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On the Shelves: DVD Releases for Dec 11, 2012

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On the Shelves: DVD Releases for Dec 11, 2012

Some of the DVD/Blu-Ray releases this week.

Bourne Legacy
The Bourne Legacy
– This movie is excellent. Honestly, as good as the third Bourne movie which is my favorite. Jeremy Renner is amazing.  I look forward to more Alex Cross movies and the eventual adventure where he meets Jason Bourne.

Ted
Ted
– I like Seth MacFarlane, even though I think Family Guy has sort of run its course. I want to see this, it looks raunchy and funny, but I’m not just in a hurry to add it to my “already seen” list.

In Search Of
In Search Of… The Complete Series
– All 140+ episodes of the sci-fi documentary show hosted by Leonard Nimoy. It ran from 1976-1982.  Featured searches for aliens, UFOs, Bigfoot, Jack the Ripper and the conspiracy behind the Lincoln assassination.  Lots of good TV, I’ll definitely be checking some of these out.

WW TV Pilot
Wonder Woman TV Movie Pilot (1974)
– This looks interesting.  Cathy Lee Crosby starred in a Wonder Woman TV pilot in 1974 a full 2 years before Lynda Carter would make her appearance.  I might have to check this out.

Ultra Seven
Ultra Seven: The Complete Series
– Giant Japanese fighting robots. That’s pretty much all you need to know. In case you want to know more, Ultra Seven is actually a followup to Ultraman.  And it’s just as awesome and robot-y.

The Island
The Island
– B-level horror movie from 1980 based on Peter Benchley’s followup novel to Jaws. Stars Michael Caine and David Warner.  Trust me, the poster is more awesome than the movie.

Django double feature 1 Django double feature 2
Django double feature DVDs – With the release of Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, some of the original Django movies are being dug out of the dusty corners of film vaults everywhere and getting DVD releases. The double feature on the left contains the movies
Django Kills Silently and Django’s Cut Price Corpses. The double feature on the right includes A Man Called Django! and Django and Sartana’s Showdown in the West.  Obviously, some of these are better than others, but they are usually good for some exploitative, spaghetti western fun.

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