Weekly Digital Disc Picks – August 31, 2010

Title DVD Release(s) Blu-Ray Release(s)
Harry Brown DVD Blu-Ray
Black Blood Brothers Complete DVD Blu-Ray
Ikki Tousen: Dragon Destiny, Vol. 3 DVD
Ikki Tousen: Premium Box DVD
Brick of the entire series
Naruto Uncut Season 3, Vol. 2 DVD
One Piece, Season 3, Second Voyage DVD
The Middle: Complete First Season DVD
Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too? DVD Blu-Ray
Brothers and Sisters: Season Four DVD
Celebrated Women of Color Collection Vol. 1 DVD
Includes “The Secret Life of Bees,” “Out of Time,” “Woman Thou Art Loosed” and “Jason’s Lyric.”
Celebrated Women of Color Collection Vol. 2 DVD
Includes “Beauty Shop,” “How Stella Got Her Groove Back,” “Waiting to Exhale” and “Holiday Heart.”
Parenthood: Season One DVD
Sons of Anarchy: Season Two DVD Blu-Ray
Marmaduke DVD Blu-Ray
The Vampire Diaries: Season One DVD Blu-Ray
The Evil Dead: Limited Edition Blu-Ray
Thriller: The Complete Series DVD
Boris Karloff hosted the series. Guest stars include Alan Napier (who played “Alfred Pennyworth” on the 1960s Batman series), William Shatner, John Carradine, Mary Tyler Moore and others.
Mystery / Crime
Agatha Christie’s Marple: Series 5 DVD
House, M.D. Season Six DVD Blu-Ray
NCIS: Los Angeles: Season One DVD Blu-Ray
Red Riding Trilogy DVD Blu-Ray
Starring Andrew Garfield, recently cast in the rebooted Spider-Man.
Science Fiction
Earth: Final Conflict Season Three DVD
NOTE: This release is exclusive to Canadian retailers. You can, of course, purchase from Amazon.ca (or others) and have it shipped to the U.S.
FlashForward: The Complete Series DVD
Mutant X: Season One DVD
NOTE: This release is exclusive to Canadian retailers. You can, of course, purchase from Amazon.ca (or others) and have it shipped to the U.S.
Once an Eagle DVD
Lonesome Dove: Complete Season One DVD

Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, “While I thought The Evil Dead was okay, I didn’t like it as much as I liked the later two films in the series, and there’s nothing else particularly interesting this week. I pass.” Blaine says, “I haven’t seen this season, but the earlier seasons of House, M.D. were great, so that’s on my must-have list. Those hesitating a little may want to check out next week’s list before committing: there are some huge genre-on-disc products coming up in September.”

6 replies on “Weekly Digital Disc Picks – August 31, 2010”

  1. I’m sure my wife will be rushing out to get The Vampire Diaries, but I’m holding off for next week’s Smallville Season 9 release.

    • If you do, you may want to know that the company releasing it is committed to releasing the entire series. Season one hits the last Tuesday of August, season two the last Tuesday in September, and season three the last Tuesday in October. For just over $60 Canadian, you can get her the entire series.

  2. I think it’s kinda funny that vampires have moved from horror to fantasy. Says something about the current state of society…

    • I was thinking the same thing when I was classifying them here. The Buffy series mixed horror with comedy and other drama so effectively that the lines blurred, and it seems like other producers have taken that as permission to erase the lines completely and just remove horror entirely.

      • A historical progression also exists: Vampires begin as out-and-out villains with few-to-no redeeming qualities. The twentieth century humanizes and angstifies* them. Once they can be portrayed as heroic, their stories are no longer horror– so they become fantasy, and often (these days) romantic fantasy.

        *If it’s not a word, it should be.

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