It’s that time again! Fire up your DVD and Blu Ray players, and let’s get to work on what’s new this week:
- Justice League: The New Frontier
Based on Darwyn Cooke’s insanely beautiful comic book mini-series. (It looks even better in the ABSOLUTE edition, trust me.) Can it possibly hold a candle to its source material? I guess we’re about to find out.
It’s available in the standard release form, as well as a two disc special edition set and a Blu Ray special edition.
The Best Buy special edition comes with a Green Lantern figurine, too.
- Newhart: The Complete First Season
This is the Bob Newhart I grew up watching, and have such fond memories of. Remember when Monday nights were CBS nights? (OK, besides this and then Murphy Brown, just what was on the schedule for CBS on Mondays that causes me to remember it fondly? I can’t remember anymore.
- The Smurfs, Season One, Volume 1
I hope you caught the link on this blog earlier in the week about the CGI movie that’s forthcoming. I’m still holding out hope for a comic book revival/translation.
- Hotel Babylon: Season One
A BBC production. Anthony Stewart Head (of VR.5 fame) did a guest stint in an episode of this.
- Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale
I still haven’t caught the two seasons of this show, but it appears to have followed THE OFFICE’s structure — two seasons, a Christmas special, and done. This disc stands alone. It was previously available as part of the complete series set.
Yes, that’s right. There are actual movies out this week, too! This one is written by comic scribe Neil Gaiman and features rotoscoped animation of a naked Angelina Jolie, as well as another excuse for everyone to write about the Uncanny Valley.
As a special bonus, there’s an HD-DVD version of the disc out this week, as well. Instant relic!
- 30 Days of Night
I’m not trying to stuff this week’s release list with comic book references, but I can’t help it. This one is based on the comic book. AND it’s live action.
- The Last Emperor
Why is this just coming out now? It’s not — this is the Criterion Collection edition of the movie. Impressive.
It’s a big big week. What else are you looking at? What’s on your Must Buy list?