Weekly Digital Disc Picks – October 5, 2010

There are a few interesting new releases this week, as well as what appears to be half of MGM’s entire back catalog. Much of the back catalog is being released in DVD/Blu-Ray combo packs, so you can watch it on DVD now and have the automatic upgrade later. Those are listed in the Blu-Ray category. There are also more than 50 multiple movie combination packs that are not listed here due to space considerations.

Title DVD Release(s) Blu-Ray Release(s)
Bad Lieutenant Blu-Ray
Navy Seals DVD/Blu-Ray combo
Robocop Trilogy Blu-Ray
Ronin DVD/Blu-Ray Combo
Full Metal Panic Fumoffu DVD Blu-Ray
Alex: I’ve previously reviewed this.
Jinki Extend S.A.V.E. Edition DVD
Kimikiss: Pure Rouge DVD
Romantic Comedy Anime
Kurokami Vol. 3 DVD Blu-Ray
Linebarrels of Iron Season Two or OVA
The Christmas Story Lady DVD
Holiday Inn DVD
Holiday TV Comedy Collection DVD
Includes episodes of The Office, 30 Rock, House, Monk and Psych.
Home Alone Collection Blu-Ray
Blaine: This includes the Macaulay Culkin theatrical releases, and not the other two.
Merry Christmas, Olivia DVD
The Munsters’ Scary Little Christmas DVD
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas DVD
Blaine: My favorite holiday special as a child.
The Year Without Santa Claus Blu-Ray
Classics (Cult)
Grindhouse Blu-Ray
Roger Corman’s Cult Classics: The Evil / Twice Dead DVD
Roger Corman’s Cult Classics: The Slumber Party Massacre Collection DVD
Troll 2: 20th Anniversary Nilbog Edition DVD Blu-Ray
Classics (Traditional)
Adventures of Robin Hood DVD
Classic Quad Set 16 DVD
Includes The Alligator People, The Cabinet of Caligari, The Fly and House of the Damned.
Classic Quad Set 17 DVD
Includes Fantastic Voyage, The Lost World, The Towering Inferno and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
Classic Quad Set 18 DVD
Includes Battle for the Planet of the Apes, The Day The Earth Stood Still (original), The Neptune Factor and The Poseidon Adventure
The Leading Ladies Collection DVD
Blaine: I can tell there are 15 titles on the spine, but I don’t know what they are.
The Leading Men Collection DVD
Blaine: Again, 15 of them, but which 15?
Maltese Falcon DVD Blu-Ray
Treasure of Sierra Madre DVD Blu-Ray
All in the Family: Season Seven DVD
Benny Hill: The Complete Megaset – The Thames Years 1969-1989 DVD
The Mary Tyler Moore Show: The Complete Seventh Season DVD
Pink Panther 2 DVD/Blu-Ray combo
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Undead Blu-Ray
Blaine: Note the all-important prefix.
Rumpole of Bailey: The Complete Megaset DVD
Ally McBeal Season Four DVD or Season Five DVD
Blue Mountain State: Season One DVD Blu-Ray
The Last of the Mohicans: Director’s Definitive Cut Blu-Ray
The Mission (Amazon Exclusive) Blu-Ray
Rocky Movies I, II, III, IV and V
Secretary Blu-Ray
The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) DVD/Blu-Ray Combo
Beauty and the Beast Three Disc DVD/Blu-Ray Combo
Delgo DVD/Blu-Ray combo edition
Garfield’s Pet Force 3D DVD
The Garfield Show: Oh, Odie! DVD
Karate Kid (2010) DVD DVD/Blu-Ray combo, Two Disc Blu-Ray
Blaine: Correct me if I’m wrong here, but if Jackie Chan is the teacher, shouldn’t this be the Kung Fu kid?
Peanuts Holiday Collection DVD/Blu-Ray combo
Includes A Charlie Brown Christmas, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.
Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back DVD or DVD 3D
Medium: Season Six DVD
The Secret of Kells DVD Blu-Ray/DVD Combo
30 Days of Night: Dark Days DVD Blu-Ray
2001 Maniacs Blu-Ray
Blair Witch Project Blu-Ray
The Exorcist Extended Director’s Cut DVD Extended Director’s Cut and Theatrical Edition Blu-Ray
Hard Candy Blu-Ray
Blaine: Just in case you needed proof that Ellen Page can scare the crap out of you.
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) DVD Blu-Ray
Bones: Season Five DVD Blu-Ray
Monk: Complete Series Limited Edition Box Set DVD
Blaine: The early seasons had Monk done right but the cases were painfully easy to figure out. One the show hit its stride in season four, due in large part to the new assistant, it became one of the stronger detective shows on T.V.
Wonderland Blu-Ray
Jackass Unrated 3 Pack DVD
Survivor 3 (Africa) or 4 (Marquesas)
Science Fiction
Caprica Season 1.0 DVD
Doctor Who: Dreamland DVD
Mad Max DVD/Blu-Ray Combo
SGU: Stargate Universe: Complete Season One DVD Blu-Ray
Splice DVD DVD/Blu-Ray combo
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns DVD
Alex: Ken Burns’ documentary series on the history ofthe other beautiful game.
Baseball – the 10th Inning DVD Blu-Ray
Alex: Burns’ followup to the aforementioned documentary covering the last 20 years of the game. Blaine: Note that this is also included in the big box set, so you don’t need to get both if you get the big one.
The Battle of Britain Blu-Ray
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly DVD/Blu-Ray combo
Gunsmoke: Season Four, Volume One DVD

Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, “We have a lot of really good classics on DVD and Blu-Ray this week, one of which I’ll be reviewing as part of our Halloween Horror Spree this year. If you haven’t seen The Exorcist – get that on Blu-Ray, preferably before Halloween, so you can see it before my review goes up and can thus comment on it. If you already own a copy of the Exorcist, then get Full Metal Panic Fumoffu, because it is one of the funniest anime series of the last decade.” Blaine says, “Maltese Falcon, hands down.”

6 replies on “Weekly Digital Disc Picks – October 5, 2010”

  1. Someone thought that Troll 2 was worth releasing again? Find that person and send them to Antarctica immediately along with every DVD of this horrid movie that was ever produced.

  2. If you don’t have “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”, I’d go with that. They just don’t make movies like that anymore. It’s like 15 minutes before anyone even SAYS anything.

  3. Interesting that Classic Quad Set 18 has Battle for the Planet of the Apes, but not PotA. Do they figure everyone who’s interested already has the first one? Or was the sequel that good?

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