Veronica_Mars_13-la-3-7-14Again, we’ve got another week where catalog rules everything around me (CREAM, get the money, dollar dollar bill ya’ll), but there’s some great titles to pick up among them, including one of Sam Fuller’s best movies.

New:

  • Veronica Mars: The kickstarter project that got a theatrical (and VOD) release, Veronica Mars got the band back together for this lumpy but not unwatchable reunion. The cast are great, though it’s more fun for the performers than for the story, which is… okay.

Classics:

  • Amistad, The Terminal: Two of Steven Spielberg’s less revered films are hitting Blu-ray this week, which makes me hope Universal gets on their game and starts putting out films like Duel and The Sugarland Express.
  • Bachelor Party, Revenge of the Nerds: These are classic 80’s sex comedies (the former starring Tom Hanks), offensive, sexually immature, borderline rapey at times, but if you loved them, if you grew up with them, you’ll probably have to pick these up.
  • The Big Red One, The Bridges of Madison County, Memphis Belle, The Women: There’s no real order to the Warner Brothers catalog out this week, but there’s some great titles here, especially Sam Fuller’s Big Red One, even if it’s not the optimal presentation.
  • Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla II / Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla, Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah / Godzilla vs. Mothra, Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster, Godzilla: Final Wars / Godzilla: Tokyo SOS, Godzilla vs. Destoroyah / Godzilla vs. Megaguirus, Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster, Godzilla on Monster Island: With the release of a new Godzilla hitting theaters in a matter of days there is now a great assortment of giant monster movies to watch in high definition.
  • The Honeymooners: “Classic 39″ Episodes, I Love Lucy: Ultimate Season 1,  Little House on the Prairie: Season Two (Deluxe Remastered Edition): Classic television only this week, though I’ve seen the black and white shows and they look amazing on Blu-ray.
  • Speed 2: Cruise Control: This movie is as bad as you would think it might be. It’s real bad.
  • Weekend at Bernie’s: For some reason, this film was a smash hit in the 1980’s, and inspired a sequel. This suggests there were better drugs in the 1980’s.

What are you picking up this week?