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DVD Shopping Bag: The Avengers, Batman, and Bond

Biggest release day of the year

By Robert T. Trate     September 25, 2012
Source: Mania.com

This has to be the biggest and best release day of the year. Could it be it that is exactly 3 months away from the biggest gift giving day of the year? Probably. Well, Maniacs, the big day has arrived and there are three “must have” purchases in the DVD Shopping Bag. Let’s get the big one out of the way, right and quick. 

Marvel’s The Avengers
This title will undoubtedly be under a lot of trees this holiday season. It will also litter every birthday party from now to that day. The Avengers is a safe bet gift as this movie rocks. It is great fun and a sure hit. Now, I know a lot people were excited for The Avengers Box Set. It was (notice the past tense) going to include all the subsequent Avenger Members’ films. So, in one nifty box set, you would have gotten The AvengersCaptain America, Thor, two Iron Mans and The Incredible Hulk. This box set, which has since been renamed, “Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One - Avengers Assemble” met with some legal issues with the box design making the original an instant collectible (if any made it out) and has been delayed until 2013 (see the Amazon post here). This is really a shame because I would have gone for the box set and upgraded all my DVDs to Blu-ray. Now, I’ll just pick up The Avengers 4 Disc set. Look for “Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One - Avengers Assemble” to arrive sometime before Iron Man 3.

Batman The Dark Knight Returns: Part 1
Don’t buy into that whole Twilight/ Hobbit mad grab for money since the entire film has been split into two parts. Warner Brothers announced weeks before the splitting of The Hobbit that The Dark Knight Returns would be two separate features. I had the opportunity to sit in on the world premiere in New York City last week and it was, in a word, amazing. When the film breaks, it does nothing but wet your appetite for Part 2. If anything, you’ll break out the old “Dark Knight Returns” trade and re-read it all over again. It is fun, fast, and an exhilarating ride into Frank Miller’s vision of Batman. You’ll probably miss Kevin Conroy, as I did, but RoboCop (Peter Weller) sets a new standard with his lived-in, gravely approach. 

Bond 50: The Complete 22 Film Collection
This one shouldn’t really comes as any kind of surprise. Since Goldeneye, every time a new James Bond film arrives in theaters, there is always a new release of Bond films on home video. When DVDs arrived, they were straight forward DVDs with a few trailers and retro special features. Then, there were special editions, the collector’s editions, and then the cheap versions of  both (which usually meant less of those special features). With the advent of Blu-rays, all those special features and more have returned. Just check the release dates of the last 6 Bond films and you can coordinate those release dates/ editions. Well, here is everything (and I mean everything) that any and all Bond fans would need. Well, it is short one thing, a space in the box for Skyfall. Check out Live and Let Die first and watch Jane Seymour in breathtaking 1080p. It is a great reason to buy the Blu-rays. Meow!

 
Top 5 Picks of the Week:
1. Marvel's The Avengers (Four-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy + Digital Music Download)
2. Bond 50: The Complete 22 Film Collection [Blu-ray]
3. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 [Blu-ray]
4. Zombie [Blu-ray]
5. Maniac [Blu-ray]
 

ACTION / ADVENTURE / KUNG FU/ THRILLERS / WESTERNS

388 Arletta Avenue Starring Nick Stahl, Mia Kirshner and Devon Sawa

Any Last Words Starring Scott Jefferies, John Kublank, Tom Lagleder

Asylum Blackout Starring Anna Skellern, Dave Legeno and Rupert Evans

Black Russian Starring Danny Naten

Beck: 7-9 Starring Peter Haber, Mikael Persbrandt, Stina Rautelin

Dawn Rider [Blu-ray] Starring Jill Hennessy, George Canyon, Matt Bellefleur

Dawn Rider Starring Christian Slater, Jill Hennessy, George Canyon

Deer Crossing Starring Christopher Mann, Doug Bradley, Laura Lynn Cottrel

FDR: American Badass Starring Barry Bostwick, Kevin Sorbo, Lin Shaye and Paul-Ben Victor

Letter Starring James Franco and Josh Hamilton

Lone Wolf & Cub Complete [Blu-ray] Starring Tomisaburo Wakayama and Fumio Watanabe

The Man from Beijing Starring Michael Nyqvist, Suzanne von Borsody, Claudia Michelse

The Samaritan Starring Gil Bellows, Samuel L. Jackson, Luke Kirby

The Samaritan [Blu-ray] Starring Gil Bellows, Samuel L. Jackson, Luke Kirby

Sleepless Night Starring Tomer Sisley, Dominique Bettenfeld and Joey Starr

Strawberry Cliff Starring Eason Chan, Roy Werner, Kimberly Estrada, Anthony Chaput, Antonella Monceau Leslie-Anne Huff

The Tall Man Starring Jessica Biel, Jodelle Ferland, Stephen McHattie

The Tall Man [Blu-ray] Starring Jessica Biel, Jodelle Ferland, Stephen McHattie

ANIME

Ah My Buddha - Nirvana Collection (AnimeWorks Classics) Starring Chihiro Suzuki, Mai Nakahara, Akeno Watanabe

Croisee in a Foreign Labyrinth: Complete Collection Starring Nao Toyama, Takashi Kondo, Aoi Yuki and Hideyuki Tanaka

Dojin Work - Complete Collection (AnimeWorks Classics) Starring Masumi Asano, Hiroki Yasumoto, Ito Sakata

Hakuoki: Season 1

Night Head Genesis: Complete Collection Starring Akira Ishida, Toshiyuki Morikawa, Akeno Watanab

One Piece: Collection Eight Starring Colleen Clinkenbeard and Luci Christian

Steins;Gate: Complete Series, Part One (Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo) Starring J. Michael Tatum, Trina Nishimura, Jackie Ross

CARTOONS

All Night Halloween Party Starring Jack Mercer Billy Bletcher

Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes 5

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 [Blu-ray] Starring Peter Weller, Michael Emerson, David Selby

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 Starring Peter Weller, Michael Emerson, David Selby

CatDog: Season Two, Part 2 Starring Tom Kenny and Jim Cummings

Family Guy, Volume Ten Starring Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein and Seth Green

G.I. Joe Renegades: Season One [Blu-ray] Starring Jason Marsden, Matthew Yang King

G.I. Joe Renegades: Season One, Vol. 2 Starring Jason Marsden and Matthew Yang King

Iron Man: Armored Adventures Season 2 Vol 2

Spongebob Squarepants: Atlantis Squarepantis

Spongebob Squarepants: Friend Or Foe

COMEDY AND LOVE Mania Style

Dave [Blu-ray] Starring Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella

Criterion Collection

Eating Raoul (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray] Starring Paul Bartel, Mary Woronov, Robert Beltran and Susan Saiger

Eating Raoul (Criterion Collection) Starring Paul Bartel, Mary Woronov, Robert Beltran and Susan Saiger

HORROR

After the Dawn Starring Nicole Kruex, Tommy Propson, Shane McCaffery

Arachnophobia [Blu-ray] Starring Jeff Daniels, John Goodman, Roy Brocksmith and James Handy

The Bucks County Massacre Starring Nicole Belle, Zackary Kresser, Dan Kellmer

Dracula Vs. Frankenstein [Blu-ray] Starring J. Carrol Naish

Elvira's Movie Macabre: Bloody Madness

Exit 101: Halloween Party Massacre Starring Taylor Bledsoe, Joseph Lavender, Travis Breedlove Alexis Arnett

Maniac [Blu-ray] Starring Joe Spinell, Caroline Munro, Gail Lawrence and Kelly Piper

Nightscape: Dark Reign of Thanatos Starring Henry Amphlett and Julian Lamoral-Roberts

Porkchop II: Rise of the Rind Starring Sam Qualiana, Angela Pritchett, Kaylee Williams

Resident Evil: Damnation (+ UltraViolet Digital Copy) [Blu-ray]

Resident Evil: Damnation (+ UltraViolet Digital Copy)

Strippers Vs. Werewolves [Blu-ray] Starring Robert Englund, Steven Berkoff and Martin Compston

Strippers Vs. Werewolves Starring Robert Englund, Steven Berkoff and Martin Compston

Terror Is a Man Starring Francis Lederer

Terror Of Dracula Starring Angela Faulkner, Andrea Hiltz, Anthony D.P. Mann, Ilke Hincer Matt Davis

Weird-Noir (Girl on the Run / The Naked Road / The Seventh Commandment / Fear No More / Fallguy / Stark Fear) Starring Ed Dugan, Jacques Bergerac, Jonathan Kidd

Zombie [Blu-ray] Starring Tisa Farrow, Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson and Al Cliver

Zombie Babies Starring Ruby LaRocca, Shawn C. Phillips and Sam Qualiana

MODERN CLASSICS on BLU-RAY

The American President [Blu-ray] Starring Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen

SCIENCE FICTION / FANTASY

Gamera The Brave [Blu-ray] Starring Kanji Tsuda

Marvel's The Avengers (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo in DVD Packaging) Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo

Marvel's The Avengers (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo in Blu-ray Packaging) Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo

Marvel's The Avengers (Four-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy + Digital Music Download) Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo

Marvel's The Avengers Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo

Mysterious Island Starring Marshall Reed, Karen Randle, Ralph Hodges, Gene Roth Richard Crane

TV LAND

American Horror Story - The Complete First Season Starring Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott

American Horror Story - The Complete First Season Starring Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott

CSI: Miami - The 10th and Final Season Starring David Caruso, Emily Procter, Adam Rodriguez and Rex Linn

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - The 12th Season Starring Marg Helgenberger, Elisabeth Shue and Ted Danson

CSI: NY - The Eighth Season Starring Gary Sinise, Hill Harper, Eddie Cahill

Desperate Housewives: The Complete Eighth and Final Season Starring Marcia Cross, Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - The Thirteenth Year Starring Mariska Hargitay

New Tricks: Season 8 Starring Dennis Waterman and James Bolam

Rescue Me: The Complete Series Starring Denis Leary, Steven Pasquale, Daniel Sunjata

Wallander - Season 3: An Event in Autumn / Dogs of Riga / Before the Frost Starring Kenneth Branagh

BOX SETS

Bond 50: The Complete 22 Film Collection [Blu-ray] Starring Sean Connery, Daniel Craig, Roger Moore and Timothy Dalton

Bond 50 Starring Sean Connery, Jack Lord, Bernard Lee and Joseph Wiseman

Charlie's Angels: The Complete Series Starring John Forsythe, David Doyle, Jaclyn Smith and Kate Jackson

COMMENTS AND RESPONSES

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doublec 9/25/2012 1:46:14 AM

 Kaiju Eiga fans might be interested to know that Daiei's legendary Daimajin Trilogy also comes out on Bluay today.

XeroWarp 9/25/2012 9:04:31 AM

 Got my 3D Bluray of Avengers! 

jedibanner 9/25/2012 10:50:10 AM

Just got my copy of the Avengers also (of course not 3D), can't wait!!!!!

spacespartan 9/25/2012 11:21:00 AM

 According to Amazon, the Bond "Box set includes an open slot for forthcoming James Bond film."

redhairs99 9/25/2012 12:16:19 PM

 I bought the 3D bluray of Avengers, but only because Target had it and the regular Bluray for the same price.  Don't own a 3D bluray player or 3D tv, but still figured I'd get the most bang for my buck.

VTGamehendge 9/25/2012 1:09:35 PM

What's the list price for Avengers 2-disc DVD/Blu-Ray set?  I pre-ordered it on Amazon back in June for $24.  Just got an email saying it'll be delivered on Friday!

VTGamehendge 9/25/2012 1:11:42 PM

Nevermind, it came down in price since I placed my order so it was $19.99.

InnerSanctum 9/25/2012 1:41:44 PM

 I think I'll wait for that special edition box set for the Avengers.  Then I can upgrade all at once (I never bought Hulk, Thor, or Captain.)  

Yeah, the folks controling Bond do know how to capitalize on the franchise.  I haven't upgraded to Blu ray for all the films (just the best of the bunch).  I'm still saddened that Fassbender has no chance of playing the part since Craig will be signing on for two more movies.  I enjoyed CR and the new one looks great...but, I wouldn't mind the changing of the guard for Fassbender.  He was born for the part.  

RobertTrate 9/25/2012 3:16:00 PM

 spacespartan, thannks for the update... the fox rep i spoke to at comic con said no it didn't

RobertTrate 9/25/2012 3:16:47 PM

Fassender has time, he is still young. 

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