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
Unknown DVD Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital copy combo, Blu-Ray only
Bleach Box Set 9,
Blue Gender – Complete Series & Movie,
Post-apocalyptic mecha anime in the “real robot” style.
Ghost in the Shell – Stand Alone Complex: The Laughing Man,
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,
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,
Alex: Currently the last film in the Stand Alone Complex continuity. I’ve previously reviewed this film here.
Kanokon OVA Collection,
Alex: Collection of OVAs spinning off from the conclusion of the fan-service-heavy romantic comedy TV series.
Kekkaishi (Set 1,
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,
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),
Art House
Eclipse Series 27: Raffaello Matarazzo’s Runaway Melodramas
Includes “Chains,” “Tormento,” “Nobody’s Children” and “The White Angel”
Classics (Cult)
Mega Python vs. Gatoroid
Starring Debbie Gibson and Tiffany
Roger Corman’s Cult Classics Triple Feature: The Women in Cages Collection
Blaine: Includes “Big Doll House,” “Women in Cages” and “The Big Bird Cage.” Will never appear in the “Family” category.
Classics (Traditional)
Headless Horseman
Starring Will Rogers
Kiss Me Deadly
Criterion Collection release of the adaptation of one of Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer stories.
Lighthouse by the Sea
With Rin-Tin-Tin
Mr. Robinson Crusoe
Starring Douglas Fairbanks
Phantom of the Forest
Starring Thunder, Rin-Tin-Tin’s greatest competitor
Power of the Press
Starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr., directed by Frank Capra
Prisoner of Zenda
Scarlet Car
Starring Lon Chaney
Cedar Rapids
Don’t Go Near the Water
Starring Glenn Ford and Keenan Wynn
The Honeymoon Machine
Starring Steve McQueen
Louie: The Complete First Season
Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders
William and Kate
Birdman of Alcatraz
The Closer: Complete Sixth Season
The Eagle DVD Blu-Ray/Digital Copy
Monte Carlo
Toward the Unknown
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
Blaine: I confess. I watched this every week, Mr. T action figure in hand.
Rocko’s Modern Life – Season One
Medium: The Seventh and Final Season
Music / Musical
Agatha Christie’s Marple The Pale Horse Complete 5 movie set, including “The Pale Horse.”
Bending All the Rules
Science Fiction
Adjustment Bureau Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy
The Island
WWE Over The Limit 2011
Kiss Me Deadly (Criterion Collection)
Flight Command
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.”