Note: This DVD made its home market debut on the 31st of July.
The Magic School Bus - Buy from Amazon: Field Trip Fun & Games or The Complete Series
The Magic School Bus recently came out on a Complete Series Megaset; however, screeners for that release were very limited. Instead, I received one of the three-disc sets. Is the show worth checking out? And is the Megaset worth the price? Check out our review to find out.
New Tricks: Season 8 - Buy from Amazon
A great show that is worth picking up, even with a rather high price-per-minute. Most British imports are more expensive, so fans of this or similar shows know what to expect.
One Piece: Collection Eight - Buy from Amazon
Anime is still a niche market here, but this franchise tends to sell well on Amazon.com.
Pink Ribbons, Inc. - Buy from Amazon
A powerful documentary that is rather depressing. It makes a very compelling case that what is seen as a really good charity promoting a cure for cancer is merely a business that is in the job of promoting itself. Extras include more interviews, two additional clips, and a way of really helping the cause. It's worth picking up.
Portlandia: Season Two - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
A sketch-comedy show set in Portland, Oregon that makes fun of the culture there. It has earned very good reviews so far, and even earned a couple Emmy nominations this past year.
Resident Evil: Damnation - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Buy from Amazon
One of the biggest video games franchises out there continues to thrive in movie form. If you liked the previous one, you will probably like this one as well.
The Samaritan - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
The film earned bad reviews and went nowhere in limited release. It will do better on the home market, but only because it would be impossible to do worse.
Slapstick Encyclopedia - Buy from Amazon
A five-disc, 21 hour box set of silent era slapstick.
Soldiers of Fortune - Buy from Amazon
Christian Slater is a good actor constantly making bad movies.
Steins;Gate: Complete Series, Part One - Blu-ray Combo Pack - Buy from Amazon
A very strange Sci-fi Anime series. It has earned great reviews and it is still much better than most Anime titles. Extras include audio commentary tracks on a couple episodes, plus a few other smaller extras. Worth picking up.
Strippers Vs. Werewolves - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
I might get a screener for this film. Early reviews are not good with even genre critics giving it mostly negative reviews. Maybe it is still worth it for fans of "Boobs and Blood" type horror films, but I won't know till I see it.
Surviving Progress - Buy from Amazon
I object to the name of this documentary. "Surviving Progress" makes it sound like progress is a danger that you need survive. Progress is necessary to survive. The problem is idiots who misuse it. The overall reviews were very good while the DVD is loaded with extras. It's worth picking up.
The Tall Man - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
This film earned mixed reviews and went nowhere during its limited release. This explains why there's very few extras on the DVD or the Blu-ray. If you are a fan of the genre or of Jessica Biel, then it is worth a rental.
Touched By an Angel: Season Six - Buy from Amazon
After a delay between seasons, they are rushing these out just to finish the run.
TV on DVD Complete Series Megasets - Buy from Amazon: Charlie's Angels, Desperate Housewives, and Rescue Me
Three full-series Megasets on this week's list. The first two I have no interest in, but the last one I might get a chance to review. At the moment, the screener is late.
Vampire Dog - Buy from Amazon
One of many screeners that are late. It's a kids horror movie, so expectations are in check.
Van Dyke and Company: The Complete Series - Buy from Amazon
This variety show only lasted 11 episodes, but it earned three Emmy nominations and won one of them. It was a good show, but the age of the variety show was over by the time it aired.
A Very Mary Christmas - Buy from Amazon
This film opened in 50 theaters in limited release, but was mostly ignored by moviegoers and critics alike. Now that it is coming out on the home market, it has a new name and an emphasis on the Christmas theme in the movie. Is this a desperate marketing ploy? Or did it deserve to find a wider audience before? Read our review
for my opinion.
Wallander: Season 3 - Buy from Amazon
Kenneth Branagh stars in this British murder mystery show. Like so many similar releases, the price-per-minute is really high for a TV on DVD release, but not bad if you consider it a series of TV movies instead.
Date posted: 2012-09-25