Weekly Digital Disc Picks – June 15, 2010

Title DVD Release(s) Blu-Ray Release(s)
Enter the Dragon Blu-Ray
Jackie Chan – The Action Pack DVD
Alex: A collection of 4 of the Wuxia films that Jackie was in before Sammo Hung made “Legend of the Fat Dragon” and studio executives in Hong Kong realized that comedic Kung Fu films could work.
MacGyver: The TV Movies DVD
Blaine: These two specials (“Lost Treasure of Atlantis” and “Trail to Doomsday”) were a part of the complete series box set, but have now been released in a set for the sake of those who bought the seasons as they came out the first time. I enjoyed season one well enough, but I have it on good authority that these will not hold up as well.
Clannad Complete Collection
Alex: Based on the visual novel series.
Witchblade Veridian Collection
Alex: Based on the manga based on the comic from Top Cow.
X The Complete Series
Alex: Anime series based on the manga I’ve been reviewing. Once I’ve finished reviewing the manga I’ll try to get a review of the Anime.
Art House
Classics (Cult)
Gamera Super Monster DVD
Showgirls 15th Anniversary Sinsational Edition
Blaine: I bought a copy on DVD during one of MGM’s “buy two get one free” promotions. I hoped to enjoy it on a “Plan 9” level, but couldn’t. It’s blatantly obvious that Verhoeven knew he was making a terrible movie, and he practically mocks the audience for spending money on a movie they knew would be bad just because of all the nudity. If you must shell out for it, watch it on mute. It’ll be far more entertaining that way.
Classics (Traditional)
American Dad, Vol. 5 DVD
Family Guy Vol. 8 DVD
Here’s Lucy: Season Three DVD
Johnny Bravo: Season One
Leave it to Beaver! Season Three
Lewis Black: Stark Raving Black DVD
My Three Sons: Season Two, Vol. 2 DVD
Mystery Train (Criterion Collection) DVD Blu-Ray
Blaine: Directed by Jim Jarmusch.
When In Rome DVD Blu-Ray
Youth in Revolt DVD Blu-Ray
Communion DVD
Blaine: Christopher Walken stars in an ambiguous alien invasion flick.
Everwood: Complete Third Season DVD
Hawthorne: Season One DVD
Secret Life of an American Teenage: Volume 4 DVD
Science Fiction
The Book of Eli DVD Blu-Ray
Blaine: I haven’t seen it, but it sounds like a more intelligent version of “I Am Legend”/”Omega Man”/etc.
Flash Gordon Blu-Ray
Sanctuary Season Two Season One or Season Two
Blaine: I own season one, but haven’t watched it yet. Is there interest in a review?
Darkman Blu-Ray
Blaine: Sam Raimi’s first superhero movie.
Insomnia DVD
Blaine: Christopher Nolan directs Al Pacino and Robin Williams.
Supernatural Blu-Ray
Blaine: No official release date for season two on Blu-Ray has been set, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see it in time for Christmas.
Unthinkable DVD Blu-Ray

Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, “I got nothing. While X is going in my Netflix queue so I can review it after reading the manga, I can’t pick it for my pick of the week, as I haven’t seen it yet.” Blaine says, “if you have Blu-Ray capability, Supernatural is a must have. If you don’t have Blu-Ray capability, Supernatural should be your excuse to upgrade. This season scored 38 out of 42 in its review, and that’s the lowest score of any of the first four seasons. I should have a review of season five ready for early September, as that season has a rumoured September 7 release date, and I’ve got the DVR grabbing reruns so I can do a marathon over that long weekend. Expect weekly reviews of season six.”

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