Weekly Digital Disk Picks for April 12th, 2011

This week sees the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and a lot of Warner and Universal archive titles from the 1940s, with very little in between.

Title DVD Release(s) Blu-Ray Release(s)
Adventure Inc. Complete Series Amazon.com
Antique Bakery Amazon.com
Alex: RightStuf got this last week, Amazon is getting it now.
Ga Rei Zero: The Complete Series Amazon.com, rightstuf.com Amazon.com (DVD/Blu-Ray), rightstuf.com (DVD/Blu-Ray), rightstuf.com (DVD/Blu-Ray Special Edition)
Alex: Prequel to the manga Ga-Rei (which has been licensed for release in French and Italian in those countries, but not for a North American release). The Special Edition includes an artbox.
Needless: Collection 2 Amazon.com, rightstuf.com Amazon.com, rightstuf.com
Alex: The hot-blooded and fanservice-heavy action series continues.
Art House
The Red Circle (Criterion Collection) Amazon.com
White Material (Criterion Collection) Amazon.com Amazon.com
Classics (Cult)
Classics (Traditional)
Confidential Agent Amazon.com
Devotion Amazon.com
Keeper of the Flame Amazon.com
The Sea of Grass Amazon.com
Tracy and Hepburn: The Definitive Collection Amazon.com
Includes Woman of the Year, Without Love, State of the Union, Adam’s Rib, Pat and Mike, Desk Set and Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner.
Two Mrs. Carrolls Amazon.com
The Wagons Roll At Night Amazon.com
The Bob Hope Collection Volume 2 Amazon.com
Includes The Great Lover, Paris Holiday, The Private Navy of Sgt. O’Farrell, How To Commit Marriage, Son of Paleface and Cancel My Reservation.
Car 54: Where Are You? Season One Amazon.com
Blaine: I promise, the original series is better than the movie from the late 1990s.
Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood Amazon.com
Dorf Amazon.com
All eight Dorf films.
Last of the Summer Wine: Vintage 1988 and 1989 Amazon.com
Country Strong Amazon.com Amazon.com
Dallas: The Movie Collection Amazon.com
Dragnet 1970: Season Four Amazon.com
100 Cartoon Classics Amazon.com
These appear to be mainly olf Fleischer titles, including Popeye, Superman and Betty Boop.
Cars DVD/Blu-Ray combo in DVD packaging DVD/Blu-Ray combo in Blu-Ray packaging
Blaine: One of the better Pixar movies, and that’s saying a lot.
Gordy Amazon.com
Blaine: Babe was the pig movie nominated for the Best Picture Oscar. Gordy was the pig movie rushed into production when the studio heard that Babe was going to be good, so this pig movie could ride its coattails and come out first. One can dislike Babe due to overexposure, but one can hate Gordy upon its first viewing.
H.R. Pufnstuf: Complete Collection Regular Edition, Collector’s Edition
Redwall: The Next Adventure Amazon.com
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part One Amazon.com, DVD with Dobby Bookend Three disc DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital Copy combo, Single Blu-Ray
Harry Potter Years 1-7 Part 1 Gift Set Amazon.com Amazon.com
The Secret of Dorian Gray Amazon.com
Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice Amazon.com
Alex: They made several more sequels after this film.
Dracula 2000 Amazon.com
Dracula II: Ascension / Dracula III: Legacy Amazon.com
Sequels to Dracula 2000
Music / Musical
A-Ha: Ending on a High Note: The Final Concert Amazon.com Amazon.com
Alex: Region-free import, so I assume it’s PAL. Anyway, while I haven’t listened to an entire A-Ha album, the songs I’ve heard weren’t bad.
Jimi Hendrix and The Band of Gypsies: Live at the Fillmore East Amazon.com
Alex: Two things no longer with us that are on the DVD – Jimi Hendrix, and the Fillmore East.
Kepler Amazon.com
Alex: Opera about astronomer Johannes Kepler by Phillip Glass (Koyyannisquatsi, and the soundtrack to the film verison of Stephen Hawkings’ A Brief History of Time).
Sherlock Holmes – Greatest Mysteries Amazon.com
Man vs. Wild Season Five Amazon.com
My Boss’s Daughter Amazon.com
Science Fiction
Doctor Who: Kinda (Story 119, Peter Davison) Amazon.com
Doctor Who: Snakedance (Story 125, Peter Davison) Amazon.com
K9 Series 1 Vol 2 Amazon.com
Note that, although this is a region free release, it’s also a PAL format release. European viewers can watch it on practically any of their devices, but North American viewers will have a hard time with anything but their computers.
The Crow 2: City of Angels Amazon.com
The Crow: Wicked Prayer Amazon.com
Starring Tara Reid, David Boreanaz, Edward Furlong and Dennis Hopper.
Incredibles Four disc Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo
Blaine: The world’s best Fantastic Four movie.
Sharpe’s Collector’s Set Amazon.com
Blaine: Contains the complete run from 1993-1998.

Finally, the picks of the week. Blaine says, “Harry Potter 7 is the hands down winner. Splitting the book into two movies was definitely the right move.” Alex says, “I haven’t seen Harry Potter 7 yet. However, I have seen Sharpe – which is my pick of the week.”

4 replies on “Weekly Digital Disk Picks for April 12th, 2011”

  1. Second on Sharpe’s… especially since I think it close to the only thing Sean Bean doesn’t die in…. :)

  2. Harry Potter is never a winner (;

    Also how dumb do you have to be to get the gift set? Yay, I got the Complete Happy Potter movie collection! Except the one that isn’t out yet!

    • The only reason I can think of to buy an intermediate gift set (as I did with the 1-5 box) is that you’ve upgraded to Blu-Ray and want to watch the previous movies in the new format before the new one comes out.

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