Light week this week, with a few gems, including a particularly critically acclaimed film by Wolfgang Petersen.

Title DVD Release(s) Blu-Ray Release(s)
Action
13 Assassins DVD/Digital Copy Blu-Ray/Digital Copy
Bloodrayne: The Third Reich – Director’s Cut Amazon.com Amazon.com
Alex: Considering that the director is Uwe Boll, and he runs the studio and handles his film’s distribution, I cannot begin to imagine what would require a “director’s cut”.
Robert Rodriguez Mexico Trilogy Amazon.com
Includes “El Mariachi,” “Desperado” and “Once Upon a Time in Mexico.”
Anime
Girl That Leapt Through Space Vol. 2 Amazon.com, rightstuf.com
Kite: Liberator Amazon.com, rightstuf.com
Alex: A non-pornographic sequel to the borderline (or outright, depending on the release) pornographic anime “Kite”.
K-On, Vol. 2 Amazon.com, rightstuf.com Amazon.com, rightstuf.com
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 The Movie: Awakening of the Trailblazer Amazon.com, rightstuf.com Amazon.com, rightstuf.com
Tales of the Abyss: Part 1 Amazon.com (Limited Edition), Amazon.com, rightstuf.com (Limited Edition), rightstuf.com
Adapted from the Namco Bandai video game. The limited edition comes with the first volume of the Tales of the Abyss manga.
Transformers Japanese: Headmasters Amazon.com
Subtitled in English, not dubbed.
Vexille: Special Edition Amazon.com, rightstuf.com Amazon.com, rightstuf.com
Alex: CGI Anime film from the director of “Appleseed”.
Art House
Classics (Cult)
Trailers from Hell, Vol. 2 Amazon.com
88 minutes of trailers for cult classic movies, with audio commentaries by various directors.
Classics (Traditional)
Comedy
According to Jim: Season Four Amazon.com
Boy Meets World: Complete Season Six Amazon.com
Four Weddings and a Funeral Amazon.com
The Complete Gidget Collection Amazon.com, rightstuf.com Amazon.com, rightstuf.com
Includes “Gidget,” “Gidget Goes Hawaiian” and “Gidget Goes to Rome.”
The Monty Python Box Set Amazon.com
Includes “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” “And Now For Something Complete Different” and “The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.”
Overboard Amazon.com
The PJs: Season Two Amazon.com
Playing by Heart Amazon.com
Blaine: How does this sound for a cast: Gillian Anderson, Ellen Burstyn, Sean Connery, Anthony Edwards, Angelina Jolie, Jay Mohr, Ryan Phillippe, Randy Quaid, Gena Rowlands, Jon Stewart and and Madeline Stowe.
Documentary
Drama
Dynasty: Season Five Volume 1, Volume 2 or both
Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown Amazon.com
Hobo With a Shotgun 2 disc collector’s edition + digital copy, single disc Collector’s edition + digital copy
Of Gods and Men Blu-Ray/DVD combo
Family
Best of Sesame Spoofs 1 & 2 Amazon.com
Ratatouille Blu-Ray / DVD combo
Up Three disc Blu-Ray/DVD combo
Wall E Three disc Blu-Ray/DVD combo
Fantasy
Immortal Beloved Amazon.com
Horror
Music / Musical
The Buddy Holly Story / La Bamba box set Amazon.com
Mystery
The FBI: Season One, Part One Amazon.com
Mannix: Fifth Season Amazon.com
McMillan and Wife Season four and season five
Southland: Uncensored Season Two Amazon.com
Reality
Romance
The Cutting Edge Amazon.com
Honeymoon in Vegas Amazon.com
Science Fiction
Bram Stoker’s Dracula / Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein box set Amazon.com
Crack in the World Amazon.com
Eureka Season 1 Amazon.com
Eureka Season 4.0 Amazon.com
Heavy Metal / Heavy Metal 2000 box set Amazon.com
Alex: I’ve reviewed Heavy Metal 2000. Well, its 13 out of 42 speaks for itself. Both of these films are available individually anyway.
The Sacrifice (Remastered) Amazon.com Amazon.com
Blaine: Kino excels at this type of release.
Sports
Superhero
The Cape: Complete Series Amazon.com
Suspense
War
Das Boot Two disc collector’s set
Alex: About freaking time this movie got a Blu-Ray release.
Gettysburg / Gods and Generals (Limited Collector’s Edition) Amazon.com Amazon.com
Western
Hannie Caulder Amazon.com

Finally, the picks of the week. Blaine says, “pick up the Monty Python or Pixar products if you must. July home video releases tend to be weak so as not to complete with the theatrical product.” Alex says, “Two Word – Das Boot. That is, in short, the best submarine movie ever, and anyone who says otherwise is lying.”