There’s no reason to be cute about it; This week’s DVD and Blu-ray releases is all about the arrival of Pacific Rim, which is crushing its competition like a giant robot punching a giant monster in the face. But there’s also scifi TV, evil cavemen and gratuitous nudity as well!
No need for me to explain what this is. Happily, the two-disc DVD set has almost all the extras the Blu-ray does — commentary by del Toro, a look at the art and design, deleted scenes and the blooper reel — except one featurette called “The Director’s Notebook.” Always nice when DVD owners don’t get totally screwed.
The final season, because Disney wants all the Star Wars cartoons for themselves.
The History Channel’s first scripted series is a lot like Game of Thrones, if what you primarily remember about Game of Thrones is a lot of bearded men trying to hit each other with swords.
After the apocalypse, a group of seriously confused cannibals attack an underground colony of survivors.
The first six episodes of the hit Disney cartoon. It contains Journal #3, although I have no idea what that means.
Syfy’s biggest new series has a lot of potential, but the show is worth watching mostly to see Tony Curran and Jaime Murray as the Tarrs, the most ruthless couple in post-alien-invasion St. Louis.
All six episodes of the short-lived 1993 scifi series from CBS.
This PBS documentary chronicles the rise of comic book superheroes, from kids’ entertainment for a nickel to a multi-kajillion-dollar industry. PBS is actually airing it tomorrow night at 8pm, so feel free to watch before you buy.
Vampires plus mild nudity.
On one hand, this sequel knows it’s bad and thus loses at lot of its charm. On the other hand, cavemen, zombies and jellyfish join in the birds’ war against humanity. I tend to err on the side of cavemen.
The sequel to Thankskilling (no, there is no Thankskilling 2. Don’t ask). The DVD cover — the cover — boldly states “Warning!!! Boobs in the first second!”
An evil and apparently Scottish leprechaun torments clothing-challenged models.