While this week may be lacking in quality recent titles, it more than makes up for it with quality classic titles. Also, there are a lot of love stories due this Tuesday before the Valentine’s Day weekend…

Title DVD Release(s) Blu-Ray Release(s)
Action
National Treasure Amazon.com
Blaine: This was surprisingly enjoyable. Also, it’s an action movie that you can watch with an eight year old; language and violence are toned down without actually feeling like they’re toned down. This is about solving the puzzles before the bad guys, not about killing them first.
National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets Amazon.com
Blaine: I still haven’t seen this one, but I’d like to based on the original.
Ong Bak 3 One disc DVD only, one disc DVD + digital copy, two disc DVD + digital copy Blu-ray
Alex: This is Tony Jaa’s last film before he decided to retire from acting and become a monk.
The River Wild Amazon.com
Wild Target Amazon.com Amazon.com
Anime
Chrome Shelled Regios: Part One (Limited Edition) Amazon.com, rightstuf.com
Comes with an art box that can hold parts one and two, plus a flag for the Zuellni Academy City (the city where the heroes are based)
Chrome Shelled Regios: Part Two Amazon.com, rightstuf.com
A bit more about the setting – the series is based in a post apocalyptic future where humanity is forced to survive in domed cities, and fend off attacks from mutant monsters called Contaminoids.
Dirty Pair: The Original TV Series Pt. 2 Amazon.com, rightstuf.com
Dragon Ball: The Complete Movie Collection Amazon.com, rightstuf.com
Eyeshield 21 Collection 4 Amazon.com, rightstuf.com
Art House
Amarcord (Criterion Collection) Amazon.com
Still Walking (Criterion Collection) Amazon.com Amazon.com
Classics (Cult)
Classics (Traditional)
Bringing Up Baby Amazon.com
Blaine: Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant in a classic screwball comedy. Highly recommended.
Rebel Without a Cause Amazon.com
Comedy
Beverly Hillbillies (Special Edition) Amazon.com
Blaine: These are seemingly random episodes from the early seasons of the series.
Drop Dead Gorgeous Amazon.com
Blaine: This is not the entertaining mockumentary, but some Jeremy London vehicle I’ve never heard of before.
Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, Vol. 6 Amazon.com
Old Dogs Amazon.com
Uncle Buck Amazon.com
Documentary
Drama
For Colored Girls Amazon.com, Amazon.com,
It’s Kind of a Funny Story Amazon.com
Legends of the Fall Amazon.com
Life as We Know It Amazon.com Amazon.com
Middle Men Amazon.com, Amazon.com,
The Right Stuff Amazon.com
Thelma and Louise Amazon.com
Blaine: This is another one that has spent years on my must-see list.
Family
Beverly Hills Chihuahua Amazon.com
Chicken Little Amazon.com
Disney’s Dinosaur Amazon.com
Flipper Amazon.com
Meet The Robinsons Amazon.com
Blaine: Another entertaining little flick. Good family title.
Princess and the Frog Amazon.com
Space Jam Amazon.com
Fantasy
Pleasantville Amazon.com
Blaine: This appears to be the equivalent of last week’s Blu-Ray edition.
Horror
Paranormal Activity 2 Amazon.com, Amazon.com,
Music / Musical
Easter Parade Amazon.com
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Amazon.com,
Mystery
Columbo: Mystery Movie Collection 1991-1993 Amazon.com,
Blaine: One more release this size will complete the set. Please don’t make us wait this long again, Universal.
The Guardian: Final Season Amazon.com,
Reality
Project Runway: Season Eight Amazon.com
Romance
Beauty and the Briefcase Amazon.com Amazon.com
Enchanted Amazon.com
Blaine: This is a surprisingly great romantic comedy. I have two huge complaints about the genre in general: predictability, and the habit of starting the movie with at least one romantic partner in a relationship already, followed by subsequent infidelity. This movie avoids both traps, and it’s loaded with references to classic Disney films for the eagle-eyed film geek to find.
The Romantics Amazon.com
You Again Amazon.com Amazon.com
Science Fiction
Barb Wire Amazon.com
Doctor Who: The Mutants (Story 63) Amazon.com
Doctor Who: The Movie Amazon.com
Blaine: This was Paul McGann’s entire run as the Doctor, ending the original series to be following by the Russell T. Davies relaunch.

Alex: Though McGann would follow this up with a not-unsubstancial run of audio dramas with Big Finish.

Sports
Superhero
The Super Hero Squad Show: Quest For The Infinity Sword Volume Three Amazon.com
Suspense
I Spit on Your Grave Original edition, unrated edition Original edition, unrated edition
Alex: This is the remake.
Strangers on a Train Amazon.com
Blaine: Classic and highly recommended Hitchcock
War
Western

Finally, the picks of the week. Blaine says, “in a week that offers new Columbo, my pick will always be Columbo.” Alex says, “As the T-Shirt says, you never forget your first Doctor, and my first exposure to Doctor Who was the TV movie, and that’s my pick of the week.”