This week is small in terms of selection, but it’s huge in terms of quality. I’ve also chosen not to list most of Universal’s DVD/Blu-Ray combo rereleases, including only the highest selling title in the series (Serenity).

Title DVD Release(s) Blu-Ray Release(s)
Sucker Punch DVD/Blu-Ray Digital Combo, Blu-Ray movie only
Tetsuo: The Bullet Man
Alex:The latest installment of the film series that started with “Tetsuo: The Iron Man” and “Tetsuo 2: Body Hammer”. On the one hand, I’ve heard really interesting things about them. On the other hand, they’re all about body horror, and body horror isn’t necessarily my thing.
Adeu Galaxy Express 999,
Alex: An original sequel to Galaxy Express 999, written by Leiji Masumoto and directed by Rintaro
Cowboy Bebop The Movie,
Alex: I’ll say it right now – if Lord of the Rings wasn’t coming out this week, this would be my pick of the week.
Dragon Ball Z Kai – Part 5,,
Alex: Marks the final end of the Namek/Freeza Saga, and the beginning of the Android Saga.
Galaxy Express 999,
Alex: Film covering the Galaxy Express 999 TV series and original manga.
Highschool of the Dead Complete Collection,,
Alex: Disturbingly fan-service heavy violent zombie apocalypse series.
Magical Girl Punie-Chan Complete Collection,
Alex: A darkly comic parody of Magical Girl series
Orphen – Complete Series,
Alex: Anime series that inspired the video game (as opposed to the other way around).
RideBack: The Complete Series DVD/Blu-Ray regular edition:,, DVD/Blu-Ray Limited Edition:,
Alex:The Limited edition contains an exclusive keychain.
Art House
Black Moon (Criterion Collection)
People on Sunday (Criterion Collection)
Zazi Dans la Metro (Criterion Collection)
How the Universe Works
Barney’s Version
Law and Order: Criminal Intent Season 6
Rizzoli and Isles: Complete First Season
Challenge of the Go-Bots: Original Miniseries
ReBoot: Seasons Three and Four
Blaine: Season three is the year the characters aged considerably. Season four was originally broadcast as a series of made for TV movies.
ReBoot: The Definitive Mainframe Edition
Blaine: Also known as the complete series box set. I picked this up direct from the manufacturer a few months ago. I haven’t had time to start watching it, though.
Lord of the Rings: Extended Edition Blu-Ray + Digital Copy
Season of the Witch
Music / Musical
Music Videos Exposed: The Collection
Alex: Goes behind the scenes of a collection of videos by Wayne Isham, Russell Mulcahy (Director of Highlander – and the director of “Video Killed The Radio Star”), and David Mallet.
Ancient Aliens: Season Two
Dog the Bounty Hunter: This Family Means Business
Blaine: Advice to Dog wannabes – if you plan to become a televised bounty hunter, don’t open your series with a bounty that’s illegal to pursue.
Science Fiction
Serenity DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital Copy Combo
Warehouse 13: Season Two
WWE Presents: The World’s Greatest Cage Matches Of All Time
Alex: While there are some good matches on here, there is also a distinct lack of Tommy Dreamer vs. Raven.

Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, “The Lord of the Rings Extended editions – for all the really good anime this week, nothing compares to it. As an aside, the Galaxy Express 999 movies will be going into my Netflix queue.” Blaine says, “listen to Alex.”