Ice Age: Continental Drift - Buy from Amazon: DVD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, or 3D Combo Pack
I'm still waiting for the Blu-ray to arrive, which may or may not be 3D. In the meantime, is the movie any good and are there enough extras on the DVD to be worth picking up, if you haven't made the leap to high definition? Check out our review
for my opinion.
Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Year Nine - Buy from Amazon
Good show, bad DVD releases. Moving on.
Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu - Rise of Green - Buy from Amazon
According to Amazon.com, this is in the top ten for best selling new DVDs for the week.
Mankind: The Story of All of Us - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
The history of mankind from the first major civilizations to the discovery of America. On the one hand, it is a History channel series, so it suffers from the same problems most of those shows suffer from. (It is repetitive, overly dramatic and favors style over substance.) On the other hand, at least it's not about ancient aliens.
Metallica: Quebec Magnetic - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
One of the best-selling new releases of the week. I don't know enough about the band to comment and there are not enough major reviews that I could find to judge.
Miami Connection - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
A Z-movie made in the 1980s but never distributed until now. It isn't a good movie exactly, but it is entertaining. Extras include an audio commentary track, making of featurette, deleted / alternative scenes, reunion, and more. If you are a fan of movies that are so bad they are good, then it is worth checking out.
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey & Donald Have a Farm - Buy from Amazon
A fun show for preschoolers, plus the DVDs tend to have better than average extras, although I don't have this particular DVD to judge.
The San Francisco Giants: 2012 World Series Collector's Edition - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
Like I always say, real fans want full games. It even includes a couple of the NLCS games and an historic game from the regular season.
The Story of Film: An Odyssey - Buy from Amazon
A five-disc, 15-hour documentary on the history of film from its early begins during the late 1800s to today. It's an invaluable guide for fans of movie history.
Survivor - Buy from Amazon: Cook Island and Fiji
I hate Reality TV, but I can't just ignore these releases because I don't like the show.
Ted - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack
This film was one of the biggest surprise hits of the year and it looks like it fits perfectly with my sense of humor. It could be a contender for Pick of the Week, but the screener is late.
TV on DVD Megasets - Buy from Amazon: In Search Of..., JAG, and Mission: Impossible
I might get JAG and / or Mission: Impossible to review, but so far it is late. I have reviewed enough of the individual seasons to recommend the shows. In Search Of... is an interesting show, even if it is far from scientific.
WWE: Raw 100 - The Top 100 Moments in Raw History - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
I'm not a fan of wrestling, but I would be surprised if this didn't reach the top 30 on the DVD chart during its opening week.
Date posted: 2012-12-10