This week’s DVD and Blu-ray releases has something for everyone! Tiny magicians! Busty cartoon ladies! Nautical tigers! A blob! If you can’t find something you like in these listings, then… well, you’re probably just waiting until The Hobbit comes out next week.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit 25th Anniversary Edition

The long-awaited Zemeckis classic — the only place where you can see Bugs Bunny and Mickey Mouse in the same scene other than terrifying erotic fan art — finally comes to Blu-ray! It contains all three Roger Rabbit short ‘toons, a bunch of mini-docs on the making of the movie, a deleted scene, and more.


Wha? Another ‘80s classic finally makes it to Blu-ray? Well, make sure you don’t accidentally pick up the DVD-only release, which isn’t even in anamorphic widescreen. The Blu-ray is appropriately HD, includes deleted scenes, Warwick Davis’ personal video diary from the set, and more.

The Life of Pi

In finally reading the movie’s synopsis for these DVD listings, I discovered the tiger’s name is Richard Parker. That’s awesome. Although how many people do you think adopted cats in the last six months and named them Richard Parker? Way too many, I bet.

Rise of the Guardians

The Justice League of American Holiday-based Myths join together to battle the Boogetman in this surprisingly fun, heartwarming film. The Blu-ray includes some games and a making-of doc.

Mulan and The Hunchback of Notre Dame

For you Disney completists out there. I don’t hold anything against Mulan, but the English lit major in me will never forgive Disney for turning Hunchback’s Phoebus into the hero.

The Blob

The Criterion edition of this classic monster movie comes to Blu-ray. There are no new extras, but you know how pretty Criterion makes their Blu-rays. Just sayin’.

Doctor Who: The Aztecs Special Edition

The Second Doctor and Barbara try to stop all that Aztec human sacrifice they’ve heard so much about. This two-disc edition includes tons of extras, old and new, including the first part of a major look at Who toys.

Doctor Who: The Ark in Space Special Edition

The Fourth Doctor, Sarah Jane Smith and UNIT officer Harry Sullivan find themselves on board a space ark with the last remnants of humanity in cryogenic sleep… and something that doesn’t want them to wake. It also contains too many extras to mention here.

Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman

Not the best Batman movie and not the best animated Batman movie either, but it’s still good fun even if Kathy Kane isn’t involved. The Blu-ray has none of the old DVD release’s extra because WB/DC hates you.

Xena: Warrior Princess Season 4 and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Season 4

If you didn’t order your Hercules and/or Xena season 4 sets online back in 2004, here’s your second chance to get them. Unless you want to wait another nine years, I’d purchase them ASAP.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

This isn’t actually the DVD or Blu-ray release, but I thought you guys might like to know that apparently The Hobbit comes out for digital download on March 12th on pretty much everything that does digital downloads.