New Releases, week of 12/7/13: Sequelitis Edition


This week’s home video releases involve two big sequels: one revered, one reviled. The Wolverine (and subsequently a re-release of the entire X-Men series so far) hits DVD and Blu-ray while the less said about The Smurfs 2, the better. It’ll probably go on to sell more than Wolverine, sadly. Other notable hits include Drinking Buddies (and read Geoff’s awesome interview with the cast), which I still want to see, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (which is probably the first and last one of its series due to low box office performance), and season sixteen of The Simpsons is finally available!

In re-releases we have an extended version of Argo for some reason, a re-release of Anchorman to hype its sequel, and The Hangover Trilogy gets a complete set for some reason. The two Criterion releases (Nashville and Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion) make it all the better, however.

I’ve been listening to a lot of Marina and the Diamonds lately, so today’s videos are all reflective of that. Hit the jump for the notable home video releases this week. 

New Releases:

2013 World Series Collector’s Edition (DVD, Blu-ray)

Angry Birds Toons – Volume One (DVD)

Duck Dynasty: Seasons 1-3 Collector’s Set (DVD, Blu-ray)

Drinking Buddies (DVD, Blu-ray)

Girls Und Panzer: The TV Collection (Blu-ray)

Good Ol’ Freda (DVD)

Iron Man and Hulk: Heroes United (DVD, Blu-ray)

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Super Adventure (DVD)

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (DVD, Blu-ray)

One Piece: Season Five, Voyage Four (DVD)

Pokemon the Movie: Genesect & Legend Awakened (DVD)

Rutles: The Rutles Anthology (Blu-ray)

Saturn 3 (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Simpsons: Season 16 (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Smurfs 2 (DVD, Blu-ray)

Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams (DVD)

Thomas & Friends: The Thomas Way (DVD)

Transformers Prime: Season Three (DVD, Blu-ray)

Winnie Mandela (DVD)

The Wolverine (DVD, Blu-ray)


All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (Blu-ray)

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (Unrated Rich Mahogany Edition) (Blu-ray)

Argo: The Declassified Extended Edition (Blu-ray)

Carmen Jones (Blu-ray)

Desk Set (Blu-ray)

Eurotrip (Blu-ray)

Frenzy (Blu-ray)

The Hangover Trilogy (Blu-ray)

Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion Criterion Collection (DVD, Blu-ray)

Jesse James (Blu-ray)

Nashville (Criterion Collection DVD, Blu-ray)

Serpico (Blu-ray)

Terms of Endearment (Blu-ray)

X-Men: The Adamantium Collection (Blu-ray)