There are a lot of restock titles this week that won’t be listed, because they are identical to previous releases and are coming out solely to keep the titles on shelves this season.

Title DVD Release(s) Blu-Ray Release(s)
Bastard Swordsman,
Shaw Brothers Wuxia film.
Return of Bastard Swordsman,
Sequel to the last film, now with added ultra-cliched Villanous Japanese Person.
Rush Hour
Boys Be… – Box Set,
Le Chevalier D’Eon – S.A.V.E. Edition,
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie – Special Edition,
Alex: No idea what makes this particular edition “Special”.
Dirty Pair, the Complete TV series – Part 1,
Alex: I’m glad to see a clasic anime series finally get a stateside release (again)
Gad Guard – S.A.V.E. Edition,
Ikki Tousen – The Complete TV Series – Veridian Collection,
Kimikiss: Pure Rouge – Collection 2,
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 2 Part 4,
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 2 Part 4 – Special Edition,
Includes Volume 4 of the Gundam 00 Manga
Spice & Wolf Season 1 – Veridian Collection,
Third: Girl With The Blue Eye DVD Collection,
Art House
Cronos: Criterion Collection
Guillermo del Toro’s directorial debut.
Christmas in Wonderland / A Hobo’s Christmas
Blaine: Please don’t judge my hometown by Christmas in Wonderland, even though I work five minutes away from that mall.
Yogi Bear’s All Star Comedy Christmas Caper
Classics (Cult)
Roger Corman’s Cult Classics: Big Bad Mama / Big Bad Mama II
Roger Corman’s Cult Classics: Lady in Red / Crazy Mama
Classics (Traditional)
Fox 75th Anniversary Collection
Blaine: This includes one movie from every year Fox was an active studio. Follow the link for details; I don’t plan to list them all here. Know that there’s some great stuff in this, including “Laura,” the original “Miracle on 34th Street,” “All About Eve,” “Cavalcade” (one of two Best Picture Academy Award winners not yet on DVD), “The Day The Earth Stood Still,” “The Hustler,” “The Planet of the Apes (1968)”, “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” “The French Connection,” “Star Wars,” “Alien,” “Cocoon,” “The Omen,” “Raising Arizona,” “Die Hard,” “Speed” and several more.
The Bob Hope Collection
Includes “The Lemond Drop Kid,” “Road to Bali,” “Road to Rio,” “My Favorite Brunette” and “The Seven Little Foys”
Boy Meets World: Complete Fourth Season
Dragnet 1969: Season Three
Married… with Children: The Complete Series
Hoarders Season Two, Part One
Reformat the Planet
Alex: Documentary on Chiptune music – I read a bit about this in EGM magazine, and was impressed.
Documentary produced by the National Geographic society following a platoon of soldiers for one year during their deployment in Afghanistan.
Absence of Malice
Vegas: Season Two, Volume One
Note that this is the original series with Robert Urich and Tony Curtis, as opposed to the recent remake.
Alice in Wonderland Four disc Blu-Ray/DVD/Blu-Ray 3D combo
Shrek Forever After Single Disc Single disc, Two Disc Blu-Ray/DVD Combo
Shrek Forever After / Donkey’s Christmas Shrektacular Double Pack
Shrek: The Whole Story Boxed Set
SpongeBob SquarePants: Season Six, Volume Two
Videodrome: Criterion Collection
Law & Order: Season Eight
St. Elmo’s Fire
Science Fiction
Hunter Prey
A full-length CGI animated feature from the director of Batman: Dead End.
Johnny Mnemonic
Alex: I’m going to admit that this film is something of a guilty pleasure of mine.
2010 San Francisco Giants: The Official World Series Film
ESPN Films 30 for 30 Gift Set Collection, Volume 1
The Deep
Blaine: The cover art nicely sums up the only scene anyone seems to remember from the 1977 thriller, starring Nick Nolte, Robert Show, Jacqueline Bisset and Louis Gossett Jr.
Blaine: I’ve heard great things about this Canadian war movie, but haven’t seen it yet.
Bonanza: The Official Second Season, Volume One
Trek Stars Go West
Blaine: Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner, DeForrest Kelley and James Doohan (along with Robert Redford and others) in guest appearances from various westerns.

Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, “Inception is in my Netflix queue, but as I haven’t seen it yet I don’t feel comfortable picking it.” Blaine says, “the massive Fox collection is easily the best value, and is guaranteed to have something for everyone. (It’s essentially a decent movie collection in one box.) However, for more reasonable budgets, I’d recommend St. Elmo’s Fire. Note that Inception is also on my must-see list, and I have something of a morbid curiosity regarding Trek Stars Go West.”