Weekly Digital Disc Picks – August 2, 2011

Title DVD Release(s) Blu-Ray Release(s)
Conan the Barbarian Amazon.com
Conan the Destroyer Amazon.com
The Prisoner Amazon.com
Starring Jackie Chan
The Adventures of Haruhi-Chan and Nyoron! Churuya-san! Pt. 2 rightstuf.com
Alex: A collection of short episodes based off a gag manga spinoff of the Haruhi series.
Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts – Season 1 Amazon.com Blu-Ray/DVD Combo, rightstuf.com Blu-Ray/DVD combo, Amazon.com Blu-Ray / DVD Special Edition, rightstuf.com Blu-Ray/DVD special edition
Alex:Anime series about a high school where grades are determined by academic prowess and success in fights between students “Avatars” – magical beings powered by their academic abilitiy. The “baka” (Japanese for idiot) bit has to do with the fact that our heroes are in class “F” (as in the grade scale). The Special Edition comes with a magnetic dry-erase board.
Casshern Sins – The Complete Series Amazon.com Blu-Ray/DVD combo, rightstuf.com Blu-Ray / DVD combo
Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Pt. 5 Amazon.com, rightstuf.com Amazon.com, rightstuf.com
Maid Sama Collection 2 Amazon.com, rightstuf.com
Revolutionary Girl Utena: Set 2, the Black Rose Saga Amazon.com, rightstuf.com
Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle Season 2 SAVE Edition Amazon.com, rightstuf.com Amazon.com, rightstuf.com
Classics (Cult)
MST3K vs. Gamera: Mystery Science Theater 3000, Vol. XXI Amazon.com
Rifftrax LIVE! House on Haunted Hill Amazon.com
Rifftrax LIVE! Reefer Madness Amazon.com
Streetwalkin’ (Roger Corman Cult Classics) Amazon.com
Better Off Dead Amazon.com
Pie in the Sky: Series 5 Amazon.com
United Stats of Tara: Season Three Amazon.com
Eastbound and Down: Complete First Season Amazon.com
Eastbound and Down: Complete Second Season Amazon.com Amazon.com
Everwood: The Complete Fourth Season Amazon.com
Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost Amazon.com
The Music Never Stopped Amazon.com
My Dog Tulip Amazon.com
Soul Surfer DVD Blu-Ray/DVD combo
Cartoon Classic Series Amazon.com
Blaine: This appears to be a collection of public domain cartoons, including a lot from the Fleischer studios.
Rio Single disc DVD, Two DVD Party Edition Blu-Ray / DVD / Digital copy combo
Spy Kids Amazon.com
Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams Amazon.com
Spy Kids 3: Game Over Amazon.com
The Final Destination 3D Blu-Ray
The Name of the Rose Amazon.com
The Colony: Season Two Amazon.com
Green Lantern: Emerald Knights Amazon.com
Marvel Knights: Iron Man Extremis and Spider-Woman motion comics Amazon.com
Blaine: I haven’t seen the Extremis motion comic, but the paper comic was great. Spider-Woman was the only Marvel product designed to be a motion comic from the start, and it was very well done, though I recommend being familiar with Secret Invasion before watching it.
Super Hero Squad Show: The Infinity Gauntlet Vol. 1 Amazon.com
Copycat Amazon.com
Fistful of Dollars Amazon.com
For a Few Dollars More Amazon.com
Magnificent Seven Amazon.com
Return of the Magnificent Seven Amazon.com

Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, “This week I’m going for the MST3K Gamera collection, as the Gamera films were probably some of MST3K’s best episodes.” Blaine says, “There’s nothing on this week’s list, but there’s at least one worthwhile title every week for the rest of the month, including several next week, so I’d suggest holding off.”