Weekly Digital Disc Picks – August 24, 2010

Title DVD Release(s) Blu-Ray Release(s)
2:22 DVD Blu-Ray
The Long Good Friday Blu-Ray
Blaine: Reviews indicate that this is not a great transfer, and people are blaming the distributor (Image Entertainment.) Image owns Criterion, and in my experience, they do the best they can with the available print quality. This was not produced by a major studio, and it’s entirely possible that there aren’t any originals left that are preserved enough to make a good transfer.
Machine Gun McCain DVD Blu-Ray
Big Windup DVD
Alex: This is a baseball anime that apparently didn’t do very well, so Funimation didn’t licence the show’s second season, and has decided that they have no intentions on licensing Baseball Anime at any point in the future.
Bleach Vol. 31 DVD
Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood – Part 2 DVD Blu-Ray
Genshiken DX DVD
Contains the first season of Genshiken and the first OVA.
Shattered Angels – SAVE Edition DVD Blu-Ray
Alex: This appears to be some sort of mecha series, though it’s probably fanservice heavy as it’s from the creator of “Steel Angel Kurumi”.
Tytania Collection 1 DVD
Alex: First volume of a space opera series from the creators of the Legend of the Galactic Heroes anime (which has not and probably never will be licensed.
Classics (Traditional)
Three Silent Classic by Josef von Sternberg DVD
Includes “Underworld,” “Last Command” and “Docks of New York.”
Flight of the Concords: The Complete Collection DVD
The Patty Duke Show: Season Three DVD
The Simpsons: Season 13 Square box DVD or Ralph Wiggums Limited Edition Box DVD Blu-Ray
Time Bandits Blu-Ray
90210: Season Two DVD
Abandoned DVD Blu-Ray
Death Note Collection DVD
Contains the first two Death Note Live-Action films.
Gossip Girl: Season Three DVD
NCIS: Season Seven DVD
Dorian Gray DVD Blu-Ray
The Midnight Horror Collection: Blood Predators DVD
Includes “The Vampire Conspiracy,” “Fist of the Vampire,” “Curse of the Wolf” and “Bachelor Party in the Bungalow of the Damned.” Blaine: Yes, it’s true: somebody actually made a movie named “Bachelor Party in the Bungalow of the Damned.”
The Midnight Horror Collection: Flesh Eating Zombies Series DVD
Includes “Last of the Living,” “Grave Mistakes,” “Awaken the Dead” and “I Am Omega.”
The Midnight Horror Collection: Road Trip To Hell DVD
Includes “The Craving,” “Sheltered,” “Hell’s Highway” and “Feeding Grounds.”
Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated DVD
Blaine: An “art house” project, in which the original “Night of the Living Dead” was remade by a wide and varied number of animated.
George Romero’s Survival of the Dead Ultimate Undead Edition DVD or Single Disc DVD Ultimate Undead Edition Blu-Ray
Electric Light Orchestra Live – The Early Years DVD
Shonen Knife – Live at Mohawk Place 2009 DVD
The Back-up Plan DVD Blu-Ray
Science Fiction
Lost Season 6 or Complete Series Season 6 or Complete Series
TNA Wrestling Presents Slammiversary VIII – 2010 DVD
WWE Best Pay-Per-View Matches of the Year, 2009-2010 Blu-Ray

Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, “I’m going with the Blu-Ray release of The Long Good Friday which is definitely one of the best overall gangster films of all time. However, Tytania and ELO Live are going in my Netflix Queue.” Blaine says, “I haven’t seen a single title on this list. However, this release of Lost is the first in a multiweek onslaught of TV-on-DVD product, so if nothing grabs you this week, save up and you’ll have stacks to pick from between now and Christmas.”

4 replies on “Weekly Digital Disc Picks – August 24, 2010”

  1. Got the LOST box set in the mail today and it’s impressive in almost every way. Lots of little details and hidden things (even a hidden disc in the lid of the set).

    The only problem is the thing is so frelling huge I have no idea where it’s going to go.

    • The only problem is the thing is so frelling huge I have no idea where it’s going to go.

      I understand the writers said the same thing about LOST’s plot.

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