Warning: This Blu-ray does not come out this week and, having made its home market debut on the 12th of January. However, the screener arrived late, hence the delay in this review.
Post Grad - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
The oldest late review on this week's list, having come out more than a month ago. The screener arrived quite late. Was it worth the wait? Check out our review to find out.
Quads: The Complete First Season - Buy from Amazon
An animated dark comedy about a drunken loser that in the series premiere is hit by a very rich drunk driver and paralyzed. He sues the driver and uses his winnings to move into a mansion right next door, bringing a lot of his fellow disabled friends with him. The show was created by John Callahan, who was left a quadriplegic after a car accident, so he has a lot of cover for some of the more un-P.C. jokes. He takes advantage of this, so the show is not for everyone.
Scooby Doo: Abracadabra-Doo - Buy from Amazon
The latest direct-to-DVD release from the franchise. These have proven to be quite popular with their target audience, which includes kids and adults who watched the cartoons when they were kids.
Shaun The Sheep: A Woolly Good Time - Buy from Amazon
A ridiculously popular claymation kids show made by Aardman Animations. I can see fans of Wallace and Gromit picking this up, even if they don't have kids.
Small Wonder: The Complete First Season - Buy from Amazon
I love Shout! Factory. They put out so many awesome TV shows on DVD that would otherwise be lost to history. This is not one of them. Small Wonder is such a bad show... a bad, bad, show. It's about a man who creates a robot that looks like a little girl and then raises it as part of its family. It's worse than it sounds. That said, while the show is terrible, the DVD is better than expected, with audio commentary tracks on select episodes as well as a few minor extras. If you have a warm nostalgic feeling about this show, it's worth checking out to cure that feeling. That's as strong a recommendation as I can muster.
Spectacular Spider-Man - Buy from Amazon: Volume 6 and Volume 7
I've reviewed a number of the previous volumes of this show and hopefully these two screeners will arrive soon so I can continue to review the show. However, there's a chance that they are not handing out screeners for the separate volumes and will wait till the end of the season to supply screeners to critics.
Warning: This DVD does not come out this week, having made its home market debut on the 9th. However, the DVD screener arrived late, hence the delay in this review.
Vega$: Season One: Volume Two - Buy from Amazon
The third and final 1970s P.I. show on this week's list. However, it actually hit the home market last week, but the screener arrived late. (It actually arrived the day it came out, which is almost worse than arriving really late.) How does it compare to the other two 1970s P.I. shows on this week's list? Read our review to find out.
Women in Trouble - buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
A movie about a porn star that finds out she's pregnant. The film has a great cast, but little else. There's not much in terms of extras on either the DVD or the Blu-ray, which further reduces its value. At least the Blu-ray doesn't cost too much more than the DVD, but the movie is only worth a rental, at the very most.
Date posted: 2010-02-16