We’re very sequel heavy on DVD this week as one of the spring’s biggest sequel hits, and biggest sequel flops, both come to DVD on the same day.

That’s right, it’s finally Fast Five day on DVD so you can take the all-star cast from the nearly billion-dollar megahit home with you. Or, if horror is more your speed, you can hang out for the thousand-dollar non-hit Scream 4 and let the blood flow.

All that plus many more TV on DVD and a whole lot of Lion King.

Check it all out below…

Feature Films

Fast Five

A common complaint among the mid-20s male moviegoer is the lack of the old school 80s action movie.

We miss the dry cool wit of a hero, plots that don’t really matter, and so much unintentional comedy they make a high school play blush.

Well here’s the thing: 80s action movies are back. And they’re called the “Fast and Furious Franchise”.

This has everything you want – a terrible actor in the lead (Vin Diesel), ridiculous action (the basic demolition of half of Brazil) and really awful dialogue (what do you remember about your father?).

It’s all right there!

So get over your “car movie” bias – Fast Five is the action you’ve been missing.

Buy Fast Five on DVD.

TV on DVD

“Friday Night Lights”: The Complete Series

The fuss over an “Arrested Development” reunion reminded me of a simple fact: Most people who love the show never watched it.

Sure, they caught up on DVD or the scant re-runs you see on weird cable channels, but nobody actually watched it on TV. Which is why it got canceled.

That would be fine if it weren’t for the condescending way these people, who never watched the show, talk down about how stupid everyone is not to watch, and that’s why it got canceled. Even though they were the biggest part of the problem.

I have a feeling “Friday Night Lights” is next on this train. A highly lauded show that now has its entire series out on DVD – just in time for “I don’t own a TV” crowd to catch up and look down on us that it only got five seasons. Even though it’s once again their fault.

But I’m not bitter, I just want them to buy Friday Night Lights on DVD and enjoy it.

  • “According to Jim”: Season 5 – Buy Now
  • “Bored to Death”: Season 2 – Buy Now
  • “Boy Meets World”: Season 7 – Buy Now
  • “In Treatment”: Season 3 – Buy Now
  • “Ken Burns’ Prohibition” – Buy Now
  • “The League”: Season 2 – Buy Now
  • “Lie to Me”: Season 3 – Buy Now
  • “The Walking Dead”: Season 8 -Buy Now

TV on DVD

Normally, I ignore it when Disney “opens its vault” to put out another limited-run DVD, but I just couldn’t pass up The Lion King, only because the DVD and Blu-Ray release of this movie also comes along with “The Lion King Trilogy”.

There’s a trilogy? What is that!?

  • The Lion King: Four-Disc Diamond Edition – Buy Now
  • The Lion King: Two-Disc Diamond Edition – Buy Now
  • The Lion King Trilogy – Buy Now

And Just So You Know, This DVD Exists…