Weekly Digital Disk Picks for August 30th, 2011

We’re playing with the format this week. Let us know what you think of it. Also, the items listed as including “Digital” in the combos are those with discs or download codes included. Many of the TV series have digital options on the DVD and Blu-Ray page listings.

Title Available Formats
Action
The Mummy Trilogy
Nikita: Season One
Point of No Return
Rush Hour 3
Blaine: I just realized that this is both the only movie in the franchise I’ve never seen, and the only one I own. How did that happen?
Swordfish
Tango and Cash
Under Siege
Anime
Neo Angelique Abyss Complete Collection
Contains both seasons.
Spice and Wolf Season 1
Spice and Wolf Season 2
The Limited Edition comes in an artbox with a collectable coin.
Art House
The Complete Jean Vigo (Criterion Collection)
Includes A propos de Nice, Taris, Zero de conduite and L`atalante.
The Discrete Charm of the Bourgoisie
Blaine: This is a highly respected example of “French New Wave” filmmaking, which I saw in film studies class. If you want to see it but haven’t yet, rent it before you buy it. Trust me. It’s not for everybody. The point of “French New Wave” was to violate the conventions of filmmaking, taking the road less travelled as they put their stories together. As Jerry Seinfeld once said, “sometimes the road less travelled is less travelled for a reason.”
If… (Criterion Collection)
Orpheus (Criterion Collection)
Classics (Cult)
The Incredible Shrinking Man
Classics (Traditional)
An Affair to Remember
All About Eve
Comedy
Coen Brothers Collection
Includes “Blood Simple,” “Miller’s Crossing,” “Raising Arizona” and “Fargo.”
Cougar Town: Season Two
Madea’s Big Happy Family
Meet the Browns: Season One
Raising Arizona
Documentary
Forks Over Knives
Blaine: A documentary promoting dietary habits which could literally kill me. I find that odd.
Wonders of the Universe
Drama
90210: Season Three
Blaine: This is the new series, not the original.
The Defenders: The DVD Edition
The Departed
Desperate Housewive: The Complete Seventh Season
Blaine: I believe this is also the final season.
Detroit 1-8-7: Complete First Season
Doc Martin: The Movies
Good Will Hunting
  • Blu-Ray/Digital Combo: Amazon
House, M.D.: Season Seven
Miller’s Crossing
Parenthood: Season Two
Sons of Anarchy: Season Three
Top Gun
Family
Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader
The Herculoids: The Complete Series
iCarly: The Complete Third Season
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
  • DVD/Blu-Ray/3D Blu-Ray/Digital combo: Amazon
The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • DVD/Blu-Ray/3D Blu-Ray/Digital combo: Amazon
Prom
Rio
  • DVD/Blu-Ray/3D Blu-Ray/Digital combo: Amazon
Fantasy
Clash of the Titans (1981)
Blaine: The Harryhausen version.
The Vampire Diaries: Complete Second Season
Horror
Final Destination 2
Final Destination 3
Music / Musical
Carmen
A film version of Bizet’s opera, starring Placido Domingo.
Rock and Roll Backstage Pass
Includes U2: Rattle and Hum, Bob Dylan: No Direction Home, Rolling Stones: Shine a Light and Neil Young: Heart of Gold.
Mystery
The Gauntlet
The George Sanders Saint Collection
Blaine: Before Val Kilmer… before Roger Moore… there was… George Sanders! Includes The Saint Strikes Back, The Saint in London, The Saint’s Double Trouble, The Saint Takes Over and The Saint in Palm Springs, released from 1939 to 1941.
Reality
Hell’s Kitchen: Season Five
Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy: Volume One
Romance
Science Fiction
Gantz
The first of several live action films adapting the anime and manga.
Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)
The Twilight Zone: Season Five
This was also the final season of the original incarnation.
Sports
5th Quarter
Superhero
Batman (1989)
Blaine: It’s not as well adapted as Chris Nolan’s version, but it’s still well made.
Suspense
Blood Simple
The Perfect Host
War
In a Better World
Western
The Wild Bunch

Finally, the picks of the week. Blaine says, “Although I haven’t seen it yet, House, M.D.: Season Seven is a title I’ve already bought through iTunes. I clearly need to get caught up on this series. I’m four seasons behind, and I only recognize half of the people on the cover…” Alex says, “There isn’t much this week that I’ve seen before. However, I have seen The Wild Bunch, so that’s going on my pick for this week. Anime fans also want to pick up Spice & Wolf, if they haven’t done so already.”

5 replies on “Weekly Digital Disk Picks for August 30th, 2011”

  1. Fez says:

    Wow there is a lot to choose from this week, the fall release machine is getting up to speed.

    House S7 is quite good, though in some ways not as strong as the earlier seasons. My wife and I started watching house from the beginning back in January, and managed to get through S1-S7 in time that we had to TiVo the last few S7 episodes. Had quite an ending on S7, should be quite interesting once 8 starts up.

  2. PuppetSocko says:

    Clash of the Titans (1981)
    Blaine: The Harryhausen version.

    Is there another? ;)

  3. Chad Cloman says:

    Like the new format.

  4. MrWin2kMan says:

    I think I like the old (last weeks) format better.

    I haven’t seen anything but previews for the new Nikita, and I’ve really been wanting to catch up on the old series. We geeks loves our hot chicks.

    Doc Martin is one of those addictive UK series, begat from the original movie ‘Amazing Grace’, which depicted some of the characters VERY differently. Martin Clunes is not one of those handsome, chiseled actors by any stretch of the imagination, but his characters are quite believable. Think of ‘Doc Martin’ as the British ‘House’.

    Finally, how many versions of ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ do there have to be? It seems like they are milking it for all its wirth. I think I have three copies in my house already.

    • MrWin2kMan says:

      Sorry, ‘Saving Grace’ not ‘Amazing Grace’, and not the series of the same name with Holly Hunter.

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