The picks are a bit better this week. We’re in that weird period following the economic downturn when there isn’t a lot of strong theatrical product from the past few months, not are studios investing huge amounts in the conversion of library titles to Blu-Ray or DVD.

Title DVD Release(s) Blu-Ray Release(s)
Guin Saga – Collection 2,
Yu Yu Hakusho – Season 1,
Shonen TV series about a juvinile delinquent who ends up enlisted in fighting demons after he dies saving someone from a speeding car.
Art House
Never Apolgize
One-man show written by and starring Malcolm McDowell about his experiences with the late director Lindsay Anderson.
Everybody Loves Raymond: Complete Series
Blaine: This appears to be a repackaging in a typical box, rather than the original house.
Lolita ( exclusive)
Blaine: Kubrick’s black comedy, comparable in quality to Dr. Strangelove.
The Red Green Show: The Mid-Life Crisis Years
Upstairs, Downstairs: Season Three
IMAX: Hubble
Phil Plait’s Bad Universe
Alex: The Bad Astronomer now has a TV show… why didn’t I hear about this until just now?
Secrets of the Dead: Lost in the Amazon
Episode of the PBS TV series, covering Percy Harrison Fawcett and the search for the lost City of Z, and some recent archeological evidence in favor of Fawcett’s theories.
American Graffiti (Special Edition)
Blaine: George Lucas directs Ron Howard and a bunch of people who were unknown at the time, including Richard Dreyfuss, Cindy Williams and Harrison Ford, among others.
Barry Lyndon ( Exclusive)
Blaine: In my opinion, this is probably the weakest Stanley Kubrick film available for the home market. The technical aspects are fantastic, as they tend to be with Kubrick, but there’s nothing in the script to draw me in.
Passion Play
Blaine: Billy Murray, Mickey Rourke, Megan Fox, Kelly Lynch and Rhys Ifans star, but it somehow skips theatres and goes directly to home video. That’s not a great sign given the cast and Mitch Glazer as director.
Rookie Blue: Season One
Blaine: I’ve heard this Canadian cop drama is a decent one, though I haven’t watched it yet. The second season starts on June 23, and it starts Missy Peregrym, who was also in Reaper, Heroes and the short lived but enjoyable Black Sash.
Stanley Kubrick: Limited Edition Collection (Blu-Ray) / Essential Collection (DVD)
Includes A Clockwork Orange, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Barry Lyndon, Eyes Wide Shut, Spartacus, Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Full Metal Jacket, Lolita and The Shining. Blaine: I have no idea why the product has two different names for different media.
Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Blaine: The BBC animated version
Drive Angry Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray 3D
Blaine: I’ve heard rumours that this will go down in history as the world’s first major studio film with 3D nude scenes. I’ve also heard that you’ll only be happy with it if that’s the only thing you’re looking for from the film.
Blaine: Ridley Scott directs Tom Cruise and Tim Curry
True Blood: The Complete First Season
Moonlight: The Complete First Season
This is also the only season of the vampire PI series.
Psych: Season Five
Science Fiction
A Clockwork Orange (Anniversary Edition)
Blaine: The 30th Anniversary to be precise.
Starring Brian Austin Green and Michael Clarke Duncan
Stargate Universe: The Complete Final (Second) Season
Blaine: I’m way behind on my Stargate watching. I picked this up via iTunes already, and have the complete runs of SG1 and Atlantis as well, but I haven’t seen an episode past the time loop episode from SG1 season four.
WWE Extreme Rules 2011
DCU Fun Pack: Action
Blaine: Includes Green Lantern: First Flight, Superman: Doomsday and Justice League: A New Frontier.
DCU Fun Pack: Kids
Includes The Batman vs. Dracula, Justice League Unlimited: Season One Volume One and Superman: Braniac Attacks.
Cat of Nine Tails
Big Jake
A Man Called Horse
Once Upon a Time in the West

Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, “There is nothing here that I’ve seen before that I’d describe as a must-get. That said, Phil Plait’s Bad Universe is going into my Netflix Queue.” Blaine says, “Restricting myself to stuff I’ve seen, I’d go with the Kubrick collection. However, as I already own most of those on Blu-Ray, my only purchase this week will be Psych based on the strength of the first four seasons.”