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You don’t have to celebrate Labor Day to know marathoning a TV series is a pleasantly lazy way to spend the weekend. I don’t know why companies waited until after Labor Day to release this cornucopia of TV DVD sets, but oh well. Plus, there’s a new Ghibli flick, Sharknado and MST3K: The Movie!

The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Fourth Season


Senior year arrives, along with Elena’s newfound vampire-dom, a new romance with Damon, and a new quest by Stefan to restore Elena’s humanity.

Haven: The Complete Third Season

FBI agent Audrey Parker arrives in the town of Haven, Maine, to hunt murderer who kills by drowning his victims, but finds she’s inextricably tied to the town and its secrets.

Person of Interest: Season Two


With Finch missing in the season one finale, Reese has to seek outside help to save his partner and protect the Machine.

From Up on Poppy Hill


Goro Miyazaki, son of Hayao, won a Japanese Academy Award for this anime movie about a group of kids in Yokohama amidst the preparations for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.



The social media sensation and simultaneous TV non-sensation arrives on DVD and Blu-ray where I imagine it will be a bit closer to a non-sensation than a sensation, to be honest. Still, it’s a fun little movie, especially if your use some kind of mind-altering substance.

The Lords of Salem


Rob Zombie gives his wife something to do in this horror movie where Sherri plays a DJ who accidentally reawakens a town’s violent past.

Ancient Aliens: Season 5 Part 1


They’ve made five goddamn seasons of Ancient Aliens? How many ancient aliens visited us back then? How fucking bored were they? Did they not have anything better to do?

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie


Shout brings the MST3K movie to Blu-ray! Thanks to studio interference, the movie itself is like a pretty good TV episode, but this set is packed with extras, including two features on the making of the movie (past and present), a feature on the making of This Island Earth, and most importantly, all the original sketches and scenes the studio made them redo!

Da Vinci’s Demons: The Complete First Season


Da Vinci’s incredible achievements are brought to the public the way they were always intended — in a show of dubious historical accuracy packed with nudity and violence.

Revolution: The Complete First Season


When electricity stops working (don’t ask), the world almost immediately goes to hell, with gangs of militias roving everywhere. Amidst the chaos, a girl with a bow channels her inner Katniss to find her family.

Cockneys Vs. Zombies


When the zombies attack a London retirement home, they discover the only thing more dangerous than the living dead is the barely living, nearly dead.

Power Rangers: Megaforce: Ultimate Team Power


The first DVD from the new series; looks like it contains four episodes.

Sinbad: Season One


A very attractive, seldom-shirt-wearing Sinbad is cursed to wander the seven seas, discovering strange new lands and people while fighting monsters and his own demons for eternity in BBC’s new fantasy series.

Movies 4 You: Scifi Classics


A cheap-o ($5) collection containing The Man from Planet X, Beyond the Time Barrier, The Time Travelers, and The Angry Red Planet.

Movies 4 You: More Scifi Classics


Another cheap-o collection containing The Amazing Transparent Man, Reptilicus, The Neanderthal Man and The Brain T

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