Weekly Digital Disk Picks for August 9th, 2011

Really slow week this week, but there’s still some interesting stuff in there.

Title DVD Release(s) Blu-Ray Release(s)
Ah! My Goddess Season 2 S.A.V.E. Edition Amazon.com, rightstuf.com
Kobato Collection 1 Amazon.com, rightstuf.com
An anime based on CLAMP’s latest manga, about a little girl who tries to heal all the pain and suffering in the world.
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 The Movie: Awakening of the Trailblazer (DVD/Blu-Ray Combo) Amazon.com, rightstuf.com
Noir: The Complete Series (Classic) Amazon.com, rightstuf.com
This series is getting a live-action TV adaptation produced by Sam Raimi.
Otoboku Lite Box Amazon.com, rightstuf.com
Alex: Really generic romantic-comedy anime.
Soul Eater: The Weapon Collection Amazon.com, rightstuf.com Amazon.com, rightstuf.com
Contains the second half of the series.
Yu Yu Hakusho: Season 2 (Classic) Amazon.com, rightstuf.com
Art House
Classics (Cult)
Classics (Traditional)
Best of Bizarre 1-5 Amazon.com
Best of Bizarre 6-10 Amazon.com
Dazed and Confused Amazon.com
Fast Times at Ridgemont High Amazon.com
Jumping the Broom Amazon.com Amazon.com
The Last Godfather Amazon.com
Webster: Season Three Amazon.com
Your Highness Amazon.com Amazon.com
Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff Amazon.com Amazon.com
Blaine: Even if you don’t know his name, I’m sure you know Jack Cardiff’s work.
Raging Boll Amazon.com
Alex: In short, this is a “documentary” by Uwe (“Bloodrayne”, “House of the Dead”) Boll about how awesome he is. Considering that the title references one of the greatest films Martin Scorsese ever made, this film’s mere existance tops the interview with Tommy Wiseau on the DVD for “The Room” in terms of sheer pretension.
Secret Diary of a Call Girl: The Final Season Amazon.com
Blaine: This is also known as the fourth season. Collectors, no, you didn’t miss anything: season three has not been released.
The Fox and the Hound / The Fox and the Hound Two (30th Anniversary Edition) DVD Blu-Ray/DVD combo
Hey Arnold! Season One Amazon.com
M.A.S.K. Volume One, Complete series
Blaine: This is one of those series I have fond childhood memories of, but fear to rewatch in case it hasn’t aged well.
Mars Needs Moms DVD only, rightstuf.com Blu-Ray/DVD combo, Blu-Ray/Blu-Ray 3D/DVD/Digital copy combo
Blaine: I haven’t seen this yet, but there will come a day when I give in to the urge to watch this and Mars Needs Women (starring Yvonne “Batgirl” Craig and Bubbles Cash) in a double header just for the contrast.
Music / Musical
Top Gear Season 16 Amazon.com Amazon.com
Science Fiction
Doctor Who: The Sun Makers (Episode 95, Tom Baker) Amazon.com
Doctor Who: Paradise Towers (Episode 149, Sylvester McCoy) Amazon.com
Paul Amazon.com Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season One
Super Amazon.com Amazon.com
The Battle of Algiers: Criterion Collection Amazon.com
Dead Man Amazon.com
Starring Johnny Depp, Gabriel Byrne, Robert Mitchum and Crispin Glover. Directed by Jim Jarmusch.
Gunless Amazon.com
Blaine: Starring Paul Gross of Due South fame

Finally, the picks of the week. Blaine says, “of the titles I’ve seen, Dazed and Confused is the easiest to recommend. I haven’t seen either Doctor Who or this season of Secret Diary of a Call Girl, but I intend to. (Secret Diary of a Call Girl will have to wait until I can see season three, though.)” Alex says, “I’m going to go with Battle of Algiers – it’s a rough movie to watch, but it’s still a very good film.”

4 replies on “Weekly Digital Disk Picks for August 9th, 2011”

  1. The Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Complete Season One must a re-release. I already have this from a couple years ago, and the cover is the same.

  2. Rereleases are fairly common in these lists.

    If you haven’t seen Dazed and Confused and Fast Times at Ridgemont High, they are far superior to most films in similar teen genres, and worth watching.

    Something to check with Fast Times: a few scenes were shot twice, for PG/TV and R/movie showings. Releases have not always included both versions.

  3. Has anyone else watched Super yet? I hadn’t seen it mentioned anywhere else on the site. It’s an indie movie but has a pretty well-known cast. In some ways it’s like Kick-Ass, but a lot more realistic. It’s pretty dark, but rather funny also. Definitely worth watching. Given its superhero/comic ties, I thought I would have heard more about it. (It may have been mentioned here before, but a search for ‘super’ on this site… well, let’s just say it has a lot of hits :-)

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