The top spot in movies this week goes to The Hunger Games, which I suspect may do as well as a DVD as it did as a book and movie. This one will definitely be coming home with me, and I am looking forward to seeing if they can sustain the momentum in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Also out this week, Juan Of The Dead brings still more humor to the Zombie Apocalypse. And for fans of the classic Japanese giant monsters series, Gamera: War of Monsters Collection has 6 movies of the giant turtle god being reissued together in a box set. And finally in the live action feature films category, The Sword Identity comes our way from China. I am sure you will be shocked to learn it is a historic martial arts epic.
In TV we have Dr. Who: Greatest Show in the Galaxy, a Sylvester McCoy classic tale with Sophie Aldred as Ace. Another option is Dexter: Season 6, which is also coming out in a box set of seasons 1 through 6.
New Anime releases start with Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror, a feature-length presentation that has Haruka off in a wonderland like environment searching for her lost treasure. The trailer looks cute as hell, I will be interested to see if the animation quality is consistent and how the story holds up. Another new entry this week is called This Boy Can Fight Aliens, which is good, because Earth has been invaded. Except, of course, the boy has lost his memory and doesn’t have a clue how to use his powers. This is an OVA, not a feature film or a TV show, and the entire thing is only 28 minutes long, so unless it comes with some outrageous extras I am thinking it is overpriced.
The third and last new entry for this week is One Piece – Collection 7, with the Straw Hat Gang continuing to contend for the crown of King of the Pirates. Besides the new stuff, there is a re-release in more cost effective packaging: Trinity Blood – The Complete Series reduces the price over buying the seasons separately by a good 25%. And I do like their tag line: Vampire action without all that teen angst.