Sorry, Black Widow, but our favorite avenging female super-spy will always be Emma Peel of the classic British spy-fi show The Avengers, which you can pick up for a steal tomorrow — plus American Horror Story goes crazy, Chucky returns and Captain Mal is an ass, all in this week’s DVD releases!

The Avengers: The Complete Emma Peel Megaset

This set contains the 51 best episodes of one of the best shows of all time, and at $37 it is a must-have. It contains 17 discs along with three never-before-released lost episodes from season one, a behind-the-scenes documentary, and more. If the only Avengers you know include Thor and Iron Man, I’d love to introduce you to John Steed and Mrs. Peel.

Much Ado About Nothing

Okay, so Joss Whedon’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s play isn’t nerdy at all, but since it stars a Whedon-y reunion of Nathan Fillion, Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, Clark Gregg and more, I felt it was worth mentioning anyways.

American Horror Story: Asylum

The second season of FX’s horror series turns back the clock to 1964, where the sadistic Sister Jude runs an insane asylum with doctors Sylar and Zefram Cochrane. Worth it just for the musical episode.

Monster High: 13 Wishes

A genie grants Howleen 13 wishes, but they all come with a price. That price is around $20 per doll, specifically.

After Earth

After crashlanding on post-apocalyptic Earth, an Jaden Smith treks across the wilderness to save his injured father and his movie career. Spoilers: Only one of them makes it.

The Purge

In a world where law is not enforced for 12 hours a year, a suburban family gets a harsh lesson in why this probably isn’t the best crime policy.

Curse of Chucky

Chucky’s back. This is weird: In this sequel, the lead is Fiona Dourif from True Blood, while Chucky has always been voiced by her father Brad Dourif. That has to make for an awkward conversation or two.

Chucky: The Complete Collection

Or you can get all six Chucky movies in this set for $40, which is way more Chucky for your bucky (I'm so sorry).

Doctor Who: Terror of the Zygons

The Third Doctor battles a robotic Loch Ness monster and the alien invasion hiding under the famed lake in this classic serial, because the Doctor just can’t let Zygons be Zygons (joke stolen from Daniel J. Hollow).

Super Friends: Season 6

The final season of Super Friends arrives with the final six episodes (containing three shorts apiece).

The Guild: Complete Megaset

Felicia Day’s MMORPGSC/WS (massively multiplayer online role-playing game sitcom/webseries) in its entirety. Season 6 of The Guild is also available. I have no problem with The Guild or Ms. Day, but this six-disc set is $38 and the 17-disc Emma Peel Avengers set is $37. Just sayin’.

Europa Report

A group of astronauts travel to Jupiter’s moon Europa to search for a hidden ocean, but they find danger in this indie scifi/horror flick.

Transformers Prime: Predacons Rising

Unicron returns in Megatron’s body to destroy Cybertron, forcing an alliance of Autobots, Deceptions, Predicons, and Conconcons in the epic finale to the cartoon.

Marvel’s Avengers Assemble: Assembly Required

Two episodes of Marvel’s new Avengers cartoon. Yes, two — like, 44 minutes. There are three non-Avengers Assemble bonus episodes, but still, that’s horrible.

Robot Chicken: Season 6

The Shirt Tales head to World War II, Krypto is neutered and E.T. takes over an E.R. in these 20 episodes.

In the Flesh

After being cured of his desire for brains, a young man with PDS (partially deceased syndrome) is returned to his parents and the small town he once terrorized in this unique zombie series from the BBC.

Scooby Doo: Mystery Incorporated: The Complete Season One

The first 26 episodes of the cartoon that proved Scooby Doo could actually be scary, gripping, and dramatic. Starring Harlan Ellison, George Takei and more.

Vampira and Me

A documentary on Vampira, the horror movie host, proto-goth, star of Ed Wood’s Plan 9 from Outer Space, and ‘50s icon of sexuality as well as Maila Nurmi, the woman who brought Vampira to ”life.”

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Deluxe Edition

Both part of DC’s vastly unnecessary animated adaptation of Frank Miller’s classic story about Batman’s old age.

Zombie Hunter

Danny Trejo is an axe-wielding priest named Jesus in this zombie flick that I’m shocked doesn’t have “of the dead” in the title.

Inspector Gadget Megaset

This 12-disc, 86-episode collection includes the 90-minute finale special, Claw’s Revenge. It’s $90. Just sayin’.

After Effect

Six college kids join a government medical experiment only to realize the pills turn people into zombies. THANKS, OBAMACARE.


This Red Sonja-esque sword n’ sorcery flicks bills itself as “the feminist Conan.” I have no idea if that’s true, but it’s a nice thought.

Dancing Ninja

“An ancient Ninja legend is fulfilled when a tiny baby from Los Angeles arrives by sea to a family somewhere in distant Asia. This boy, named Ikki, who has always felt out of place in the strange land, grows up learning amazing acrobatic and dance moves from a mysterious ninja master who forbids him from joining his legendary martial arts school. But when the ninja master is attacked by an American, action movie-star (David Hasselhoff), Ikki suddenly realizes that his destiny is to return to America and avenge his teacher s attack by using his powerful dance skills. In Beverly Hills, Ikki and a beautiful young girl, Kimi, join forces and use their unique training to fight evil and discover what it truly means to be an elite Dancing Ninja!” Yep.