Disney has done a brilliant transfer of this heartwarming Studio Ghibli animated fantasy, recommended wholeheartedly for family members of all ages.
Classic and haunting 1932 adaptation of H.G. Wells’ Island of Dr. Moreau, The Island of Lost Souls, comes to dual-format edition release from The Masters of Cinema Series.
The Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood OVA collection will appeal mainly to those who are already fans of the franchise and may have been better served as an addition to previous Fullmetal releases. Still, those who enjoy the franchise will want to pick this up.
WB has treated this final season of Chuck to a serviceable Blu-ray release with solid video, audio and a few nice features. Fans will want to add this to their collections.
Based on an original manga, Yakuza Weapon might have been better served being adapted into an anime series or feature film rather than this half-baked yakuza spoof/splatter-fest.
Two more Japanese classics from the great Mizoguchi arrive in a must-have dual-format edition from Eureka’s Masters of Cinema series.
An enjoyable, even if somewhat typical, teen comedy/sci-fi anime series in the fan service oeuvre, Cat Planet Cuties arrives in this Blu-ray Combo Pack set from Funimation with a fine audio and video presentation plus an extra naughty OVA in tow.
Good films? Outside of the original Mimic, absolutely not. Even a low MSRP can’t make me give Lionsgate’s Mimic: 3-Film Set Blu-ray a worthwhile recommendation. Skip it.
Director Shimizu Takashi’s haunted house J-Horror flick, Shock Labyrinth 3D, is a satisfying guilty pleasure that effectively uses 3D and gives a little shot in the arm to this well-worn genre.
Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker brings BioWare’s video game franchise to Blu-ray in a CG-animated feature length film that fantasy enthusiasts might enjoy.