Note: This Blu-ray made its home market debut on the 16th.
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted - Buy from Amazon: DVD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, or 3D Combo Pack
The screener for this film arrived a little too late to get onto last week's column. The film earned the best reviews in the franchise thus far. Do I agree with the rest of the critics? Check out our review to find out.
Magic Mike - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack
This film earned surprisingly strong reviews and was a surprise $100 million hit. Unfortunately, despite this success, the extras are really weak. The DVD just has a seven-minute behind-the-scenes featurette, while the Blu-ray has extended dance and a collection of the dance scenes. (I guess they know their target audience.) It is still worth picking up, but if there were a full set of extras, it could have been a Pick of the Week contender.
Naruto Shippuden: The Movie - The Will of Fire - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
One of the more popular Anime franchise, especially in this market. It is still too much of a niche market release to get reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, on the other hand.
Perry Mason: Season Seven, Volume Two - Buy from Amazon
Great show. The screener just showed up and I will get to the review ASAP.
Puppet Master X: Axis Rising - Buy from Amazon
A B-movie franchise that has been around for a long, long time. It was never high art and this installment is earning mostly good reviews from genre critics, mostly. If you are a fan of the franchise, it might be worth checking out.
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack
This film earned mixed reviews, but it bombed hard. Despite this, there are better than expected extras, including an audio commentary track, deleted scenes, making of featurette, and a featurette about the perfect music for the end of the world. It's worth picking up.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Season Four - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
The Star Wars animated series continues. The overall reviews have been mostly good, but it is aimed at a younger audience than the movies were. Extras on the DVD and Blu-ray include five audio commentary tracks, while the Blu-ray also has Jedi Temple Archives, which focuses on the artwork from the show (early tests, 3D models, etc.). Worth picking up.
Take This Waltz - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
I was hoping to get a screener for this film to review. If it is on its way, it is late. The reviews are very good, but the extras are weak. It's worth checking out for most, picking up for many.
Through The Wormhole With Morgan Freeman: Season 3 - Buy from Amazon
A great show that delves into some pretty cool topics. And of course Morgan Freeman is awesome in practically everything he does.
TV on DVD Megasets - Buy from Amazon: Peter Gunn or Sanctuary
I'm hoping to get Sanctuary to review, as it was a great show, while it lasted. Peter Gunn is admittedly before my time. Awesome theme song.
Tyler Perry's Madeas Witness Protection - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack
It's a Madea movie. Either you are a fan of the character and want to buy the film, or you have already stopped reading and moved on. Although, even if you are a fan, the quality is down from previous releases, while the extras are nearly non-existent. Even for most fans, a rental will be enough. Also coming out this week is Tyler Perry's I Don't Want to Do Wrong - The Play and Meet the Browns: Season Seven.
Universal Monsters Coffin Box Collection - Buy from Amazon
Eight classic films from arguably the golden age of movie monsters on Blu-ray. It includes a lot of physical extras, including a cool box. The price is solid and it would make a great gift. The films are also being released individually, but stick with the box set. You get better extras and it is a much better price.
Upstairs Downstairs: Season 2 - Buy from Amazon
The remake of this series earned reviews that were almost as good as the original. However, after a strong start during its first season, the second season took a tumble in ratings and was canceled after the second season concluded. Fans will obviously be upset by its demise, but at least they can complete their collection on the home market this week.
Note: This DVD made its home market debut on the 2nd.
VR Troopers: Season One, Volume One - Buy from Amazon
One of about a dozen Power Rangers clones to come out in the 1990s. Is this one better than most? Or should you stick to the original? Check out our review for my opinion.
Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack
This is a franchise that has gone on way too long.
Date posted: 2012-10-23