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Home Market Releases for October 20th, 2015

October 20th, 2015

Diary of a Lost Girl

It is a shallow week on the home market. The number one release is Jurassic World, which is one of the biggest hits of all time. The second biggest release according to is the Back to the Future Box Set. There's mostly filler by the time you get to the second page of new releases. As for the best release on this week's list, I'm going old school. ... Really, really old school. Diary of a Lost Girl is 86 years old, but the Blu-ray is Pick of the Week.

Back to the Future: 30th Anniversary Box Set - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack
The first movie is a classic, but the other two are merely good. The overall package is worth picking up, but there's another problem: Choice overload. There's the Limited Edition Box Set, Documentary, and Animated Series. I didn't even know there was an animated series. I think the regular Blu-ray release is the only one you need.

Christmas Releases - Buy from Amazon: Around the Christmas Tree: Instant Holiday Decor, Christmas Moods by the Fireplace: Holiday Yule Log (VOD), The Christmas Wife, Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle (VOD), Christmas with the Vienna Boys Choir (VOD), A Christmas Without Snow (VOD), Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas (VOD), How The Grinch Stole Christmas: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, The Nutcracker Ballet, Santa's Sleigh Ride: The History of Christmas and Santa Claus, Shelby: A Magical Holiday Tail (VOD), and Winter Dreams (VOD)
The only Christmas release this week that is worth picking up is the original How the Grinch Stole Christmas, but it is easily worth it. In fact, it would be a Pick of the Week contender, but I have a rule about no Christmas releases before Halloween. On a side note, there are a ton of VOD Christmas releases this week, including VOD Yule Log and a VOD Christmas Tree. I'm at a loss for words.

Diary of a Lost Girl - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
Video on Demand
A silent film about a naive young lady who is taken advantage of and ends up pregnant. Her family wants her to marry the father, but when she refuses, her child is taken away and she is forced to stay in a home for wayward women. The film's reviews are excellent and fans of silent films should pick it up.

Dragon Ball Z - Resurrection 'F' - Buy from Amazon: Regular Edition: DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack or Limited Edition: DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack
I mentioned a little while ago that Anime sales were collapsing. While that's true of the series being imported from Japan, Anime movies are actually growing in popularity. For instance, this movie made $8 million in theaters. That's amazing. That's also why it is earning a regular edition release and a special limited edition release.

I Spit on Your Grave 3 - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack
This is one of the best-selling new releases of the week, according to That's how shallow the new releases are this week.

Jurassic World - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack or 3D Combo Pack
Video on Demand
This is the biggest hit of the year and one of the biggest hits of all time. However, its reviews were not that good. In fact, I've heard a couple of critics I generally trust saying it was the worst $100 million hit of the summer. I'm hoping to get a screener so I can judge for myself, but just looking at the reviews suggests it did over-perform at the box office and it isn't quite a Pick of the Week contender. Also coming out this week is a DVD only box set and 3D Blu-ray box set.

King of the Hill: Season 13 - Buy from Amazon: DVD
The final season of this show. The show never really dipped in quality, so fans can finally complete their set without settling for substandard episodes.

Mike Tyson Mysteries: Season 1 - Buy from Amazon: DVD
Video on Demand
I don't know what to say about this show. I've never seen it and I really thought it was a joke for a while. The reviews are good, but that's all I can say.

Nurse Jackie: Season Seven - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
This show was frustrating to watch, because it had a lot of great elements, but the plots were too repetitive with Nurse Jackie repeating the same mistakes over and over again. This season is the final season. Did they finally fix that mistake? Or was the show the same mess it was the past few seasons? Read our review for my opinion.

The Oblong Box - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
Not the best horror film starring Vincent Price, but even mediocre Vincent Price is better than a lot of other horror options.

Tales from the Crypy Double-Shot - Buy from Amazon: Demon Knight or Bordello of Blood
I think Demon Knight was underrated. Bordello of Blood was not.

Testament of Youth - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
Video on Demand
One of the best releases on this week's list, but it still barely managed 80% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. Extras include audio commentary track, behind-the-scenes, deleted scenes, etc. It is worth picking up, but not a contender for Pick of the Week.

TV on DVD Full Series Megasets - Buy from Amazon: Hotel and My Favorite Martian
Just the two TV on DVD Megasets this week. My Favorite Martian has the advantage when it comes to nostalgia.

Mr. Warmth: The Ultimate Don Rickles TV Collection - Buy from Amazon: DVD
An 8-disc, 22-hour collection of Don Rickles' TV specials, interviews, guest appearances, etc.

The Vatican Tapes - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
Video on Demand
This film started out as a found footage film, but that aspect was mostly dropped in script development. However, the aura of found footage might have killed its box office chances. Was it as bad as its box office performance? Check out our review to find out.

Video on Demand - Buy from Amazon: Dumb it Down, Extraordinary Tales, The Good Witch's Destiny, The Good Witch's Wonder, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (Extended Edition), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, Terminator: Genisys, Trainwreck, and Trainwreck (Unrated)
Trainwreck is the best film on this list, but I really think buying it is the better choice. On the other hand, Extraordinary Tales might be a good rental. It's an animated anthology based on five Edgar Allen Poe stories.

The Wolfpack - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
Video on Demand
A documentary about a group of brothers living in poverty in New York City who use their love of cinema as an escape. The reviews are great and the film earned more than $1 million at the box office, which is fantastic for a documentary. Extras include interviews, the brothers' trip to the premiere, and even some of their short films. It is worth picking up and even a Contender for Pick of the Week.

Z for Zachariah - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
Video on Demand
A film set in a post-apocalyptic world, but not your typical post-apocalypse film. It deals with two people who meet who may be the last people on Earth. It is a character drama and not a Sci-fi action film. Is it worth checking out? And is the Blu-ray worth picking up? Read our review to find out.

Filed under: Video Releases, Jurassic World, The Oblong Box, The Vatican Tapes, Trainwreck, Z for Zachariah, The Wolfpack, Testament of Youth, Extraordinary Tales, Doragon bôru Z: Fukkatsu no 'F', I Spit on Your Grave 3, Diary of a Lost Girl, Back to the Future, Tales from the Crypt, Edie Falco, Vincent Price, Don Rickles, Edgar Allen Poe