Weekly Digital Disk Picks for October 12th, 2010

Title DVD Release(s) Blu-Ray Release(s)
Deep Blue Sea Blu-Ray
Kung Fu Master DVD Blu-Ray
Wuxia film starring Yuen Biao
Renegade: The Complete Series DVD
Smokey and the Bandit: 7 Movie Outlaw Collection DVD
Dragon Ball Z Kai – Saiyan Set DVD Blu-Ray
Amazon.com exclusive boxed set collecting volumes 1 & 2, which have the Saiyan arc.
Sengoku Basara – Samurai Kings Amazon.com, RightStuf.com Amazon.com, RightStuf.com
Alex: This is basically an over-the-top, hot-blooded take on Japan’s sengoku period, where every actor is given a license to Ham – and Norio “Japan’s Answer to BRIAN BLESSED” Wakamoto is in the cast.
Super Gals Complete Collection Amazon.com, Rightstuf.com
Tokyo Maijin: SAVE Edition DVD, Rightstuf.com
Tytania: Collection 2 DVD, Rightstuf.com
Welcome to the NHK: SAVE Edition DVD, Rightstuf.com
Art House
The Darjeeling Limited (Criterion Collection) DVD Blu-Ray
Leaves of Grass DVD Blu-Ray
The Magician (Criterion Collection) DVD Blu-Ray
Blaine: Directed by Ingmar Bergman? I’m sold.
Christmas Baby 2: Christmas Maybe DVD
Blaine: I wonder how many dads are going to buy this based on the smiling headshot of Jenny McCarthy in a Santa suit, only to be grossly disappointed when they take it home and spot the “ABC Family” logo before or after watching it.
He-Man and She-Ra Christmas Special DVD
The Original Christmas Classics Blu-Ray
Includes the following four Rankin/Bass specials: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus is Coming To Town, Frosty the Snowman and Frosty Returns.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Blu-Ray
Reviewed here, this is also in the Original Christmas Classics collection this week.
It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie DVD
Classics (Cult)
Gamera: Guardian of the Universe and Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion Blu-Ray
Alex: These are two of the Gamera films from the modern reboot of the series
Rare Cult Cinema Collection DVD
Includes “The Specialist” (without Stallone), “Indian Paint,” “My Mom’s A Werewolf,” “Santee,” “Deathrow Gameshow,” “African Safari,” “Liar’s Moon,” “Road to Nashville,” “The Kidnapping of the President,” “Almost Hollywood,” “Secret File Hollywood” and “The Young Graduates.”
Roger Corman Drive-In Collection DVD
Includes “Attack of the Giant Leeches,” “The Wasp Woman,” “Creature from the Haunted Sea,” “A Bucket of Blood,” “Last Woman on Earth,” “The Little Shop of Horrors,” “The Terror,” “Dementia 13,” “She Gods of Shark Reef” and “Swamp Women.”
The Hangover (Extreme Edition) DVD Blu-Ray
Trailer Park Boys: Season One DVD
Wonders of the Universe DVD
In Treatment: Season Two DVD
Marcus Welby, M.D. Season Two DVD
Red Dragon Blu-Ray
Three Kings Blu-Ray
The Tudors: The Final Season DVD
Dexter’s Laboratory: Season One DVD
Essential Bugs Bunny DVD
Ghost Whisperer: Final Season DVD
How to Train Your Dragon Single disc DVD or Double Disc DVD DVD/Blu-Ray combo
Angel: The Complete Series DVD
Blaine: Yes, there’s a repackaged version of the complete Buffy coming, too.
The Lost Boys: The Thirst DVD Blu-Ray
Music / Musical
Astaire and Rogers’ Ultimate Collection DVD
Includes all the movies from the first two collections in one place: “Flying Down to Rio,” “The Gay Divorcee,” “Roberta,” “Top Hat,” “Follow the Fleet,” “Swing Time,” “Shall We Dance,” “Carefree,” “Vernon and Irene Castle” and “The Barkleys of Broadway.”
Bubsy Berkeley Nine Film Collection DVD
Includes everything in the two previous releases: “42nd Street,” “Gold Diggers of 1933,” “Dames,” “Footlight Parade,” “Gold Diggers in Paris,” “Gold Diggers of 1935,” “Gold Diggers of 1937,” “Hollywood Hotel” and “Varsity Show.”
Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones DVD Blu-Ray
The Commish: Complete Series DVD
CSI: Miami Season Eight DVD
Inspector Lewis: Series 3 DVD
Science Fiction
Dollhouse: Season Two DVD Blu-Ray
TNA Wrestling’s Greatest Moments DVD
Alex: Basically, this is a highlight reel, though I don’t know precisely what’s on it.
The Greatest American Hero: Season Two DVD
Wolverine and the X-Men: Complete Series DVD Blu-Ray
Arn: The Knight Templar DVD Blu-Ray
Jonah Hex DVD DVD/Blu-Ray combo

Finally, the picks of the week. Blaine says, “going strictly with what I’ve seen, I’d go with the Original Christmas Classics on Blu-Ray. However, given the combined track records of Ingmar Bergman and the Criterion Collection, I’m pumped about The Magician.” Alex says, “I haven’t seen all of Sengoku Basara. However, I have seen enough to make me feel comfortable making it my pick of the week.”

2 replies on “Weekly Digital Disk Picks for October 12th, 2010”

  1. According to Amazon comments, the Smokey & the Bandit collection includes the following:

    Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
    Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)
    Smokey and the Bandit 3 (1983)

    Bandit: Bandit Goes Country (1994)
    Bandit: Bandit’s Silver Angel (1994)
    Bandit: Beauty and the Bandit (1994)
    Bandit: Bandit Bandit (1994)

  2. I highly recommend “How to Train Your Dragon.” While it deviates from the book (the vikings are supposed to train them, not kill them) it’s a fun movie with a lot of heart and a good message for kids. Not to mention, some awesome animation sequences.

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