Classic Quad Set 11 DVD
Blaine: Includes The Blue Max, The Desert Fox, Immortal Sergeant and Sink the Bismarck.
Classic Quad Set 12 DVD
Blaine: Includes The Desert Rats, Twelve O’Clock High, Von Ryan’s Express and The Young Lions.
Clint Eastwood
Absolute Power DVD Blu-Ray
Any Which Way You Can DVD
Blaine: The sequel to Every Which Way But Loose.
Beguiled DVD
Blood Work DVD
Bridges of Madison County DVD
Bronco Billy DVD
Clint Eastwood Collection Blu-Ray
Blaine: Includes Absolute Power, Dirty Harry, Gran Torino, Kelly’s Heroes, Letters from Iwo Jima, Million Dollar Baby, Mystic River, The Rookie, Unforgiven and Where Eagles Dare.
The Eastwood Factor Extended Edition DVD
Blaine: A documentary on Clint Eastwood.
The Enforcer / Sudden Impact Double Feature Blu-Ray
Essential Eastwood: Action Collection DVD
Blaine: Includes Firefox, Heartbreak Ridge, Kelly’s Heroes and Where Eagles Dare.
Essential Eastwood: Director’s Collection DVD Blu-Ray
Blaine: Includes Letters from Iwo Jima, Million Dollar Baby, Mystic River and Unforgiven.
Every Which Way But Loose Blu-Ray
Alex: Wherein Clint Eastwood teams up with a Orangutan and beats people up. Yeah. I guess he had a boat payment due or something.
The Gauntlet DVD Blu-Ray
Gran Torino DVD
Honkytonk Man DVD
The Man with No Name Trilogy Blu-Ray
Blaine: Includes A Fistful of Dollars (a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s classic Yojimbo), For a Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil DVD
Million Dollar Baby DVD
Mystic River DVD
Outlaw Josey Wales DVD
Pale Rider DVD Blu-Ray
A Perfect World DVD
Pink Cadillac DVD
Rookie DVD Blu-Ray
Space Cowboys DVD Blu-Ray
Tightrope DVD
True Crime DVD
Unforgiven DVD
Where Eagles Dare DVD
White Hunter Black Heart DVD
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Vol. 7
Change of Habit DVD
Elvis: 75th Birthday Collection DVD
Blaine: Includes Clambake, Flaming Star, Follow That Dream, Frankie and Johnny, Kid Galahad, Love Me Tender and Wild in the Country.
Fierce Creatures DVD
For Love or Money DVD
Kuffs DVD
Blaine: Funny, I don’t remember Milla Jovovich being advertised this prominently when the original release hit.
Mister Ed Season Three
Opportunity Knocks DVD
The Paleface DVD
The Three Stooges Collection, Vol. 8: 1955-1959 DVD
Ghost Hunters International Season One, Part One
Life Narrated by David Attenborough or Oprah Winfrey David Attenborough or Oprah Winfrey
Blaine: A new narration was recorded when it was brought across the pond. What, is Attenborough’s accent really that hard to decipher?
Burn Notice Season three
Alex: If the Jason-Bourne-with-a-sense-of-humor (and smartass narration) spy action isn’t enough to get you hooked, hopefully the presence of Bruce “The Chin” Campbell will finish the job. However, if you’re coming in cold, I would reccomend getting seasons one and two from Netflix (though the opening narration usually does enough to get you started).
The Cleaner Final Season or Complete Series
Crossing Over Blu-Ray
The Gingerbread Man DVD
Hope Springs DVD
Havana DVD
Blaine: My grade 8 Language Arts teacher was an extra in two scenes for this movie.
Rescue Me Season Five
The Sting DVD
The Truth About Charlie DVD
Blaine: This was a remake. The original, Charade, stars Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn, and is included as a bonus feature in this release.
Peanuts 1970s Collection, Vol. 2
Blaine: Includes Be My Valentine Charlie Brown, You’re a Good Sport, It’s Arbor Day, What a Nightmare, It’s Your First Kiss, and You’re the Greatest.
20th Century Boys 3: Redemption DVD
Alex: Live action film based on the manga from the creator of the manga series “Pluto” and “Monster”
Alice in Wonderland (2010) single disc DVD single disc Blu-Ray or Three disc Blu-Ray/DVD combination, or an Amazon exclusive Three Disc Blu-Ray with Film Cell
Blaine: I reviewed this here.
Drop Dead Diva Complete First Season
Village of the Damned DVD
The Wolfman (2010) DVD Blu-Ray
Science Fiction
The Cold Equations DVD
Blaine: Amazon calls this a 2010 release, but it isn’t. It’s at least 15 years old, and not a bad little character study considering the obviously tiny budget.
Dragonfly DVD
War of the Worlds (2005) Blu-Ray
Blaine: Reviewed here.
Darkman III – Die Darkman Die DVD

Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, “My pick of the week is the Man With No Name trilogy collection on Blu-Ray. These are some of the best westerns of all time and you owe it to yourself to see them, ideally in the highest quality format possible.” Blaine says, “while The Sting is great, I’m actually picking The Truth About Charlie release, not for the title flick (which I haven’t seen) but for the fantastic Charade that is included as a bonus feature. I’ve got the excellent Criterion Collection edition, but this edition is on a far different budget.”

6 replies on “Weekly Digital Disc Picks – June 1, 2010”

  1. Burn Notice is just awesome, definitely recommended. I’d be interested to see a Bureau review of the first few seasons, given it’s (ok, I’m reaching) spy genre?

  2. +1 for Burn Notice. The show is great, and fun in a way that few series manage to pull off.

  3. For $22 Beck is a pretty good deal. Probably one of the better high school “slice of life” shows I’ve seen in awhile and has a rather impressive soundtrack to go with it.

  4. I remember quite enjoying both The Truth About Charlie and Charade (and I saw them in that order).

    Has anyone here seen any of the movies on Classic Quad Set 11 (the Blue Max, The Desert Fox, Immortal Sergeant and Sink the Bismarck)? Are they good? Spouse’s dad enjoys classic war movies, so she’s considering that as a gift idea.

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