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Hello. After things shook out over the week, we were down to just 140 new DVDs, 45 Blu-rays and 6 "digital" titles coming out Tuesday.

EDIT: Crap, I left six out. Make it 146 DVDs and 197 total!

TOP PREORDERS OF THE WEEK
1 1 Jurassic Park 3D (3D Blu-ray + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet) (The W at Amazon)
2 2 Gangster Squad (+ UltraViolet Digital Copy)
3 3 Gangster Squad [Blu-ray]
4 4 The Impossible
5 5 The Impossible [Blu-ray]
6 8 Promised Land
7 6 Masterpiece Classic: Mr. Selfridge (UK Edition)
8 7 Naruto Shippuden: Set 14
9 13 A Haunted House
10 11 Promised Land (Two-Disc Combo Pack: Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet)
11 10 Marvel Knights: InHumans
12 15 A Haunted House (Two-Disc Combo Pack: Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet)
13 9 Maverick: The Complete Second Season
14 23 Great Gatsby [Blu-ray]
15 14 Ken Burns: The Central Park Five
16 17 A Haunting - Season 5 - Aired 2012
17 21 Made in Japan [Blu-ray]
18 12 Live at Montreux 2012 [Blu-ray]
19 19 Touched By an Angel: The Seventh Season
20 -- Jack Reacher (digital purchase)
21 20 Donna Leon's Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries - Episodes 15 & 16
22 -- Buck Denver Asks: What's In The Bible? Volume Eleven - Spreading The Good News!
23 18 Richard III (Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
24 22 Donna Leon's Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries - 17 & 18

Dropping out from last week's check were Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan [Blu-ray] and Looney Tunes Super Stars: Sylvester & Hippety Hopper - Marsupial Mayhem.



MOVIES OF THE WEEK

THE BIG ONES

As I JUST said, the top selling title of the week IS...

Jurassic Park 3D (3D Blu-ray + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet) (1993/2013) Cannily released JUST after the limited 3D engagement in theatres

Gangster Squad (+ UltraViolet Digital Copy) (2013) Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte, Emma Stone, Sean Penn
Gangster Squad [Blu-ray]

The Impossible (Lo Imposible - Spain, 2012) Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor
The Impossible [Blu-ray]

Promised Land (USA/UAE, 2012) Matt Damon, John Krasinski, Frances McDormand
Promised Land (Two-Disc Combo Pack: Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet)

A Haunted House Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins, Cedric The Entertainer, Nick Swardson, David Koechner
A Haunted House (Two-Disc Combo Pack: Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet)

Promised Land Same as above, different distributor, much more expensive?
A Haunted House Ditto?

NERD ALERT
Marvel Knights: InHumans More info on this DVD at Shout! Factory (shoutfactory.com)

DIGITAL EXCLUSIVES OF THE WEEK
Jack Reacher (digital purchase)
Jack Reacher [HD] (2012) Tom Cruise IS DVD/BD coming May 7 (digital purchase)

Just Like Being There [HD] (digital purchase)
Just Like Being There (2012) Gig poster "community" DVD coming June 4 (digital purchase)

Behind The Orange Curtain (2012) Documentary on teenaged drug addicts in Orange county, CA (digital purchase)
Behind The Orange Curtain [HD] No DVD release scheduled yet (digital purchase)

THE CRITERION COLLECTION OF THE WEEK

#655: Pierre Etaix (Criterion Collection) A box set of his five features and three shorts - more info on this set and preview at The Criterion Collection (criterion.com)
#655: Pierre Etaix (Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]

#213: Richard III (Criterion Collection) (UK, 1955) More info on this film and trailer at The Criterion Collection
#213: Richard III (Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]

Looney Tunes Super Stars: Sylvester & Hippety Hopper - Marsupial Mayhem 18 classic shorts

Pawn (2013) Michael Chiklis, Common, Marton Csokas, Sean Faris, Stephen Lang, Ray Liotta, Nikki Reed, Forest Whitaker
Pawn [Blu-ray]

Cheech & Chong's: Animated Movie (2013) They'll live forever!!!
Cheech & Chong's: Animated Movie [Blu-ray]

Fast and Furious 1-5 (4/24)
Fast and Furious 1-5 [Blu-ray] (4/24)

NEW TO BLU-RAY

The Great Gatsby [Blu-ray] (1974) Robert Redford, Mia Farrow

The Pit & the Pendulum [Blu-ray] (1991)

Castle Freak [Blu-ray] (direct to video, 1995)

Blu-Ray Twin Pack: Poor Pretty Eddie & Carnival Magic
Blu-Ray Twin Pack: Dementia 13 & The Terror
Terror / Dementia 13 [Blu-ray] Same as above, different distributor, slightly cheaper?
Poor Pretty Eddie / Carnival Magic [Blu-ray] Ditto?

DOCUMENTARIES OF THE WEEK

Last Summer Won't Happen (1968) More info on this DVD at Icarus Films (icarusfilms.com)

El Cerrito (Venezuela, 2006) More info on this DVD at Microcinema (microcinemadvd.com)

Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (Germany, 2010) Werner Herzog does it again Extra long Vimeo trailer at wernerherzog.com

The Queen of the People (La Reina del Pueblo - Venezuela, 2010) - Microcinema

Space Shuttle Columbia: Mission of Hope (An Article of Hope - 2011)

G-Dog (2012)

Mother India: Life Through The Eyes of The Orphan (2012)

FURN FILMS OF THE WEEK

The Robot Vs. The Aztec Mummy (La momia azteca contra el robot humano - Mexico, 1958) The "before MST3K" version

Maldonne (Misdeal) (Italy/France, 1969) Not much more info on this DVD at Pathfinder Pictures (ww.pathfinderpictures.com)

The Grapes of Death (Les Raisins de la Mort - France, 1978)
The Grapes of Death [Blu-ray]

Night of the Hunted (La Nuit des Traquées - France, 1980) Directed by Jean Rollin (as is above)
Night of the Hunted [Blu-ray]

Electric Button (Moon & Cherry) (Tsuki to Cherry - Japan, 2004)

Cold Prey II (Fritt vilt II - Norway, 2008) More info on this DVD at Shout! Factory (shoutfactory.com)

A Tale Of Legendary Libido (Garoojigi - South Korea, 2008) Korean sex comedies are the best sex comedies

Penthouse Playboys (Pen-teu-ha-woo-seu Ko-kki-ri - South Korea, 2009) Also known as "Searching for the Elephant" for some reason

Poema De Salvación (Argentina, 2009) (English subsite "The Salvation Poem" available)

Last Caress (France, 2010)

Secret Love (Bimilae - South Korea, 2010)

Tierra Madre (Mexico, 2010) YouTube trailer at Vanguard (vanguardcinema.com)

Judgment (Judgement - Japan, 2012) More info on this DVD in English and trailer link at Pathfinder

Mixed Kebab (Belgium/Turkey, 2012)

Thale (Norway, 2012) (Int'l site)
Thale BD/combo [Blu-ray]

ABCD (Any Body Can Dance) (Hindi Movie / Bollywood Film / Indian Cinema DVD) (India, 2013) "When a capable dancer is provoked by the evil design of his employer, naturally he will be out to prove his mettle." Naturally! (4/25)
Jolly L.L.B. (Hindi Movie / Bollywood Film / Indian Cinema DVD) - 2013 (India, 2013) (4/25)
Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns (Hindi Movie / Bollywood Film / Indian Cinema DVD) - 2013 (India, 2013) (4/25)

COLLECTIONS OF NO GREAT SHAKES OF THE WEEK

Treasure Chest Of Horrors 2 Mona Screamalot (Veronica Ricci) presents six shorts
Ultimate Zombie Feast 2 Collection of eight zombie movies - list at Amazon; trailer at Vanguard (vanguardcinema.com)

ZOMBIE MOVIE OF THE WEEK (well, not counting the collection right up there)
All American Zombie Drugs (2010) Beau Nelson, Wolfgang Weber, Natalie Irby, Susan Graham

OLIVE FILMS (olivefilms.com) OF THE WEEK

Sante Fe Stampede (1938)
Santa Fe Stampede [Blu-ray]
War of the Wildcats (In Old Oklahoma - 1943) John Wayne, Martha Scott, Albert Dekker, George "Gabby" Hayes, Marjorie Rambeau, Dale Evans
War of the Wildcats [Blu-ray]
The Fighting Seabees (1944) John Wayne, Susan Hayward, Dennis O'Keefe, William Frawley
The Fighting Seabees [Blu-ray]
Copacabana (1947) Groucho Marx, Carmen Miranda, Andy Russell, Steve Cochran, Gloria Jean
Copacabana [Blu-ray]
Magic Town (1947) James Stewart, Jane Wyman
Magic Town [Blu-ray]
Wake of the Red Witch (1948) John Wayne, Gail Russell, Gig Young, Adele Mara, Luther Adler
Wake of the Red Witch [Blu-ray]
Champion (1949) Kirk Douglas, Marilyn Maxwell, Arthur Kennedy
Champion [Blu-ray]
The Red Pony (1949) Myrna Loy, Robert Mitchum
The Red Pony [Blu-ray]
City That Never Sleeps (1953) Gig Young, Mala Powers, William Talman, Edward Arnold, Chill Wills, Marie Windsor, Paula Raymond
City That Never Sleeps [Blu-ray]

They also are releasing the two Hal Hartley films below.

AND THE REST OF THE MOVIES OF THE WEEK

Federal Agents Vs. Underworld, Inc. (serial, 1949)
Mistress Of The Apes (1979)

Flirt (USA/Germany/Japan, 1995) Bill Sage, Dwight Ewell, Miho Nikaido, Martin Donovan, Parker Posey - more information at the site of director Hal Hartley (possiblefilms.com)
Flirt [Blu-ray]

Gothkill: The Soul Collector (Gothkill - direct to video, 2009) Juliya Chernetsky, Flambeaux, Eve Blackwater

Bloodsucking Vampire Freaks (direct to video?, 2010?) Not in IMDb but same distributor as above - they seem to have a theme... Violet Sweet, Persephonie, Tim Beckley

Magic Journey to Africa (Spain, 2010) "Originally presented in GIANT SCREEN theaters" - I guess they couldn't afford to say "IMAX" (or they couldn't afford to SHOW it in IMAX) More info and trailer at Image (image-entertainment.com)
Magic Journey to Africa [Blu-ray]

Wasted On The Young (Australia, 2010)

5th & Alameda (2011) Saye Yabandeh, Mario Van Peebles, Corey Sevier - man, Mario's lookin' OLD - more info on this DVD at the mighty Maverick (maverickentertainment.cc)

Journey to Jamaa (Jamaa - short, Uganda/USA, 2011)

Meanwhile (2011) DJ Mendel - also directed by Hal Hartley
Meanwhile [Blu-ray]

Part Time Fabulous (2011)

Wuthering Heights (UK, 2011) More info on this DVD and YouTube trailer at Oscilloscope (oscilloscope.net)
Wuthering Heights BLU RAY [Blu-ray]

Any Day Now (2012) Alan Cumming, Garret Dillahunt
Any Day Now [Blu-ray]

Car's Life 3: The Royal Heist (direct to video?, 2012?) Not in IMDb, so here's a link to "Car's Life 2" instead

CLONED: The Recreator Chronicles (2012)

D'Agostino (USA/Greece, 2012) Cover says "A macabre tale of self-discovery" so let's go with that
D'Agostino [Blu-ray]

The Endless PossibIlity of Sky (2012) More info on this DVD at Water Bearer Films (store.waterbearerfilms.com)

The Exhibitionists (2012) Richard Short, Pepper Binkley, Ella Rae Peck, Laverne Cox

God's Country (2012) Jenn Gotzon, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Gib Gerard, Michael Toland

It's in The Blood (2012) Lance Henriksen, Sean Elliot

K-11 (2012) Goran Visnjic, Kate Del Castillo, D.B. Sweeney, Jason Mewes, Portia Doubleday, Tommy "Tiny" Lister
K-11 [Blu-ray]

Sloppy the Psychotic (2012) They'll put ANY clown on a DVD cover...or a Facebook cover

Assassins Run (USA/Russia, 2013) Christian Slater, Cole Hauser, Sofya Skya, Angus Macfadyen

Break Away (Baroudeur - South Africa, 2013)

Deep Dark Canyon (2013) Ted Levine, Spencer Treat Clark, Nick Eversman, Martin Starr, Matthew Lillard

Family Weekend Kristin Chenoweth, Matthew Modine, Olesya Rulin, Joey King, Eddie Hassell, Shirley Jones

Jesus, The Daughter Of God (2013) Yep, Bill Zebub wrote/directed - can't bring myself to link billzebub.com again, sorry

Re-Generator (2013?) Not in IMDb - more info on this DVD at Ytinifni Pictures (ytinifni.com)

The Wanderers (2013) Layton Matthews (also wrote/directed), Ben Dreyfuss, Jesse C. Boyd



COMEDY OF THE WEEK

Red Light Comedy: Live From Amsterdam 1 (Showtime, 2012)

Ian Bagg: Getting To F**ing Know You (Showtime, 2013) (4/24)



ANIME OF THE WEEK

Naruto Shippuden: Set 14

Ai No Kusabi: The Space Between

Rosario + Vampire: The Complete First Season
Rosario + Vampire CAPU2: The Complete Second Season

Hakuoki OVA Collection

Psychic Detective Yakumo: Complete Collection



TV OF THE WEEK

Top selling TV of the week...never heard of it...
Masterpiece Classic: Mr. Selfridge (UK Edition) (ITV, 2013) Jeremy Piven IS
Masterpiece Classic: Mr. Selfridge (UK Edition) [Blu-ray]

Maverick: The Complete Second Season (ABC, 1958-9)

Ken Burns: The Central Park Five (PBS, 2012) Watch online for free for a limited time at PBS (video.pbs.org)
Ken Burns: The Central Park Five [Blu-ray]

A Haunting - Season 5 - Aired 2012 (Discovery)

Touched By an Angel: The Seventh Season (CBS, 2000-1)

GERMAN TELEVISION OF THE WEEK
Donna Leon's Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries - Episodes 15 & 16 (ARD, 2009, 2010) Series 8 & 9 were one episode each
Donna Leon's Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries - 17 & 18 (ARD, 2011, 2012) ...as were Series 10 & 11...and now you're all caught up!

Iron Man: Armored Adventures - Season 2, Vol 4 (Nicktoons, 2012) Final eight episodes
Iron Man: Armored Adventures, Complete Season 2 Maybe they could have just put this out without dividing it into four volume$?

The Restless Gun: The Complete Series (NBC, 1957-9)

Too Cute Puppies (Animal Planet) One episode - also includes "Dogs 101" and "Designer Dog"

Nova: Who Killed Lindbergh's Baby (WGBH, 2013) More info and watch online at NOVA (pbs.org)

Sales, Soupy - Soupy Sez! "Collector's Edition Volume 4"

MIND-BLOWING VARIETY SPECIAL OF THE WEEK
Julie Andrews: One Step Into Spring (CBS, 1978) with Leslie Uggams, Leo Sayer (!), Alan King (!!), and THE MUPPETS - SOLD

TV MOVIES OF THE WEEK
Wyvern Mystery (BBC, 2000) Derek Jacobi, Iain Glen, Naomi Watts
Pegasus Vs. Chimera (Syfy, Canada, 2012)

COLOMBIAN TV OF THE WEEK
Pablo Escobar: Patron Del Mal Part 1 (Escobar, El Patrón del Mal - miniseries, Canal Caracol, 2012)

AND FINALLY, "60 MINUTES" OF THE WEEK
60 Minutes - The Pioneer Hotel Fire (DVD-R)
60 Minutes - The Lost Boys See the entire 3/31 show online for free at 60 Minutes (cbsnews.com) (DVD-R)



KIDZ RELEAZEZ OF THE WEEK (mostly biblified)

Buck Denver Asks: What's In The Bible? Volume Eleven - Spreading The Good News! Wow, it MUST be a slow week if THIS is a top seller

The Wiggles: Surfer Jeff

Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures 1
Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures 2
Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures 3
Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures 4
Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures 5
Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures 6


The Jesus Storybook Bible Animated DVD, Vol. 1
The Jesus Storybook Bible Animated DVD, Vol. 2
The Jesus Storybook Bible Animated DVD, Vol. 3
The Jesus Storybook Bible Animated DVD, Vol. 4



MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Live at Montreux 2012 Alanis Morissette
Live at Montreux 2012 [Blu-ray]

Made in Japan Whitesnake (2011)
Made in Japan [Blu-ray]

Deadmau5 - The Man, The DJ, The Music Umm...what about THE MASK

Riddle Box Weekend ICP

Tunnel Vision Raz Mesinai

Farewell Concert The Statler Brothers

Lopez, Jennifer - Evolution
Pink - Revolution

Britten & His Festival (Benjamin Britten and His Aldeburgh Festival - BBC, 1967) (PAL)

Voulez-Vous ZE:A (Children of Empire) (import)
Live in Ancient Kourion Iced Earth (import)

Fab Live: Fujifabric Zepp Tour 2012 Light Flight [Blu-ray] (import)
Kanayan Tour 2012 Arena [Blu-ray] Kana Nishino - MOST EXPENSIVE TITLE OF THE WEEK (import)
Arena Tour 2011: Republic of 2pm [Blu-ray] 2PM (import)
First Japan Tour 2011: Take Off' In Makuhari Messe [Blu-ray] 2PM (import)
Live 2012: Six Beautiful Days in Budokan [Blu-ray] 2PM (import)
Cliff Richard - Live In Berlin (PAL) (4/26)

LEARNIN'
Play Frusciante Max Milligan

CLASSICAL OF THE WEEK

Mozart in Japan Mitsuko Uchida (PAL)



SPORTS!

Southwest Championship Wrestling: Best Of The 80's Volume 1 "19 big matches" but don't know what they are - still, I'm always intrigued by any wrestling footage that WWE may not (yet) own...



SWEAT OF THE WEEK

Kathy Smith Timeless Collection: Pregnancy Prenatal Postnatal Workout
Kathy Smith Timeless Collection: Fat Burning Classics For the record, I totally approve of DVD rereleases of 1980s aerobics videos (well, I'm on the fence about the pregnancy ones)

Scott Cole: Discover Tai Chi for Fitness

DANCE LIKE YOU NEED INSTRUCTION
Learn to Dance Collection Set NINE DVDs! More info on this set at BFS (bfsent.com)
Stripper Dance - Professional Exotic Dance Routines & Striptease Technique from Elite Clubs Lady Morrighan

DEFEND YOURSELF
Master of Escapes with Eduardo Telles & Robert Lovi (4/26)



SMUT OF THE WEEK

Fifty Shades of De Sade Marquis de Sade's Justine, Eugenie, Eugenie de Sade, Justine de Sade - suspicious that this may be same movie four times
Girlfriend's Forever: Ever Loving Friends I won't lie to you...that apostrophe is really bugging me



ET CETERA

WAR (WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR)

Missile Attack
Vulcan B Mark I

THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE

Alien Abduction-Odyssey of Betty & Barney Hill (2013) More info on this DVD and trailer at Reality Entertainment (reality-entertainment.com)
Dark Passions Of A Sexual Serial Killer
Roswell UFO Crash: Deathbed Confessions



Because I'm running so late, it's time to start thinking about NEXT Tuesday!

CURRENT TOP PREORDERED TITLES OF NEXT WEEK
1 Silver Linings Playbook
2 Silver Linings Playbook [Blu-ray]
3 History of the Eagles [3 Blu-Ray]
4 The Guilt Trip
5 History of the Eagles [3DVD]
6 Broken City [Blu-ray]
7 Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season Three [Blu-ray]
8 Broken City
9 Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Best of Both Worlds (Blu-ray +UltraViolet)
10 The Guilt Trip (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo +Digital Copy)
11 Funny Girl [Blu-ray]
12 The Vampire Lovers [Blu-ray]
13 Scarlet Pimpernel
14 Manborg
15 Nova: Earth From Space
16 My Little Pony, Friendship is Magic: Princess Twilight Sparkle
17 Strictly Ballroom [Blu-ray]
18 WWE: The Best of in Your House [Blu-ray]
19 Not Fade Away
20 The Details
21 Not Fade Away (Blu-ray +Digital Copy +UltraViolet)
22 David Et Jonathas
23 Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries: Complete Collection
24 Star Trek I: The Motion Picture [Blu-ray]

CURRENT TOP PREORDERED TITLE FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING...
* 5/7: Jack Reacher (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
5/14: Dexter: The Seventh Season
5/21: True Blood: The Complete Fifth Season
5/28: Doctor Who: Series Seven - Part Two
6/4: A Good Day to Die Hard (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
6/11: Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters - Rated and Unrated Versions (Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray / DVD / Digital Copy +UltraViolet)
* 6/18: Quartet
* 6/25: Shaun of the Dead [Blu-ray Steelbook]
7/2: The Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis: The Complete Series

That's it! See you next week!

(edited by CRZ on 22.4.13 1615)

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I'm really surprised that so many people either have 3D TVs or expect to have 3D TVs in the future. The non-3D BluRay is $10 cheaper.



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That totally awesome 50 Shades of De Sade is 4 different films and they are all excellent.




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