Weekly Digital Disk Picks for June 21st, 2011

There are a few interesting library titles out this week, including 1970s comedies from the Warner Brothers archives and a huge number of silent classic released through Grapevine Video. Only selections from those release lists are mentioned.

Title DVD Release(s) Blu-Ray Release(s)
The Medallion Amazon.com
Unknown DVD Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital copy combo, Blu-Ray only
Bleach Box Set 9 Amazon.com, rightstuf.com
Blue Gender – Complete Series & Movie Amazon.com, rightstuf.com
Post-apocalyptic mecha anime in the “real robot” style.
Ghost in the Shell – Stand Alone Complex: The Laughing Man Amazon.com, rightstuf.com
Alex: Compilation film covering the main arc of the first season of Stand Alone Complex. I reviewed the first season of GitS: SAC here
Ghost in the Shell – Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig: Individual Eleven Amazon.com, rightstuf.com
Alex: Compilation film covering the main arc of the second season of Stand Alone Complex (subtitled “2nd Gig”). I reviewed the second season here.
Ghost in the Shell – Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society Amazon.com, rightstuf.com
Alex: Currently the last film in the Stand Alone Complex continuity. I’ve previously reviewed this film here.
Kanokon OVA Collection Amazon.com, rightstuf.com
Alex: Collection of OVAs spinning off from the conclusion of the fan-service-heavy romantic comedy TV series.
Kekkaishi (Set 1 Amazon.com, rightstuf.com
Alex: Shonen series about a “Kekkaishi” (Barrier Master), who tries to defend his high school from monsters. Near as I can tell, a Kekkaishi is essentially a Onmyouji (see also: Tokyo Babylon) with a focus on wards.
Mobile Suit Gundam UC (Unicorn) – Pt. 1 Amazon.com, rightstuf.com
Alex: The first part of the new Gundam OVA series (set in the original – Universal Century – continuity), is getting a DVD release after an earlier Blu-Ray release.
You’re Under Arrest: Season 3 – Full Throttle (Complete Collection) Amazon.com, rightstuf.com
Art House
Eclipse Series 27: Raffaello Matarazzo’s Runaway Melodramas Amazon.com
Includes “Chains,” “Tormento,” “Nobody’s Children” and “The White Angel”
Classics (Cult)
Mega Python vs. Gatoroid Amazon.com Amazon.com
Starring Debbie Gibson and Tiffany
Roger Corman’s Cult Classics Triple Feature: The Women in Cages Collection Amazon.com
Blaine: Includes “Big Doll House,” “Women in Cages” and “The Big Bird Cage.” Will never appear in the “Family” category.
Classics (Traditional)
Headless Horseman Amazon.com
Starring Will Rogers
Kiss Me Deadly Amazon.com Amazon.com
Criterion Collection release of the adaptation of one of Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer stories.
Lighthouse by the Sea Amazon.com
With Rin-Tin-Tin
Mr. Robinson Crusoe Amazon.com
Starring Douglas Fairbanks
Phantom of the Forest Amazon.com
Starring Thunder, Rin-Tin-Tin’s greatest competitor
Power of the Press Amazon.com
Starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr., directed by Frank Capra
Prisoner of Zenda Amazon.com
Scarlet Car Amazon.com
Starring Lon Chaney
Cedar Rapids Amazon.com Amazon.com
Don’t Go Near the Water Amazon.com
Starring Glenn Ford and Keenan Wynn
The Honeymoon Machine Amazon.com
Starring Steve McQueen
Louie: The Complete First Season Amazon.com Amazon.com
Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders Amazon.com
William and Kate Amazon.com
Birdman of Alcatraz Amazon.com
The Closer: Complete Sixth Season Amazon.com
The Eagle DVD Blu-Ray/Digital Copy
Happythankyoumoreplease Amazon.com
Monte Carlo Amazon.com
Toward the Unknown Amazon.com
Starring William Holden
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Regular edition, Special Edition Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy
Mr. T: The Complete First Season Amazon.com
Blaine: I confess. I watched this every week, Mr. T action figure in hand.
Rocko’s Modern Life – Season One Amazon.com
Medium: The Seventh and Final Season Amazon.com
Music / Musical
Agatha Christie’s Marple The Pale Horse Complete 5 movie set, including “The Pale Horse.”
Bending All the Rules Amazon.com
Ceremony Amazon.com Amazon.com
Science Fiction
Adjustment Bureau Amazon.com Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy
The Island Amazon.com
WWE Over The Limit 2011 Amazon.com Amazon.com
Kiss Me Deadly (Criterion Collection) Amazon.com Amazon.com
Flight Command Amazon.com
Starring Robert Taylor and Walter Pidgeon

Finally, the picks of the week. Blaine says, “the only title I’ve seen on this week’s entire list is Mr. T, and I can’t strongly reccommend (or remember) it. However, The Island, Kiss Me Deadly and Prisoner of Zenda have all been must-see titles for me for a while.” Alex says, “This is a great week if you’re an anime fan. I haven’t seen the Stand Alone Complex compilation movies, so I don’t know how well they boil their respective seasons down. However, I have seen Solid State Society, and if you’re a fan of Stand Alone Complex, and haven’t picked this up yet, now’s the time. Otherwise, I completely recommend You’re Under Arrest: Season 3.”

2 replies on “Weekly Digital Disk Picks for June 21st, 2011”

  1. I really enjoyed The Adjustment Bureau in the theater. It’s at least worth a rental.

    I’m also curious about Unknown, I’ve moved it up to the top of my queue in Blockbuster.

  2. A Scyfy original starring Tiffany and Debbie Gibson, and a package of Roger Corman Women-in-Prison exploitation flicks? Wow, this week really…. sucks, I guess.

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