As you can see, this week in the new DVD/Blu-ray releases, there are many popular titles from TV this week coming out on May 28th, 2013. As you can see, leading the pack are a few very popular titles, with Matt Smith, Robert Taylor, Piper Parabo, and Gabriel Macht.
DVD/Blu-rays Coming Tuesday, May 28, 2013:
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Doctor Who: Series Seven – Part Two (DVD)
Starring Matt Smith
(There are days the show makes sense, and there are days it starts out in what seems like a random story plot. But as you watch it, it can be rather riveting to see how the episode resolves. The 7th season finale was like that. You had to have faith in the start, and ride it out. But it was the culmination of a season long sub-plot. But be prepared for quite the ending to the season, if you can call it that.
The show pulls a rating of 8.7/10 from IMDb users.)
Longmire: The Complete First Season (DVD
Starring Robert Taylor, Lou Diamond Phillips, Katee Sackhoff
(This is a fantastic show about a down-to-earth, old school cop who can barely deal with the technology of cell phones… from the 80’s. But he’s an honest man who means to do the job right. Even if he has his own demons. The 2nd season of Longmire premieres on May 27th! It has a 7.7 on IMDb.)
Covert Affairs: Season Three (DVD)
Starring Piper Perabo, Christopher Gorham, Kari Matchett
(I find this series rather fascinating, as it explores the duplicitous lives of CIA agents. Particularly this new agent that Perabo plays. We follow her exploits as her career and personal life develop. I like the show.
It pulls a 7 on IMDb.)
Suits: Season Two (DVD + UltraViolet)
Starring Gabriel Macht and Patrick J. Adams
(Never watched it, but it has an 8.8 on IMDb)
Bubble Guppies: Sunny Days!
(This kids show franchise has a 7.5 on IMDb, but there aren’t a huge number of reviewers who have ranked it.)
George Gently, Series Five
(This series is rated at 7.6 on IMDb.)
Starring Keri Russell, Jake Brennan, Josh Hamilton and Dakota Goyo.
(Rated on IMDb at a 6.1)
The Numbers Station
Starring John Cusack, Malin Akerman, Liam Cunningham
(IMDb score of 5.3. You be the judge. Bummer too, I like most of Cusack’s work.)
The Complete Series
Starring Stephen Ouimette and Alyson Court
(Surprisingly, this TV series ranks with a 7.4 on IMDb)
Other Titles coming out this week:
(Wow, ABC moved fast, getting the cancelled Red Widow series to DVD)
2013 Men’s NCAA Championship Game Starring Michigan Basketball and Louisville Basketball
A Good Day To Die Starring Dennis Banks, Larry Anderson and Jerry Brown
Attack of the Jurassic Shark Starring Christine Emes, Emannuelle Carriere, Celine Filion
Beetlejuice: Season One Starring Stephen Ouimette and Alyson Court
Dorfman in Love Starring Sara Rue, Elliott Gould, Haaz Sleiman and Sophie Monk
Father Goose Starring Cary Grant, Leslie Caron and Trevor Howard
Finding the Sacred Heart: Live in Philly 1986 Starring Dio
Fluid Technique with Zoe Jakes – 2 disc set Starring Zoe Jakes
Generation Um… Starring Keanu Reeves, Bojana Novakovic and Adelaide Clemens
George Gently Collection: Series 1-4
Hellbound? Starring Brian McLaren, Mark Driscoll, William Paul Young
Heroes Del Norte: Segunda Temporada Starring Various
Judas Priest: Epitaph
Lady From Louisiana Starring John Wayne, Ona Munson, Ray Middleton and Henry Stephenson
Life Is Sweet (Criterion Collection) Starring Alison Steadman, Jim Broadbent, Claire Skinner
Lore Starring Saskia Rosendahl and Kai Malina
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Season 2, Volume 2 Starring Richard Steven Horvitz and Amy Jo Johnson
One Mile High…Live Starring Garbage
Paul Taylor Dance Company in Paris
Por Ella Soy Eva Starring Jaime Camil, Marcelo Cordoba and Lucero
Red Widow: The Complete First Season Starring Radha Mitchell, Lee Tergesen, Luke Goss and Rade Serbedzija
Reuben, Reuben Starring Tom Conti, Kelly McGillis, Roberts Blossom
Ron White: A Little Unprofessional
Sommore: Chandelier Status Starring Sommore
Swimming To Cambodia Starring Spalding Gray
The File on Thelma Jordon Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Wendell Corey, Paul Kelly and Joan Tetzel
The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange: Season 1 Starring Annoying Orange
The Loving Story Starring Jane Alexander, Lindsay Almond Jr., Edward L. Ayers
The Magic Christian Starring Peter Sellers, Ringo Starr, Raquel Welch
The Move Before the Move Starring Sa’diyya
Tiny Toon Adventures, Volume 4: Looney Links!
UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche Starring Ronda Rousey, Liz Carmouche, Dan Henderson
Ultimate Guide to the Presidents from the History Channel
Verdi: Rigoletto Starring Piotr Beczala
WWE: The Top 25 Rivalries in Wrestling History Starring Various
Last week, these titles came to market:
True Blood: The Complete Fifth Season
The Last Stand
LEGO Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite
Next Week, as you can see, the first half of Breaking Bad‘s “fifth” season is coming to market.
Breaking Bad: The Fifth Season
A Good Day to Die Hard
Brusimm Quickie Opinion (BQO): No, I’m not fond of this kind of tactic where seasons are split up and more money is made for a distributor. In the “Good ‘Ol Days,” a season was a season and released as such. But until consumers actually unite and boycott these practices, they will keep happening. And frankly, well, we want what we want. And we usually want it now. So if anything, this will keep on going and who knows. It might even get worse!
Some call it corporate greed, others call it a good business eye towards creating profit.
While many will call it greed, you have to stop and see that the studios and distributors have employees across all levels of their organizations that like their jobs, do good jobs and stay within the organization for a long period of time. That requires salaries with annual pay raises. Yes, the little guy under the those big named corporate names.
At least that’s one angle on the issue.
Titles coming out on June 11th:
Oz the Great and Powerful
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters