Cool stuff on DVD today: 'This Is the End,' more
05:00 AM, Oct 01, 2013
Personally, I have so much good stuff on my DVR that it may be a little while before I can delve into any DVDs. Still, here are some fun new options to consider:
Release o’ the week: This Is the End. Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride and Jonah Hill play exaggerated versions of themselves (we hope) in this silly bro-pacalyptic comedy.
- China Beach: Season 1. If you didn’t want to invest in the whole series, take the classic drama one season at a time.
- New Girl: The Complete Second Season. I wasn’t totally on board with this show during its first season, but the second had me hooked.
- Bob and the Monster. The inspiring documentary follows influential musician Bob Forrest and features interviews with Anthony Kiedis, Courtney Love, members of Fishbone, Guns N’ Roses and many others. A bunch of cool DVD/download/soundtrack “bundles” are for sale at bobandthemonster.com.
- Magnum P.I.: The Complete Series. Can you handle 42 discs of Tom Selleck?
- Murder, She Wrote: The Complete Series. … Or 63 discs of Angela Lansbury? (I think the answer to both questions is yes.)
- The Little Mermaid. Disney releases a “Diamond Edition” of the classic.
- The Wizard of Oz. Celebrate the film’s 75th anniversary with a new collector’s edition.
Also out: How I Met Your Mother: The Complete Season 8, The Croods, Beauty and the Beast (2012): The First Season, Dead Before Dawn, Fright Night 2: New Blood, Frozen Ground, Glee: The Complete Fourth Season, Morning, 100 Bloody Acres, Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited 5-8, Peanuts: A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (40th Anniversary Edition)
Blu-ray highlight: From Here to Eternity arrives in the format.
Related news: Look for Edgar Wright’s The World’s End on DVD Nov. 19.
Next week: Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing arrives.