Looking for something good and geeky to watch? Here are this week's notable DVD and Blu-ray releases:
Futurama: The Complete Collection (DVD)
Nerds with some cash to spare will want to snag a pair of these sets (complete with Bender's preserved head) to use as collectible bookends. Oh, and the show is pretty damn great, too! The 18-disc set contains all four volumes plus Bender´s Big Score, The Beast With A Billion Backs, Bender´s Game, Into the Wild Green Yonder and tons of commentary, docs, Easter eggs and deleted scenes.
Drag Me to Hell (DVD & Blu-ray)
Audiences whined when Sam Raimi's glorious return to schlocky, suspenseful horror was tagged with a PG-13 rating. Now you can watch Alison Lohman live out her worst nightmares in an unrated edition, packaged together with the theatrical release.
More of this week's DVD releases after the jump.
Legend of the Seeker: The Complete First Season (DVD)
I know next to nothing about Raimi's syndicated adventure series, except that it doesn't star Kevin Sorbo and it seems to lack the tongue-in-cheek humor that made Hercules and Xena such a blast. Proceed with caution.
Land of the Lost (DVD & Blu-ray)
I love Will Ferrell and Danny McBride, but I stayed far, far away from this awful-looking big screen remake of the campy 1974 series. (The Sleestaks looked kinda cool, though.)
Marvel Animation: 6 Film Set (DVD)
For my money DC tends to make the best straight-to-DVD animated movies based on classic comic book properties. Still, Marvel's animated flicks are a lot of fun, and this set offers six discs with six movies – Ultimate Avengers, Ultimate Avengers 2, The Invincible Iron Man, Dr. Strange, Next Avengers, and Hulk Vs. – for less than $40 at most online shops.
Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown (DVD & Blu-ray)
Guillermo Del Toro, Neil Gaiman, and John Carpenter pay homage to influential horror/fantasy/sci-fi author H.P. Lovecraft in this indie doc. Check out the trailer below: