Note: This DVD made its home market debut on the 4th.
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic: Adventures in the Crystal Empire - Buy from Amazon
The latest release from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic includes episodes from the third season, which hasn't even finished yet. Does that make it worth picking up? Is that the only reason to buy the DVD instead of waiting for full season sets? Read our review for my opinion.
Penguin Drum: Collection 1 - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
This Anime series series focuses on three siblings, twin brothers, Kanba and Shouma, and their sister, Himari. Himari is suffering from an incurable disease, but when she dies, she's brought back to life by a penguin hat. However, when she comes back to life, she's not the same person. She tells her brothers the only way she can return to normal is if they find her the Penguin Drum, but they will have help, from three penguins. That's strange, even for Anime. I haven't seem many reviews online, but the ones I've found were all positive.
Putin's Kiss - Buy from Amazon
A documentary about Masha, who is one of the most vocal supporters of Nashi, a youth organization in Russia run by the KGB and fanatically devoted to Vladimir Putin. She begins to question her beliefs when she befriends a journalist who is opposed to Putin, and who is subsequently beaten into a coma by members of Nashi. The film earned excellent reviews, but didn't find an audience in limited release. Hopefully that will change on the home market.
The Room - Blu-ray - Buy from Amazon
One of the worst movies ever made, it has nonetheless garnered a loyal following, who love it because it is so bad. If you are a fan of bad movies, you can't get much worse than this, but $33 for the Blu-ray is too much to ask, especially since you can grab the film for less than $10 on DVD.
Saltwater - Buy from Amazon
A Gay-themed romance between a former Navy man and a rugged model who have chemistry, but don't seem to find a way to be together, until they are brought together through tragedy. There are no reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and normally I wouldn't mention the release, but it is a slow week.
The Thompsons - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack
A sequel to The Hamiltons, this time the vampire family flees the United States and returns to the U.K.; however, when they get there, they learn why their parents left the U.K. in the first place. There's only one review on Rotten Tomatoes and it is negative.
Date posted: 2012-12-22