Welcome back from the Christmas break. We hope that you all had a nice holiday. As is typical for this time of the year, the week after Christmas is a very slow time for new Blu-ray releases.
The following discs are available this week:
- ‘2012 Zombie Apocalypse‘ (Asylum)
- ‘Apollo 18‘ (Starz/Anchor Bay)
- ‘Archer: The Complete Season Two‘ (20th Century Fox)
- ‘The Borgias: The Complete First Season‘ (Paramount)
- ‘Buck‘ (IFC Films)
- ‘City Under Siege‘ (FUNimation)
- ‘The Double‘ (Image)
- ‘Eden of the East: The Complete Series‘ (FUNimation)
- ‘Final Destination 5‘ (Warner Brothers)
- ‘Final Destination 5 (Movie-Only Edition)‘ (Warner Brothers)
- ‘Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – Part 3‘ (FUNimation – December 28th)
- ‘Hostel: Part III‘ (Sony)
- ‘In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds‘ (20th Century Fox)
- ‘Nine Months‘ (Starz/Anchor Bay)
- ‘The Pool Boys‘ (One)
- ‘Shameless: The Complete First Season‘ (Showtime)
- ‘Slayers: Season 4 and 5‘ (FUNimation)
- ‘Zombie Apocalypse‘ (The Asylum)
The best new title of the week would have to be the second season collection of the FX network’s animated spy spoof ‘Archer‘. This show is hilariously dirty and politically incorrect. Although not listed above, I believe that the first season also hits general retail this week after being stuck as a Best Buy exclusive for a few months.
Also on the TV front, Showtime offers up a first season box set of the dramedy ‘Shameless‘. I watched the first episode of this and thought that it sucked pretty badly. The show is apparently pretty popular, though. Perhaps it got better?
A lot of the week’s theatrical titles are horror movies, for some reason. Do people enjoy a good scare after all the feel-good mirth of Christmas? We have the latest ‘Final Destination‘ sequel (2D only, apparently, unless there’s a 3D retailer exclusive that I’m not aware of), the latest ‘Hostel‘ sequel, and the found-footage astronaut thriller ‘Apollo 18‘.
If those don’t scare you, Uwe Boll’s incompetence is terrifying in its own way. How does this guy keep getting money to make movies that nobody likes? As if the first ‘In the Name of the King‘ wasn’t enough of a stinkfest, he somehow scraped together enough cash (and enough desperate actors) to throw together a sequel. Eek.