A slow week this week with practically nothing of note.
|Title||DVD Release(s)||Blu-Ray Release(s)|
|Battle of the Warriors||Amazon.com|
|Martial arts film set during China’s warring states period, starring Andy Lau. The DVD release came out two years ago.|
|Clannad The Movie||Amazon.com, rightstuf.com|
|D. Grey-Man Season 2||Amazon.com, rightstuf.com|
|Gunslinger Girl: Complete Collection||Amazon.com, rightstuf.com|
|Heroic Age: SAVE Edition||Amazon.com, rightstuf.com|
|Alex: Currently the first Blu-Ray SAVE Edition.|
|Vampire Knight Guilty Vol. 1||Amazon.com, rightstuf.com|
|First volume of Vampire Knight’s second season|
|Au Revoir Les Enfants (Criterion Collection)||Amazon.com|
|Yi Yi (Criterion Collection)||Amazon.com|
|Nicole Kidman’s debut|
|Gamera vs. Zigra / Gamera: The Super Monster||Amazon.com|
|Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy||Amazon.com|
|Coach: Complete Fourth Season||Amazon.com|
|The Red Green Show: The Delinquent Years (Seasons 1997-1999)||Amazon.com|
|NASA: Triumphs and Tragedies||Amazon.com|
|Who Do You Think You Are?||Amazon.com|
|Hemingway’s Garden of Eden||Amazon.com|
|Hereafter||DVD||Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo|
|Thunder in the City||Amazon.com|
|Peanuts Double Feature||Amazon.com|
|Includes “Snoopy Come Home” and “A Boy Named Charlie Brown”|
|Rugrats Trilogy Movie Collection||Amazon.com|
|A Shine of Rainbows||Amazon.com|
|Music / Musical|
|The Snoop Sisters: The Complete Series||Amazon.com|
|Battle of Los Angeles||Amazon.com|
|By Asylum, not the theatrical release.|
|TNA: Genesis 2011||Amazon.com|
|Alex: TNA Wrestling’s last Pay-Per-View, with Russo Booking in full effect (The title match turning into a no-contest when the champion’s stable mates rush the ring and beat down the challenger)|
|WWE: The True Story of Wrestlemania||Amazon.com||Amazon.com|
|Alex: Documentary film covering the behind-the-scenes history of Wrestlemania, as opposed to the heavily documented and re-documented and documented further matches.|
|Batman: The Brave and the Bold – Season One, Part Two||Amazon.com|
|Fernando Di Leo Crime Collection||Amazon.com|
|Includes “Caliber 9,” “The Italian Connection,” “The Boxx,” and “Rulers of the City.”|
|Triumph of the Will and Olympia||Amazon.com|
|“Triumph of the Will” is one of the best known propaganda films in history.|
|The Best of Spaghetti Westerns in the Tradition of “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”||Amazon.com|
|Blaine: Notice that it’s only in the tradition of a movie you’ve heard of. The set actually contains “No Room To Die,” “Lone and Angry Men,” “Rope and the Colt,” “In A Colt’s Shadow,” “Shanghai Joe,” “Return of Shanghai Joe,” “Charge!,” “Shoot, Gringo… Shoot!,” “A Bullet For A Stranger,” “10,000 Dollars For A Massacre,” “A Pistol for Ringo,” “The Return of Ringo,” “Ringo: Face of Revenge,” “Blood For A Silver Dollar,” “Deep West,” “Seven Dollars on the Red,” “Bandidos,” “Forgotten Pistolero,” “A Noose is Waiting For You Trinity,” and “A Sky Full of Stars For A Roof”|
|Laramie: The Complete First Season||Amazon.com|
|The Virginian – The Complete Third Season||Amazon.com|
Finally, the picks of the week. Blaine says, “if you are interested in film history and have the stomach for Nazi propaganda, check out Triumph of the Will. Otherwise, wait a week for Scarecrow and Mrs. King.” Alex Says, “While The True Story of Wrestlemania is going into my Netflix Queue, nothing else feels like a ‘Must Buy'”.
An easy week to not make any purchases…
Side note: I made the terrible mistake of watching a few minutes of this “Battle of Los Angeles” version of on Siffy last night, and it was just rancid. Not even interesting in a train wreck kind of way.
Well, if you’re into Peanuts, the double feature contains probably their finest animated moments, after the Charlie Brown Christmas.
Fez: do we expect the theatrical of Battle of Los Angeles to at least be interesting in a train wreck kind of way?
My son may like the Peanuts offering but I’m not in any rush to get it. He seems to enjoy the Peanuts holiday specials more than anything (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, etc).
As for the new Battle: Los Angeles, I’m not holding my breath. I’ll probably put it in my queue to get from Blockbuster/Netflix (I may be switching), but it seems kind of odd to put that movie out so soon after Skyline, the trailers for both looked a bit too similar for my taste. And why are the aliens always going after LA?
Aliens attack L.A. in movies not released in the summer because the location shooting is cheaper. Summer releases have bigger budgets, so they can film elsewhere.
Well I knew the Hollywood reason, I was hoping for insight into the alien mind. :-)
So they can check out Disneyland, Hollywood, and what’s left of Forrest Ackerman’s collection. Duh.
Obviously, they need an agent!
Note: “Who Do You Think You Are?” is Season One of the series.
Not a bad show, a little light and it gives false hope to us mere mortals that can’t afford historians and other experts to help us out (not to mention the cost of all that travel)