One of summer’s biggest surprises hits home video this week, as does a perennial classic, some Star Wars stuff, and a movie called Gabe the Cupid Dog. Check out this week’s top choices…

New:

  • Abominable Christmas: This is described as such: “Despite repeated warnings about humans from their father, the Abominable Snowman, two Abominable Snowkids find themselves in a sleepy Colorado mountain town after being chased out of their hideaway by a scientist determined to capture them.” Okay then.
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter: This epically stupid movie proved to be one of the more entertaining films of the summer, if only because someone uses a horse to attack someone else (not riding the horse, throwing it).
  • Gabe the Cupid Dog: This is described as such: “Gabe the Cupid Dog must go to new lengths to get Sara and Eric to tie the ‘leash.’” That’s a great bad title.
  • Madea’s Witness Protection: The latest from Tyler Perry. Enough said?
  • Magic Mike: One of summer’s biggest surprise hits, this tells the story of Channing Tatum’s life as a male stripper. It’s one of Steven Soderbergh’s most successful films, and most people like it, so I’ll definitely be checking it out this week.
  • Seeking a Friend for the End of the World: This was a summer arthouse picture that didn’t connect with audiences at all. Steve Carell and Keira Knightley star in the film, about the world hearing it’s going to end and two people who look for a connection in the last days.
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – The Complete Season Four: I’m so done with Star Wars, but I keep hearing good things about the cartoon, so there’s that.
  • Take This Waltz: This adult drama about infidelity stars Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen, and was well reviewed, but with its theatrical going at the same time as day and date VOD, it didn’t seem to make much of an impression, except with people who heard about Sarah Silverman’s nude scene.
  • Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines: This good to know for trivia questions. There are five Wrong Turn movies.

Classics:

  • Blade Runner: 30th Anniversary Collector’s Edition: Five years later and they haven’t improved on the original set, but – you know – new packaging and a little bit extra.
  • Fear and Desire: Stanley Kubrick wanted his first film – Fear and Desire – to be buried. Now it’s on Blu-ray. Kubrick never wanted you to see it, but he’s dead now.
  • I, Robot – 3D: Though the film was never released previously in 3D, now it will be in three dimensions on Blu-ray. It will surely make it a better movie.
  • Sunday Bloody Sunday: The latest from Criterion is the early 70’s British classic, which Criterion once put out on Laserdisc.

What are you picking up this week?