This week’s DVDs double your pleasure with two new Fringe sets

So we all know in the parallel universe, Fringe wasn’t canceled and the final season isn’t coming out today, right? Stupid parallel universe. You already have giant airships, why couldn’t you at least have given us more Fringe?

Fringe: The Complete Fifth Season
The Fringe team heads to the Observer-ruled future in this final season (which I imagine Fox gave them just so we’d have to stop yelling that Fox cancels everything good too soon). There are no special features, possibly because they just assume you’re watching the episodes for free on Netflix Instant.

Fringe: The Complete Series

If you do want some Fringe extras, then you’ll want to pick up this complete series set, which looking boring as heel but contains features, an excerpt from the comic book, and a gag reel.

Mama

Jaime Lannister and the woman who killed bin Laden team up to fight Gollum’s mother. I think.

Superman: Unbound

Since the live-action Superman movies simply refuse to use a villain other than Lex Luthor or Zod, this animated movie actually sounds — both generally as a story and specifically with some inspired voice casting — pretty awesome. Of course, you’ll have to get past the horrible character designs, but if you can do you’re in for a hell of a Superman flick.

K-9: The Complete Series

Say what you want about this extra-kid-friendly-series about the Doctor’s robot dog, it does have one advantage regular Doctor Who doesn’t: No River Song every other episode.

Female Teacher Hunting

Either a Japanese skin flick from the ‘70s or the unauthorized and very odd sequel to Good Will Hunting.

Bomba the Jungle Boy Vol. 1

Man, in the ‘50s the Africa jungles were just packed with white people wearing tiger skins.

The Rose of Versailles Part One

An anime classic, and one of the first and most beloved shojo series ever created. Based on the real-life Oscar François de Jarjayes, a girl raised as a man to become her father's successor as leader of the Palace Guards during the French Revolution.

Shifter

Just read this summary: “From unassuming teenager to savior of the universe, Alex Brown had no idea that he would inherit the awesome challenge of saving his ex secret agent parents and protecting the planet from evil powers bent on controlling the world's plutonium supply. With the assistance of the 360-year-old sorcerer Jenco, Alex uses his new found magical shapeshifting power to rescue his parents, become master and protector of both the mystical glass harmonica and the life stone.” It’s like my extra-nerdy 12-year-old self filled out a “modern fantasy” Mad Libs.

Roger Corman’s Scifi Classics

A three-pack of godawful Roger Corman films, which includes Attack of the Crab Monsters, War of the Satellites, and Not of this Earth. I imagine the embossed “slim tin” took more time to make than the actual movies.

Kids on the Slope: Complete Collection

The newest series from the director of Cowboy Bebop, about a bunch of high school kids in 1966 who discover jazz.

Mutants, Nazis and Zombies

A three-pack of Troma’s Secret of the Magic Mushrooms, Attack of the Tromaggot, and Teen Ape Vs. The Monster Nazi Apocalypse. Again, I’km 99% confident Troma spent more time and car making these films than Corman did.