Weekly Digital Disk Picks for March 22nd, 2011

Our new releases this week include a fair amount of anime, some decent western animated fare, and really not much else.

Title DVD Release(s) Blu-Ray Release(s)
Bruce Lee Ultimate Trilogy Amazon.com
Contains “The Big Boss” (originally released in the US as Fists of Fury), “Way of the Dragon” (originally released in the US as “Return of the Dragon”), and “Game of Death”.
Riddick Collection Amazon.com
Includes “Pitch Black” and “The Chronicles of Riddick”
The Vanquisher Amazon.com Amazon.com
Thai martial arts film.
Bleach Uncut Box Set 8 Amazon.com, rightstuf.com
Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion – Season 1 Amazon.com, rightstuf.com
Anime Legends Edition
Ghost Sweeper Mikami Collection 3 Amazon.com, rightstuf.com
Kanokon – The Girl Who Cried Fox: The Complete Series Amazon.com, rightstuf.com
Harem romantic comedy about a high school student who ends up attracting the amarous intentions of a Kitsune (Japanese female fox spirit)
Kenichi: The Mightiest Desciple – Season 2 Amazon.com, rightstuf.com
Kurokame Vol. 6 Amazon.com, rightstuf.com
Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi-chan and Nyoron Vol. 1 Amazon.com
A short series essentially consisting of a bunch of one-off gags.
Rin: Daughter of Mnemosyne: The Complete Series Amazon.com, rightstuf.com
Art House
Classics (Cult)
Classics (Traditional)
Our Hospitality Amazon.com Amazon.com
Scary Movie 4 Amazon.com
Blaine: Some critic is quoted on the cover saying this is the funniest in the series. Isn’t that akin to picking the funniest Godfather movie? I mean, the first one wasn’t funny at all, thereby convincing me to abondon the series, yet they keep making them…
The Venture Bros.: Season Four DVD: Volume 2 only Blu-ray: Complete season four
How Do You Know Amazon.com Amazon.com
Random Hearts Amazon.com
Stand By Me (25th Anniversary Edition) Amazon.com
Blaine: A good movie, if not a great one. Still, considering the average age of its cast members, the acting is incredible.
The Tourist DVD only DVD/Blu-Ray combo, Amazon only
Anastacia Amazon.com
Blaine: This is the 1997 animated film from Fox that was so well received patrons at the theatre I worked out refused to believe it wasn’t made by Disney. This is after they’d watched the logo at the start of the film, and after I’d even pointed to the company credits on the poster. They’d still insist I was wrong, because it was a good cartoon, and therefore could only have been Disney product. Oh, if only Paramount hadn’t driven the Fleischer studios into the ground…
Firebreather Amazon.com Amazon.com
Blaine: Co-written by comic scribe and artist Phil Hester. Directed by Peter Chung, but I don’t know if his distinctive tongue work translates in this combination of traditional animation and CGI.
Yogi Bear DVD only 3D Blu-Ray / DVD combo, 2D Blu-Ray / DVD combo, Blu-Ray only
Alex: This is the more recent film, starring Dan Ackroyd and Justin Timberlake.
Yogi Bear / Yogi the Easter Bear 2 Pack Amazon.com
Music / Musical
Scarecrow and Mrs. King: Season Two Amazon.com
Blaine: The first season aged surprisingly well.
Science Fiction
Skyline Amazon.com Amazon.com
WWE Elimination Chamber 2011 Amazon.com Amazon.com (DVD/Blu-Ray Combo)
WWE Survivor Series 2011 Amazon.com
Hawkeye: The Complete Series Amazon.com
Blaine: Lynda Carter was in a series other than Wonder Woman? Who knew?

Finally, the picks of the week. Blaine says, “based on the strength of season one, I’m recommending Scarecrow and Mrs. King: Season Two.” Alex says, “On a similar basis, I’m recommending Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple.”

4 replies on “Weekly Digital Disk Picks for March 22nd, 2011”

    • But you left out the important part: how mobile were the tongues?

      Seriously, check out “Rugrats” and/or “Aeon Flux.” Peter Chung tongues flap like you wouldn’t believe.

  1. The Riddick Collection is a strange box set. It includes both movies in Blu-ray, but has Dark Fury, the animated feature between them, in DVD. WTF? Why not have all of them in the same format?

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