Disc of the Week: October 19th

In this weekly feature, I will be taking a look at the new home video releases and telling you which ones you should take a look at and which ones you shouldn’t waste your hard-earned cash on. I’m going to make it easy for you by choosing one (yes, one) movie that’s worthy of being added to your collection as well as one TV series that’s great for all of you television junkies out there. The next section will be filled with a few second choices which also will be worth checking out if you missed them in theaters. At the end will be a list of everything else that either I haven’t seen, or isn’t worth your time. Alright, here we go!

Disc of the Week

Apocalypse Now

Here it is: Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece in high-def for the first time. Apocalypse Now is a brooding, thought-provoking film about the horror of war and the psychological effect it has the people involved. Featuring a haunting performance from Marlon Brando as a rogue colonel in Vietnam who wields god-like power over the natives. Heavily influenced by Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, this powerful film is guaranteed to make you think and will most likely have you revisit it well after a first viewing. If you claim to like movies, this is a must-watch, and with a new, beautiful transfer in its original aspect ratio for the first time, how could you pass this set up?
Blu-Ray? Yes Special Features? New 1080p Transfers Supervised by Francis Ford Coppola in Original Aspect Ratio, Hearts of Darkness Full-Length Documentary, Collectible Booklet, Script Excerpt, Interviews, Audio Commentaries, Additional Scenes, Both the Original and Redux Versions, Featurettes

TV Set of the Week

Pee-Wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Collection

Every day’s a wacky celebration at PEE-WEE’S PLAYHOUSE! Now you can see Miss Yvonne, Cowboy Curtis, Jambi the Genie, Captain Carl, Reba the Mail Lady, Tito, the King of Cartoons and the rest of the gang! Join the fun and scream the secret word to every great episode!

If you don’t have some love in your heart for Pee-Wee then I feel bad for your heart. This collection will also prepare you for the rumors that they are making a new Pee-Wee movie! All of us are hoping.

Blu-Ray? No Special Features? All the Episodes including the christmas Special!

Also Worth a Look


Colin is a zombie movie told from the zombie’s perspective. Made for only £45, about $75, indie director Marc Price knew he needed a twist on the overdone genre. What he came up with is pretty ingenious. Have your main character become a zombie! The film was the talk of Cannes in 2009, but wasn’t released in the US save for a few tour dates in the next few months. Well here it is available on DVD. If you love low-budget or zombie films, like I do, definitely support Colin. This movie shows how engaging, entertaining movies can be made for no budget at all
Blu-Ray? No Special Features? Commentary, Making-Of, Behind-the-Scenes


Every week there is at least one classic worth buying, and this week Psycho is that movie. A thrilling, suspenseful tale of murder and madness, Psycho has achieved immortality in the film industry. With it, Alfred Hitchcock solidified himself as the master of suspense. To this day, every horror, suspense, or thriller film owes something to the man. If you have never seen it, get ready for a scary ride, or just enjoy it again on Blu-Ray. (Also see The Psycho Legacy, a full-length documentary on the suspense series.)
Blu-Ray? Yes Special Features? Commentary, Making-Of Featurettes, Interviews, 50th Anniversary Edition

Smash His Camera

Ron Galella was the greatest of all paparazzi. The man single-handedly created an industry of celebrity photographs, and became hated in the process. He was sued by Jackie Onassis, got his jaw broken by Marlon Brando, and took over 3 million pictures in his lifetime. And although he has been vilified for his career, this documentary is an honest portrayal of a controversial figure that examines the celebrity-obsessed culture we live in.
Blu-Ray? No Special Features?

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

If you’re in the mood to be entertained this week, or if you want to enjoy something with your kids, but don’t want to be sucked in by a mindless crowd-pleaser, go with the The Prisoner of Azkaban. Director Alfonso Cuaron crafted an entertaining, fun movie without sacrificing character or story development. This third installment in the Harry Potter franchise is definitely one of the series’ high points.
Blu-Ray? Yes Special Features? Ultimate Edition, Featurettes, Interview, Additional Scenes, Collectible Booklet

Everything Else

Movie Blu-Ray?
Accidentally on Purpose (Season 1) No
Alias Smith and Jones (Series) No
Apocalypse Now Yes
Assault Girls Yes
Assault of the Sasquatch No
The Bionic Woman (Season 1) Yes
Bob Dylan: 1941-1966 Tales From a Golden Age No
The California Kid Yes
Colditz Yes
Colin No
The Demons No
Disneynature: Crimson Wing Yes
Disneynature: Oceans Yes
Giallo No
Guadalcanal Yes
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Yes
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Yes
The Hitmen Diaries: Charlie Valentine No
The Howling Trilogy Yes
The Island of Death No
Journey to Promethea No
The Killing Machine No
Leonard Cohen’s Lonesome Heroes No
The Lost Tribe No
Mirrors 2 Yes
Moulin Rouge! Yes
Night of the Demons Yes
Pee-Wee’s Playhouse (Season 1) No
Please Give Yes
Predators Yes
The Psycho Legacy No
Psycho Yes
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Yes
Romeo+Juliet Yes
Seven Samurai Yes
Shaun the Sheep (Season 1) No
Shoot the Hero No
The Six Wives of Henry Lefay Yes
Smash His Camera No
The Real L Word Yes
Tales From the Darkside (Season 4) No
Talking to Heaven Yes
Tapout (The Complete Series) No
Tears to Tiara Yes
Theater of War No
UFC 117: Silva v. Sonnen No
Until the Light Takes Us Yes
Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl Yes

Because this is a new feature, I am always ready to change to meet the demands of you, the readers. If you disagree with any of my choices or have a suggestion for the future of this article series, please leave a comment below.

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